Inpex Uruguay Ltda. Sucursal Uruguay is a subsidiary of Inpex Corporation, a Japanese multinational company engaged in exploration, development, production and sale of mineral resources. In 2013, the subsidiary acquired 30% interest in Block 15 (8,030km2), offshore Uruguay. In 2018, the owner consortium formed by Tullow, Inpex, and Statoil extended its license for six years and three months. Inpex Uruguay was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Montevideo.