WO2012177650A3 - Subsea connector with a split clamp latch assembly - Google Patents

Subsea connector with a split clamp latch assembly Download PDF

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WO2012177650A3
WO2012177650A3 PCT/US2012/043165 US2012043165W WO2012177650A3 WO 2012177650 A3 WO2012177650 A3 WO 2012177650A3 US 2012043165 W US2012043165 W US 2012043165W WO 2012177650 A3 WO2012177650 A3 WO 2012177650A3
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subsea
connection
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connector
latch assembly
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Joseph KILLEEN
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Bp Corporation North America Inc.
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    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
    • E21B33/00Sealing or packing boreholes or wells
    • E21B33/02Surface sealing or packing
    • E21B33/03Well heads; Setting-up thereof
    • E21B33/035Well heads; Setting-up thereof specially adapted for underwater installations
    • E21B33/038Connectors used on well heads, e.g. for connecting blow-out preventer and riser
    • EFIXED CONSTRUCTIONS
    • E21EARTH DRILLING; MINING
    • E21BEARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING; OBTAINING OIL, GAS, WATER, SOLUBLE OR MELTABLE MATERIALS OR A SLURRY OF MINERALS FROM WELLS
    • E21B43/00Methods or apparatus for obtaining oil, gas, water, soluble or meltable materials or a slurry of minerals from wells
    • E21B43/01Methods or apparatus for obtaining oil, gas, water, soluble or meltable materials or a slurry of minerals from wells specially adapted for obtaining from underwater installations
    • E21B43/0122Collecting oil or the like from a submerged leakage

Abstract

Methods and devices for forming a subsea connection over an existing subsea connection are described herein. In one embodiment, a subsea connector for forming a sealed connection to a subsea connection comprises a connector body including a sealing portion. The connector body comprises a throughbore running therethrough. The subsea connector also comprises a latch clamp assembly coupled to the sealing portion. The latch clamp assembly comprises at least a first clamp portion and a second clamp portion movable to couple to an existing subsea connection. The connector body and latch clamp assembly together form a sealed connection to the existing subsea connection.
PCT/US2012/043165 2011-06-20 2012-06-19 Subsea connector with a split clamp latch assembly WO2012177650A3 (en)

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