The Storm Valve is designed to run above a compression set packer similar to the DLT Retrievable Packer. The Storm Valve allows the drill pipe or tubing close to the surface to be disconnected without tripping the entire string. It is designed to be used in situations where the rig must be abandoned quickly. It can also be used for changing surface equipment without tripping a drill string. And it will remain closed to provide a secure seal until the drill pipe or tubing is re-connected.