OE 2015: GE's Virtual Reality Subsea Experience
GE Oil & Gas is using the Offshore Europe 2015 show, being held in Aberdeen this week, to show off its GE Subsea Experience virtual reality demonstration, which features the new Oculus Rift headset.
On Tuesday, the first day of the show, Rigzone got to try out the GE Subsea Experience. We plunged the depths of offshore Brazil in a virtual submarine and experienced a visual feast of subsea equipment, from GE's Deepwater Vertical Xmas Tree (DVXT) – which was launched last August – to a subsea factory that includes water treatment facilities and compressors. While down there, Rigzone also got to see an ROV carrying out inspections.
The Oculus Rift technology, combined with the detailed graphics of GE's virtual reality system, provide for a very rich experience that helps illuminate the complexity and achievement of getting highly-engineered equipment to work deep beneath the surface of the sea.
GE will be demonstrating its Subsea Experience for the rest of the week at Offshore Europe, so we recommend that visitors to the show give it a try.
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