The Petroleum Extension Service (PETEX™) at The University of Texas at Austin produces and sells the innovative, 3-D Interactive Offshore Oil Rig, which provides a unique learning perspective on the inner workings of a semi-submersible oil rig, one of the most intricate and powerful units used in offshore drilling operations. PETEX is a leading provider of training and training materials to oil and gas industry workers in Texas and around the world. The Interactive Offshore Oil Rig gives users an inside view to see and hear about each component of the rig-—what it does and where it is located--and lets users zoom in for expanded views. Options include visuals and detailed audio describing 10 different areas of the rig, including a 360° Rig View, Power and Hoisting Equipment, Circulating and Cementing Equipment, and much more. For more information on PETEX's Interactive Offshore Oil Rig contact http://www.utexas.edu/ce/petex.
As a student in electrical automation and industrial maintenance at Joliet Junior College, Mike Johnston applied for and received Grainger Tools for Tomorrow® Scholarship. But Mike didn't stop there. Seeing a job posting for a position with Grainger, Mike interviewed and was awarded a full time job on the maintenance team at Grainger's state-of-the-art distribution facility in Minooka, Ill.
A new Honeywell Life Safety Experience Center opened in Houston, Texas on September 18, 2013.