INPEX drills wildcat offshore Japan

Offshore staff

TOKYOINPEX has spudded an exploratory well offshore Japan’s Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectures.

The program is part of a project commissioned by the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for the “Heisei 26~28 Domestic Offshore Drilling Program in Japan.”

The location is 130 km (81 mi) northwest of Shimane and 140 km (87 mi) north of Yamaguchi Prefecture. INPEX aims to prove hydrocarbons via detailed analysis and evaluation of data obtained through the exploratory drilling.


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