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History

1950s

1955 12   Established as a government-owned company
1958 03   Discovered Mitsuke oil field in Niigata (In production from 1983 to 2016)
07   Discovered Sarukawa oil field in Akita (In production from 1959)
1959 06   Discovered Higashi-Niigata gas field in Niigata (In production from 1959)

1960s

1960 03   Discovered Amarume oil field in Yamagata (In production from 1960)
12   Discovered Katakai gas field in Niigata (In production from 1960)
1962 08   Discovered Shiunji gas field in Niigata (In production from 1963)
1965 05   Expanded the operation area to overseas by revision of the law
1967 10   Integrated into Japan Petroleum Development Corporation(JPDC) as a division
1968 04   Discovered Yoshii gas field in Niigata (In production from 1968)

1970s

1970 04   Reorganized as a private company again by separating from JPDC
1976 06   Discovered Yurihara oil and gas field in Akita (In production from 1984)
1978 12   Joined Canada Oil Sands Project (Started trial production in 1999)

1980s

1983 06   Discovered Iwafuneoki oil and gas field in Niigata (In production from 1990)
1989 03   Discovered Yufutsu oil and gas field in Hokkaido (In production from 1996)
11   Discovered Ayukawa oil and gas field in Akita (In production from 1995)

1990s

1990 05   Opened London Representative Office (Moved to Aberdeen in 2018)
1991 03   Opened Jakarta Representative Office
1996 03   Operation Commencement of Niigata Sendai Gas Pipeline
1997 02   Opened Houston Representative Office
1999 02   Started Trial Production in Canada Oil Sands Project (In production of Bitumen from 2003)

2000s

2003 12   Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section
2005 03   Opened Dubai Representative Office
2007 05   Joined Kangean Project in Indonesia (In production of natural gas)

2010s

2010 03   Joined Garraf Project in Iraq (In production of crude oil from 2014)
2013 03   Joined Canada Shale Gas Project (In production of shale gas)
2015 04   Established Fukushima Gas Power Co., Ltd.
2018 03   Operation Commencement of Soma LNG Terminal
2018 09   Opened Aberdeen Representative Office