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

RWLI makes its mark

Apr 01, 2015

Ask about subsea well intervention and most assume it’s riserless light well intervention you want to talk about – for good reason. Elaine Maslin reports. Subsea light well intervention visualized by FMC Technologies…

Oceangoing giants

Apr 01, 2015

Rotterdam was home to three giants of the sea in early March – offshore industry flagships, not least Allseas’ newly renamed Pioneering Spirit. Elaine Maslin took a tour. Pioneering Spirit’s lifting beams loom from its bows…

Back to basics

Mar 01, 2015

Getting engineering back to basics isn’t just about standardization anymore. Industry executives at the annual GE Oil & Gas summit in Florence advocated for simplicity in order to keep costs low and get projects done right. Elaine Maslin reports…

When automation, not if

Mar 01, 2015

Automation on the drillfloor has been slow to take off – but it is coming as advances in enabling technologies are made. Elaine Maslin looks at work ongoing in the field. Automation on the drillfloor has been slow to take off – but it’s coming and there will be no going back…

Going with the flow

Mar 01, 2015

Flow measurement isn’t always foremost in industry debates, but the role it plays – and getting it right – is key. Elaine Maslin found out more. NEL’s flow measurement facility.  Image from NEL…

RED gets ready

Mar 01, 2015

Resonance enhanced drilling could help speed up drilling time and efficiency. Elaine Maslin reports. Professor Marian Wiercigroch with the vertical RED full scale experimental rig.  Images from the University of Aberdeen…

A sinking feeling

Feb 02, 2015

Ekofisk is an iconic field, but its uniqueness gives operator ConocoPhillips some specific challenges around subsidence. Elaine Maslin reports. The Ekofisk Complex. Photo from ConocoPhillips Norge…

Lighting the way

Feb 02, 2015

Sending electricity to offshore installations from onshore has been proven on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, but cost is a factor. Elaine Maslin reports. Total’s Martin Linge development. Image from Siemens…

Reel-lay gets real attention

Jan 01, 2015

The race has been on to create a mechanically-lined pipe that can be installed using reel-lay. Now it’s been done, and the method is taking off. Elaine Maslin provides an overview. BUTTING’s own-brand BuBi-Pipe in manufacturing…

Middle Eastern promise

Jan 01, 2015

The shallow waters of the Persian Gulf, also known as the Arabian Gulf, belie the plethora of offshore infrastructure – new and old – in the Middle East. Elaine Maslin probes beneath the waves. In 2005…

Current complexities

Jan 01, 2015

The weather conditions west of Shetland are some of the harshest in the world, even without the help of hurricanes, typhoons and squalls. Elaine Maslin reports on how some companies are attempting to better understand the region. The…

Production efficiency pain and gain

Dec 16, 2014

North Sea production efficiency rates are an embarrassment, says one of the basin’s leading independent operators. Elaine Maslin reports. The UK President of oil and gas independent EnQuest has said the North Sea industry should be 'shocked…

Chevron’s deepwater bet

Dec 01, 2014

Deepwater is a big play for Chevron – one which comes with challenges that the super major is working hard to overcome. Transocean’s drillship Discoverer Deep Seas, which drilled at Chevron’s Tahiti prospect…

Production optimization trends

Dec 01, 2014

We asked production optimization specialists their views on the latest trends in the area. Skills comes high up the list. Elaine Maslin sets out the results of our survey. Topside activities are currently the biggest challenge to production optimization in the North Sea…

Optimizing options

Dec 01, 2014

Late life production optimization is hard, but interesting, according to those tackling the issue. Elaine Maslin provides an overview of recent trends. As natural production rates wane and assets start to age, optimizing production rates offshore becomes a key challenge for operators…

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