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]

Latin America: Great expectations

Mar 01, 2016

Brazil and Mexico are not the only games in town in Latin America. The deepest water well ever drilled is lined up for offshore Uruguay and Exxon is set to test Liza offshore Guyana. Elaine Maslin reports. The newly minted Maersk Venturer drillship…

In your (completion) dreams

Mar 01, 2016

Elaine Maslin reports on Saudi Aramco’s work to improve recovery through “smart” completions, thereby simultaneously reducing intervention. Dr Mohamed Nabil Noui-Mehidi speaking at the Society…

Popularizing polymers

Mar 01, 2016

Elaine Maslin visited with Nylacast to find out more about engineering polymers and their benefits to the offshore industry. Nylacast component being machined. Images from Nylacast. Engineering…

Clever composites

Mar 01, 2016

Sometimes, new materials and new manufacturing processes fortuitously emerge, just at the time they are needed. At least Magma Global hopes that’s the case. Elaine Maslin reports. m-pipe in production…

Upping the Amps

Mar 01, 2016

After making a splash on the market with its pinless, wetmate connector Maelstrom in 2013, Elaine Maslin examines how Bergen’s WiSub is upping the game. The Torden pinless wet mate connector.  Small…

A subsea Inovatum

Mar 01, 2016

Not all projects for clients come to fruition, but the work done along the way can lead to greater things as Norway’s Inovatum Lifting is finding out. Elaine Maslin reports. Two 150-tonne INOshackles…

MEMS the word

Mar 01, 2016

Norwegian universities have a great habit of directing their students towards research that quite often results in a new technology – and new businesses. Elaine Maslin reports on a new business bringing micro-electronic mechanical systems to the subsea business…

Embracing nanotechnology’s potential

Mar 01, 2016

Elaine Maslin examines some of the potential uses for nanoscale manufacturing in the oil and gas industry. Image provided by Repsol. Source: 'Commercial scale production of inorganic nanoparticles…

Taming a Sea Lion

Mar 01, 2016

Since its discovery in 2010, the Sea Lion field offshore the Falkland Islands has been subject to a string of development options. Elaine Maslin looks at Premier Oil’s optimized final plan. Ocean Rig’s Ocean Guardian semisubmersible drilling rig…

Wonders of the deep

Mar 01, 2016

Vidar Fondevik’s career has spanned challenging the limits of diving to developing remote operated systems. He reflected on his career with Elaine Maslin. Vidar Fondevik, top left, receiving his SUT Fellowship…

Making Murene

Mar 01, 2016

The need to innovate, collaborate and standardize existed well before the downturn, and not least in Norway. Elaine Maslin sets out how Transmark Subsea has been doing all three. Work on Murene at Transmark’s facility near Bergen…

Powering the deep

Mar 01, 2016

Longer step-outs, harsher environments, deeper waters all point to an increasing need for power on the seafloor. Statoil and its partners are working on solutions. Elaine Maslin reports. ABB’s power from shore vision…

Simplifying sampling

Mar 01, 2016

Elaine Maslin reports on Norway’s NUI newly developed seabed sampler, which will take any type of sediment while using an ROV. The sampler during a test subsea.  Despite the best…

Subsea Expo: Toughest year yet

Feb 03, 2016

2015 was a wake-up call and 2016 is probably going to be our most challenging year, this morning’s Subsea Expo was warned. Subsea UK CEO Neil Gordon. Image from Subsea UK Twitter. And the future isn’t looking much easier…

Is North Sea efficiency that bad?

Feb 02, 2016

Falling production efficiency has become a thorn in the side of the UK North Sea oil and gas industry. Is the industry getting to grips with its efficiency issues and, some ask, is it really that bad? Elaine Maslin reports. According…

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