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Dear IPS2021 Sponsors, Registrants and Attendees,

As the novel coronavirus continues to take a human and economic toll across the world, our perforating industry is not immune. 
The IPFC BOD and IPS 2021 Committee have discussed about whether to carry on with IPS2021 as planned and they have decided to reschedule our event due to growing concerns over the potential impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus on our activities. The health and safety of event attendees, exhibitors and committee members is our highest priority and lead to this decision. 
We recommend everyone that booked their hotel to either change your hotel booking date for Aug 23-25, 2021  or cancel your reservations. (please find  the Moody Gardens reservation information below ) 
Sponsorships can remain on deposit or can be refunded, please let us know how you would like to handle sponsorship funds by sending an email at finance@perforators.org 
We thank everyone for the high interest in attending and the abundant support this event has received from Sponsors. We are confident that once situation is back to normal, it would be another successful event, regardless of the postponed date. 
Moody Gardens Hotel and Conference Center 

For Reservations Made over the Telephone

Please call the toll free reservations number; 888-388-8484 any time between 6am and 11pm seven days a week. 

[/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content” gap=”2″ content_placement=”middle” seperator_enable=”seperator_enable_value” seperator_type=”triangle_svg_seperator” css=”.vc_custom_1585327849393{background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”SUBMIT INCIDENT/NEAR MISS” shape=”square” color=”black” size=”lg” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fperforators.org%2Fperforating-safety%2Fincident-form%2F||target:%20_blank|”][vc_empty_space][vc_btn title=”INCIDENTS & NEAR MISSES REPORTS” shape=”square” color=”black” size=”lg” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fperforators.org%2Fview%2Fincidents-near-misses%2F||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]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).[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”MORE ABOUT IPF” shape=”square” color=”black” size=”lg” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fperforators.org%2Fabout%2Fhistory-vision-and-mission%2F||target:%20_blank|”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]


Journal of the International Perforating Forum ISSN 2471-9374

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 third 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.

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


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