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]

Fugro supports Quad 204 construction

Oct 07, 2014

Real-time metocean data transmitted by a Fugro SEAWATCH Wavescan buoy is supporting Technip's construction program on BP's Quad 204 project West of Shetland. The work is Technip’s largest UK North Sea contract to date and involves replacing…

Testing the waters

Oct 03, 2014

Elaine Maslin reports on Subsea 7’s new autonomous inspection vehicle and an AUV specification that has been put out for tender by French major Total. Subsea 7’s AIV. Images from Subsea 7.  Life-of-field autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV)…

A stabilizing influence

Oct 03, 2014

When the Varg A monotower offshore Norway required stabilization, IK came up with a novel, remote, subsea solution. Elaine Maslin found out more after hearing about the project at the Underwater Technology Conference in Bergen earlier this year…

The third 3D industrial revolution

Oct 02, 2014

3D or additive printing has caught the world’s imagination—with the potential for human bone replacements and even bio-ink being mooted. Elaine Maslin found out more. Maersk Oil’s digital core laboratory in Qatar…

Narrating data

Oct 02, 2014

Software that can turn your oilfield data into readable reports is coming to an oilfield near you. Elaine Maslin found out how this technology could help create articulate oilfields. Left: Dr.…

North Sea exploration support needed

Sep 30, 2014

Industry body Oil & Gas UK is calling on the UK Government to offer fiscal support for exploration in the UK North Sea, alongside lower taxes, and simpler field allowances.  The call, made in the body’s Economic Report 2014, comes as the UK’s oil and gas industry faces rising operating costs…

Wood Group PSN wins Woodside work

Sep 09, 2014

Wood Group PSN (WGPSN) has secured a contract with Woodside in Western Australia which boosts Wood Group's maintenance and brownfield project portfolio in Australia. The scope of work includes the engineering, procurement and construction…

Seeing seismic in 3D

Sep 01, 2014

Shell’s GeoSigns has helped the company find reservoirs like the pre-salt West Boreas field in the Gulf of Mexico and there is more to come. Elaine Maslin reports. Shell’s iScope facilities…

Protecting assets through better data trending

Sep 01, 2014

Elaine Maslin examines how better data trending and a focus on key hubs could help improve ailing production efficiency rates and extend asset life on the UK Continental Shelf and beyond. NI CompactRIO…

Sensing systems

Sep 01, 2014

Optical and even quantum sensing is being assessed to help monitor the subsea oilfields of the future as part of remote sensor networks. Elaine Maslin reports on work in the field by the University of Aberdeen. A…

Cranking up the power on connectors

Sep 01, 2014

Siemens is putting a 45Kv wet mate connector designed for up to 3000m water through its paces. Elaine Maslin went to learn more at the firm’s plant in Ulverston, Cumbria, England. Critical electrical component testing on the SpecTRON 45…

Simplifying decommissioning

Aug 04, 2014

An ILT being placed inside a pile. IHC Handling Systems has a tool which may prove useful removing no longer required platform jackets. Elaine Maslin reports. Operators are finally…

Going down under for anchor innovation

Aug 04, 2014

A Depla during scale testing. Images from Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems (COFS).  Dutch drag anchor specialists Vryhof Anchors have gone down under in a move to develop efficient deepwater anchor systems…

Focusing on Europe

Aug 04, 2014

Cable laud sling production at Hendrik Veder Group in Rotterdam. Photo from Hendrik Veder Group.  Rotterdam-based Hendrik Veder Group moved into the fiber rope domain last year when it bought manufacturing firm G…

Positive outlook

Aug 04, 2014

The HelWin Beta platform, on its way out to sea. Photos from HFG. The North Sea is set to continue to provide work for fabricators for 10-20 more years, says Heerema Fabrication Group’s CEO…

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