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Human Factors in Oil and Gas

Systemic risks can be avoided by integrating technical and non-technical aspects in offhore operations. We are thankful to NAS for funding this work.

Eye Tracking

The primary objective of eye-tracking analysis is to evaluate whether it can be used to evaluate participants' situation awareness in the course of abnormality encountered during operations. It is based on the data collected by eye fixation count and duration, scanning path, and audio recordings.The data collection is based on change in eye movement behavior (fixation count, fixation duration, and scanning pattern) when abnormality is detected in the control panel, and when the participant is reacting to the situation.

Current Research

Current Research

Our Team



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Welcome to the Virtual Reality Offshore Operations Training. It is pertinent to delve deeper into organizational factors to avoid incidents such as Deepwater Horizon. Safety is not an intellectual exercise to keep us in work.

Useful Links
  • SPE
  • AADE
  • OCS

Latest News

Human Factors research at The University of Oklahoma featured in the SPE magazine "The Way Ahead".


Real-time eye-tracking technology to improve situational awareness research grabbed the headlines of IADC Drilling Contractor Magazine.


The human factor project team from University of Oklahoma participated the 2018 Offshore Technology Conference. The team won the University R&D Showcase video contest the previous year in 2017. The video showed the insights about the research hypotheses and methodology.