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]

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Petrobras makes Marlim Sul pre-salt discovery

Aug 11, 2017

Petrobras encountered oil at the Poraquê Alto well, marking the company’s first commercial oil discovery in the pre-salt layer of the Marlim Sul area offshore Rio de Janiero state, Brazil. Map of Marlim Sul…

Centrica's Chestnut field gets a new lease of life

Aug 01, 2017

Marginal fields don’t always turn out to be that marginal, especially when you have efficient topsides and an ability to find hidden pockets in your reservoir. Elaine Maslin reports. Hummingbird Spirit…

Pioneering under pressure

Aug 01, 2017

Petrobras’ insatiable deepwater production plays a significant role when it comes to driving global subsea systems demand. Elaine Maslin speaks with the firm’s subsea systems executive manager Cristina Pinho. Cristina Pinho…

Challenging wax on Pil and Bue

Aug 01, 2017

Waxy crude on the Pil and Bue project and topside constraints has led VNG Norge to explore pipe-in-pipe heating systems. Elaine Maslin reports. Statoil’s Njord A facility. Photo by Thomas Sola/Statoil…

Going modular

Aug 01, 2017

Offshore structures for multiple uses were investigated by Mirco Busetto, head of basic design Offshore Business Unit, Fincantieri, at this year’s Offshore Mediterranean Conference (OMC) in Ravenna, Italy. Elaine Maslin reports. A…

North Sea honey bee

Aug 01, 2017

Finding a way to tap the North Sea’s estimated 3.4 billion of resources currently locked up in marginal pools has become a perennial problem. Elaine Maslin looks at a past solution and ideas for today outlined at an SUT Aberdeen event earlier this year…

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