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High Power Lithium Primary Cells for High Temperature Downhole Applications
Keywords: high temperature, lithium batteries, primary batteries
The power demands of downhole tools used in petroleum exploration continue to increase as new functionalities are added for measurement and for communicating data to the surface. At the same time there is increasing demand for higher temperature capabilities that will allow exploration in hotter formations. As the use of high temperature electronic devices expands, new types of batteries are needed that can provide the necessary power at the higher temperatures. In this talk we will discuss new primary battery technologies that can power downhole tools and other high temperature devices up to 200°C or even higher. We will present discharge results over a broad range of temperatures as well as data on safety and on shock and vibration capabilities.
Arden P. Johnson, R&D Manager/Fellow Scientist
Electrochem Solutions, Inc.
Raynham, MA
USA


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