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Skilled Staff of Idemitsu is awarded an honorable medal from the Cambodian government for more than 20 years of contributions to Cambodia’s petroleum industry

November,15,2017
For more than 20 years, Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and CEO: Takashi Tsukioka; hereinafter, “Idemitsu”) has supported to promote the development of Cambodia’s petroleum industry through technological assistance for training and for enhancement of related laws, such as the Petroleum Law. Recently, Mr.Shiga receives a Royal Order of Sahametrei from Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, for its contributions to the development of the petroleum industry in the country over many years.
As Idemitsu conducted the petroleum exploration*1 activities Offshore Cambodiain the 1990s, Idemitsu has provided technical assistance to Cambodia including training and education regarding subsurface, engineering, drilling*2 and legislative techniques in the upstream industry since the late 1990s.
The commemorative ceremony
The commemorative ceremony
Left: Eiji Hagiwara, Senior Executive Officer, Resource Business/General Manager, Exploration & Production Department
Center: Hirohito Shiga (currently a part-time employee)
Right: H.E Suy Sem, Minister of Mines and Energy
As Idemitsu conducted the petroleum exploration*1 activities Offshore Cambodiain the 1990s, Idemitsu has provided technical assistance to Cambodia including training and education regarding subsurface, engineering, drilling*2 and legislative techniques in the upstream industry since the late 1990s.

In 1996, Idemitsu dispatched an employee, Mr. Shiga, to Cambodia by cooperation with Information Center for Petroleum Exploration and Production (ICEP). For more than 20 years since then, he has contributed to train human resources for the legislative and contractual fields with regard to the Cambodian upstream business by sharing his experiences in Norway and other countries. Even since becoming a part-time contractor in 2016, he has continued to work hard on behalf of developing Cambodia’s petroleum industry, providing support as an advisor in response to a request from the Cambodian government for the enhancement of the Petroleum Law.

In recognition of his years of contributions, recently he received an honorable medal and a certificate of merit from H.E Suy Sem, Minister of Mines and Energy, in a commemorative ceremony held at the Ministry.

Idemitsu will continue to contribute to the growth of Cambodia’s petroleum industry by providing various types of support in the future.

*1 Exploration: Searching for geological structures containing oil and gas
*2 Drilling: Drilling wells to extract oil and gas
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