Deutag opens 'virtual-reality' trainer in Aberdeen

Drilling contractor Deutag UK Ltd., Aberdeen, opened a drill-floor training simulator in the city for its own and clients' employees. Click here to enlarge imageDeutag said today's drillers work from armchairs in a control cabin rather than standing behind the brake on the drill-floor, so they commissioned a simulator capable of replicating any modern drilling rig.The unit has large projection screens outside a control cabin, onto which a 3D, real-time, computer-generated image of a drill-floor is projected. Inside the cabin, the trainees sit at controls and screens for which software can be written to simulate the particular rig a crew is training for. Click here to enlarge ima...

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