INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) announced that through its subsidiary Japan Oil Development, Co., Ltd. (JODCO), it has reached a memorandum of understanding on a one billion yen sponsorship of teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi with the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi is a cultural venue and experiential art space based on teamLab's 'environmental phenomena' concept. It is being developed by DCT Abu Dhabi in partnership with Miral, Abu Dhabi's leading creator of immersive destinations and experiences, and Tokyo-based international art collective teamLab. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2024 in Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Cultural District.

HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi, said, 'The UAE's longstanding ties with Japan span several generations over half a century. Now, this partnership will allow us to inspire a new generation, heralding a new era of knowledge exchange and collaboration. This will present new opportunities to engage youth and unlock the potential of the younger generations. I look forward to working together to fuel curiosity, ignite imagination, and spark the ideas of the future.'

Takayuki Ueda, President and CEO of INPEX, said, 'We are delighted to be sponsoring teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi as part of our educational, cultural, and environmental activities supporting the core energy business of our subsidiary JODCO, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. teamLab's inspiring work truly cannot be described in words, and we look forward to bringing Emirati children and youth to the art space upon its completion to help nurture and enhance their curiosity, imagination, and creativity. Meanwhile, we look forward to supplying low-carbon energy solutions to Japan and other countries in partnership with Abu Dhabi over the next 50 years, and further enhancing the collaboration between the UAE and Japan through social responsibility programs.' Saadiyat Cultural District is currently home to the world-famous Louvre Abu Dhabi. Several key projects in addition to teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi are under construction in the district including the Zayed National Museum, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and the Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi.

INPEX, through JODCO, is engaged in the development and production of crude oil in the UAE while contributing to society and local communities through educational, environmental and cultural programs. JODCO is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its establishment this year and plans to strengthen its social contribution activities.

As part of this, JODCO will sponsor teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi, an experiential art space contributing to the enrichment of the UAE's cultural landscape. Going forward, JODCO will pursue the execution of an official sponsorship agreement following discussions on specific terms. After the opening of teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi, the company intends to invite Emirati youth to the art space to contribute to the development of their curiosity and imagination. This sponsorship initiative is part of INPEX's efforts to strengthen its social contribution activities in the UAE, alongside the establishment of the INPEX JODCO Foundation1 announced on January 26, 2023, and the launch of a program2 announced by the INPEX Scholarship Foundation on July 29, 2022, that provides scholarships to Emirati students studying in Japan and Japanese students studying in the UAE.

INPEX positions Abu Dhabi as one of its core business areas and will strive to help maintain and strengthen the cordial relations between the UAE and Japan by proactively engaging in the development and production of crude oil and social contribution activities.


INPEX CORPORATION is Japan's largest exploration and production (E&P) company, and is currently involved in projects across multiple continents, including the Ichthys LNG Project in Australia as Operator. By thoroughly making its oil and gas business cleaner while expanding its 5 net zero business areas, INPEX aims to provide a stable supply of diverse and clean energy sources including oil, natural gas, hydrogen and renewables as a pioneer in energy transformation.


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