Digital Energy: Virtual World Technologies – Applications to the Digital Oilfield

Speaker Rick Morneau
Consultant Rick Morneau recently retired from Chevron after 27 years.  Prior to retirement, Rick held the position of Manager Strategic Research and Technology Development for Transformational Information Technology for the previous seven years.   He has a Bachelor of Science from University of Arizona and a Masters of Science from Purdue ...


Consultant



Rick Morneau recently retired from Chevron after 27 years.  Prior to retirement, Rick held the position of Manager Strategic Research and Technology Development for Transformational Information Technology for the previous seven years.   He has a Bachelor of Science from University of Arizona and a Masters of Science from Purdue University both in Geophysics. Rick started in the energy business at Schlumberger-Doll Research Center in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and joined Chevron in 1983. He has managed internal software development and started Chevron's Information Management for Major Capital Projects group.                 Rick's passion is applying virtual worlds technology through business strategy development and work process focused implementation practices and, work process focused information management.


Full Description
Virtual worlds are 3D immersive environments that allow multiple users to inhabit the same virtual environment and interact with each other, as well as objects, within the environment.  Each user within the environment is represented by their virtual self wh         ich is referred to as an avatar.  The virtual environment can be a processing plant, an offshore platform, an oilfield or any environment that one wishes to create.
 
This presentation will discuss applications of virtual world technologies in three topical themes:
  1. No other way to do it –for example, it is not possible to have realistic enactment of an explosion and fire on an offshore platform with the ensuing chaos.  However, this technology can provide realistic simulation taking into account human behavior which cannot be accomplished any other way.
  2. Application to operations and maintenance.
  3. Does this make sense?  There are places where one could apply virtual world technology but does it make sense?
 
It is the author’s intent to use the presentation material as a means of having a discussion around this topic.  This presentation will not discuss the intersection between virtual world technology, complex simulation and augmented reality.
Organizer Roger Hite

When?

Wed, May. 18, 2011
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Courtyard on St James
1885 Saint James Pl
Houston, Texas 77056
USA

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