History, Mission and Vision

History, Mission and Vision

OUR HISTORY

The International Perforating Forum (IPF) was created in 2008 as an independent forum for the advancement of the well perforating technology and it was incorporated in Texas, USA in 2015, as a nonprofit organization under the name of “International Perforating Forum Company” (IPFC). 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. Below you may find a short history timeline with our main events held since 2008.

OUR MISSION

The International Perforating Forum’s mission is 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.

OUR VISION

The International Perforating Forum’s vision is  the continuing advancement of well perforating technologies, that would lead to better well completions and improved production, in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

2016: The 2016 MENAPS Middle East and North Africa Perforating Symposium held in Muscat, Oman.

2016: The 2016 SLAP South Latin America Perforating Symposium held in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


2016: The 2016 International Perforating Symposium held in Galveston, USA.

2015: The IPFC has been incorporated in Houston, State of Texas , USA in April 29, 2015 as a non-profit organization.

2015: IPS, International Perforating Symposium held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2014: CIPS, China International Perforating Symposium held in China

2014: IPS , International Perforating Symposium held in Galveston, USA

2013: APPS, Asia Pacific Perforating Symposium , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2013: SLAP, Simposio LatinoAmericano de Perforating, Bogota, Colombia

2013: SAFETY FORUM, Houston, USA

2013: MENAPS, Middle East and North Africa Perforating Symposium, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

2012: IPS, International Perforating Symposium held in Houston, USA

2012: EWAPS, Europe and West Africa Perforating Symposium held in Amsterdam , The Netherlands

2011: MENAPS, Middle East and North Africa Perforating Symposium held in Abu Dhabi

2011: APPS, Asia Pacific Perforating Symposium held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2010: IPS, International Perforating Symposium held in The Woodlands, TX

2008: IPS , International Perforating Symposium held in The Woodlands TX