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INPEX submits revised plan of development for Abadi LNG project, Masela Block, Indonesia

TOKYO, JAPAN - INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) today announced that through its subsidiary
INPEX Masela, Ltd., it has submitted a revised Plan of Development (POD) for Abadi LNG Project
(hereinafter “Project”) incorporating a carbon capture and storage (CCS) component to Indonesian
government authorities (hereinafter “authorities”) on behalf of the joint venture composed of INPEX and Shell.

In February 2022, INPEX announced its long-term strategy INPEX Vision @2022 towards a net
zero carbon society by 2050. As part of this initiative, the company has been in dialogue with the
authorities to ensure the Project’s competitiveness and sustainability from a long-term perspective
for the duration of the energy transition, and to render the Project clean and capable of responding
to changes in the external environment.

As a result, INPEX amended the revised POD to include plans to neutralize all carbon dioxide
(CO2) emitted from natural gas production at the Abadi Gas Field through the introduction of CCS.
In addition, other circumstances facilitating the Project’s implementation have been restored,
enabling the submission of the revised POD at this time.

In March 2023, Indonesia enacted a Ministerial Regulation of Energy and Mineral Resources on
Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCS/CCUS) in the oil and gas business. Accordingly, the
Project is expected to be the first CCS project to be carried out as a cost recovery1 business based
on the production sharing contract framework governing upstream oil and gas projects in Indonesia.

Going forward, INPEX expects to sequentially resume activities associated with the Project,
including various on-site activities, and prepare to begin FEED work subject to the authorities’
approval of the revised POD and taking into account other circumstances concerning the Project’s
development status. Thereafter, INPEX expects to complete the necessary preparations including
marketing and financing activities and proceed with the Project aiming to reach a final investment
decision (FID) in the latter half of the 2020s and commence production in the early 2030s as
outlined in INPEX Vision@2022.

The Project is expected to be INPEX’s second self-operated, large-scale natural gas development
project following the Ichthys LNG Project in Australia. The Project’s annual LNG production volume
is expected to reach 9.5 million tons, equivalent to more than 10 percent of Japan's annual LNG
imports. The Abadi Gas Field is expected to contribute to improving energy security in Indonesia,
Japan, and other Asian countries, based on its world-leading gas field properties and plentiful
reserves enabling efficient development and its CCS component allowing the stable supply of clean
energy over the long term.

In addition, the Project is expected to contribute significantly to the much needed economic
development of the eastern part of Indonesia in particular, and to achieving Indonesia’s goal of
reaching net zero CO2 emissions by 2060. Items raised in this announcement have no impact on INPEX’s consolidated financial results.

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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