Inpex begins drilling off Japan

LNG terminal developer, Inpex informed it commenced drilling operations during the weekend on an exploratory well offshore Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectures in Japan.

The drilling operations are part of a project commissioned by Japan’s Agency of Natural Resources and Energy of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to drill one exploratory well for the agency’s “Heisei 26~28 Domestic Offshore Drilling Program in Japan”.

The operations are being conducted at a location approximately 130km northwest of Shimane Prefecture and approximately 140km north of Yamaguchi Prefecture.

Going forward, Inpex said it plans to determine the presence of hydrocarbon deposits in the area by conducting a detailed analysis and evaluation of data obtained through the exploratory drilling.

 

 

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