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Niigata Oil and Gas Fields

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JAPEX has been producing crude oil and natural gas at five oil and gas fields in Niigata Prefecture.

The natural gas produced is supplied through our gas pipeline network. To effectively use the natural gas produced to adjust for seasonal fluctuations in supply and demand, we also store natural gas underground in our gas field.

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Map of Niigata Area

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Iwafune-oki Oil and Gas Field

  • In production: Oil and Natural Gas

Basic Information

  • Name (Location): Iwafune-oki Oil and Gas Field (Approximately 4km offshore from the mouth of the Tainai River, Tinai City, Niigata Prefecture)
    • This is the only oil and gas field in Japan that is currently in operation on an offshore platform.
  • Year of Discovery and Production: Discovered in 1983, in production from 1990
    • The development and operation of this oil and gas field are conducted jointly by JAPEX, Japex Offshore Ltd. (JPO, a consolidated subsidiary of JAPEX), and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.

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Offshore platform of Iwafune-oki Oil and Gas Field

Shiunji Gas Field

  • In production: Natural gas
    • Underground storage of natural gas is implemented by injecting gas produced in other gas fields underground for reproduction to adjust supply and demand

Basic Information

  • Name (Location): Shiunji Gas Field (Shibata City, Niigata Prefecture)
  • Year of Discovery and Production: Discovered in 1962, in production from 1963

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Production facility of Shiunji Gas Field

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Higashi-Niigata Gas Field

  • In Production: Natural Gas

Basic Information

  • Name (Location): Higashi-Niigata Gas Field (Niigata City, Niigata Prefecture)
  • Year of Discovery and Production: Discovered in 1959 and in production from 1959
    • Jointly conducted production and operation by JAPEX and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.

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Production facility of Higashi-Niigata Gas Field

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Yoshii Gas Field

  • In production: Natural gas

Basic Information

  • Name (Location): Yoshii Gas Field (Kashiwazaki City, Niigata Prefecture)
  • Year of Discovery and Production: Discovered in 1968, in production from 1968

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Production facility of Yoshii Gas Field

Katakai Gas Field

  • In production: Natural gas

Basic Information

  • Name (Location): Katakai Gas Field (Ojiya City, Niigata Prefecture)
  • Year of Discovery and Production: Discovered in 1960, in production from 1960

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Production facility of Katakai Gas field

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