Explore VR training for the oil, gas and energy industries, including equipment training, onboarding and health & safety training.
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.
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.
Discover how VR can transform your workforce
The importance of VR training in the oil & energy sector
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