Black Gator© ESP Connector Technology

PFT's engineering team brings decades of industry experience to the design and manufacture of our ESP and completions components. Our patented, proprietary designs are known for superior durability and performance.

Positive Barrier Advantage

Our Black Gator® Wellhead Penetrator System terminates the electrical cable at the lower connector, the only way to ensure no wellbore gas or fluids can migrate to the surface and vent to the atmosphere. The Black Gator® Wellhead Penetrator prevents any migration of gas or fluid, regardless of the condition of the cable or cable seal. With thousands of systems installed worldwide, PFT delivers one of the most proven positive gas barrier systems in the industry.

A true positive barrier = a safer well.

Positive Barrier PDF PDF

Positive Barrier Advantage: Problem

In many systems, cable runs through the wellhead to the surface. This can provide an easy path for gas and fluids to escape, leading to possible damage or even an explosion.

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Positive Barrier Advantage: Solution

PFT's Wellhead Penetrator System terminates the cable in the lower connector. Copper terminals and solid insulators provide, at minimum, 3 positive gas barriers.

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PFT Innovations

Cable Seal Assembly
Our innovative "floating" cable seal design uses advanced elastomers that adjust to thermal expansion and decompression. Available for specific cable types in sizes and materials suited to your operating conditions.

Connector Body Parts
Our carbon steel components meet NACE MRO175 specifications. The black finish provides maximum corrosion protection and lubrication for the threaded components. Stainless steel components are also available.

While we do not advocate attaching our connectors to penetrators supplied by other manufacturers, we offer several thread profiles that will mate with various penetrators. Please contact PFT for confirmation before purchasing.

Gator Grrip® *

Gator Grrip

Patented crimpless connector maximizes conductivity and minimizes heat buildup

PEEK * Insulators

PEEK Insulators

Longer run life, ability to re-run components



Four seals in one, with no key or key-way

Armor Adaptor

Armor Adaptor

Simplifies flat-to-round cable transitions

Proven SAGD Performance

We've combined the latest developments in high temperature thermoplastics and elastomers with our innovative I-Seal*, Gator Loc thread system, Gator Grrip® crimpless contacts, and dynamic floating seal system to create a product design that is downhole-proven in the Canadian SAGD environment.