NAPS 2018- A successful, highly-attended event!

A little over a week after the 10 year anniversary event in Galveston, we are pleased to announce this was the highest attended event in the perforating industry since the inception of the first perforating symposium, in 2008. With 31 Event Sponsors, 283 registrations, and 251 people attended, we can proudly say that we [...]

By |2022-06-03T10:36:37-05:00August 10th, 2018|

SLAP 2018 Call for Papers

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 [...]

By |2022-06-03T10:35:01-05:00July 26th, 2018|

2018 APPS will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

We are excited to announce the 2018 APPS in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We would like to extend a cordial invitation to join us and sponsor our event held on March 19-20, 2018, at Intercontinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. To meet our mission, we fully rely on the support from our corporate sponsors and your sponsorship will help assure the [...]

By |2019-11-14T15:10:14-06:00November 16th, 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 Tyumen Innovation Center.  Accommodation is not included in the RIPS registration. When making a booking at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, please use [...]

By |2018-09-11T22:25:58-05:00May 24th, 2017|

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 [...]

By |2016-08-02T16:23:25-05:00August 2nd, 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 [...]

By |2016-08-02T16:23:04-05:00July 31st, 2016|


The International Perforating Forum was incorporated in 2015, in the State of Texas, USA, as a non profit  organization, under the name of "International Perforation Forum Company" (IPFC). With more than 13 symposiums held around the world since 2008, and counting more than 2000 members, IPF had grown into a reputable industry-leading organization that needed [...]

By |2015-12-04T16:11:44-06:00November 16th, 2015|


There seems to be a lot of confusion in the industry over the risk of perforation tunnel failure and the risk of sand production. I think many companies are using static/elastic rock failure models. These models are very conservative and don't consider the plastic behavior of rocks. Also they are applying static stress models to [...]

By |2015-12-04T15:18:34-06:00November 16th, 2015|
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