Due to the rapid development of digitalization in the oil and gas industry, new opportunities are becoming available to improve the efficiency of processes: augmented and mixed reality technologies are effectively used not only in scientific research, but also in the production sector. Augmented reality (AR) technology is the mixing of the surrounding reality with virtual objects that are created using computer systems. AR technologies can be used, for example, for inspection of production sites, equipment maintenance, monitoring of technological processes, as well as for personnel training with a more detailed focus on the most important aspects of training and even the formation of skills for working at a hazardous production facility. Oil and gas companies are beginning to actively develop various areas using augmented reality technology in training, remote assistance in complex and dangerous work, quality control of work, as well as the ability to have quick access to expert advice or knowledge bases. Augmented reality technologies can be used both by highly qualified specialists, engineers, and workers. In practice, AR technologies are implemented in the form of interactive simulators, special mobile applications and computer models, and the increasing number of devices worn by employees, such as smartphones and tablets, further contributes to the introduction of augmented reality in the industry. The combination of augmented reality with other promising technologies, such as the Internet of Things, big data and artificial intelligence, provides significant advantages for creating more holistic technical solutions.
The article discusses the development of training AR simulators, which are used to form the skills, reduce risks in the performance of work at hazardous production facilities, as well as to prevent emergencies. The use of augmented reality for these purposes is particularly relevant and opens up prospects for a significant increase in efficiency in learning processes due to flexibility and fine-tuning of training for each employee.
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