A ready-made serious Game
Communication is key. Direct and precise communication is even more important. Direct, precise and respectful communication, even in the heat of the moment, is the way to success.
Theory meets practice
A team is put into the driver's seat of a deep-sea drilling crew. What looks easy in the first place, turns into a nightmare situation, without being noticed by the team.
Real Practice Case
A serious game based on the real case of the Deep Water Horizon catastrophe. This scenario slowly creates an emotional twist in the debriefing of the game resulting in a long-lasting learning experience.
The game emphasizes how bounded rationality and cognitive biases influence decision-making processes.
The game tests the effectiveness of the teams's decision-making process and reveals certain infliction points .
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The Rig deftly melds theory with practice...
... it does a fantastic job of illustrating that the tension and communication breakdowns that appear when they play the simulation can lead to a chain reaction with dramatic results. This simulation allows students to explore the reasons behind these breakdowns and gives them the knowledge they need to recognize why they occur and how to stop them. A fantastic exercise that has a place in any course that seeks to equip students with the skills to navigate management challenges in situations of uncertainty, time pressure, and conflict. ”
Director, the Alfred West Jr. Learning Lab at the Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania
As a Team of five you are supposed to manage drilling a borehole for oil extraction
Deep sea drilling is a tough and expensive business spanning across multiple companies. Deep sea drilling has two phases:
During the explorative phase, the borehole is drilled and cemented for later production. Before separating the (explorative) drilling rig from the well head the annular space (lower end of the borehole) will be sealed with cement to avoid any outflows of gas or liquids.
After sealing, the production platform will be attached to the well head and start its business.