Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd.
Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Materials Corporation and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. have been conducting drilling investigation for geothermal power plant in Musadake area since 2013, with the financial support from Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC). In this investigation, we conducted the short-term flow test*1 on the Geothermal Exploratory Well “Musadake SMMG - 2D” drilled in 2014.
The short-term flow test of “Musadake SMMG - 2D” had been conducted for 14 days, from June 12th to June 25th. In this test, we have confirmed 26 tons of steam per hour and 16 tons of hot water per hour*2. We will continue reviewing of commercialization of geothermal power generation in Musadake area.