DEDICATED TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF WELL PERFORATING TECHNOLOGY

About IPF

The International Perforating Forum (IPF) was created in 2008, as an independent forum for the advancement of the well perforating technology. The first International Perforating Symposium (IPS) was organized in Houston in 2008, and it successfully lead to the next International Perforating Symposiums held biannually in different international locations, such as: Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Bogota and Muscat, organized by IPF Executive and Regional Committees. In 2015, the IPF became a nonprofit organization incorporated in Houston, Texas, under the name of “International Perforating Forum Company” (IPFC).

PERFORATING SAFETY

Safety is at the core of IPF’s mission. One of our main goals is to promote new technologies that will offer opportunities for improved safety and increased operational efficiency. This is applicable to explosives used in oil and gas producing operations, and more specifically to the use of explosives inside a wellbore. The IPF Safety Chair’s goal is to collect and review incidents and near miss reports related to explosives and associated surface equipment used in oil and gas producing operations electric and electronic detonators, percussion initiators, igniters, delay devices, ballistic transfers, addressable (digital) firing systems and surface equipment associated with the perforating systems. The purpose is to prevent inadvertent and unintentional detonation of explosives, help minimize risks and reduce explosive accidents to zero.

The Second Issue of the Journal of the International Perforating Forum is Now Available Online! 

 

The Journal consists of three sections: Regional Updates, News and Articles. The Regional Updates section is where you can find the latest information on IPS events, in particular recent and upcoming symposia. The News section highlights general items of interest to the perforation community at large. The Articles section contains peer-reviewed technical papers on a wide range of topics. The Journal has an excellent technical editor staff which has ensured the highest technical standards were met for the publication of this second issue. 

We hope you will find the Journal of value. If you wish to contribute to any section of the future Journal issues, please visit our article submission webpage here. We value your feedback on the Journal content, please send any comments to journal@perforators.org.
 
It is our goal to provide you with the most interesting topics related to the perforating industry, therefore, we cordially invite you to take a moment to browse through the pages of the JIPF in 3D format or download it directly as a pdf file
 

Sincerely, 
On Behalf of the JIPF Editors 
 
John Carminati,  JIPF Executive Editor
Brenden Grove, JIPF Executive Editor

 

Recent News

24 May, 2017

2017 RIPS – Russia International Perforating Symposium New Date

Dear Perforating Industry Member, On behalf of the RIPS Organization Committee it has been decided to hold the 2017 RIPS – Russia International Perforating Symposium in Tyumen on October 23rd to 25th, 2017 at  the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. This event, while being exclusively organized by the Russia International Perforating Symposium, will follow the format and guidelines of […]

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02 Aug, 2016

IPF has a Young Professionals Group

At the most recent Executive Committee Meeting for the International Perforating Forum Conference a new Young Professionals Committee was created. The committee discussed the importance of connecting and growing the network of young professionals in order to continue the growth and expansion of the perforating community. As part of the International Perforating Forum, the IPF Young […]

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31 Jul, 2016

The First Issue of the JIPF has been published

Please take a moment to browse through the first issue of the JIPF (Journal of The International Perforating Forum), now available in flip book format. Just to give you a sneak peek , the Journal consists of three sections: Regional Updates, News and Articles. For this inaugural  issue, the JIPF Executive Editors and their team […]

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