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]

Improving recovery

Nov 01, 2017

Last month (October 2017), Chevron approved plans for a commercial polymer EOR project on its UK North Sea Captain heavy oil field. Elaine Maslin looks at the broader prospects for EOR projects on the UKCS. For many fields on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) the clock is ticking…

Circular energy

Nov 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin reports on a new solution aimed at converting heat in subsea pipes into power, and then using that power to measure what’s going through those pipes. Hot Ring. Image from Exnics. “Hot…

Going against the flow

Oct 30, 2017

Record numbers of marine energy devices are generating record amount of power in Scottish Waters, but the sector has been knocked back in its bid for support. Elaine Maslin reports. Timing is everything, they say. For the UK marine energy sector…

Decom dollars

Oct 30, 2017

More than 700 offshore fields are expected to cease production in the next five years, according to forecasts. Elaine Maslin reports. Two major events appeared to fire the starting gun for the UK’s offshore decommissioning market to take…

Total efficiency

Oct 30, 2017

When Total launched the Laggan-Tormore subsea tieback, West of Shetland, it was always with the long-view, and not just in terms of distance. The investment is starting to pay off. Elaine Maslin reports. The 143km-long gas pipeline export facilities for Laggan-Tormore…

Tapping Asia’s marine energy market

Oct 30, 2017

With waning support for marine energy in the UK, Sustainable Marine Energy decided to head East. Elaine Maslin reports. The Plat-I design. Image from Sustainable Marine Energy. Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) set out to be a tidal energy developer…

Gravitational pull

Oct 30, 2017

Two offshore wind firsts have been achieved this year, both relating to use of gravity-based foundations. Elaine Maslin reports. While gravity-based wind turbines are not new, they’re far from the most common form of foundation for the offshore wind industry…

Creating a carbon store

Oct 01, 2017

Norway has an ambitious plan to take carbon capture and storage offshore to a level which could potentially see the country becoming a store for other’s emissions. Elaine Maslin reports. Technology Centre Mongstad…

Lucky for some

Oct 01, 2017

Alpha Petroleum is proving that there’s room for small independents to make their mark in the UK North Sea. Elaine Maslin looks at the firm’s Cheviot field plan. Image from Centrica. Some fields get a second chance…

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…

Deep sea mining

Oct 01, 2017

Deep sea minerals have been seen as a potential new source for in demand metals and rare earth elements. Offshore sector firms are eyeing the potential for a new revenue stream. Elaine Maslin reports. Many are looking to a new resource…

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…

Still in the game

Oct 01, 2017

Is deepwater still relevant? Shell thinks so, from optimizing its existing production to new projects. But when will the tap be turned? Elaine Maslin reports. Shell’s Olympus platform. Photo from Shell's Flickr…

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…

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…

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