Virtual Rock Outcrop Field Trip enables a trainee to experience geologic features without travel

IRVINE, CA, October 8th, 2015 – EON Reality Inc., the world leader in Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment, has developed and delivered a Virtual Reality Geoscience application for Petroskills, a global leader in education and training in the Petroleum industry. This application takes Petroskills’ students on a virtual field trip to a rock outcrop so they can evaluate it.

The field trip solution consists of a Virtual Reality visualization of five outcrop locations. The class can view the outcrops on a topological map and can zoom into each individual outcrop to examine them in detail. In addition, a set of sample analysis tools are available such as bedding thickness and strike/dip. Petroskills offers this solution to any of its Geoscience courses in locations that do not have access to an outcrop.

Tom Temples, Petroskills Instructor, who evaluated the system, stated “… the system is ideal for gaining field outcrop experiences in the classroom”.

An example of a rock outcrop from the Petroskills application

Petroskills has also selected to use EON Icatcher HD, a Virtual Reality display solution to further strengthen their training solutions. With the EON Icatcher HD system and Virtual Rock Outcrop Field Trip, Petroskills’ students can visualize rock outcrops and geologic data in stunning HD and interact with the application in real-time. Petroleum personnel can take virtual field trips, e.g. Iraq, eliminating the need to physically visit sites.

“Virtual Reality offers many advantages in the Oil and Gas marketplace. By creating a Virtual representation of several Rock Outcroppings, students can hone their skills and learn advanced competencies regardless of where they’re located,” said Mats W. Johansson, CEO and President of EON Reality. “Applications like these are a testament to Virtual Reality’s ability to transfer knowledge efficiently and effectively while reducing risk and costs, in this case travel costs.”

About PetroSkills
PetroSkills is a competency based training provider for the Oil and Gas Industry that offers training in disciplines that range from upstream, downstream, to occupational safety and health. PetroSkills was founded in 1963 and is based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma. For further information, visit

About EON Reality
EON Reality is the world leader in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment. 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