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ITT introduces new wellhead penetrator system

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Oilfield Technology,

ITT Corporation and its BIW Connector Systems brand will introduce a new high-temperature wellhead penetrator system for extreme temperature applications at the Electric Submersible Pump (ESP) workshop, 22-24 April in The Woodlands, Texas.

Metal-Lok™ Ultra with k-PaC™ Technology comprises a completely redesigned wellhead penetrator and an advanced design downhole connector suitable for use in temperatures of up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit/260 degrees Celsius and pressures of up to 3000 psi. The system allows electrical power to pass safely and reliably to submerged pumps through the well pressure barrier while withstanding extreme temperature applications.

“This new technology represents the next generation of penetrator systems, capable of functioning successfully in the hottest wells,” said John Dutil, general manager of ITT’s Interconnect Solutions Oil & Gas business unit. “BIW has employed innovative thinking and a fresh approach in developing this system to enable continuous performance and long lifetimes in harsh production applications such as steam-assisted gravity drainage.”

Metal-Lok™ Ultra with k-PaC™ Technology works at extreme temperatures previously unprecedented for penetrator systems. With the use of this technology, production operations such as steam-assisted gravity drainage can explore techniques that deliver higher production and higher profitability with confidence. Successful trials have already been completed with positive results.

BIW’s patented k-PaC™ Technology is also debuting at ESP 2015 along with the Presta™ family of mechanical splices. Metal-Lok™ Ultra with k-PaC™ Technology offers ease of installation and use and is completely compatible with BIW’s existing line of high-temperature and surface connectors. It joins BIW’s existing line of Metal-Lok™ and Metal-Lok™ High Temp™ electrical feedthru systems.

Adapted from press release by Joseph Green

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