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]

Mariner topsides ready for lift, field could hold more

Jul 05, 2017

In just two days’ time, work putting together one of the biggest and heaviest jigsaw puzzles you could imagine is due to start offshore Shetland in the UK North Sea. Mariner topsides. Images from OE Staff…

Strait wind

Jul 01, 2017

The Taiwan Strait could be on the verge of an offshore wind boom. Elaine Maslin reports on ambitious targets and challenges. Image from iStock. Taiwan has set itself an ambitious offshore energy target…

Seeking P&A alternatives

Jul 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin surveys some of the plugging and abandonment solutions presented at Sintef’s Experimental P&A Research for the North Sea event in Trondheim, Norway. Alexandra Bech Gjørv Plugging…

Subsea strikes back

Jul 01, 2017

While significant costs have been stripped out of the oil and gas industry, shale is fighting back. And, if the subsea industry is to survive, it will need more than just reduced costs, industry executives told the Underwater Technology Conference (UTC) in Bergen…

Rising tides

Jul 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin examines the market for wave and tidal, and reports on industry efforts to drive down costs and eventually scale up. A Tocardo device, supported on a Damen-built “UFS,” at Hatston Pier…

The future floats

Jul 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin surveys a variety of floating offshore wind projects due onstream in the near future. Statoil’s Hywind project.  Image from Statoil. This year, floating offshore…

Time for an intervention

Jul 01, 2017

Well intervention spending has been hit harder than other areas, but it is not due to a lack of opportunities. Elaine Maslin reports.  Island Offshore’s Island Frontier. Image from Island Offshore…

UTC: Subsea technology amid a market challenge

Jun 20, 2017

If one thing is certain, it’s that oil prices fall, rise, and then fall again and that the dynamics driving prices are complex and will change faster than we might expect. Image from UTC Twitter…

A monster facility

Jun 01, 2017

Johan Sverdrup is the largest ongoing project in the North Sea. Elaine Maslin looks at Statoil’s progress, cost reduction and technology use on the development. How it will look: Johan Svedrup…

The digital revolution is now

Jun 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin and Audrey Leon look at how digitalization stands to make a big splash in the offshore industry. Embracing a digital vision. Image from DNV GL. Often when digitalization is mentioned…

The Tao of subsea

Jun 01, 2017

Ocean floor mapping is being completely re-thought, with the help of drones, swarms of underwater vehicles and unmanned surface vehicles. Elaine Maslin reports. Team Tao’s BEM concept. Images from SMD…

Advancing e-ROVs

Jun 01, 2017

The eNovus. Photo from Oceaneering. Permanently stationed underwater vehicles are almost a reality – in Norway, at least. Elaine Maslin reports. Statoil is working with Oceaneering…

Breaking records

Jun 01, 2017

Facilities transport records have been broken and broken again by Dutch marine contractor Boskalis’ Dockwise business. Elaine Maslin reports. Statoil’s Aasta Hansteen spar being loaded onto the Dockwise Vanguard in South Korea…

Northern Lights

Jun 01, 2017

Lundin believes the future is in the north. Elaine Maslin reports on the firm’s plans for the Alta Gohta development. An artist’s impression: Alta Gohta. Image from Lundin. Norway’s far north…

Moving toward all-electric

Jun 01, 2017

Elaine Maslin dives deeper into the all-electric subsea equation. The K5F-3 subsea all-electric Xmas tree from OneSubsea.Photo from TEP NL (Total E&P Netherlands). All-electric subsea installations have been on the agenda for years…

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