Kuwait Oil Company

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) captures the inherent value in the knowledge base of its workforce, and integrates it into a comprehensive training program through the Simulation Platform immersive virtual reality environment.

Kuwait Oil Company

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) captures the inherent value in the knowledge base of its workforce, and integrates it into a comprehensive training program through the SimSci immersive virtual reality environment.

"The SimSci simulator helps in plant safety and combined with Smart Training supports the efficient overall operation of the refinery." 

– Jamal Abdul-Hameed Al-Humoud; Manager, Research & Technology Group

Goals

  • To ensure the safest oil refining operation by using the latest in 3D simulator training technology
  • To effectively train both field and control employees to address refinery tasks quickly and efficiently
  • To capture and knowledge-transfer best practices to new employees to increase efficiency and reduce operations and maintenance costs

Challenges

  • The company established new more extensive training requirements for its employees
  • Kuwait Oil’s aging workforce required the successful transfer of knowledge to its new generation of plant operators
  • Management needed to maintain efficient production while at the same time ensure worker safety and competence

Results

  • EYESIM helps the company to prepare new operators even before they step into new working environments
  • Kuwait Oil can now better execute efficient training for its field and control room operators by means of a High-Fidelity Process Simulation coupled with a Virtual Walk-through Plant Environment
  • 3D visualization training using EYESIM enhances safety resulting in fewer accidents, which avoids costly plant shutdowns

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