TOKYO, Japan — INPEX has started exploratory drilling surveys in the Shimane and Yamaguchi prefectures offshore Japan.
This follows preparations undertaken by the company’s subsidiary INPEX Sanin Offshore Development.
The surveys are taking place in 240 m water depth, 130 km northwest of Shimane Prefecture and 150 km north of Yamaguchi Prefecture. INPEX plans to assess the data to determine the extent of oil and natural gas deposits at the drilling location.
Operations should continue through August.