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As Brazil hosts its first summer Olympics in the coastal city of Rio de Janeiro, in the world of oil and gas megaprojects, another type of competition has emerged—that of market share. If you love capital projects, and especially the big, complex, and really difficult ones, the petroleum industry is the place to be. Oil and gas development projects provide the young or experienced engineer with all the excitement you could want—challenging projects in challenging places. Megaprojects require billions of dollars of investment, multidisciplinary teams, meticulous planning, flawless execution, and cutting-edge technology. To ensure their success, the energy industry will have to focus more on containing project risks, reducing delays, and ensuring faster “first oil."
This SPE social event is held alongside the Symposium for attendees to get active and meet new people in a relaxed setting. The facility is located on the hotel property and is equipped with 4 lanes of Canadian 5-pin bowling, ping-pong tables, and a pool table. Pub style food and (3) drink tickets will be provided for all registered attendees.
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Kuala Lumpur Section invites you to join the SPE Malaysia-Thailand JDA Summit Golf Tournament, in conjunction with the SPE Malaysia-Thailand JDA Summit, happening on 2 – 3 December 2019. The event will be a great opportunity for you to network with senior executives and various parties involved in the MTJDA. RM6,000.00 for ONE flight Sponsors are entitled to nominate two (2) players. As there are limited number of golf flights, please confirm your participation by returning the Reply and Confirmation Form by 15 November 2019.
Gamification of professional training is a new trend that focuses on promoting motivation, engagement and competition among training participants by integrating game elements into professional training. The lack of widespread adoption of gamification in training in oil and gas industry in spite of technical and technological advancements in other areas requires careful consideration.
A new course gamification process has been adopted to map professional course learning requirements into game objectives, course modules into levels and policies into game rules. An individual scoring mechanism through the notation of experience gained (XP) with ranking leadership board has been used. In each course module or game level, the participants are challenged to solve timed scenario-based puzzles with increasing level of difficulty. The participant who solves a puzzle will score gained experience points that is recorded in the leadership board. These scenario-based puzzles are derived from real-world situations that participants may face doing their jobs. These puzzles or quests promote inductive and deductive reasoning and ensure effective interactive learning experience. In addition, the training participants, as decision makers, were given the opportunity to design the last stage or module of the course using a survey to collect their feedback.
The approach has been adopted in the material of one petrophysical software application training. The course participants showed a great engagement and interaction with more than 90% agreement about the effectiveness of the approach. Clearly, the gamification of the course must not interfere with linearly progressive delivery of the material. The courses adopted a balanced approach to avoid the deviation from the initial overall educational objective. This experience supports the introduction of more sophisticated and advanced gamification mechanisms such as in-application automatic grading mechanism and the use of Augmented Reality (AR).
In 2007, Kenneth Stanley, a computer scientist at the University of Central Florida, was playing with Picbreeder, a website he and his students had created, when an alien became a race car and changed his life. On Picbreeder, users would see an array of 15 similar images, composed of geometric shapes or swirly patterns, all variations on a theme. On occasion, some might resemble a real object, such as a butterfly or a face. Users were asked to select one, and they typically clicked on whatever they found most interesting. Once they did, a new set of images, all variations on their choice, would populate the screen.
Herein, an analysis method for discussing the navigation safety of ships is presented considering both the average (steady) sailing condition and the fluctuation components, based on the two-time scale method (Yasukawa, 2006; Skejic and Faltinsen, 2008; Yasukawa and Nakayama, 2009), where low-frequency maneuvering motions and high-frequency wave-induced motions are treated separately. Furthermore, the statistical method of those fluctuating components by the short-term prediction method is described. Along with a calculation example for a pure car carrier (PCC), the navigation limit is discussed. The limiting environmental condition for the safe navigation (navigation limit) of the PCC was wind speed is 24.5 m/s and significant wave height 7 m. This result is different from the analysis result of the navigation limit excluding the fluctuation components. Therefore, it is necessary to consider the fluctuation components to discuss the navigation limit more correctly.
What makes Pokémon Go so addictive? Blame it on augmented reality (AR), which populates what looks like the real world with Pokémon creatures. Now that technology is being used for a much bigger play in a world beyond gaming. GE, for example, is using it to keep oil and gas flowing.The Smart Helmet was developed by Italian company VRMedia, an AR pioneer spun off from the University of Pisa. The designer took an industry-certified safety hard hat and equipped it with a video camera, a near eye display, and a Bluetooth-enabled headset with enough bandwidth to support uninterrupted connectivity and two-way communication.The Helmet summons documents, video, and drawings to its visor with a simple voice command.
A solar-powered cooled hard hat can reduce the skin temperature of workers by up to 10 C. They will first be issued to workers on construction sites for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar this summer. A solar panel embedded in the top of the helmet powers a fan that draws in hot air, which is cooled by phase change materials and filtered onto the worker's head. Including a backup battery, 300 grams of weight are added to the helmet at an additional cost of USD 20.
The nonprofit Art Photo Travel Association's 2018 Drone Awards photo contest has announced the best aerial photographs of the year across six categories for professionals and amateurs. More than 4,400 submissions were submitted from everywhere in the world by talented professional photographers and amateur drone photo enthusiasts coming from 101 countries. Seven have been selected as winners. Categories include urban, wildlife, sport, people, nature, abstract, and an overall photo of the year.