​Viton™ Fluoroelastomers for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production

Meeting Today’s Energy Exploration Demands

With an ongoing decline in new discoveries, oil and gas exploration is struggling to keep pace with volatile demand. The pressure to find new reserves, often in the most challenging environments, makes running such operations very costly. Unplanned downtime due to equipment failure can result in an average loss of $38 million a year or $88 million in worst case scenarios.

In tough oil and gas downhole applications, Viton™ fluoroelastomers help keep equipment running, protect against failures, and retain properties under extreme conditions. O-rings, seals, gaskets, and hoses used in downhole systems benefit from key Viton™ properties, including resistance to high temperatures, amines or caustics, and hydrocarbon fluids. 

Modern Production’s New Challenges

Converting crude oil and gas into a final product involves processes that use harsh chemicals, high pressure, and extreme temperatures.

Viton™ fluoroelastomers come in several grades that have the properties to withstand harsh chemicals and extreme production process temperatures and pressure. Hoses, seals, gaskets, and other parts made with carefully selected grades and formulations of Viton™ fluoroelastomers offer:

  • High resistance to permeation of different fluids and chemicals.
  • Long-term retention of critical properties under extreme conditions.
  • Outstanding performance over time.