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]

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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