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A simulator to show abilities concerned in offshore decommissioning of oil and fuel services has been arrange in Aberdeen.

Robert Gordon College stated the brand new tools was a world first, and was much like testing pilots on flight simulators.

It focuses on well-plugging and abandonment, a rising sector value billions of kilos.

Prof Paul de Leeuw, director of RGU’s Oil and Gasoline Institute, predicted it may improve security and scale back prices.

He stated: “Operators and drilling contractors will be capable of use the simulator to develop the technical and non-technical abilities and capabilities of their rig crews for decommissioning wells, whereas bettering crew efficiency.”

In 2015, a serious convention heard offshore decommissioning was a new beginning for the North Sea industry.

It may imply a whole lot of recent jobs requiring a brand new type of experience within the coming many years.