I recently launched the Railroad Commission’s first 360-degree video to take Texans on a virtual reality tour. You can join me and San Antonio District Director Travis Baer on an Eagle Ford Shale drilling rig. The tour takes you onto the rig floor, underneath the rig to the blowout preventer and even next to a herd of cattle grazing nearby.
This is an amazing opportunity and educational tool, where Texans can hear the sounds of a drilling operation and almost reach out and touch the drilling pipe. It’s as close as you can get without actually setting foot on a rig.
One of my goals as Railroad Commissioner is to educate Texans about where their energy comes from and virtual reality tours are a great way to give adults and children an opportunity they wouldn’t otherwise have to learn about the oil and gas industry.
The tour is free and available on the Railroad Commission’s YouTube channel. Viewers may use iOS or Android, and no virtual reality glasses are necessary. Viewers using computers should click and drag the mouse to see a 360-degree view. When viewing the video on a mobile device, open in the YouTube app.