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1. (WO2011147882) SHEAR CONNECTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2011/147882    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2011/058578
Publication Date: Dec 1, 2011 International Filing Date: May 25, 2011
IPC: E21B 17/08
Applicants: Maersk Supply Service A/S
ELMBO, Niels
Inventors: ELMBO, Niels
The invention relates to an apparatus for performing a shear connection (1) between a riser (2) and a subsea blow out preventer (BOP) (13) in a well for producing and/or enhancing the production of oil and/or gas, where the shear connection (1) comprises first receiver means (4) and second receiver means (5), which first and second receiver means (4, 5) are held together by shearable means that shears when a certain force is exceeded. In an embodiment the first receiver means (4) is located at the lowermost end of the riser (2) and the second receiver means (5) is located at the upper part of a lower marine riser package (LMRP) (3). In further embodiments the shearable means is bolts, bolting the shear connection (1) together and subsea control system pods (8, 9) are mounted on the lower marine riser package (LMRP) (3) side of the shear connection (1).