Virtual outcrops allow the collection of quantitative analogue data in a quick and spatially accurate fashion, which allow repeat analysis and application of modern spatial analysis methods and machine learning algorithms. Combined with expert geological scrutiny it can provide scientific insight into challenges faced at any stage in the E&P workflow. In addition to quantitative parameters, virtual outcrops can be collated into virtual field trips or embedded into presentations to aid in the assimilation of what are often complex geological concepts. Virtual field trips allow people at any stage in their career to quickly interrogate the available analogue data in a safe and engaging manner. They are the next best thing to a real field trip but without the same budgetary and time constraints associated with going into the field.