VR training for the

oil & energy industry

Immersive technology that

enhances business operations

Explore VR training for the oil, gas and energy industries, including equipment training, onboarding and health & safety training.

Transforming workplace training and competency

Changing technologies, regulatory scrutiny, and the drive to decarbonise have triggered the need for rapid skill transformation in the energy sector. 

It is essential to enhance training provision, especially for upstream roles, to drive standards forward in safety and production and introduce efficiencies.

61% of oil and gas employers are implementing new L&D strategies to achieve this. At a time when the energy sector needs to do more with less, immersive technologies are a way to bridge the skills gap in a safe and efficient way that is more effective than classroom-based learning. And VR holds the key.

Minimising the skills gap

Virtual reality training delivers real-world experiences without the real-world risk. It results in improved recall, faster learning, and better decision-making in the field.

Addressing the sector’s biggest challenges

Fully immersive VR scenarios bring learning to life, improving efficiency and enhancing your safety culture.

Advanced skills transfer

A crew change is taking place in the oil and gas sector. With more than half the workforce aged 55 and older, and with fewer candidates entering this area of the industry than before, crucial expertise will be lost as employees retire.

VR redefines how skills are transferred. Virtual scenarios can be created using input from senior engineers and optimised over time. This makes training a centralised, repeatable offering that can be rolled out seamlessly throughout your organisation.

Risk and safety management

Safety incidents have an impact across the board. Getting things wrong can lead to a deadly mistake, and even minor accidents can result in a Lost Production Opportunity (LPO).

Experiential, hands-on VR training is ideal for safety and emergency response scenarios, ensuring operators comply with OSHA requirements and know how to take the necessary action – i.e., adhering to LOTO procedures. The interactive nature of VR helps employees learn 55% faster. They are also 200% less likely to make a mistake compared to traditional learning exercises.

Hands-on training

Upstream and midstream operations are complex. If new employees don’t arrive with an understanding of operations, an experienced engineer must invest precious time training them. With 72% of energy employers citing a shortage of qualified staff, this impacts productivity.

Instead of classroom-based theoretical learning, VR lets trainee operators learn by doing. They can interact with mission-critical equipment in a virtual scenario before transitioning to the live environment. It’s a safer, smarter onboarding process that turns mistakes into learning opportunities, increasing the speed to competency. 

Objective and measurable assessment

Assessment is strict and time-consuming in energy generation. Making the process as objective as possible results in consistent standards across the organisation.

VR lowers the operational impact and subjectivity of regular operator assessment. Rather than deploying assessment teams to a rig, this process can be managed remotely and made fully measurable through data insight. VR also signals to your workforce that you are up to speed with technical development and best practices, investing in their ongoing progression.

Culture and soft skills

VR training provides a safe environment for employees to practice and fine-tune their skills for any work situation. It is proven to be more engaging and cost-effective for building soft skills. This includes problem solving, negotiation, and diversity and inclusion training to help attract and retain new talent. 

Employees can be trained anywhere, which greatly lowers costs. It also reduces downtime and disruption to operations.

The Immerse difference

Not every VR platform is created equal. See how Immerse offers a comprehensive training solution for the energy sector.

Content freedom

The Immerse Platform is built on a flexible SDK. This gives you freedom over the VR content you use, including full support for multi-user training scenarios to enhance real-time feedback and collaboration.

Enhanced engagement

A fully interactive cross-platform experience that helps employees learn by doing in a safe, virtual environment. This reinforces the right behavior and knowledge retention for dangerous production scenarios.

Measurable insight

As every user action is recorded, you’ll have easy access to the insight you need to drive measurable outcomes. Satisfy compliance by objectively tracking operator assessments, and use VR training data to enhance business processes and worker performance.

Scalable distribution

The Immerse Platform is cloud based and hardware agnostic. Available 24/7 from anywhere, it supports a range of VR devices as well as browser-based WebGL and mobile applications. Create content once, roll it out countless times.

Seamless integration

VR training works best when it integrates with your existing systems. Easily connects to your LMS and other business systems to deliver and manage training content, and effortlessly track employee progression.

Comprehensive security

VR should be secure as standard. The Immerse Platform has been through rigorous independent penetration testing and offers enterprise-grade security, complete with controlled user access and Single Sign-On support.

Unrivalled industry expertise

It is faster, cheaper, more challenging, and more fun than other types of learning – and it is also deeper… Today’s immersive learning is compelling because it’s better,

– Jorrit Van Der Togt, Executive VP of HR Strategy & Learning at Shell.

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The importance of VR training in the oil & energy sector

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