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]

Moving toward all-electric

Jun 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin dives deeper into the all-electric subsea equation. The K5F-3 subsea all-electric Xmas tree from OneSubsea.Photo from TEP NL (Total E&P Netherlands). All-electric subsea installations have been on the agenda for years…

A Norwegian Cinderella

Jun 01, 2017

It took Norwegian fairy tale character Trestakk a few times to win her prince. Likewise, her oilfield namesake had to be put back on the shelf a few times before it could make the development grade. Elaine Maslin reports. Trestakk subsurface layout…

North Sea awe

Jun 01, 2017

The awe inspired during the early days of the North Sea industry was back and in full force for the world’s heaviest offshore lift. Elaine Maslin reports. Pioneering Spirit, closing in on Brent Delta…

Argonauts win Total's robot race

May 19, 2017

Team Argonauts has won French super-major Total's robot challenge Argos (Autonomous Robot for Gas and Oil Sites).  The third and final round of the challenge, held in Lacq, France, saw five teams pitch their robotic creations against a string of tasks on a mock-platform site…

Flexible to the core

May 01, 2017

Northeast England has a heritage when it comes to the shipping and offshore industries. Elaine Maslin reports on how JDR and GE Wellstream are keeping the tradition alive. The carcass line at GE Wellstream…

Building capacity

May 01, 2017

Yards are actively building capacity for onshore removals as North Sea decommissioning starts to pick up pace. Elaine Maslin reports. Taking aim at Yme: Pioneering Spirit. Photo from Allseas…

Sticky business

May 01, 2017

Offshore enhanced oil recovery pilots in the North Sea are paving the way towards helping to get more heavy oil out of the ground. Elaine Maslin reports. Biopolymer containers on Heidrun’s deck…

E&P goes green

May 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin looks at efforts to breathe new life into old oil and gas platforms, such as refitting for renewable energy, while also cutting CO2 emissions and cost. An illustration of the Win Win (wind-powered water injection) project…

Let’s get SubCool

May 01, 2017

Dehydration on the seafloor could help build a business case for stranded gas deposits. Elaine Maslin reports. Australia’s SubCool has developed a hybrid solution for stranded gas deposits. The concept would fully process the gas at the…

A holy separation grail

May 01, 2017

In the technology maturity stakes, subsea separation could perhaps be described as one of the ugly sisters in the subsea processing world. But, perhaps Cinderella would be more appropriate. Elaine Maslin reports. Subsea infrastructure at Tordis…

Delta day arrives

May 01, 2017

Final preparations are being made for what will be the heaviest ever offshore lift and the first of the once prolific Brent field platforms removals using Allseas’ mega-vessel, the Pioneering Spirit. Elaine Maslin reports.  Allseas’…

Simply electrifying

May 01, 2017

Ahead of the Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) in Bergen this June, Elaine Maslin spoke with program chairman Nils Arne Sølvik and Statoil’s Chief Engineer Subsea Technology & Operations, Rune Mode Ramberg, about some of the topics likely to come up…

E-luminating the deeps

May 01, 2017

Eelume has made a splash with its snake-like underwater robot, despite its lithe form not initially having been destined for a life subsea. Elaine Maslin sets out the detail. Eelume (a shortening of electric and luminaire…

Separation simple

May 01, 2017

Norway’s Seabed Separation says simple is the best way to go by exploiting an understanding of the well stream. Elaine Maslin reports. Image from iStock. Seabed Separation’s technology is a dual pipe separator (DPS) system…

The robot race

May 01, 2017

A competition to develop an offshore autonomous robot has helped iron out some of the issues that will need resolving to take this technology offshore. Elaine Maslin reports. Foxiris in action…

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