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]

Bells and whistles

Dec 01, 2015

Odfjell Drilling’s Deepsea Aberdeen has all the bells and whistles for working west of Shetland. Elaine Maslin takes a look. Deepsea Aberdeen working west of Sheltand. Photo from Odfjell Drilling…

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…

Raising the bar

Dec 01, 2015

Getting HPHT right is a real challenge for today’s industry, involving finding new materials, setting new standards and building competence in the industry. Elaine Maslin reports. Ian Penman, senior global technical advisor…

Cutting the umbilical

Dec 01, 2015

Eliminating the umbilical has been targeted as a way to help make the exploitation of small pools more viable. Elaine Maslin reports on a string of new technologies which aim to do just that. An Exnics collar…

Gone fishing

Dec 01, 2015

Elaine Maslin speaks with OTC spotlight award winner Fishbones about the company’s new Dreamliner technology aimed at increasing accuracy and efficiency in reservoir stimulation. Fishbones’ stimulation completion technology…

Going deep, but still some way to go

Nov 01, 2015

ROV technology developers gave an update on their progress at the Subsea UK ROV Conference. Elaine Maslin reports on some progress, as well as where one operator thinks ROV and AUV technology could improve. Platform-based ROV being deployed…

A treasure TROV

Nov 01, 2015

Jim McFarlane introduced ROVs to the North Sea industry in the 1970s and went on to pioneer AUV development. Elaine Maslin learned more from the still active industry veteran. Jim McFarlane Photos from International Submarine Engineering…

Fit at 30!

Nov 01, 2015

It was the first floating production unit in the North Sea and it’s still going strong – with a deployment to its latest field, on its 12th contract, due to start next year. Elaine Maslin looks at Teekay Offshore’s Petrojarl I. The Petrojarl I FPSO…

ROVs: down but not out

Oct 20, 2015

Following the fate of the global oil industry, the short-term outlook for the remotely operated vehicle (ROV) market is set to be sluggish – but long-term these machines will play a key role in deepwater development and the technology they use is set for a leap forward…

The ROV Renaissance man

Oct 01, 2015

This year has been a year of anniversaries for many, not least OE, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, alongside first oil from the North Sea. Another firm marking a milestone is Schilling Robotics, now FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics…

A 2.0 silver lining?

Oct 01, 2015

Low oil prices, falling investment and the need to transform the UK exploration and production sector were high on the agenda at SPE Offshore Europe. Elaine Maslin reflects. A packed plenary session during SPE Offshore Europe 2015…

Neat intervention

Oct 01, 2015

Applying university research to an industry challenge has helped create new solutions for Aberdeen’s Hydrasun. Elaine Maslin reports. Interventor characterization testing at University of Strathclyde…

Sparking a ROVolution

Oct 01, 2015

Subsea robotics firm FMC Technologies Schilling Robotics has a vision, which it thinks could overturn the way subsea equipment is designed. Elaine Maslin found out more from co-founder Tyler Schilling. Schilling Robotic’s HD camera…

Sea change

Oct 01, 2015

Despite rapid progress in the 1980s and 1990s, ROV technology development has ground to a halt, according to some. Are we on the brink of a new era? Elaine Maslin reports. A UHD generation III during offshore deployment…

All subsea options

Oct 01, 2015

Most of the building blocks are in place for the all-subsea solution. But do they offer an attractive proposition? Elaine Maslin looks at DNV GL’s current thinking. Operations during the Åsgard…

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