The 2nd Korea Pipeline Conference, KPC 2019, was held in Seoul, Korea on May 21-22, 2019. Mr. Jay Lee organized the event as a chairman and gave a keynote speech on " Cost Saving Strategies in Offshore Plant and Development of Line Pipes".
Approximately 150 pipeline professionals including 2 keynote speakers and 13 presenters attended the bi-annual event. The main topics were steel plate development, standardization in design and manufacturing, and ERW pipe development for offshore field application, etc.
Most attendances were from steel pipe manufacturers and some from engineering companies and R&D institutes. It was very useful and informative time for both domestic and international participants.
Mr. Jay Lee visited Mokpo National University (MNU) in Korea on May 23, 2019. He walked through the cable test facility in the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. He also discussed on future collaboration work with MNU SURF cable testing projects.
Mr. Jay Lee attended the annual spring meeting of the Korean society for new and renewable energy held in Seoul, Korea on April 19-20, 2018.
He presented a paper on "Application of Renewable Energy for Offshore Petroleum Field Development Cost Savings." His addressed all-subsea oil&gas exploration system utilizing on-site electric generators (such as current power generator) instead of using a long length of electric power cable from the onshore.
Korea's vision to renewable energy is "Re 3020" which means that by the year of 2030, the renewable energy is targeted to 20% of the total energy source. Their main focuses are solar energy and wind power.
JYL Consultant can contribute on the offshore wind power sector which requires subsea electric cable riser designs, installation/on-bottom stability analyses, etc.
Mr. Jay Lee delivered seminars in two universities during his visit to Korea in April, 2018.
He talked about his life and professional experiences to approximately 200 students at Yonam Institute of Technology in Jinju (see above photo).
Another seminar was provided at TongMyong University in Busan for the students in shipbuilding and ocean engineering department. The topic was about "Offshore Plant vs. All-Subsea Plant" and Mr. Lee emphasized the importance of the offshore and subsea field development in spite of the recession of the offshore plant markets.
Subsea Tiebacks are one of the offshore field development methods. The explored hydrocarbon is transported via pipelines and connected to the 3rd party infrastructures, either subsea, platform structure, or onshore.
The world's 10 longest subsea tieback projects are introduced in OE magazine in December 2017 issue, as follows:
DNV GL has updated its standard "Submarine Pipeline Systems" DNV-OS-F101 and renamed as DNVGL-ST-F101.
Its revision takes into account the findings from joint industry projects such as pipe-in-pipe (PiP) systems and reflects the conclusions on selection of safety classes, limit-state criteria, etc.
Various requirements related to linepipe fabrication, welding and non-destructive testing have also been updated due to advances in technologies and laboratory tests on materials, corrosion, flow, and failure, etc.
The requirement to fill the empty pipeline with water is now removed in the new revision, which can reduce the cost for pipeline operators, although additional work will be necessary to prove an equivalent safety level.
Jay delivered one day lecture at KITECH (Korea Institute of Industrial Technology) on Offshore Pipeline Systems as part of the government funded offshore plant training program for engineers.
The KPC 2017 was a big success for the first attempt in the oil crisis. It was a memorable event to see many industry and academia experts in pipeline sectors both onshore and offshore, from around the world. Thanks to the organizers, KOSA and KIMEX, and committee members including session chairmen for their dedication. Hope to see this event every year to come. Jay was very proud with serving the conference as a chairman of the committee members.
Remitite is a world-renowned fire-resistant rubber products manufacturing company in Korea. Jay Lee met with the company's president a few years years ago before Remitite established their branch office in Houston, in early 2017. Since then, Jay is helping Remitite as a technical adviser. His job is to link/introduce Remitite to North America market, especially Houston based offshore/onshore energy companies/contractors.