DNV has signed an MOU with Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), South Korea’s state-run gas corporation, to cooperate on research and development in the LNG sector. While this is DNV’s second MOU with KOGAS, following the first in 2010 to cooperate on EHSQ issues, DNV is the first international risk management organisation in Korea to cooperate with KOGAS on research and development projects in the LNG sector.
On 12 April 2012, DNV and Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) agreed to cooperate on research and development in the LNG sector. Based on the signed MOU, DNV and KOGAS will co-organise conferences and cooperate on R&D projects throughout the entire LNG value chain, from upstream to downstream, including gas reservoir exploration, natural gas production, liquefaction, transportation, storage, regasification and supply.
“DNV has maintained a good relationship with KOGAS, providing several SHE risk management services that include EHSQ evaluation and safety culture assessment. We’re happy to expand our cooperation to the research area and further our long-term partnership with KOGAS. Based on our expertise in the LNG industry, we anticipate helping KOGAS to acquire innovative technology and strengthen its position in the global market,” says Mr Jon Rysst, Regional Manager for DNV Korea and Japan.