Immersive Tech in the Energy Sector: Increase productivity with ease.
ENERGY, OIL & GAS
Viewport has worked with the biggest names in the energy sector, creating a broad range of solutions using immersive technology.
Increase productivity with ease. The confidence and safety virtual reality brings to the energy sector pays in dividends. Using digital twins of live operations, you can be sure that your workforce is up to speed. Our Extended Reality (XR) solutions encompass augmented reality, virtual reality, and CGI.
Minimise overheads, while you maximise outputs, safely. Integrating XR empowers employees on site, and in office. When you create an integrated workforce you reduce the skill blockages that cause delays and oversight.
Augmented Reality headsets allow you to track industrial events as they happen. Guide your tactical improvements in mining processes with data our software solutions compile. Giving a clear view of operational performance.
Safety & Process: Virtual Reality Training
VR safety training for the energy sector reduces training expenses and eliminates potential for injury. No more maintenance costs, or logistical effort. No more expensive (or otherwise inaccessible) equipment required to train on. You can now train employees on any equipment or process imaginable in the safety of a controlled environment, and have rock solid evidence of each employee completing their training.
median recall accuracy in industry VR training
Taking it a step further, you can leverage the data gathered, to optimise further site improvements and streamlining real world processes.
According to a 2018 study by the University of Maryland, XR (extended reality) training is more effective in recall accuracy than traditional desktop CBT (computer-based training).
With a median recall accuracy percentage of 90.5% for immersive HMDs – head-mounted (extended reality) displays – compared to desktop display’s 78.6%, the long-awaited study has further validated the efficacy of virtual reality training as a learning tool over traditional e-learning methods.
Put in the context of a standard grade scale, at 90+ percent recall, XR training would score in the A-range, while desktop computer training would be stuck back in the C’s.
“AR is quickly gaining traction in the energy sector by helping field workers train more efficiently, increasing workplace safety, decreasing accidents and simplifying maintenance processes, with much more still to come.”
INPEX contracted Viewport to create a high risk control virtual reality safety simulation. Traveling to the site, we spent three days filming using stereoscopic 360 degree video. We then developed the custom built step by step training experience, which allowed a user to go through all the correct safety procedures before operating heavy machinery.
For Woodside, we developed a “Hazard Identification” platform. Built using stereoscopic 360 video capture, we captured it all onsite at KPMG Karratha. It allows staff from all over the world to train in a real world plant environment, avoiding the danger (and expense) of extra personnel in a live plant. The simulation allowed recreation of dangerous scenarios such as containment leaks, high temperatures and trip hazards, which cannot safely be trained on in the real world.
In another VR training simulation built for Alcoa, Viewport created digital twins of their substations, including all relevant tools, equipment and PPE. We then integrated our art assets with our software development pipeline, and replicated the work process in VR.
Our team used precise hand tracking technology on the Oculus Quest 2, and built multiple options and scenarios for personnel to train on. This allowed the training of Alcoa personnel in extremely hazardous scenarios before they stepped foot on site.