AR can significantly enhance operations in the Oil and Gas industry by addressing the wide range of challenges experienced by it.
FREMONT, CA: The oil and gas industry has always received enormous risks in terms of regulations, safety, fluctuating markets, and physically challenging environments. Contributing to the list, the speed of operational change throughout the industry has significantly accelerated. With so many forces exerting force in different directions, the industry is struggling to maintain a balance. Today, oil and gas enterprises are using Augmented Reality (AR) for addressing all these challenges. Know more about the common use cases of AR in the oil and gas sector.
One of the key applications of AR in the oil and gas field is what is defined as the pre-made scenarios. This is an AR version of the company’s existing handbooks and encompasses all the standard processes visually. This pre-made scenario can network with live data and assist with predictive maintenance by visually displaying the present condition of the machinery. This application is essential for operating, training, and fixing a sophisticated device for any operation and maintenance processes. The pre-designed AR scenario application is a major upgrade for the oil and gas field handbook.
It is also possible to utilize AR applications to enhance remote service capabilities. Incident management systems across the oil and gas industry are now developed with in-built call functionalities to connect technicians to technical experts instantly. With a single click, technicians get connected to the experts through a video call. Experts can use in-call AR on the device screen for guidance. Such type of remote AR service is ideal for the unplanned incidents that frequently occur in the oil and gas industry. Coupled with the pre-made scenarios, such AR implementation can encompass all levels of the functionalities in the oil and gas sector.
AR technology is ripe at present and is already in operation across several industries. It is offering several critical benefits for the oil and gas industry as well.