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Title:
MARINE DRILLING RISER CONNECTOR WITH REMOVABLE SHEAR ELEMENTS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2010/078366
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A riser joint connection includes a box connector having a box preload fixture, a pin connector having a pin preload fixture, at least one shear element configured to fit into at least one shear element cavity defined by a box connector shear groove in alignment with a pin connector shear groove, wherein the at least one shear element contacts load surfaces of the pin connector and the box connector.

Inventors:
CURTISS JASON POST III (US)
REYNOLDS HARRIS A JR (US)
Application Number:
US2009/069736
Publication Date:
October 14, 2010
Filing Date:
December 29, 2009
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Assignee:
DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING INC (US)
CURTISS JASON POST III (US)
REYNOLDS HARRIS A JR (US)
International Classes:
E21B17/00; F16L39/00
Foreign References:
US4697947A1987-10-06
US6739629B22004-05-25
US6352288B12002-03-05
US6179347B12001-01-30
Other References:
See also references of EP 2379837A4
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
BERGMAN, Jeffrey, S. et al. (909 Fannin Street Suite 350, Houston TX, US)
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