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]

Security threat

Oct 01, 2017

A new report by Deloitte sheds light on a new vulnerability within oil and gas – cyber-attacks. Elaine Maslin reports. Image from iStock. The oil and gas industry is often accused of being behind the times…

Gas to power game changer

Oct 01, 2017

A Dutch initiative is looking to combine gas to power production with CCS to unlock marginal fields on the Dutch Continental Shelf. Elaine Maslin reports. Images from Circular Energy. Like the rest of the North Sea…

Inpex enters Norway with Barents Sea stake

Sep 18, 2017

Japan's Inpex has made its first move into Norway by agreeing to acquire a 40% stake in PL767 in the western Barents Sea from Bayerngas Norge. Map of PL767, from Inpex. The license…

Living in a subsea world

Sep 01, 2017

Oceaneering and Sonsub are making moves towards subsea resident remote operated vehicles. Elaine Maslin reports on their progress. The eNovus ROV illustrated. Image from Oceaneering. The…

Moving the needle

Sep 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin caught up with new Oceaneering CEO Rod Larson, at this year’s Underwater Technology Conference, and discovered his commitment to keep pushing the boundaries of what is currently possible. Rod Larson…

An uncertain outlook

Sep 01, 2017

Production is increasing in the UK North Sea as investments made up to 2014 come onstream. But what’s next? Elaine Maslin takes a look. The Culzean development jacket was installed in July…

Getting heavy

Sep 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin surveys some of the heavy oil field developments in the UK Continental Shelf, plus some of the technology aimed at unlocking it. The Pilot area. Image from The Steam Oil Co. Heavy…

An iEPCI philosophy

Sep 01, 2017

Undeveloped pools in the North Sea and elsewhere could make it over the line with TechnipFMC’s iEPCI approach to subsea tiebacks. Elaine Maslin reports. A TechnipFMC iEPCI vision. Image from TechnipFMC…

The beginning is nigh

Sep 01, 2017

With a need to find more cost-effective solutions, for more complex systems, converging with the big data era, could it be time for the all-electric subsea system? Elaine Maslin reports. Daniel Abicht…

Port of call

Sep 01, 2017

Once a major port for coal export, northeast England’s Port of Blyth is becoming a growing hub for offshore industries. Elaine Maslin reports. Aerial view of the Port of Blyth. Image from Port of Blyth…

New kid on the block

Sep 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin reports on a new pump under development that could be the next step in subsea multiphase boosting. Aslaug Melbø, engineering manager, subsea systems, BHGE, speaking at UTC Bergen…

Seawater Springs

Sep 01, 2017

Seawater injection is one of the jigsaw pieces making up the subsea processing puzzle. Elaine Maslin reports on Saipem’s Springs technology. Springs, how it might look subsea.  Image from Saipem…

Progressing Mariner

Sep 01, 2017

Offshore heavy lift installation work is complete, and hook-up and commissioning work has started on Statoil’s Mariner heavy oil field. Elaine Maslin reports on progress, including work optimizing the field’s 100+ wells scope. Statoil’s 38…

Asset integrity wrapped up

Sep 01, 2017

Engineered composite wraps are becoming the solution of choice for dealing with corrosion issues in the North Sea on an increasing range of offshore pipework and structures. Elaine Maslin reports. Caisson repair using Technowrap Splashzone…

Confidence boost

Sep 01, 2017

Subsea boosting is helping to push otherwise uneconomic subsea projects over the line. Elaine Maslin reports on two tiebacks benefiting from a bit of boost – including the industry’s longest deepwater subsea multiphase boosting tieback. Murphy…

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