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AR/VR in Solving Oil and Gas Challenges

As companies explore use cases and go beyond pilot applications, the commercial potential of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) in the oil and gas industry continues to grow. These efforts increasingly intersect with the possibilities offered by IoT technology sensors and connected devices to help build a more integrated and expanded digital and physical landscape. However, in this hustle and bustle, many people ignore the greater impact of AR and VR in the oil and gas industry. Design patterns are changing dramatically, and 2D screens give way to tools that use sensors, gestures, voice, context, and digital content to help people interact more naturally with the increasingly smart world around us.

AR in the Field 

For example, AR headsets connected to safety helmets can project hands-free instructions required by technicians onto equipment to perform inspections or maintain systems. Accurate AR animations significantly improve efficiency and reduce errors and uncertainty by showing the necessary steps, tools, and parts. You can also provide inventory and sensor data, and visually show which parts need to be adjusted, removed, or replaced. AR does not rely on manuals but can provide this information graphically when and where it is needed.

Other AR applications can show what is happening in the device, so technicians can better understand how to customize it. Together, these skills help companies deal with the shortage of technical personnel and reduce the need to transfer this personnel to remote areas. In the event of a disaster, the AR system can significantly accelerate the team's ability to identify and correct the root cause.

VR in the Field

The oil and gas virtual reality application is an immersive 3D technology application that attaches an underground earth model to the headgear to enhance the visual experience on the go. It is an application that displays reservoirs, wells, geological formations, seismic traces, etc. The comprehensive static earth model includes 3D seismic data, structural data such as belts and strata, planned borehole slope surveys, well logging, reservoir data, faults, and horizons. Loaded into the VR device. Once loaded on the helmet, the field users of the well site (Such as drilling engineers, regulatory agencies, wellsite geologists, production and reservoir engineers) can use underground data to improve decision-making during critical drilling operations.

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