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]

Scientific drilling

Oct 01, 2015

A new offshore play is emerging in the oil and gas exploration business – deepwater contourites. Elaine Maslin spoke to Professor Dorrik Stow about what and where they are and how they were found and how scientific deepwater drilling is helping to unlock their secrets…

Adding EOR to Quad 204

Sep 10, 2015

BP has been making strides in LowSal enhanced oil recovery techniques and Bright Water. It now has its sights set on polymerized water for its Quad 204 development. Elaine Maslin found out more.   Onshore…

Rising to TCP demands

Sep 01, 2015

Airborne Oil & Gas is taking a staircase approach to introducing new thermoplastic composite pipe (TCP) technology to the oil and gas industry, with TCP risers in its sights. Elaine Maslin reports. A 6in TCP flowline…

Focusing on efficiency

Sep 01, 2015

High oil prices in a mature basin led to a tight market and cost escalation. With low oil prices, the industry is working hard to rein in spending. Elaine Maslin spoke to Oil & Gas UK CEO Deirdre Michie on some of the initiatives underway…

Making it simple

Sep 01, 2015

Hurricane Energy has proven commercial oil can flow from its fractured basement oil reservoirs West of Shetland – it’s next job is finding an economical solution to get it to market. Elaine Maslin reports. Artist's…

Forty and still ‘a beaut’

Sep 01, 2015

For OE, 2015 is a milestone year – it’s our 40th anniversary. We share that milestone with one of the world’s most iconic oil fields – the UK North Sea Forties field. Elaine Maslin charts the field’s history and finds out what the future holds…

Doubling Dutch wind capacity

Sep 01, 2015

The Gemini wind park in the Dutch sector of the North Sea has broken financing and renewables project size records. Elaine Maslin takes a look. An artists’ illustration of the Gemini wind park offshore Netherlands…

Factory drilling

Sep 01, 2015

Drilling on Statoil’s Mariner will be a mega project – but Statoil is looking to lighten the load in ways that could only be done on such a large project. Elaine Maslin found out more. The Mariner field concept artists’ illustration…

Designer mud

Sep 01, 2015

Designer mud is helping Total tap pressure depleted HPHT reservoirs in the UK North Sea. Elaine Maslin takes a look. The West Franklin well head platform installation last year.  Photos from Total…

Partnering for success

Sep 01, 2015

Bringing together floating production technology expertise and Dutch know-how from electrical cables to shipbuilding has helped Bluewater turn a new tidal energy concept into reality. Elaine Maslin reports. BlueTEC installed offshore Texel…

Going for greenfield

Sep 01, 2015

A greenfield platform was a more effective option over brownfield modifications on Shell’s Leman Alpha complex in the North Sea. Elaine Maslin explains how Dutch expertise made it a reality. The Leman AC platform engineering drawing rendering…

Multi-tasking

Sep 01, 2015

Collaboration on- and offshore the Netherlands has resulted in a new concept in platform operations and maintenance. Elaine Maslin reports. Wagenborg’s Kroonborg. Photo from Wagenborg. Across the North Sea…

Carbon sense

Sep 01, 2015

Flow visualization in horizontal wells is being improved thanks to carbon composite rods. Elaine Maslin takes a look. The yellow wireline mast suspends the top sheave and the pressure control equipment…

The Vanguard of ocean transport

Sep 01, 2015

Heavy transport firm Dockwise performed a market first with the transport of a ship-shaped FPSO, the Armada Intrepid. Elaine Maslin explains. Images from Dockwise. When the Dockwise Vanguard was conceived…

Making an impact

Sep 01, 2015

Elaine Maslin speaks with new Oil & Gas Innovation Centre (OGIC) COO Ernie Lamza about his early career, his new role and the part technology has to play in the oil and gas industry. Ernie Lamza…

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