Virtual Reality in Oil & Gas - Thematic Research

Virtual Reality in Oil & Gas - Thematic Research


Virtual reality (VR) provides an interactive experience for oil and gas processes within a simulated environment. A geologist equipped with a VR headset or a video wall can visualize the earth’s subsurface and interpret seismic data using this technology. Similarly, an operator can get a virtual tour of a refinery and understand its layout through VR-powered training modules. This technology presents a superior alternative to images, charts, and schematics in the design and planning of different activities in the oil and gas sector. When a team of geologists, geophysicists, drilling engineers, and technicians are tasked with analyzing vast acres of seismic data for selecting a drilling location, a 3D model of the subsurface can be rendered using VR for observing the terrain, undulations, and fractures in the geologic formation. It creates a virtual walkthrough of the subsurface that can guide decision-makers in evaluating the pros and cons of proceeding with drilling operations.


  • Overview of the emergence of virtual reality as a theme in the oil and gas industry and its impact on operations.
  • Detailed analysis of the emerging use cases for virtual reality across the oil and gas value chain.
  • A brief overview of the major application areas for virtual reality in the oil and gas industry.
  • Analysis of the virtual reality industry along with its trends across different industry verticals.
Reasons to buy
  • Understand the importance of adopting virtual reality in oil and gas operations.
  • Identify the key applications and trends for the virtual reality theme.
  • A review of some of the case studies highlighting the growing capabilities of virtual reality in addressing business challenges across the oil and gas value chain.
  • Identify and benchmark key oil and gas companies and technology providers based on their exposure to virtual reality theme.

  • Introduction
  • Impact of virtual reality on the oil and gas industry
    • Case studies
      • Table Figure 1: Virtual reality simulates oil and gas operations
      • Table Figure 2: Virtual reality is transforming traditional training methods
      • Table Figure 3: Simulation of drilling operations for personnel training
      • Table Figure 4: 3D holographic pipeline design using VR and digital twin
  • Players
    • Table Figure 5: Who are the big technology players in VR and where do they sit in the value chain?
  • Technology briefing
    • Motion tracking
      • Table Figure 6: Motion tracking
    • Head tracking
    • Body tracking
    • Eye-tracking
    • Audio
  • Trends
    • Oil and gas trends
      • Table Oil and gas trends
    • Technology trends
      • Table Technology trends
    • Macroeconomic trends
      • Table Macroeconomic trends
    • Regulatory trends
      • Table Regulatory trends
  • Industry analysis
    • Market size and growth forecasts
      • Table Figure 7: VR to grow solidly over the next decade
      • Table Figure 8: Software leads in terms of revenue, mostly driven by games
    • Competitive analysis
      • Table Figure 9: The top five vendors commanded more than 80% of the VR hardware market in 2018
    • Mergers and acquisitions
      • Table Mergers and acquisitions
    • Timeline
      • Table Figure 10: The story of VR
  • Value chain
    • Table Figure 11: Applications of VR in oil and gas value chain
    • Table Figure 12: The VR value chain
    • VR's quest for mainstream adoption
    • Semiconductors
      • Table Figure 13: The VR value chain - Semiconductors
    • Components
      • Table Figure 14: The VR value chain - Components
    • Headsets
      • Table Figure 15: The VR value chain - Headsets
    • Platforms
      • Table Figure 16: The VR value chain - Platforms
      • Table Figure 17: The VR value chain - The AI technology stack within the Platforms segment of the VR value chain
    • Applications and content
      • Table Figure 18: The VR value chain - Applications and content
  • Companies
    • Oil and gas companies
      • Table Oil and gas companies
    • Technology companies
      • Table Technology companies
  • Glossary
    • Table Glossary
  • Appendix: Our thematic research methodology
    • Viewing the world's data by themes makes it easier to make important decisions
    • Traditional research does a poor job of picking winners and losers
    • That is why we developed our "thematic engine"
    • How do we create our sector scorecards?
      • Table Figure 19: Our five-step approach for generating a sector scorecard
    • What is in our sector scorecards?
    • How do we score companies in our thematic screen?
    • How our research reports fit into our overall thematic research ecosystem
    • About GlobalData
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