Idemitsu has been promoting exchanges and dialogues with oil-producing countries in the Middle East and other regions through our representative offices, in order to build strong relationship of trust. In recent years we have further strengthened the relationship of trust by capital participation in the joint venture businesses. In addition, we cooperate with the countries on human resource development and technical support, by dispatching experts to the countries under the aegis of the JCCP (Japan Cooperation Center Petroleum) and by accepting senior officials and technical trainees in Japan. We also participate in the joint infrastructure development project in the oil-producing countries (FY2019) which the JCCP implemented.
Through these activities, we are deepening our cooperation with national oil companies in crude oil procurement, enabling us to select, procure and transport the crude oil with flexibility in order to maximize the performance of our refineries even in the volatile market trend.
|Training Program Performance (FY2019)||In FY2019, we accepted 61 trainees from the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Vietnam, and elsewhere.|
With the support of the Japan Cooperation Center Petroleum (JCCP), Idemitsu Kosan’s Technology & Engineering Center received interns from the College of Engineering of Sultan Qaboos University; one of the top engineering colleges in Oman, who wished to find employment in the state-run oil company in the future. The interns spent six weeks in Idemitsu from July 1, 2019 and were provided training with the cooperation of related departments. The training program consisted of lectures on an overview of Idemitsu Kosan, the basics of chemical engineering, and distillation as well as model simulations. It also included practical learning at the Chiba Complex, Advanced Technology Research Laboratories, Keiyo Sea Berth, and other sites, and through this program, the interns obtained a deeper understanding of oil refining and petrochemistry in general. In addition, over the weekend, they attended the Makuhari Beach Fireworks Festa in yukata (informal cotton kimono) and took a walk in Kamakura to enjoy Japanese culture and varied natural beauty. They had good time interacting with many Idemitsu employees. In the future, Idemitsu Kosan will continue to consider cherish human connection and strengthen its relationships with oil-producing countries further.