Black Gator® Pod System

Encapsulated Electrical Submersible Pumps (ESPs), commonly referred to as pods, are used in ESP well completions as an alternative to using ESP packers. With an ESP pod completion, the tailpipe below the pod has a seal assembly which engages the seal bore packer. This isolates the production casing above the packer from the produced well fluids. Isolation protects the casing from potential corrosion and erosion of the production casing at the pump intake.


  • Pump-out prevention shoulder
  • PFT drop 'n' lok penetrator profile as standard (other profiles available on request)
  • 4 x 3/8" and 2 x 1/4" ports for service lines
  • Available in 7", 7-5/8", 9-5/8" and 10-3/4" to suit BOP stack pipe ram sizes
  • Tubing sizes and connections to suit customer requirements


  • Low alloy steel as standard
  • 5,000 psi MWP limited by electrical connector
  • Matched tubing tensile and compressive strength

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Pod System