Driving excellence with cloud-based training
Energy giant Total is one of the world’s largest petrochemical companies, with operations in more than 130 countries.
Total’s operators manage expert, highly technical chemical processes, where incorrect decisions can be costly — and dangerous. Operators need to be highly trained, but it can be difficult to gain real-life experience in a safe and consequence-free environment.
We helped Total OLEUM create a realistic virtual learning program at its industry-scale process training facility in La Mède, France. The system uses six cloud-based AVEVA™ Operator Training Simulators, deployed in partnership with Microsoft Azure cloud, to create a fully simulated petrochemical facility, complete with fully realized control rooms and accurate responses.
Operators can train in a virtual environment, either remotely or in-classroom, gaining invaluable experience of how to optimize complex processes and respond to potentially dangerous incidents in safety. Now, programs that once took weeks can be completed in hours — helping Total to train more than 2,000 operators, safely and sustainably, every year.