Virtual Reality technologies open a new range of possibilities. This applies especially to familiarization and planning, since experiencing an environment through VR helps to build experience prior to operations. VR Diver is a full-range training solution, and fits well in the early stage of planning phase of a subsea operation.

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How Virtual Reality Works

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Virtual Reality is done using head-mounted VR goggles.

These have two displays inside, creating a live stereo video for the eyes.

The goggles track head movement and rotation, so the viewer feels immersed in the environment. PaleBlue uses 3-dimensional sound environments and sound landscapes to intensify the presence effect.

For interacting with the environment, hand controllers and palm and finger tracking is used. That makes it possible to touch and interact with the virtual objects around.

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Familiarization Using Virtual Reality


Familiarizing of working site, diving bell, chambers and procedures. Run the operation over and over again. Use 3D virtual reality tech to experience realistic training in a cost-effective way.

VR Bell and Chambers

Operation of valves and controls of the diving bell and pressurized chambers for familiarization.

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Work Site Familiarization

Walk around on the virtualized work site to get familiar with the area, distances, directions, work plan, and evacuation routines.

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VR Diver
Benefits


  • Efficiency

    Better cost efficiency of operations 

  • Competence

    Higher competence of personnel

  • Lower risks

    Minimize the risks by training on emergency situations

  • Availability

    Higher personnel retention and availability

  • Time saving

    Saving several days on each site familiarization

  • Preparedness

    Better preparedness for an operation

PROCESS

Loading Environment

DEM, XYZ, and other terrain formats
Importing actual seabed scan data
Utilizing geoid (WGS84)
Applying geo projection (UTM)
Converting to real-time terrain
Positioning, according to reference

Loading CAD Models

Inventor, SolidWorks, PDMS, other
Objects including XT, templates etc.
Converting to real-time
3D Using General Assembly Drawings
Positioning on the seabed

Running Simulation

Adjusting environment conditions
Changing visibility distance
Customizing water currents
Work site familiarization
Familiarization of chambers
Operation of valves and controls