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

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

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

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

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

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

It may imply lots of of latest jobs requiring a brand new type of experience within the coming a long time.