Tokyo Head Office
In FY 2013, we made a donation to the Frontier Research Center for Energy and Resources, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo to establish a five-year endowed chair named the "Environmental-harmonized Energy Development Laboratory."
And in 2015, we established the "JX Nippon International Scholarship" for students from the countries in which we have businesses. We also accept trainees from the national oil companies of countries in which we operate.
The JX Nippon International Scholarship
In 2015, we established the "JX Nippon International Scholarship" for foreign students coming to Japan. Since then, our scholarship program has been of help to students from Papua New Guinea, where we participate in oil projects and the PNG LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) project.
In addition, since 2018, the program has been extended to students from Indonesia, where we take part in the Tangguh LNG project.
University of Tokyo Endowed Chair
For five years beginning in 2013, JX Nippon established an endowed chair at the Frontier Research Center for Energy and Resources, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. The chair was named the Environment-Harmonized Energy Development Laboratory and was held by Professor Kozo Sato. The endowment focused on research to optimize operations at every phase of the energy resource development process, from information-gathering to development and production. A key focus was the establishment of development methodologies to improve the resource recovery rate while reducing environmental effects. Through this endowed chair, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration aimed to help support the research and the innovation that contribute to long-term energy security and a stable energy supply in Japan.
Productive interaction between the university and JX Nippon continues even after the endowment's conclusion. An example is management's holding of special lectures at the university.
Technical Trainees from the National Oil Company of Papua New Guinea
At the request of the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, where our business of oil & gas project is ongoing, we accepted two engineers from Kumul Petroleum Holdings, PNG's state-owned oil company, for on-site training at our Ho Chi Minh Office and Nakajo Field Office.