Virtual offshore disaster training (VDOT) site


Project Overview

Implementing Organization
Houston Advanced Research Center

DWH Project Funding

0

Known Leveraged Funding

0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences - Gulf Research Program (NAS - GRP)

Funding Program

NAS Gulf Research Program - Exploratory Grants

Project Location: Texas

Funding Source: BP and Transocean
Controlling Document: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Year Awarded: 2015

Project Details

Project Category

Project Actions

Other Workforce Development and Job Creation
Education and Outreach
Oil System Safety Research

Targeted Resources

Human and / or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

This project team will work to enhance oil and gas workers’ ability to prevent and respond to offshore disasters by developing an interactive, virtual training tool. Workers will be able to use this “virtual rig” tool to identify situations and then practice how they may avoid or respond to an emergency offshore. This tool aims to help reinforce knowledge in areas like spill containment and response, equipment maintenance and repair, personal safety, and environmental protection. It will incorporate input from industry subject matter experts, environmental organizations, and other key stakeholders.

Project Contact

Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None


Project ID: 497
Project Name: Virtual offshore disaster training (VDOT) site
SourceUID: 2000006007
Latitude: 30.18638397
Longitude: -95.48801677
Country: United States of America
State or Province: Texas
County: Montgomery
Project Category: Science
Project Action: Other Workforce Development and Job Creation
Additional Project Action(s): Education and Outreach
Additional Project Action(s): Oil System Safety Research
Targeted Resource(s): Human and / or Institutional Capacity
Targeted Resource(s):
Targeted Resource(s):
Anticipated Project Completion Year: 2016
Implementing Organization: Houston Advanced Research Center
Implementing Organization Type: Non-Governmental Organization
Point of Contact – Name: Rich Haut
Point of Contact – Phone: None
Point of Contact – Email: None
Other Partners: None
Affiliated Institutions: None
Link: https://nas.edu/gulf/grants/grantees/index.htm?utm_source=Gulf+Research+Program+Updates&utm_campaign=3aa5af6697-2015_09_09_Winners_Grants_Competition&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_367e0eb01a-3aa5af6697-243419217
Project Comments: None
Acres Acquired: 0
Close Year: 0
Close Month: 0
Close day: 0
Purchase Type: None
Landowner: None
Landowner Type: None
Purpose: None
Public Access: None
Easement Holder Name : None
Easement Holder Type: None
Secondary Easement Holder 1: None
Secondary Easement Holder 2: None
Duration: None
Term: 0
Land Restoration Acreage: 0
Aquatic Restoration Acreage: 0
Restoration Mileage: 0
Restoration Feet: 0
Additional Acreage: 0
Total Dollar Amount (from all funders): 125000
DWH Funder: The National Academies of Sciences – Gulf Research Program (NAS – GRP)
DWH Funder Type: Private
DWH Funding Program: NAS Gulf Research Program – Exploratory Grants
DWH Dollar Amount : 125000
DWH Source: BP and Transocean
Fund Origin: Criminal Settlement
Controlling Documents: Guilty Plea Agreement between BP and U.S. Department of Justice, Guilty Plea Agreement between Transocean and U.S. Department of Justice
Award Year: 2015
Award Month: 9
Total Amount Leveraged: 0
Completeness: CA-PB