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Variations and Design Considerations of Traditional Downhole Fiber Optic Cable for Oil and Gas Applications

Downhole Fiber Optic Cable

AFL is a leading supplier of downhole fiber optic cables used in the oil and gas industry. AFL provides the broadest portfolio of downhole products to ensure the optimal solution for each customer’s specific sensing applications. With expertise in metallurgy and optical fiber, AFL provides the right fibers and associated materials to ensure success of the fiber optic cable.

AFL’s downhole fiber optic cables have been used in a wide variety of downhole applications ranging from steam assisted gravity drain (SAGD), where temperatures can reach 300°C, to coiled tubing (CT), to some of the deepest offshore wells to shale gas. Along with our published offering of downhole cables, AFL has provided a variety of unique cables to our customers to allow them to differentiate themselves in the marketplace. Our goal is to help our customers be successful. Let us help you!


AFL's Fiber Rod takes an optical fiber of the customer's choice and encases it in a glass re-enforced matrix.
Hybrid Downhole cable from AFL combines copper conductor and optical fibers within the same cable structure for simultaneous deployment. This construction is intended to withstand elevated temperatures, high pressure and corrosive environments.
AFL's Low Profile Downhole Cable was specifically designed for land-based wells where economics of sensing are challenging.
The MiniBend® miniature fiber optic component employs a revolutionary technology that will change the way you plan and engineer the fiber management in your oil or gas well.
Cables installed in oil and gas wells are exposed to severe mechanical and chemical conditions.
AFL's Traditional Downhole Cable is designed to perform in the well and withstand elevated temperatures, high pressure and corrosive environments.