The Virtual Oil Rig - Simulation-based Immersive Training

Jo-Anne Tait, Colin Hetherington, Austin Tate

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The Oil & Gas Institute in the School of Engineering at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen, Scotland has made significant investment in developing methods to ensure its graduates are “industry-ready”. As visits to oil rigs are not often possible or practical for students it was decided to develop a virtual space for students to familiarise themselves with aspects of the offshore environment in a virtual environment. Such simulation tools give students immersive experiences that can increase their desirability to employers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-36
Number of pages4
JournalVirtual Education Journal
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2017


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