Oil & Gas EquipmentDeep underground or in the depths of the ocean, conditions become extreme. Glass-to-metal seals enable reliable electrical power and signal transmission in high-pressure applications of up to 35,000 PSI.
Pressure sensors in oil and gas subsea production must withstand extremely harsh HPHT (high temperature, high pressure) environments and require a very long design lifetime of more than 25 years. In contrast, sensors in oil & gas exploration applications (such as Wireline, MWD, and LWD) are typically exchanged after several years. However, the pressure requirements in these downhole drilling applications are some of the harshest on earth. A potential weak point of these systems is the robustness and longevity of the electrical connectors and hermetic packages that are needed to transmit valuable data and information provided by the sensors.