The Japanese Association for Petroleum Technology was founded on May 25,1933.
The primary mission of the association is to collect the latest technical and academic
information pertaining to the exploration and development of hydrocarbon
resources and disseminate them to oil industry. JAPT also provides forum for
exchange of technical information among its members, thereby promoting the multi-
disciplinary activities between geologists, geophysicist and engineers.

Publish six issues of Journal of JAPT per annum
Organize conferences and seminars pertaining to hydrocarbon extraction technology
Conduct research, and survey, and provide consultation
Publish special issues of specific topics; handbooks and monographs
Award prizes for academic and technical achievements
Exchange information, technical/academic collaboration with related Associations
/Societies overseas

2010-2012 Board of Directors Roster
Executive Committee
President: Kazuo YAMAMOTO(Inpex Corporation)
Vice-President: Takeru KOTAKA(JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration)
Vice-President: Toru SATO(Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd.)
Directors: 35
Treasurers: 3
Journal Editorial
Kozo SATO (The University of Tokyo)
Exploration Technology
Nobuyuki OGURA(Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd.)
Drilling Technology
Shoichi IKEDA(Inpex Corporation)
Production Technology
Yoshiaki UEDA (JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration)
International Relations
Yoshihiro TSUJI (Japan Oil,Gas and Metals National Corporation)
Resources Economy
Koichi IWAMA (Wako University)
Kozo SHIKURA(Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd.)

  Spring Meeting (Annual General Meeting, Technical Conference and Symposium on exploration, drilling and development/ production)
Fall Meeting (Special presentations and lectures by members and external lecturers ) Joint Seminars with other technical associations

  Journal of JAPT (6 issues, bi-monthly)
Special Issues; Glossaries, Handbooks and Monographs
Reports by Technical Committees

The JAPT Journal:
  Technical papers and commentaries in exploration and
development/ production. Guide to new technologies and summary of the JAPT
presentations/ symposiums. Information of other related societies and conferences/

  Distinguished Paper Awards
Distinguished Contribution Awards

Technical Workshops:
Exploration: Sandstone Formation
Carbonate Formation
Emerging Technology
Drilling: Methane Hydrate
Drilling Manual
Production: new workshops to be organized

  Keidanren-Kaikan Building, 3-2 Otemachi 1-chome Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, 100-0004 Japan
  Phone: +81-3-3214-1701 Fax: +81-3-3214-1703


Association membership is open to qualified individuals in the oil and
gas industry and members in the academia with background in petroleum technology
and/or science. Membership currently numbers around 2,000, which includes
geologist, geophysicist, drilling, production and reservoir engineers:

Total Membership 1,883
Honorary Members 68
Full Members 1557
Emeritus Members 99
Student Members 90
Corporate Members 69
(Update : 2012/4/16)

Membership Categories
Full Member: qualified individual with background pertaining to
  petroleum and related technologies
Emeritus Member: member aged 65 at the beginning of the fiscal year or older
who have been members for over 30 years
Student Member: student majoring in petroleum and/or geosciences
Honorary Member: member with distinguished achievements
Corporate Member: any companies who are related to the oil and gas
  industry in Japan.

Membership Dues:
Full 7,000 yen/year
Emeritus 3,500 yen/year
Student 3,500 yen/year
Corporate 40,000 yen/year

Benefits of Membership:
JAPT puts the industry's latest developments at your fingertips through the bi-
monthly Journal of JAPT at no additional cost to members.
Books published by JAPT are available to you at discounts up to 30% of list price.
Technical workshops offer access to emerging technologies.
Spring Conference and Symposium offer opportunities to present own technical
expertise at no additional cost to members.
Fall Meeting provides insights into the latest technological advances by experts in the
related industries.
By-laws for Constitution of JAPT


Schedule of Events for 2011-2012:
Date Meeting Location
5 June 2012 77th Annual Meeting & Convention Akita View Hotel in Akita
6-7 June 2012 Spring Meeting(Technical Conference and Symposium) Akita View Hotel in Akita
10 November 2011 Autumn Meeting  Keidanren Hole in Tokyo
7 June 2011 76th Annual Meeting & Convention  National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo
8-9 June 2011 Spring Meeting(Technical Conference and Symposium) National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo


Publications: Journal of JAPT (6 issues, bi-monthly)
  Special Issues; Glossaries, Handbooks and Monographs
  Reports by Technical Committees

Special Publications:

Well Data Handbook, December 1998

Exploration and Development of Hydrocarbon in Japan, June1993
Handbook-Steel Tubes for Pipelines and Wells, December 1992
Ultra-deep Drilling, July 1990
Glossary of Petroleum Geology and Exploration, June 1989
Glossary of Petroleum Production Technology, June 1989
Drilling Manual- Fishing Operation Part1 and Part2, December 1989
Guidelines on Safety and Environmental Protection Regulations part 1 and part 2
Inclined Well Drilling Technology- BHA and Trajectory Control, November 1988


list of the corporate members
• Abu Dhabi Oil Co., Ltd.(JAPAN)
• Akita Natural Gas Pipe Line Co.,Ltd.
• Arabian Oil Co., Ltd.
• Angola Japan Oil Co.,Ltd.
• Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
• Avery-Laurence(Japan)Co.,Ltd.
• Bets Limited
• Canada Oil Sands Co.,Ltd.
• Cosmos Shoji Co.,Ltd.
• Daiichi Jitsugyo Co.,Ltd.
• Daruma Tekkou Co.,Ltd.
• Erath Remote Sensing Date Analysis Center
• Fugro Japan Co.,Ltd.
• Geophysical Surveying Co., Ltd.
• Geosys Inc.
• Godo Shigen Sangyo Co., Ltd.
• Greene, Tweed.
• Halliburton Overseas Ltd.
• Idemitsu Oil & Gas Co.,Ltd.
• IHS Energy Group
• Inpex Corporation
• Inpex Natuna,Ltd.
• Inpex Southwest Caspian Sea,Ltd.
• Ise Chemicals Corporation
• Itochu Oil Exploration Co.,Ltd.
• Itochu Techno-Solutions Corpration
• Japan Drilling Co.,Ltd.
• Japan Natural Gas Association
• Japan Oil Development Co.,Ltd.
• Japan Oil Engineering Co. Ltd.
• Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation
• Japan Petroleum Development Association
• Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd.
• Japex Offshore.,Ltd.
• JFE Steel Corporation.
• JGC Corporation.
• JGI, Inc.
• JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation
• Kanto Natural Gas Development Co., Ltd.
• Keihoku Technical Laboratory
• Kyokuto Boeki Kaisha, Limited
• Mantle Quest Japan Company Ltd.
• Mitsubishi Corporation Exploration Co., Ltd.
• Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company,Inc.
• Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
• Mitsui Oil Exploration Co.,Ltd.
• MODEC, Inc.
• Nihon Tennen Gas Co.,Ltd.
• Nikko Exploration&Developmet Co.,Ltd.
• Nippoh Chemicals Co.,Ltd.
• Nippon Steel Engineering Co.,Ltd.
• Nippon Steel Works Ltd.
• Ocean Engineering Research, Inc.
• Offshore Iwaki Petroleum Co.,Ltd.
• Palynosurvey Co.,Ltd.
• Petro Summit Investment Corpration
• PGS Japan Co.,Ltd.
• Sakhalin Oil and Gas Development Co.,Ltd.
• Schlumberger K.K.
• SK Engineering Co.,Ltd.
• Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
• Teikoku Oil(D.R.Congo)Co.,Ltd.
• Teiseki Drilling Co., Ltd.
• Telnite Co., Ltd..
• The Egyptian Petroleum Development Co.,Ltd.
• Tokyo Gas Co.,Ltd.
• Toyo Engineering Corporation
• United Petroleum Development Co.,Ltd.


• BP
• Chevron Corporation
• Halliburton
• Schlumberge
• Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
• Agency for Natural Resources and Energy
• Science Coucil of Japan
• The Japan Petroleum Institute
• The Japan Institute of Energy
• The Society of Exploration Geophysicists of Japan
• The Geological Society of Japan
• The Sedimentological Society of Japan
• Japan Geoscience Union
• Japan Coorperation for Middle East

• Akita University
• Tohoku University
• The University of Tokyo
• Waseda University
• Kyoto University
• Hokkaido University
• Kyushu University
• Niigata University
• Nagoya University
• Shimane University Science and Technology

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