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NOV Drilling Simulator

The National Oilwell Varco (NOV) drilling simulator, donated to OU’s Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, is an industrial standard simulator used to create unique virtual experiences that allow students to safely apply their academic knowledge to real life scenarios and build further skills that enhance their learning all in the safety of a controlled environment. The simulator is built along NOV’s expertise in generating virtual environments in which to train their drilling operations personnel for procedures on rigs; 3D animation, a cyber chair and unique source code for hydraulics and other drilling processes are part of the simulation. OU’s Drilling Simulation Center (OUDSC) consists of hardware and software units concentrated around the NOV simulator.

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