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]

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…

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…

Tackling blast-proofing

Aug 04, 2014

An A60 fire door from InterDam. Just seven years after launching, fire- and blast- resistant door and wall manufacturer InterDam has added some impressive names to its project portfolio…

Pieter Schelte: Bigger and better

Aug 04, 2014

The Pieter Schelte at Marine Engineering’s Korean yard.  Photo from Allseas. Work is lining up for Allseas’ mega-vessel the Pieter Schelte, which finally starts sea trials offshore Korea this summer…

Norway’s challenges and opportunities

Aug 01, 2014

Ingrid Sølvberg, director for the Norwegian and Barents seas, Norwegian Petroleum Directorate. Photo from UTC.  Challenges to produce new areas, like the Barents, and extend the life of more mature regions…

Subsea realities

Aug 01, 2014

Rising subsea development costs have led Statoil to set a target for 20-30% cost reduction on projects. Elaine Maslin reports from the Underwater Technology Conference. Subsea – facing new realities” was the slogan for this year’s Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) in Norway…

Exploring the underexplored

Aug 01, 2014

The Cygnus Alpha wellhead platform during installation offshore. Photo from GDF Suez E&P. A new impetus to explore the UK North Sea could help to unlock some of the basins’ underexplored plays…

From simulation to WRR

Aug 01, 2014

ENI’s Goliat FPSO. Image from ENI Norge.  Offshore lifting combines heavy offshore assets with detailed analysis and product care. Elaine Maslin found out more at the North Sea Offshore Crane and Lifting Conference…

Big gets bigger - and more capable

Aug 01, 2014

Frank Verhoeven  Boskalis is eyeing an increasing role in offshore oil and gas and renewables projects—including the potential to dry dock floating production vessels at sea. Elaine Maslin found out more…

Heating for Arctic climates

Aug 01, 2014

Work on a Heinen & Hopman HVAC system.  Photo from Heinen & Hopman. Energy efficiency is high on the agenda for both Arctic exploration and in general. Elaine Maslin found out more…

Making light work in heavy lifting

Aug 01, 2014

The Rambiz 3000 carrying Wintershall’s L6-B mono-tower platform. Image from Scaldis.  Belgian and Dutch contractors have taken minimal facilities to the next level by installing a mono-tower platform and its foundations together…

Dutch entrepreneurialism

Aug 01, 2014

Sander Vergroesen, IRO’s managing director  Dutch offshore suppliers are innovating to keep ahead, providing solutions in ever deeper and colder waters globally. IRO’s Sander Vergroesen spoke to Elaine Maslin…

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