The training costs are immediately reduced as there is no need to bring trainees to the fields. The trainees are not exposed to the hazards associated with oil and gas operations while getting their practical skills in virtual reality.

With multiple VR scenarios, the company can focus on training programs on different aspects of the oil and gas industry operation. After the VR training, the new employees can continue their practice at the actual site with certain knowledge already under their belt.

Companies use VR applications to train personnel to handle emergencies and to operate the equipment.

With the introduction of VR, the training quality has increased while the risk of injury or hardware damage has decreased.


Maintenance AR application

Applications for AR glasses for the maintenance purposes, which allow having access to the manuals and detailed instructions interactively while performing maintenance.


  • Possibility to reduce the duration of diagnosis and maintenance process;
  • Maintenance cost reduction;
  • Opportunity to improve maintenance quality;
  • Ability to decrease the number of specialists involved in the maintenance process.

VR safety and SOP training

Training in virtual reality to practice dangerous and hazardous scenarios (chemical explosions, fire, etc.) in oil and gas extraction, which are difficult to replicate in real life, and improve decision-making skills in stressful situations.


  • Reduction in the number of accidents;
  • Possibility to train new employees and familiarize them with the working process and equipment without sending them to the oil and gas extraction, which are located in remote and difficult to access areas;
  • Full immersion in dangerous situations, which is impossible to achieve by traditional means (videos, classroom learning);
  • Improvement of compliance with safety standards.

Video 360 for training

Training in format video 360, which teaches new employees safety standards and rules.


  • Minimization of the potentially hazardous and dangerous situations;
  • Possibility to demonstrate the consequences of the incorrect actions onsite;
  • Cost-effectiveness of the solution;
  • Reduction of the workplace fatality rate.

AR/VR manuals

Displaying in augmented/virtual reality the instructions for the equipment, as well as information for maintenance with the possibility to get advice or help in an interactive way.


  • Ability to combine theoretical and practical parts of the learning process;
  • Better retention of the information due to the visual immersive experience and interaction with the equipment;
  • Reduction of the time required for the learning process;
  • Displaying instructions depending on the context.

Augmented reality also creates almost lifelike experiences that can be practiced in the office or an ordinary training facility. By implementing 3D models of complex equipment, companies can safely train their personnel in the classrooms.

After a course of practical lessons in AR, trainees can confidently move to real equipment.

AR supports a variety of implementation options, most of them running on smartphones and involving sets of printed markers. This way, their cost remains at a moderate level, as they mostly don’t require additional hardware. At the same time, there may be interactive hi-end applications that are intended for use with AR glasses, such as Microsoft Hololens.

Gas companies use AR applications to train its personnel to use gas station equipment. Training is aimed at practicing an extremely complicated and dangerous operation that is very difficult to reconstruct in real life.

Both VR and AR training can be set up so that users not only practice specific skills but can also pass tests right within the application.

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