JackVR: A virtual reality training system for landing oil rigs

Ahmed E. Mostafa, Kazuki Takashima, Mario Costa Sousa, Ehud Sharlin

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We propose JackVR, an interactive immersive simulation prototype aiming to train domain experts to land jackup oil rigs. Jackup rigs are among the most common offshore drilling units for extracting oil, but the process of landing the rigs is mostly challenging because of the unpredictable sea and weather conditions, lack of clear vision, and the possible risk of damaging the ocean floor. We designed JackVR to support oil engineers and technicians by allowing them to practice landing the oil rig within a safe and semi-realistic training environment. Furthermore, the design explores various superimposed spatial indicators that provide visual warnings on unexpected task conditions. The implemented prototype supports two modes for training, and utilizes the ray-casting interaction technique to enable seamless and direct control of the rig....

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Visual Computing - 11th International Symposium, ISVC 2015, Proceedings
EditorsBahram Parvin, Darko Koracin, Rogerio Feris, Gunther Weber, Ioannis Pavlidis, Tim McGraw, Regis Kopper, Zhao Ye, Eric Ragan, George Bebis, Mark Elendt, Richard Boyle
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319278629
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event11th International Symposium on Advances in Visual Computing , ISVC 2015 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 2015 Dec 142015 Dec 16

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other11th International Symposium on Advances in Visual Computing , ISVC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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