This paper presents a new system for offshore floating petroleum platforms design and simulation using virtual reality technology. Environmental conditions and visual effects were introduced together the analysis results to build a realistic experience. The system integrates the capabilities of a large scale design system PROSIM, for design and evaluation of floating structures, mooring lines and rigid or flexible risers under wave, wind and current effect; and SPAR system, for realistic visual effects and environmental conditions representation to enhance the visual perception and phenomenon understanding. It will be presented a real case usage of the system in the project of new floating platform with wave, wind and terrain data of the Campos Basin (Brazilian biggest reservoir). The real-time simulation of floating systems is not new, but until today only scientific aspects were considered besides visual appeal. The association of artistic elements only used on movies and games are introduced in real engineering simulation creating a new way of understanding and interacting with this scientific data.

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