The collaboration is designed to bring PetroSkills’ industry leading safety training courses into an immersive, virtual reality format to strengthen oil and gas safety training.
IRVINE, CA, May 24, 2018 – EON Reality, the world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry and education, and PetroSkills today announce a collaboration to bring PetroSkills’ industry-leading safety and technical training solutions designed for petroleum professionals to Virtual Reality and EON-XR. This collaboration covers ten of the most important safety situations and procedures that workers in the oil and gas industry are required to know.
The Workplace VR Simulator for Environment, Health & Safety Training will cover ten modules: Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S), Confined Space Entry, Lock out / Tag out (LOTO), Fall Prevention, Benzene, Asbestos, Driving Safety, Eye and Face Protection, Hot Work, and Rigging and Slinging. The experiential and hands on nature of Virtual Reality will reinforce the subject matter and promote better learning outcomes for the trainees, such as improved retention, faster learning, and better decision making in the field.
“We’ve worked extremely close with PetroSkills over the years and have always admired their approach to safety training,” said Mats W. Johansson, President of EON Reality. “In bringing PetroSkills’ curriculum and learning modules together with our EON-XR Platform via our VR Innovation Academies, we believe that we will improve safety training and overall safety of the oil and gas industry and at the same time provide a great learning experience for our Academies.”
Students from the VRIA are testing one of the Environment, Health & Safety Training modules in Manchester, UK.
“The oil and gas industry takes training seriously,” said Jeff Pickard, EVP Solutions, PetroSkills. “The addition of Virtual Reality to our ePilot EHS courses allows learners to practice safety critical tasks and reinforce their knowledge in a safe virtual world.”
EON-XR is a scalable, cloud based, SaaS AR and VR Platform that provides the core features needed for educational institutions and enterprises to build, deploy, and scale knowledge transfer applications. Built based on EON Reality’s years of experience in working with Fortune 500 enterprises, EON-XR takes the development burden off an enterprise, so they can focus on core competencies rather than on software development. EON-XR integrates with a variety of Educational and Enterprise databases and systems to provide an efficient and modern training and working experience.
PetroSkills enables companies to develop a workforce able to meet business challenges, enhance effectiveness, achieve compliance goals, mitigate risk, and improve operations. Since its founding over 50 years ago, PetroSkills has focused on building competent petroleum professionals by delivering learning and development when, where and how customers need it. In 2001 the PetroSkills Alliance was formed with industry leaders to target the need for competency in the oil and gas workforce. Membership includes more than 30 companies and represents more than 40% of the world’s oil production. Alliance members work together to develop, maintain, and quality assure the competency frameworks and training programs delivered by PetroSkills. For more information, please email [email protected]
About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) based knowledge transfer for industry and education. EON Reality’s success is tied to its belief that knowledge is a human right and should be available, accessible, and affordable for every human on the planet. To carry this out, EON Reality, since 1999, has developed the de-facto standard for Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer software that supports devices from mobile phones to large immersive domes. EON Reality’s global app development network, with twenty-two locations worldwide, has created the world’s leading AR/VR library for knowledge transfer with over 7,000 applications. Over 36 million people worldwide have downloaded these applications. For further information, visit www.eonreality.com