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Japan’s Inpex says it has become a “technical leader” of an oil field in Abu Dhabi

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) –¬†Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) appointed it as the “technical leader” of the Lower Zakum offshore oil field in the United Arab Emirates, Inpex Corp said late on Monday.

Inpex said that as a technical leader “she will dedicate her human and technical resources to the operations of the lower Zakum field and will play an advisory role for ADNOC.”

Inpex won in February a 10 percent stake in the lower Zakum concession.

“This is the first time that a company other than the major oil companies has been appointed as technical leader of a giant offshore field in Abu Dhabi,” Inpex said in a statement.