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]

P&A problems

Jul 30, 2014

The Fugro Synergy. From Fugro Drilling and Well Services. Plugging and abandonment accounts for about 43% of decommissioning costs. Operators and service companies are looking at ways to reduce the bill…

The HPHT challenge

Jul 25, 2014

Total E&P UK’s HPHT Elgin Franklin complex. Image from Total E&P UK.  High-pressure, high-temperature developments are on the increase in the UK North Sea…

Spotlight: Influencing the decommissioning market

Feb 11, 2014

Brian Nixon’s career has seen him transition from engineering and project management to international business development in Angola. For the past four years Nixon has lead industry body Decom North Sea. Nixon (pictured) announced his decision to step down as CEO of Decom North Sea…

Bluewater’s Haewene Brim in Cromarty

Sep 01, 2013

Bluewater’s Haewene Brim floating production and offloading vessel (FPSO) has been in dry dock for an upgrade at the Nigg fabrication yard in the Cromarty Firth, northeast Scotland. It is the first time the yard, operated by Global Energy Group…

Dutch firms eye growing markets

Sep 01, 2013

New vessels, acquisitions, and expertise are driving Dutch growth. Elaine Maslin reports. The Dutch offshore sector is leveraging its engineering and seafaring traditions to grow its presence in the global oil and gas industry. The…

The Gryphon Alpha rises

Sep 01, 2013

Twenty years after it came online, the UK’s longest serving permanently-moored FPSO has been given a new lease on life. Elaine Maslin reports on the extent the UK’s largest offshore project in 2012. When production from the central North Sea Gryphon field came online in October 1993…

A technology-fueled future

Jul 31, 2013

The Next 50 Years is the strap-line of this year’s SPE Offshore Europe— underpinning those five decades will be technology, says BP’s North Sea regional president. Elaine Maslin reports. This year SPE Offshore Europe is celebrating its…

Statoil’s subsea process intervention challenge

Jul 30, 2013

As subsea production systems are entering a new era, Statoil is finding that designing, qualifying and installing the subsea factory is just the start—the future will require a new breed of vessel, Elaine Maslin explains. Earlier this summer…

Heavy lifting gets versatile

Jul 30, 2013

The global offshore heavy lift market is fragmented, but evolving, with new vessels expected to bring a step change in capability and flexibility. Elaine Maslin reports. Offshore heavy lifting capability has increased in waves, from the early heavy lifts of just a few hundred tonne…

Tanzanian investment to continue

Jul 17, 2013

Tanzania has become hot property, with BG Group and Statoil eying LNG export from the gas-rich offshore region. Tanzania’s recent rise up the resource rankings has been fast, despite it having taken a long time to reveal its potential reserves…

Mooring line failures attract industry attention

Jul 16, 2013

Mooring lines on floating production systems continue to fail, costing the industry lost time and production— why and what is being done? Elaine Maslin reports. The use of floating production systems in the offshore oil and gas industry…

North Sea fabrication filling order books

Jul 16, 2013

A high level of fabrication activity in and around the North Sea is attracting new players. Elaine Maslin reports. Platform fabrication for new installations in North Sea will reach fever pitch this year as a historically high number of facilities are completed for load out…

EOR: A core topic in the North Sea

Jul 15, 2013

Industry and government bodies think there is still a strong future in the UK North Sea, but they are not complacent about the challenges the basin faces. After more than 40 years of production from the North Sea, with declining output…

UTC: Escalating costs in subsea sector

Jun 21, 2013

The subsea industry is doing incredibly well, but it needs to reduce costs and invest more in technology development—according to the key note speaker at this week's UTC 2013. Kristian Siem, chairman of Subsea7 and its parent company Siem Industries…

Award winning corrosion monitoring comes of age

Jun 18, 2013

ClampOn won a Spotlight award last year—now its corrosion erosion monitoring system is taking off. Corrosion erosion is seeing increased interest in the subsea sector, both on old and new developments. It is proving a growing business area for ClampOn…

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