JCCP:Japan Cooperation Center, Petroleum

International Research Cooperation Programs

International Research Cooperation Programs

JCCP aims to transfer Japan's technologies to oil-producing countries and support their research efforts, by promoting exchanges between researchers from oil-producing countries and those in Japan.

Researchers from oil-producing countries are invited to conduct research activities in Japan under the guidance of Japanese researchers in relevant fields. During their stay in Japan, they not only develop their research capacities, but also gain first-hand experience in Japanese technologies and culture. Furthermore, JCCP has launched another initiative for promoting researcher exchanges in FY2007. Under this initiative, Japanese researchers are dispatched to research institutions in oil-producing countries, to provide guidance to local researchers over a long term.

Joint seminars with oil-producing countries are also carried out under the Research Support Program. Annual seminars held in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have become regular events.

Researcher Invitation Program

In FY1992, JCCP launched international joint research programs, such as on advanced catalyst development, together with King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) in Kuwait.

The invitation program for researchers from oil-producing countries was begun in FY1993, to laterally support these joint research programs.

Under this program, invited researchers from oil-producing countries study Japan's latest technologies and are closely instructed by Japanese professors or senior researchers.

High-Level Researcher Dispatching Program

In FY2007, JCCP launched a program for dispatching Japanese researchers to research institutions in major oil-producing countries.

Academic experts and senior researchers from universities or private companies in Japan, who have made significant achievements in their specialized fields, are sent to universities or research institutions in major oil-producing countries long term, to routinely assist in the development of local researchers and their R&D activities, in response to the needs of the counterpart organizations.

In addition to providing guidance, Japanese researchers who are dispatched to oil-producing countries apply their expertise to improving research methods, incubating new and promising research themes, and otherwise promoting the advancement and vitalization of research activities in their respective counterpart organizations.

Joint Symposiums with oil-producing Countries

JCCP regularly hosts a joint catalyst symposium with King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Dahran, Saudi Arabia, as well as a joint symposium with Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) in Kuwait.

These symposiums support the efforts of researchers in oil-producing countries by providing a forum for presenting new research findings.