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Japan upstream summary

Japan upstream summary

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Japan's main hydrocarbon provinces are Hokkaido in the north, and Niigata in the west. The country's largest producing field, Minamo-Nagaoka supplies gas to Niigata and neighboring areas through an extensive pipeline network. Yufutsu, in Hokkaido, supplies Sapporo with gas via pipeline and trucked/trained LNG. Japan relies on LNG and oil imports for the vast majority of its energy needs, with several LNG import terminals along the country's coastline. Recent exploration efforts ...

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Volatility in oil markets has led players in the upstream oil and gas industry to focus on reducing capital spend and operating costs. At the same time, governments need to review fiscal terms to maintain attractiveness and investment.

This country report gives an overview of the key upstream issues for this country. If you’re interested in identifying and assessing upstream investment and expansion opportunities, this upstream summary is your definitive commercial guide.

Potential investors, governments and companies in the oil and gas sector can use it to gain a better understanding of the critical issues for development opportunities in this country.

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  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
  • Location maps
  • Key companies
  • Geology
    • Geology Introduction
      • Tectonic setting
      • Sedimentary Basins
      • Stratigraphy and volcanic reservoirs
  • Exploration
    • Licensing
    • Drilling
      • Drilling activity
      • Unconventional hydrocarbons
      • Success rates
      • Future drilling plans
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
    • Oil/liquids
    • Gas
  • Infrastructure
    • Introduction
    • Oil infrastructure
    • Gas infrastructure
      • Import Pipelines
      • Transportation Tariffs
      • Gas Storage
  • Costs
    • Capital costs
      • Capital expenditure by location
  • Policy and regulation
    • Key legislation
    • Gas Market regulations
    • Gas Sector Reforms
    • Tariffs
      • Gas Pricing
    • Regulatory body
    • State oil company
    • State participation
    • Licensing
  • Fiscal terms
    • Overview
      • Upstream
      • Mid/Downstream
    • Current fiscal terms
      • State Equity Participation
      • Indirect Taxes
      • Royalty and Other Production Taxes
    • Product Pricing
      • Liquids Pricing
      • Gas Pricing
    • Corporate (or Petroleum) Income Tax
      • Tax Rate
    • Sample Cash Flows

In this report there are 18 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Location maps
    • Country Map
  • Key companies
    • Remaining Commercial and Technical Reserves at 01/01/2016
    • Liquids and Gas Production 2015
  • Geology
    • Map of Basins
  • Exploration
  • Reserves and resources
    • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Production
    • Production: Table 1
    • Production: Table 2
    • Liquids Production
    • Production: Table 3
    • Production: Table 4
    • Gas Production
  • Infrastructure
    • Gas Infrastructure Map
  • Costs
    • Costs: Table 1
    • Costs: Table 2
  • Policy and regulation
  • Fiscal terms
    • Fiscal terms: Table 1
    • Fiscal terms: Table 2
    • GEM models
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