There is an incredible video online that gives non-industry people a real feel for offshore life. It comes courtesy of European energy company Edison. It uses 360 degree video to show the company’s Vega A platform off the coast of Sicily. The video technology allows the viewer to pan up and down and around in a 360 degree circle. It starts with the view from a helicopter landing on the platform, tours the facility and even goes underwater with scuba divers to give the view from below.
The company has also posted a second video that uses animation graphics to explain how the offshore platform works and the different processes that take place on the facility.
I know from personal experience how difficult it is to explain the complexity of offshore operations to people who aren’t in the industry. This is a fantastic education tool!