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Augmented Reality Can Make for Faster Equipment Repairs in Oil Facilities

Bloomberg, March 27, 2018

Augmented-reality headsets, which overlay digital images on a real-world field of vision, are driving advances in industrial technology. Remote gear can help experienced workers stay on the job even if they can no longer handle the travel or other physical demands of rig maintenance. The big prize for oil companies is reduced downtime for equipment. Each day offline for a typical 200,000-barrel-a-day refinery can mean almost $12 million in lost revenue. Offshore oil and gas facilities often halt operations while waiting to fly specialists in by helicopter and, according to industry analyst Kimberlite International Oilfield Research, shut down 27 days a year on average.

 

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