05046896 is referenced by 44 patents and cites 21 patents.

A riser system includes inflatable buoyancy bladders and a near surface disconnect so that a drilling vessel can rapidly disconnect from the riser leaving the riser in a freestanding buoyant position.

Title
Inflatable buoyant near surface riser disconnect system
Application Number
7/531180
Publication Number
5046896
Application Date
May 30, 1990
Publication Date
September 10, 1991
Inventor
Charles M Cole
Katy
TX, US
Agent
A Joe Reinert
Assignee
Conoco
OK, US
IPC
B63B 35/00
E21B 43/013
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