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]

Staying ahead of the game

Feb 01, 2016

Despite slower than anticipated demand for well intervention services, service firms are ploughing ahead with new designs and solutions to help operators get more out of their wells. Elaine Maslin highlights some of the activity in the market…

Making nodes fly

Feb 01, 2016

The job of placing ocean bottom nodes for seismic acquisition could be set for a revolution. Elaine Maslin looks at Autonomous Robotics Limited’s concept. A single node, nose on. Images from Autonomous Robotics Ltd…

Breaking ground on Butch

Feb 01, 2016

Open water coiled tubing drilling has been used offshore Norway in an industry first. Elaine Maslin found out more. Island Offshore’s Island Constructor. Images from Centrica Norge Coiled tubing drilling (CTD) isn’t a new concept…

Every barrel (now) matters

Feb 01, 2016

A relentless focus is required to maintain and optimize production on often aging North Sea assets. Elaine Maslin reports. Wintershall’s Brage platform. Photos from Wintershall.  Optimizing…

Pain in the Annulus

Jan 01, 2016

Well plugging and abandonment activity as part of offshore decommissioning is starting to ramp up – but could it be done better? Elaine Maslin reports. Interwell’s exothermic P&A solution.  Image from Interwell…

African FPSOs

Jan 01, 2016

Nigeria is eying an opportunity to integrate floating production units on home turf, potentially even building them from scratch. Elaine Maslin found out more. ADOL from the air.  Photos…

First cut is the deepest

Jan 01, 2016

OE reached out to analysts Wood Mackenzie and IHS Energy to find out the view on the next 12-18 months. And the outlook is not so great for exploration spend. Audrey Leon and Elaine Maslin report. Wood Mackenzie Image from iStock…

Up close and pore-scale personal

Jan 01, 2016

Voxels, submicrons and synchrotronic optics are coming to an oil and gas laboratory near you. Well, almost. Elaine Maslin reports on the University of Aberdeen’s new high-spec scanner. High…

Tackling the backlog

Jan 01, 2016

With many assets now more than 25 years old, asset integrity is a daily concern on the UK Continental Shelf. Is the industry keeping up? Elaine Maslin reports. Rope access is used to get to areas usually out of reach…

Differentiating through technology

Jan 01, 2016

Aging infrastructure, deep waters, high-pressures and rising levels of H2S and CO2 are all on the hit for Technip’s VP of technology development. Elaine Maslin spoke to Group SVP Subsea Innovation & Technology Laurent Decoret. Laurent Decoret…

Shell, BG to shed 2800 jobs as merger clears

Dec 14, 2015

Shell has cleared the final regulatory approval for its US$70 billion acquisition of BG Group, after receiving 'unconditional merger clearance' from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). This approval from China is the final regulatory…

Socar continues search for missing workers

Dec 07, 2015

A search for missing oil workers continues in the Caspian Sea following a fire offshore Azerbaijan that started last week, on 4 December. Socar's West Azeri plaform. Image from Socar's Facebook…

Bumper crop

Dec 01, 2015

Despite the massive cut backs the industry is facing, including cuts to exploration programs, drill bits continued to spin in 2015. Elaine Maslin reports. Atwood Achiever. Photo from Atwood Oceanics…

The North Sea gets steamy

Dec 01, 2015

Using steam to help increase oil recovery, particularly from heavy oil, is a well tried and tested technology, but not quite so offshore. Elaine Maslin looks at a bid to change that. Images from The Steam Oil Production Co…

Sewing seeds

Dec 01, 2015

We’re in tough times, but that also means there’s an opportunity to seek new solutions, according to Proserv’s David Lamont. Elaine Maslin went to hear the CEO’s views. Lamont. In 1982…

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