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]gineer.com

Apollo joins marginal field initiative

May 03, 2015

ABT Oil & Gas (ABTOG) has signed a Collaboration Agreement Aberdeen based engineering firm Apollo Offshore Engineering on its marginal field delivery consortium. Apollo will join the Marginal Field Delivery Consortium providing expertise…

Shallow water hazards

May 01, 2015

Protecting, inspecting and repairing pipelines in the shallow waters of the Middle East isn’t as easy as it sounds. Elaine Maslin reports. McDermott’s DP2 offshore construction support vessel Thedbaud Sea in the Middle East…

(Em)Bracing innovation

May 01, 2015

Installed in 65m water depth in 1998, the Siri platform was an innovation. Now, it has taken another innovation – taking onshore cable stay engineering design concepts for use subsea – to allow the platform to continue operation. Elaine Maslin reports…

Taking the load

May 01, 2015

Calibrating the 64 load cells on the Snorre A tension leg platform was a lengthy arduous task, until a new solution, installed late 2014, was found. Elaine Maslin reports. The Snorre A tension leg platform…

Ready for prime time

May 01, 2015

Italy is sitting on sizeable untapped gas resources, yet it still imports a large proportion of its gas. Elaine Maslin reports from the Offshore Mediterranean Conference, Ravenna. Bruno Lescoeur…

Increasing the tension

May 01, 2015

Maritime Developments, based in Peterhead, Scotland, has released its first four-track, 75-tonne pipeline tensioner, not long after shipping out the third of a 50-tonne version of the unit, which took center stage at Subsea Expo in Aberdeen in February…

Looking further afield

May 01, 2015

Italian engineering companies could offer competitive engineering, procurement and construction services in the Mediterranean Sea, should activity pick up, but West Africa is currently the hot spot for contracts. Litchendjili…

From Russia with tough love

May 01, 2015

Hardfacing has been given a tungsten carbide boost thanks to chemical vapor deposition technology developed in Russia. Elaine Maslin explains. Hardide reactor loading to perform the CVD process…

Making a ‘smart’ pipe

May 01, 2015

Researchers at Norway’s SINTEF together with a consortium of industrial partners have developed technologies to enable real-time condition monitoring reports from within pipelines to be transmitted to shore. SmartPipe launched in 2006…

Premier hits snag on Isobel Deep

Apr 24, 2015

Premier Oil's Isobel Deep 14/20-1 well in the North Falkland Basin has been suspended and the blowout preventer (BOP) stack recovered after an equipment malfunction. Partner Rockhopper Exploration said Friday that, while repairs are carried out…

Far from dead

Apr 15, 2015

Never let a good crisis go to waste, an industry conference in Oslo, Norway, had been told this morning,  Image from Aker. The phrase, used by former UK Prime Minister and wartime…

Renewables investment reaches record highs

Apr 07, 2015

Global investment in renewable energy reached record levels in 2014, including the record-breaking US$3.8 billion financing of the largest ever renewable energy plant, a Dutch wind farm project, a new report has shown. Image from Siemens…

Big spending needs investment

Apr 01, 2015

Brazil has big plans as it sets its sight on increasing oil exports – but it will need investment in technology as it moves into ever deeper waters. Elaine Maslin reports from Subsea Expo. Various vessels await deployment in Guanabara Bay near Niterói…

Being economical with EOR

Apr 01, 2015

Consideration is being given to new tax incentives to encourage enhanced oil recovery schemes in the UK North Sea. Elaine Maslin looks at an assessment of EOR economics. Professor Alex Kemp.   As production declines…

Understanding EOR

Apr 01, 2015

EOR is taking off offshore, yet scientists at the University of Aberdeen believe more work needs to be done to understand the link between reservoir properties such as wettability and fluid flow to help in order to truly benefit from EOR…

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