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United Arab Emirates: ADMA Block

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Contract area(block) Project status Venture company(established) Interest owned
(As of June 30, 2016)
Umm Shaif,
Lower Zakum,
Umm Lulu Field,
Nasr Field
In production Japan Oil Development Co., Ltd.
(JODCO)
(February 22, 1973)
JODCO 12.00%
ADNOC 60.00%
BP 14.67%
TOTAL 13.33%
Upper Zakum Field JODCO 12.00%
ADNOC 60.00%
ExxonMobil 28.00%
Umm Al-Dalkh Field JODCO 12.00%
ADNOC 88.00%
Satah Field JODCO 40.00%
ADNOC 60.00%

In May 2004, INPEX made Japan Oil Development Co., Ltd. (JODCO), a wholly owned subsidiary by acquiring all of the JODCO shares held by Japan National Oil Corporation (at that time) through a share exchange. JODCO owns an interest in the ADMA Block located offshore Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Oil production currently spans seven fields in the block.

In addition, a number of development projects are under way to maintain and expand oil output, such as redevelopment of the Upper Zakum Oil Field involving the use of artificial islands, as well as Phase 2 development and other work, with the aim of engaging in overall production at the Umm Lulu and Nasr oil fields.

photo:ADMA Block

Zirku Island

United Arab Emirates: ADCO Onshore Concession

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Contract area(block) Project status
(production on the basis of all fields and average rate of FY2015)
Venture company(established) Interest owned(*Operator)
(As of June 30, 2016)
ADCO In production JODCO Onshore Limited (April 15, 2015) JODCO 5%, etc.

Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Japan Oil Development Co., Ltd. (JODCO), INPEX acquired a 5% interest in the ADCO Onshore Concession in Abu Dhabi in April 2015 following its participation bid. The Company also concluded a 40-year agreement with the Supreme Petroleum Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) that came into effect on January 1, 2015. The concession is one of the world’s largest deposits of oil and is made up to 15 principal onshore oil fields in Abu Dhabi of which 11 are currently in production and four remain undeveloped. Steps are being taken to pursue development work with the aim of increasing oil production capacity to 1.8 million barrels per day.

Concession agreement signing ceremony held in April 2015

Concession agreement signing ceremony held in April 2015

Angola: Offshore Angola Block 14

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Contract area(block) Project status
(production on the basis of all fields and average rate of FY2015)
Venture company(established) Interest owned(*Operator)
(As of June 30, 2016)
Offshore Angola Block 14 In production
-Crude oil: 109 Mbbl/d
Angola Block 14 B.V. (April 19, 2012) Angola Block 14 B.V. 20.00% (including 9.99% of INPEX's interest)
Chevron* 31.00%
Sonangol 20.00%
Eni 20.00%
Galp 9.00%

Participating through a joint venture company with TOTAL S.A., INPEX acquired a 9.99% indirect interest in the oil-producing Angola Block 14 in February 2013. Located approximately 100 km offshore from Cabinda, Angola, Block 14 includes discovered and undeveloped fields. Crude oil is currently being produced from four development areas, and steps are being taken to pursue exploration potential within the block.

Angola Block 14 B.V

Production facility

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