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]

Busy work

Sep 01, 2015

Introducing a new FPSO into a brownfield while overhauling the subsea infrastructure led to a complex multi-year SIMOPS campaign for Technip. Elaine Maslin reports. A GIS image (above) shows the complexity of the SIMOPS at Quad 204…

Taking Bravenes steps

Sep 01, 2015

Van Oord has been taking its engineering expertise in the dredging sector and applying it to the oil and gas business – with much success. Elaine Maslin reports on a first in deepwater and a new market. Van Oord’s new rock installation vessel…

Robotic intervention

Sep 01, 2015

Offshore workers could soon find themselves sharing their facilities with robots, particularly in remote, harsh or hazardous environments. Elaine Maslin looks at the Argos Challenge. Homologation phase with the FOXIRIS robot…

OE15: Industry needs to adopt digitalization

Aug 25, 2015

With less than two weeks to go before SPE Offshore Europe 2015, we spoke with DNV GL Oil & Gas CEO Elizabeth Tørstad, who will be visiting the show, about technology trends and requirements in the offshore oil and gas sector. DNV…

Innovation – in all its forms

Aug 01, 2015

Standardization has been high on the agenda at the Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) in Bergen for the past two years. This year, the focus was “innovating for the next wave.” Elaine Maslin reports on innovations discussed and on show…

Big data gets even bigger

Aug 01, 2015

Big data is not just for the seismic segment. Elaine Maslin takes a look at other areas, such as condition monitoring, where the industry could make significant gains. A view of the server room at BP’s Center for High-Performance Computing…

Tough times – but no complacency

Aug 01, 2015

In today’s climate, helping the next generation understand the importance and longevity of the oil and gas industry is more important than ever, says SPE Offshore Europe co-chairman Charles Woodburn. Elaine Maslin explains. Charles Woodburn…

Keppel inks third GoFLNG conversion

Jul 22, 2015

Keppel Shipyard has signed its third contract with Golar LNG worth approximately US$684 million for a floating LNG conversion. Keppel Shipyard will convert Golar’s Moss type LNG carrier, the Gandria, into a Golar Floating LNG (GoFLNG) facility…

Subsea 7, KBR form FEED alliance

Jul 16, 2015

Subsea 7 has agreed to its second alliance deal in a week, entering into an agreement with Houston-based KBR and its subsidiary Granherne to collaborate in cost effective, concept and front-end engineering and design services (FEED) for the…

OneSubsea, Subsea 7 form alliance

Jul 13, 2015

OneSubsea and Subsea 7 entered into an agreement to form a non-incorporated alliance to design, develop and deliver integrated subsea development solutions for the oil and gas industry. Image from Subsea 7…

Taking a stand

Jul 01, 2015

Norway’s Standlifter has developed a decommissioning jackup concept. The concept, shown during Norway’s Subsea Valley conference in April, is a jackup equipped for plugging and abandonment (P&A) and decommissioning operations in up to 300ft water depth…

Cutting down to size

Jul 01, 2015

As the oil and gas industry reacts to the continued downturn in prices, even the seismic vessels market is taking great pains to trim the fleet and stay competitive. Elaine Maslin surveys the market. GC Rieber delivered the Polar Empress…

A soft touch for heavy lifting

Jul 01, 2015

Three firms have joined forces to lighten the load of offshore heavy lifting game. Elaine Maslin found out more. DeepTek drum winch, with 150m  test length of LankoDeep AHC rope, installed on Jebsen and Jessen 110-tonne knuckle boom crane…

Realizing CCS’s potential

Jul 01, 2015

Could the North Sea become a CO2 storage site? Elaine Maslin takes a look at two proposed projects and some of the challenges involved. The CCS goal—how the Scottish Centre for Carbon Storage sees carbon capture and storage on and offshore…

Counting the cost

Jul 01, 2015

As decommissioning begins in earnest in the UK North Sea, the real cost of decommissioning is starting to be seen. Elaine Maslin reports on a study conducted to assess the increasing costs. The…

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