Maslin, Elaine

Maslin, Elaine

Elaine Maslin is an offshore upstream and renewables focused journalist, based in Scotland, covering technologies, from well intervention and asset integrity to subsea robotics and wave energy.
Scotland • Email: [email protected]

Seaspace Race Underway at Saab Subsea Docking Demo

Jun 19, 2019

A subsea space race is now officially underway in the offshore oil and gas industry following successful trials of docking and inspection operations using a commercially available underwater vehicle and Norwegian energy firm Equinor’s open-standard subsea docking station (SDS)…

Bigger, Bolder, Heavier

Jun 17, 2019

Europe’s offshore wind market is growing faster than anyone expected – not least in terms of the components being installed. Could this mean a challenge for the existing installation fleet?While offshore wind is seen by many as a maturing market in Europe…

The Subsea Transformation is Happening

Jun 13, 2019

The light has been shone on the potential for the subsea oil and gas industry to not only play a role in but lead energy transition initiatives and new ocean industries in Norway and overseas during the Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) Bergen today…

Subsea Challenges, but Also Solutions

Jun 12, 2019

The huge changes made in the industry since the downturn in 2014, through to the challenges that lay ahead and some of the solutions that could help solve them, were set out by a top tier line up ranging from oil major heads of macroeconomics…

PM Solberg: Industry Has the Power to Transform

Jun 12, 2019

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg underlined her and the government’s support for the offshore oil and gas industry, especially the subsea industry, in a keynote speech and visit to this year’s Underwater Technology Conference in her home town…

UTC: Complex Markets and Innovation Under Focus

Jun 12, 2019

Complex macro-economic scenarios, electric vehicle growth and the value – and meaning – of digitalization were among the wide-ranging topics tackled during Day 0 at this year’s Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) in Bergen.Setting the scene…

SUBSEA ENGINEERING: By-pass, superfast

Jun 10, 2019

When a troublesome pipeline beset with wax issues escalated into a blockage, new North Sea independent Chrysaor and Subsea 7 nimbly dealt with it, installing a 26km bypass pipeline in just eight months – despite facing multiple issues on the way…

Subsea and Beyond

Jun 10, 2019

...but not without a few global challengesAhead of this year’s Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) in Bergen, Elaine Maslin spoke with key members of the program committee to hear their thoughts on the state of the nation.From its humble beginnings in the offshore oil and gas industry…

A Sliding Scale of Residency

Apr 30, 2019

Seabed deployed remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) are already here. Since early last year, IKM Subsea has been operating its Merlin UCV R-ROV (resident ROV) from a cage placed beneath Norwegian operator Equinor’s Snorre B production facility offshore Norway…

Transport & Installation: Fleet Renewal

Apr 29, 2019

It’s been a tough market for heavy lift vessel operators – but that’s not stopping them renewing and reinventing their fleets.The offshore installation market has been tough, especially for those with installation vessels – resource and cash intensive assets…

Drilling Down Deep

Apr 25, 2019

Deepwater drilling is back and targeting ever deeper waters, from South Africa to Pakistan.Deepwater exploration is starting to get serious, again. If fact, French oil major Total is lined up to drill what will be a new deepwater drilling record later this year…

Google Translate for Oil Wells

Apr 22, 2019

A startup is looking to harness the world of artificial intelligence to help oil companies do more with the data, as well as the oil, they get from their wells.Big data is often billed as having the potential to offer the oil and gas industry huge benefits in improved efficiency and production…

More Must Be Done to Tackle Well Losses

Apr 17, 2019

North Sea oil and gas operators are failing to make the most from their existing well stocks, with some 30% (600) shut-in and 33 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) lost due to well losses – the equivalent of a new west of Shetland field…

Aker Solutions, Fuglesangs Create FASTSubsea

Apr 10, 2019

Norway’s Aker Solutions has agreed to create a new subsea multiphase boosting company with subsea technology specialist FSubsea.The companies, through new 50/50 owned business FASTSubsea (FAST standing for Fuglesangs Aker Solutions Technology)…

Focusing on Next-gen VXTs

Apr 09, 2019

Global subsea Xmas tree orders took a major hit through the downturn. But, manufacturers are doing their bit to reduce cost and new generation trees are soon to leave factories, as Offshore Engineer found out during a tour of Aker Solutions’ Tranby facility…

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