Effective maintenance and workflow execution
Regular inspections are obligatory, even when the oil rig is located in the middle of an ocean. Once a drilling engineer detects a malfunction, smart glasses can activate a detailed step-by-step instruction on how to fix the breakage. Moreover, if the rig worker requires advice from a technical expert, he can instantly set up a remote assistance call with smart glasses. When a direct connection is established, the expert can see everything the worker sees and can give instructions backed by visual clues. By doing so, no costs are associated with onshore-to-offshore transporting.
More efficient and less costly personnel training
The behavior in a lot of dangerous situations on an oil rig (like explosions or collapses) can only be explained with real training practice to the employee. But that’s not always possible due to cost and simulation issues. With smart glasses on, a well-trained expert can give realtime instructions to the rig engineer at a critical moment. The remote assistance session can be recorded and used afterwards for training purposes.
Higher safety level
Working at an oil rig means dealing with highly combustible substances, operating at heights, and watching out for heavy things over your head up to twelve hours a day.Therefore, a lot a procedures and quality checks are put in place to ensure workers safety. Having both hands free and full contextual awareness is essential. Smart glasses can support oil rig workers to perform complex tasks in dangerous situations first time right. Zooming in on difficult to reach parts of elements can also be essential to correctly diagnose a situation.