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]

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Oil industry needs new technology to meet long-term demand

Nov 18, 2014

The industry is going to face more challenges than ever over the next 30 years as it strives to meet global oil and gas demand from ever harder to reach and extract resources, industry bosses say. Amin Nasser…

Execs warn against oil price knee-jerk

Nov 17, 2014

Leading industry executives including BP CEO Bob Dudley cautioned against “over-reacting” to current low oil prices at global industry forum. 'While there has been some speculation that the high cost of unconventional oil production might…

Halliburton, Baker Hughes in merger talks

Nov 14, 2014

Baker Hughes and Halliburton are in ‘preliminary discussions’ in regards to a possible merger between the two oil services providers, Baker Hughes confirmed on 14 November.  “These discussions may or may not lead to any transaction. Baker…

Statoil looks to cut Johan Castberg costs

Nov 04, 2014

Statoil aims to shed a further 15% on the capital cost for the Johan Castberg development, offshore Norway, before it can move forward, its project manager said. The up to 600MMboe Barents Sea Johan Castberg project has been delayed twice…

Deepwater cost challenges and opportunities

Oct 14, 2014

Deepwater exploration offers one of the few attractive places for today's international oil companies, but costs will need to be curbed to make it work, senior executives said in Aberdeen today (14 October). Total's…

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