Chief Technical Representative
Japan Oil Development Co., Ltd (JODCO)
Hiroshi is a Chief Technical Representative of JODCO Abu Dhabi Office which is wholly-owned subsidiary of INPEX Corporation. Before the current assignment, he was a General Manager of Renewable Energy & Power Business Division, INPEX HQ in Tokyo until March 2020.
He has had a long relationship with Abu Dhabi since he joined the industry in 1991. His early time involves a variety of seismic activities offshore Abu Dhabi. He had also devoted to R&D projects at JNOC (today’s JOGMEC) in late 1990s. In 1998, he worked for ADMA-OPCO (today’s ADNOC Offshore) for several years and accomplished a 3D seismic project over a super-giant offshore production oil field. In 2009, after serving various positions at INPEX, he worked for JODCO Abu Dhabi as an Assistant General Manager. In 2011, he joined ADNOC HQ, and served technical and leadership positions in Upstream Directorate. He was an Expert Geophysicist in ADNOC Technical Center until early 2018.
He was a key member of SEG Middle East Advisory Committee, and he used to serve ADIPEC/SPC Technical Committee tasks for many years.