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  • Johnson Geo Centre Oil Exhibit Getting $2.2-Million Upgrade

    Some major upgrades are coming to the ExxonMobil Oil and Gas Gallery at the Johnson Geo Centre.

    The Johnson Geo Centre today announced that a $2.2-million donation from the Hebron project and the Hebron Project Employers’ Association will go towards updating the Oil and Gas Gallery.

    The donation comes in recognition of Hebron’s first year of operations.

    The upgrades include a larger gallery space, updated exhibits, new technology and the installation of an interactive drilling simulator that will simulate the Hebron platform’s drilling rig and processes.

    Visitors will be able to use controls to virtually maneuver the machines that come with drilling a well.

    President of ExxonMobil Canada, Carman Mullins says the new exhibit will increase the public’s understanding of the provinces offshore environment, and the addition of the drilling simulator will provide real-world experience of working on a platform.

    She says they hope it inspires young people to develop their talents and pursue careers in the industry.

    Planning for the updated gallery is still underway, and is expected to open in 2020.

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