Our Value Chain

INPEX is the largest oil & gas company in Japan, deploying about 70 projects in over 20 countries around the world. In parallel with building trust with our stakeholders through careful communication, we are contributing to the creation of a sustainable society by steadily fulfilling our social responsibilities across our entire value chain. These responsibilities include initiatives such as safety management, environmental protection, job creation, respect for human rights, cultures and customs, and contribution to local communities.

Acquisition of Blocks

Conduct preliminary regional surveys, negotiate on exploration rights contracts, acquire exploration, development, and other rights

Main activities

  • Conduct preliminary regional surveys
  • Negotiation on tendering and concession rights contracts
  • Acquisition of exploration, development, and other rights

Key stakeholders

  • Oil and Gas Producing Countries
  • Project Partners
  • Contractors
  • Employees

CSR-related considerations

  • Compliance with local laws and regulations
  • Prevention of bribery to oil producing countries when acquiring concessions
  • Proactive disclosure concerning acquisition of concessions

Exploration and Appraisal

Explore underground oil and natural gas deposits using leading-edge technologies, and determine the size of reserves

Main activities

  • Ground surface and geological surveys (seismic surveys, subsea surveys)
  • Drilling of exploratory wells (wells to determine the presence of oil or natural gas)
  • Production tests, and oil and natural gas discovery
  • Drilling of appraisal wells (wells to determine the extent of oil or natural gas fields)
  • Determination of the size of reserves
  • Comprehensive decision of commercial feasibility

Key stakeholders

  • Oil and Gas Producing Countries
  • Project Partners
  • Contractors
  • Local Communities
  • NGOs
  • Employees

CSR-related considerations

  • Environmental and social impact assessment, and acquisition of environmental approval
  • Safety management and environmental and social considerations in exploration phase
  • Communication with stakeholders in local communities

Preparation for Development/ Development

Prepare for development operations, drill production wells, and construct oil and natural gas extraction facilities

Main activities

  • Preparation for development
  • Drilling of production wells (wells for producing oil or natural gas)
  • Construction of production and shipping facilities (production plants, pipelines, etc.)

Key stakeholders

  • Oil and Gas Producing Countries
  • Project Partners
  • Contractors
  • Local Communities
  • NGOs
  • Employees

CSR-related considerations

  • Continuation of environmental and social impact assessment, and monitoring
  • Safety management and environmental and social considerations in development phase
  • Fair and equitable resource procurement
  • Job creation in local communities
  • Respect for human rights
  • Planning of social support programs for stakeholders in local communities

Production

Refine and process the extracted oil and natural gas into finished products

Main activities

  • Safe operation of production facilities
  • Refining and processing of the extracted oil and natural gas

Key stakeholders

  • Oil and Gas Producing Countries
  • Project Partners
  • Contractors
  • Local Communities
  • NGOs
  • Employees

CSR-related considerations

  • Safety management and environmental and social considerations in production operation
  • Greenhouse gas emissions management
  • Occupational health and safety management for employees and contractors
  • Respect for human rights
  • Implementation of social support programs for stakeholders in local communities
  • Environmental and social impact assessment, and communication with local residents, when withdrawing from a business

Transport and Sales

Ship and transport the oil and natural gas products

Main activities

  • Marketing and sales
  • Oil and natural gas transport

Key stakeholders

  • Contractors
  • Local Communities
  • NGOs
  • Customers
  • Employees

CSR-related considerations

  • Stable and efficient supply of energy
  • Product quality and safety management
  • Safety management and environmental and social considerations in transport phase
  • Dialogue with customers and consumers
  • Education and edification on energy through open events such as facility tours