It is our pleasure to announce The THIRD LATIN AMERICA PERFORATING SYMPOSIUM, SLAP 2018, which will be held in BOGOTA, COLOMBIA on OCT 24-26, 2018. It is our mission to facilitate the exchange of technical knowledge concerning the perforating technology and related technologies, by providing opportunities for professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence. The first International Perforating Symposium (IPS) was organized in Houston in 2008, which successfully lead to the next International Perforating Symposiums held biannually in different international locations, such as Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Bogota, Muscat and Buenos Aires.

The Latin American Perforating Symposium‐SLAP 2018, will include:

  • Operators Summit on Perforating ‐held on Wednesday evening.
  • Two-days Perforating Symposium ‐features presentations and forum sessions with key speakers.
  • The poster session followed by a reception ‐provides an opportunity to network throughout the global perforating community.

We would like to extend a cordial invitation to join us, sponsor and to submit your technical abstracts in consideration for presenting at this prestigious event. The committee will be accepting abstract submissions for symposium presentations for the following themes until September 15, 2018. Abstracts not chosen for presentations may be selected for the Poster Session at the discretion of the Technical Committee. A dedicated time slot will be allocated for Poster Presentations.

Key themes for the two days will be:

  • Didactics (perforating history and evolution)
  • Perforating applications (Fracs, sand control, heavy oil etc.), 
  • Non-conventional reservoirs (shale oil & gas)
  • Research and laboratory studies
  • Explosives safety handling
  • New developments and technologies 
  • API rules

Sponsorship, Registration and Abstract Submission are officially open, therefore please feel free to do so in advance on our website. The symposium is once again fully sponsored and will be hosted at Centro de Convenciones, Bogota D.C. Colombia.

Event Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. The sponsorship logos will be displayed on the conference banners.

Meeting Registration

SLAP 2018 conference will once again be a fully sponsored event, enabling the Symposium to be offered at no registration cost. The committee may need to restrict places based on the size of the venue on a first ‐come, first ‐served basis. Currently, the maximum attendance is 140 delegates. 

Venue and Accommodation

SLAP 2018 will take place at AR Convention Center‐Bogotá, D.C., Colombia. Accommodation is not included in the Symposium registration. You may choose from a variety of hotels. located less than 200 meters from de AR Convention Center: NH Collection: Teleport Royal & Hacienda Royal, W Bogotá hotel, Hampton by Hilton, and others.

Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at 

Looking forward to seeing you at SLAP 2018 in BOGOTA!

SLAP 2018 Organizing Committee:

Committee Chairmen: Fernando Armirola ‐Cepsa, Diana Chaparro ‐Ecopetrol

Committee Members: Marcia Benavides ‐Schlumberger, Diana Garzón ‐Summum, Liliana Rodriguez‐Halliburton, Juan Rodriguez‐Weatherford, Hernando Trujillo ‐Hocol, Randy Van Der Ree ‐Baker Hughes, Diana Simancas ‐ANH, Dario Lattanzio ‐ETA S.A, Andres F. Diaz ‐Halliburton