3D Virtual Collaborative Environments in Oil and Gas

| Point de vue

Interact in realistic, immersive 3D spaces irrespective of your physical location

Like many in today’s marketplace, oil and gas companies face the challenge of large numbers of relatively inexperienced graduates entering their profession, in addition to increasingly vast quantities of data and digital content, and the ongoing pressure to reduce costs.  Despite these hurdles, the industry can benefit from the innovative application of new technologies to engage with new recruits and share information in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Virtual Collaborative Environments (VCEs) can provide realistic and immersive 3D spaces where employees can interact with the environment and their colleagues in real-time, irrespective of their physical location.  Capgemini customers have already identified a 25 percent increase in staff productivity and one business forecasts savings of at least $120m through the use of VCEs over the lifetime of an oilfield.

 

The current generation of technology savvy graduates is experienced in using virtual environments to communicate, making online business collaboration a natural step for them when coming into the workplace.  In addition to the familiarity with the communication tools, the business benefits of connecting people virtually to conduct process rehearsals are easily realized. In addition, the use of VCEs reduces transport and personnel overhead, which benefits a company’s bottom line. 

 

In its latest report – 3D Virtual Collaborative Environments in Oil and Gas - Capgemini delves into how these virtual environments can:

- Help to attract and retain new employees, while facilitating knowledge sharing by longer-serving staff

- Ensure faster and better decision making through realistic training, collaboration and rehearsals

- Improve staff efficiency and effectiveness and make better use of dispersed workforces

Provide realistic opportunities for effective remote management