Overseas geological and geophysical surveys
Overseas geological and geophysical (“G&G”) survey is the survey conducted by JOGMEC to evaluate the oil and gas potential of a prospective area, generally through the joint study or technical evaluation scheme involving related parties such as oil and gas country’s authority, international oil company, and Japanese company. This G&G survey is aiming for building cooperative relationships between oil and gas country and Japan, and encouraging the participation of Japanese companies to the survey area by providing the technical survey results. Since 1979, JOGMEC and its predecessor, Japan National Oil Corporation (“JNOC”), have conducted 67 G&G surveys in 29 countries (including surveys currently in progress).
Map of overseas G&G surveys
Since a remarkable discovery of giant gas fields in Mozambique, Eastern Africa now has a potential to evolve into a new oil and gas producing region. JOGMEC has been carrying out a G&G survey project in onshore Kenya with National Oil Corporation of Kenya since April 2012.
JOGMEC and the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) signed the Joint Study Agreement for the evaluation of the oil and gas potential in onshore Azerbaijan, in Baku, on October 24, 2019. This survey will be carried out as part of the cooperation activities in accordance with the Memorandum of Cooperation agreed by JOGMEC and SOCAR on May 30, 2018.