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United States: Tight Oil Development


JAPEX participates in several tight (shale) oil development projects in the southern area of Texas, USA. Development interests are held through our local subsidiary, JAPEX (U.S.) Corp. (JUS).


  • Under development/production: Tight oil (Shale oil)


Production site of tight oil development

Basic Information

  • Location: Southern area of Texas, United States (Eagle Ford formation), and southern area of Oklahoma, United States(Woodford formation)
  • Operator: Marathon Oil Corporation, EOG Resources Inc., etc.
  • JAPEX project company: Japex (U.S.) Corp. (JUS: Consolidated subsidiary, investment ratio 100%)
  • Participating interest: Varies depending on areas (Minority interests)


Area of development interests held by JUS (Texas/Oklahoma, United States)


* Events after our participation only

  • August 2012: Acquired development interests of southern Texas (Eagle Ford formation) through JUS.
  • January 2013: Acquired additional development interests in areas around previously acquired blocks through JUS.
  • January 2022: Acquired wellbore interests of southern Texas (Eagle Ford formation) through JUS.
  • May 2022: Decided to acquire wellbore interests of southern Texas (Eagle Ford formation) and southern Oklahoma (Woodford formation) through JUS.
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