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]

Coming full circle

May 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin reports on a new joint industry project, led by Intecsea, which aims to apply lessons learned to reduce decommissioning costs by building them into the design phase. Decommissioning project team…

2020: A Digital Odyssey?

May 01, 2017

Operators have their sights set on digital, but it’s no walk in the park, from unravelling current operating systems to accessing the computing power needed. Elaine Maslin reports. Greg Hickey…

The pressure is on

May 01, 2017

Quietly, but surely, high-pressure, high-temperature expertise is being developed on the UK Continental Shelf. Elaine Maslin sets out the detail. Action on Alder. Photos from Airborne. The North Sea’s latest high-pressure…

Keeping station

Apr 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin chats with Helix Energy Solutions to find out how the intervention services provider is keeping afloat with new collaborative offerings, and, yes, new vessels entering the market. Helix’s newbuild the Siem Helix 1…

March of the Penguins

Apr 01, 2017

With Shell’s Brent Charlie due to shut down in 2018, the supermajor has had to find a new home for its Penguins cluster subsea tieback. Elaine Maslin outlines the redevelopment plans. Lucy Ritchie…

Wireline wonders

Apr 01, 2017

Oceaneering International’s acquisition of Blue Ocean Technologies is set to reap returns in terms of new technology. Elaine Maslin reports. IRIS and BORIS. Images from Oceaneering. When…

Efficiency³

Apr 01, 2017

Tackling costs head on with fresh no-nonsense thinking could prove a boon for struggling subsea developments. Elaine Maslin reports on a project that hopes to achieve just that. The Paragon B391…

Tiebacks by the numbers

Apr 01, 2017

With large-scale projects on hold, subsea tiebacks are accounting for 75-80% of sanctioned projects. Will it last? Elaine Maslin shares Wood Mackenzie’s view. Statoil’s Bryding tieback layout…

Gaining control

Apr 01, 2017

Inflow control valves and in-well fiber-optics have given Nexen far greater visibility of what’s going in and out of their reservoirs on the Golden Eagle field. Elaine Maslin reports. Golden Eagle with the Safe Caledonia alongside…

Ship shape

Apr 01, 2017

Polymer steel composite repairs are becoming a popular solution for worn out plates in the growing floating production vessel fleet. Elaine Maslin reports. The FPF3 on station. Images from Intelligent Engineering…

Testing high-tech solutions for asset integrity

Apr 01, 2017

The impact of asset integrity is hard to quantify, but UK North Sea goals to tackle it, including using robots, are being made clear. Elaine Maslin reports. The P100 robot “snake arm” robot is due to be trialed in the North Sea this year…

A clean cut

Apr 01, 2017

Cutting and sealing has been combined into a neat package in Interventek’s Revolution valve design. Elaine Maslin reports. An in riser valve assembly, above, and landing string system, right. Images from Interventek…

Making a step change

Apr 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin reports on two new vessels and a semisubmersible from Helix Well Ops due out in 2017-2019, which aim to make a step change in operational efficiency. The Siem Helix 1’s back deck spread from Osbit…

Starting from the (ocean) bottom

Mar 01, 2017

A seismic shift – pun intended – has been made in ocean bottom node technology. It is being made more efficient and cheaper to deploy, bringing it closer to challenging the high-end towed streamer market. Elaine Maslin reports. Miniaturization…

Neural networking by design

Mar 01, 2017

Artificial neural networks are being used to help design floating production system hulls in the concept and front-end engineering phases. Elaine Maslin reports. Libra and her possible smaller…

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