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]

Interview: André Lima Cordeiro, Executive Manager, Subsea Systems, Petrobras

Dec 29, 2021

Brazil has always pushed the boundaries of deepwater exploration and production – and it’s still doing so today. With some of the world’s largest deepwater reservoirs, that are often complex in themselves, it’s had to come up with new solutions…

Floating Offshore Wind: Attention Turns Subsea for Power Transport

Dec 28, 2021

From being an ugly duckling, floating offshore wind is now the Cinderella of the offshore renewables world. Attention is now being paid to floating and even subsea substation concepts to help bring this power to shore. Over the past year, expectations…

OE’s 2021 Top of the Festive YouTube Video Pops

Dec 21, 2021

No year is the same without the annual corporate festive YouTube videos. And while the pandemic is yet again trying to do its best to ruin our holidays, offshore companies have still provided us with a crop of Christmas cheer.Oceaneering, again…

Sourcing Seismic with Subsea Swarms

Dec 15, 2021

Swarm behavior of underwater vehicles has long been on the wish list. Couple that with collecting seismic data and you have an interesting challenge. The seismic industry has a track record for innovation – Blue Ocean Seismic Services is taking on the latest challenge…

Offshore Renewable Energy: A Port Puzzle for Floating Offshore Wind

Dec 08, 2021

After being very much on the margins of the offshore wind industry, floating offshore wind now appears to be ready to hit the mainstream. With gigawatt scale developments already on the horizon, what will the infrastructure needed to build and support them look like…

Subsea Processing: Emissions Abatement Opportunity Knocks?

Oct 28, 2021

A complete subsea factory may yet be a pipe dream. However, with its constituent parts now more or less ready, the industry has a much greater toolbox of technologies with which it can now apply to existing and new subsea developments. But is there willingness…

Digitalization: Designing with a Digital Twin

Oct 20, 2021

According to Oil & Gas UK’s latest Tech Insights report, data and digital solutions are finally becoming an integral part of the asset lifecycle. One of the largest areas where they’re applied is facilities management, but what about the design phase…

Subsea Vehicles: To Be (resident), or Not to Be?

Oct 11, 2021

That’s the question? Or, more specifically, are there alternative ways of delivering robotics to where they’re needed without having to have seabed docking stations? Elaine Maslin takes a look.  The idea for some kind of resident subsea vehicle has been around for some time…

Tech File: A Resident Eyeball ROV

Aug 19, 2021

There's also space in the market for resident observation systems, believe Boxfish Research and Transmark Subsea. The two companies signed a partnership agreement in October 2020 to deliver a fully autonomous resident observation ROV, the ARV-i…

ROVs: Time for Renewal in the Work Class world?

Aug 17, 2021

There are tentative signs of the start of a renewal in the work class ROV fleet. But what form will it take?The work class ROV (WCROV) market has taken something of a battering over the past few years. The 2014 downturn and then a pandemic has…

Subsea Tech: Taking 3D Printing to the Seabed

Aug 04, 2021

Underwater pipeline repair is an unavoidable and also fairly intensive activity within the offshore industry. There’s a lot of it on the seabed, some of it is old and/or subject to corrosive substances and even damage by anchor or trawler gear…

ROBOTICS: Meet Your New Offshore Robotic Co-workers; Charles, Eddie, ANYmal & Spot

Aug 03, 2021

Within the last 12 months, a series of significant steps have been made in the world of offshore robotics; a number of legged and tracked robots made their first steps onto and around offshore facilities in Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway and the US…

Rune Mode Ramberg: A Leading Light Subsea

Apr 25, 2021

There are not many of the leading edge subsea processing projects Rune Mode Ramberg has not been involved in at some level. The list includes Tyrihans subsea pumping, Tordis subsea separation, studies on the Ormen Lange subsea compression project…

Subsea Tiebacks: A Troll with a Kinder Surprise

Apr 25, 2021

Equinor’s Troll Phase 3 project has been described as a real Kinder surprise. It’s Equinor’s most profitable project ever and comes with a minimum CO2 intensity for an offshore project. Elaine Maslin takes a look.Later this year, Norway’s Equinor…

2020: A Year Like No Other with a Mixed Outlook for Subsea

Apr 22, 2021

On many levels, 2020 was a pretty horrific year, “a year like no other”, according to Mike Beveridge, managing director of energy investment firm Simmons Energy, a division of Piper Sandler. It’s easy to see why. A dip into a negative WTI contract prices…

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