rig managers will rarely experience the reality of a jack-up
rig's leg punching through the sea bed, a semi-submersible
losing a mooring line in a storm, or a ship colliding
and causing structural damage.
with next week's inauguration of a million dollar multi-purpose
marine simulator at drilling contractor Transocean's Aberdeen
training centre, they will at least have a chance to get
an idea of how it would feel, while remaining in the relative
tranquility of a heaving cabin in an Aberdeen warehouse.
far as we know, this is the only simulator in the world
that combines training in semisubmersible stability and
jack-up operations along with emergency response in a
single package" says Transocean's training manager