:: Interactive Offshore Oil Rig Brings Complex Mechanics to Life

July 22, 2013

AUSTIN, TX— The Petroleum Extension Service (PETEX™) at The University of Texas at Austin is proud to announce the launch of its new Interactive Offshore Oil Rig. This innovative, 3-D e-Learning module provides a unique learning perspective on the inner workings of a semi-submersible oil rig, one of the most intricate and powerful units used in offshore drilling operations. PETEX is a leading provider of training and training materials to oil and gas industry workers in Texas and around the world.

REQUIRED The Interactive Offshore Oil Rig gives users an inside view to see and hear about each component of the rig—what it does and where it is located— and lets users zoom in for expanded views. Options include visuals and detailed audio describing ten different areas of the rig, including, a 360° Rig View, Power and Hoisting Equipment, Circulating and Cementing Equipment and much more.

This product includes an online assessment that tests the learning progress of the user. A passing score earns users a Completion Certificate from PETEX and The University of Texas at Austin.

PETEX’s Director Zahid Yoosufani says, “The Interactive Offshore Oil Rig is a unique product in the offshore drilling market and is especially useful for oil and gas industry personnel seeking a better understanding of the individual parts of this extremely complex mechanical unit. With thousands of offshore rigs actively drilling for oil and gas around the world, effective training is now more critical than ever.”

The Interactive Offshore Oil Rig is available for subscription and licensing purchases. For more information, contact us online or at 800.687.4132. View the demo by clicking Offshore Oil Rig Demo.

The Petroleum Extension Service (PETEX™), a unit of the Division of Continuing and Innovative Education at The University of Texas at Austin, has been providing training courses and content to oil and gas industry participants since 1944. Headquartered at the university’s J.J. Pickle Research Campus, PETEX develops, produces, and delivers technical and nontechnical training courses, publications and e-product solutions for employees in various sectors of the petroleum industry.


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