Intellitite Dry-Mate Connector for Downhole Monitoring | SLB


Downhole dual-seal dry-mate connector

Permanent gauge cable head connected to a cable via an Intellitite downhole dual-sea dry-mate connector.

Improved permanent downhole monitoring and intelligent completion reliability in challenging environments

The Intellitite™ downhole dual-seal dry-mate connector (EDMC-R) is the latest-generation connector for permanent downhole monitoring systems. It is used in splicing electrical cables, optical cables, and cable heads for SLB permanent monitoring systems or intelligent completion systems. This premium connector maximizes monitoring system reliability throughout the life of a well, even in the harshest conditions. It exhibits high tolerance to vibrations and shocks during installation and operation and is suitable for sour service.

  • Electrical-cable splicing
  • Optical-cable splicing
  • Permanent-gauge cable heads for SLB permanent monitoring systems or intelligent completion systems
  • Multiple-gauge instrumentation systems for intelligent completions

Extensive track record of reliability

In monitoring systems that use the traditional compression fittings, failures can occur at the cable splice or gauge cable head over time as a result of microleaks and fluid ingress. With the introduction of Intellitite connectors in 2004, this potential problem was eliminated, further enhancing the reliability of SLB permanent monitoring systems. Intellitite connector technology has been field proven, as shown by an extensive track record.

Minimized number of connectors

The Intellitite connector uses advanced technology and deployment techniques for connections, such as inline cable splices and gauge cable heads used with SLB permanent monitoring systems. Multigauge systems with Y, T, or W connections are based on a compact welded block design that minimizes the number of connectors. This reduction in number further improves system reliability and decreases deployment and rig time.

Intellitite connectors incorporate independent, truly redundant metal-to-metal seals and a cable-anchoring device to isolate the seal from any mechanical loading. During installation, seals are independently tested using a microleak detection system.