Environment-harmonized Energy Development (JX NOEX)

  • SDG7 Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • SDG9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • SDG11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • SDG13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • SDG14 Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Kozo Sato
Graduate School of Engineering
Frontier Research Center for Energy and Resources Professor
The urgency about the world’s energy demand is raising the need to develop both conventional and unconventional energy resources such as shale oil and gas. At the same time, however, there is growing concern about the increase of environmental disturbances associated with human activity for exploiting unconventional natural reserves. The purpose of this project is to optimize operational activities at various stages of energy resources development projects, ranging from information gathering to development to production. We aim at establishing novel methodologies for attaining an improved recovery factor while managing environmental disturbances properly.
Value of information for various likelihoods
Kozo Sato
Iterative Latin Hypercube Sampling for optimization
Takashi Goda

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Research collaborators

- JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation

Related publications

- Goda, T., Ohno, K. & Sato, K. (2017). Value of information in optimizing reservoir development under geological uncertainty. Journal of the Japan Petroleum Institute, 60, 41-52.
- Nakayasu, M., Goda, T., Tanaka, K. & Sato, K. (2016). Evaluating the value of single-point data in heterogeneous reservoirs with the expectation-maximization algorithm. SPE Economics & Management, 8, 1-10.
- Goda, T., Nakayasu, M., Murakami, D. & Sato, K. (2015). Effects of likelihood functions on value of information analysis in resource development. Journal of the Japan Petroleum Institute, 58, 376-383.


  • Kozo Sato
  • Tel: +81-3-5841-7041
  • Email: sato[at]frcer.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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