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Brazilian partnership develops new rig simulator

24th September 2012

SENAI and Petrobras band together to develop “most modern platform stability and emergency simulator”

Brazilian partnership develops new platform simulator
©Lindsey Gee / A USD 3m investment which has trained over 700 sector professionals, the simulator is only closely followed by two similar models in Scotland

A Brazilian partnership has developed a new platform simulator for the oil and gas sector, O Globo newspaper reported last week. The simulator is one of the fresh technological breakthroughs presented at this year’s Rio Oil & Gas conference.

The Rio de Janeiro division of Brazil's National Service for Industrial Training Organization, SENAI-RJ and oil and gas major Petrobras have developed “the most modern platform stability and emergency simulator in the market,” O Globo reported on Monday.

“The simulator reproduces critical scenarios so that the professional may know how to act when they present themselves,” explained Ricardo Curtys Dias, operational manager of Senai’s technology centre in Benfica, Rio de Janeiro.

The simulator was developed in Brazil and reproduces the operation of all platform models in operation in the country. It consists of a container connected to electric motors and computers which give a virtual reproduction of a platform’s control room.

A USD 3m investment which has trained over 700 sector professionals, the simulator is only closely followed by two similar models in Scotland, the article said.

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