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]

Envy of the (Norse) gods

Jul 01, 2015

Heerema Marine Contractor’s new semisubmersible crane vessel is set to make waves. Elaine Maslin reports. An illustration of the new NSCV.  Photos from Heerema Marine Contractors. Norse gods do not come along that often…

Iranian hope remains, despite delayed deadline

Jun 26, 2015

A deadline between western nations and Iran over the country's nuclear activities in a move which could open the country to international oil firms has once again been delayed. A deal, which would see sanctions lifted on the oil and gas rich nation…

Current currency

Jun 08, 2015

The success of MeyGen will help lay the ground work for the future of the tidal power industry. The CEO of the company behind it, Atlantis Resources, believes he has the recipe for success. Elaine Maslin reports. Tim Cornelius…

Shake up at Apache

Jun 01, 2015

Houston headquartered Apache Corporation has shaken up its leadership team and regional operating structure to 'streamline' the business, including creating an 'offshore' division. The move includes creating 'more integrated, super-region structures…

Uncharted waters

Jun 01, 2015

A milestone is about to be reached in the tidal energy industry off the cold harsh coast of Scotland. Elaine Maslin talked to the project director behind the MeyGen tidal array development. Atlantis Resources’ AR1500…

The spice of life

Jun 01, 2015

Statoil and ExxonMobil are seeking ways to develop the multi-trillion cubic feet of gas resources they have found in Block 2 offshore Tanzania. Elaine Maslin takes a look.   If you speak Swahili…

Seeing double in the deep

Jun 01, 2015

Elaine Maslin takes a look at Fincantieri’s latest ultra deepwater drillship design – Proxima, sporting twin cylindrical drill towers and two moonpools.  Fincantieri’s Proxima drillship design…

Harnessing energy

May 19, 2015

DONG Energy has taken on the offshore wind market—and it is winning. Elaine Maslin explains. A2SEA’s new wind farm installation vessel, the Sea Installer. Images from DONG Energy. In a short period of time…

Part II: The demand for standardization

May 12, 2015

In the second installment of a two part series, Elaine Maslin takes a look at what all the clamor about standardization is, what the industry is planning to do about it and what the results have been to date.  Image from DNV GL…

The demand for standardization

May 05, 2015

In the first installment of a two part series, Elaine Maslin takes a look at what all the clamor is about on standardization, what the industry is planning to do about it and what the results have been to date.  Image from Statoil…

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…

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…

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…

(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…

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