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]

World-leading expertise

Jun 18, 2013

The world-leading expertise on subsea equipment and technology that Norwegian companies hold has evolved over time. Now, it is vital that these companies are able to use the resources and knowledge they have available – and work smarter…

Norwegian innovation makes its mark

Jun 14, 2013

When Norway first attended the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, 40 years ago, it was at the beginning of a long journey. Building on its seafaring heritage, the country has developed a strong base for oilfield technology. It’s now leading the way into new territories…

Mexico eyes exploration boom

Jun 14, 2013

Pemex wants to grow— but needs the technology and resources to do it. Elaine Maslin reports from Offshore Technology Conference. Mexico has ambitious plans for its offshore exploration and production sector. Carlos Morales Gil, general director of Pemex E&P…

Dutch develop dual MPT for new drillships

Jun 13, 2013

European editor Elaine Maslin went to visit Huisman’s yard in Schiedam, Netherlands, as the finishing touches were being carried out on the Noble Globetrotter II.    When offshore lifting, pipelay and drilling firm Huisman decided…

SPE’s Offshore Achievement Awards

May 28, 2013

Innovation in the offshore industry was one of the key themes at this year’s 27th Offshore Achievement Awards. The event, supported by Offshore Engineer and held at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, was successfully re-launched…

Mega projects on the horizon for the Pieter Schelte

May 22, 2013

After 20 years as an idea, the Pieter Schelte heavy-lift and pipelay vessel is getting close to winning its first work, with the North Sea its most likely first customer. Elaine Maslin shares a look.Big just got bigger, and what was once a dream is getting closer by the day to becoming reality…

UTC presenters tackle hydrate flow challenges

May 21, 2013

Dealing with hydrate formation in pipelines is becoming a hot topic. The issue will be the focus of multiple papers at this year’s Underwater Technology Conference.Statoil intends to have a “full subsea factory” by 2020 and one of its key…

Decommissioning—a view from the Southern North Sea conference

May 20, 2013

Innovating and being willing to do things differently could help save in excess of £100million of the cost of decommissioning its southern North Sea assets, says Anglo-French independent Perenco. But there is still plenty of scope for improvement…

OMC – a view from the Mediterranean

May 16, 2013

This year’s OMC conference ‘Charting a course in a changing sea’ attracted more than 560 companies from 30 countries to Ravenna, Italy, for 26 technical sessions and 120 speakers. But the changing gas market was on everyone’s mind. US shale gas…

OTC.13: PWA launches Osorb

May 08, 2013

Produced Water Absorbents of Ohio yesterday commercially launched  its 'break through' Osorb technology for the treatment of oil and gas waste water streams at OTC. Osorb is a regenerable granular media, which PWA says removes up to 99% of free…

OTC.13: Norway celebrates 40 years

May 06, 2013

OTC is marking a milestone for Innovation Norway this year with not only its largest ever pavilion for Norway but also a celebration of 40 years of the country showing at Houston's annual global oil and gas showcase. The event was marked…

OTC.13: Focus on abandonment issues

May 06, 2013

Rigless abandonment of wells and use of downhole communications will be future trends, according to an OTC paper on well plugging and abandonment. Praful Desai, presenting for Schlumberger, outlined the large number of ageing and non producing wells globally…

Asset integrity and life extension: Key themes at SNS

Apr 15, 2013

Elaine Maslin reports on the Southern North Sea 2013 Conference, organized by East of England Group With a large fleet of often unmanned and aging platforms, operators in the predominantly gas producing Southern North Sea (SNS) are having to face asset integrity issues head on…

Skarv –BP harsh-water FPSO

Apr 15, 2013

The Skarv FPSO is BP’s first Norwegian greenfield project since 2001. Elaine Maslin explains the details. Sitting just 50km from the Arctic Circle in 350-450m of harsh waters, the Skarv FPSO is a milestone for BP. It is the firm’s first…

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