The oil services firm inaugurated this week a Training and Technology Center with a virtual simulator and completed an investment process of US$26 million.
The leading oil services company in the region, DLS, will add a new investment to improve one of its equipment for US$6 million. The vice president of the company Gerardo Molinaro confirmed this to this medium during an event in which they presented the new Training and Technology center that includes a virtual simulator. The firm installed in the province of Neuquén comes from disbursing US$ 26 million and expanding its business scheme towards industrial engineering.
The exponential growth that Vaca Muerta had in recent years led firms that operate in the area to multiply the level of investment. But DLS is an even more particular case. The firm decided to move forward with an ambitious plan to improve its equipment in September 2019, one of the moments of greatest political and economic uncertainty in the country in recent years.
Shortly after, at the beginning of 2020, countries began to declare mandatory isolation. Therefore, the engineers who were going to arrive from abroad to specify the process of improving the firm’s equipment could not do so. At that point, Molinaro decided to go ahead with the plan anyway. With the support of shareholders, he created an engineering department from scratch. “This situation ended up expanding the company’s profile,” explained the VP.
This process was successfully completed this week with the inauguration of a Training and Technology Center that includes the most advanced virtual drilling simulator on the market. Among other things, it allows the worker to access an exact replica of the machine that he will later operate. In addition, it opens the possibility for your teammates to interact through virtual reality headsets.
The training of workers is essential to avoid accidents that impact the health of people and the environment. But it is also key to improving productivity levels. In the past, during vacation times, this index dropped because the employees who replaced those who work throughout the year had less experience; today, thanks to the advancement of technology, this has been reversed.
Also participating in the event were Alejandro Monteiro, Minister of Energy and Renewable Resources of Neuquén, YPF’s Vice President of Unconventional Upstream Juan Manuel Ardito, Pampa Energía’s Supply Manager, Fabián Puppo and PAE’s drilling leader, Jorge Suárez. among others.