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    Inpex completes exploratory drilling off Japan


The company said that the hydrocarbons detected were insufficient for commercial production.

by: Shardul Sharma

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Inpex completes exploratory drilling off Japan

Inpex has completed exploratory drilling operations offshore Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectures in Japan, it said on September 2 in a statement.

“While the presence of natural gas and crude oil was detected in a deeper section of the well, Inpex currently evaluates the volume of hydrocarbons as insufficient for commercial production,” the company said.

The operations began in May this year and ended late last month. The project was carried out through Inpex Sanin Offshore Development Co., a subsidiary tasked with conducting exploration and development operations.

The project involved conducting exploratory drilling to a depth of approximately 3,440 m below sea level at a location approximately 130 km northwest of Shimane Prefecture and approximately 150 km north of Yamaguchi Prefecture.