Mark S Brinsden is a Senior Production Technologist, Principal Technical Expert and Team Lead – Perforating for Shell’s global business, with a focus on delivering well performance and safety from effective perforating.
Mark S Brinsden is a Senior Production Technologist, Principal Technical Expert and Team Lead – Perforating for Shell’s global business, with a focus on delivering well performance and safety from effective perforating. He runs a functional team of Subject Matter Experts and focal points throughout the Shell Global organization to help deliver results at field level. Mark has a BSc from Edinburgh University and has 35 years of industry experience covering many of the operating areas across the world. He is Chair of API RP 19B perforating committee and President and co-founder of the International Perforating Forum and International Perforating Symposium Series, as well as www.perforators.org an industry group dedicated to the advancement of perforating technology. He is active with the SPE as Chairman of the SPE Energy Information Committee, an SPE Aberdeen Board Member, an SPE Journal Technical Editor and has presented numerous papers at conferences. He travels widely throughout Shell’s global assets to provide advanced training in Perforating Optimization and detailed help with delivering optimal inflow performance from the more complex reservoirs. He is also working with several manufacturers and contractors to develop new perforating technologies and is inventor and co-inventor of several gun systems under development.
James Barker is a Halliburton Technology Fellow and the technical chief for Perforating Technology at Halliburton’s Jet Research Center division at Alvarado, Texas.
Vice-President (Interim ) IPFC and Secretary IPFC
James Barker is a Halliburton Technology Fellow and the technical chief for Perforating Technology at Halliburton’s Jet Research Center division at Alvarado, Texas. His work is focused on the development and testing of perforating systems, especially in the areas of specialty explosives and thermal decomposition kinetics. His further work at Jet Research Center encompasses explosive safety, process safety management, and regulatory compliance. James has over 36 years of industry experience and has held various engineering and engineering management positions during his career. In addition to perforating systems, his broader technical background includes the development of downhole completion equipment and cased-hole wireline tools. James holds a BS degree in Nuclear Engineering and an MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. He has received over 30 patents related to explosive devices and downhole oil tools, has published and presented papers, and serves in leadership roles in several technical organizations within the explosives and oil & gas communities including Board of Governors and Steering Committee for the Institute of Makers of Explosives; Director and Secretary for the International Perforating Forum Company; co-chairman for the 2016 International Perforating Symposium; and co-chairman overseeing the revision of the API RP67 document, Recommended Practice for Oilfield Explosives Safety.
John “JW” Segura is Weatherford’s Global Product Line Manager for Perforating, Pipe Recovery, and Mechanical Services.
John “JW” Segura is Weatherford’s Global Product Line Manager for Perforating, Pipe Recovery, and Mechanical Services. Having focused on deep water and deep well operations, JW helped develop, test, and successfully deploy ultra-high pressure Pipe Recovery services in the Gulf of Mexico, in environments up to 30,000psi. He is a published author and presenter for the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the Artificial Lift R&D Council (ALRDC). JW has published work in SPE One Petro and several periodicals including SPE Drilling & Completion. With 35 years of experience in wireline and energetic operations, JW serves within several industry technical organizations, including: Director and Treasurer of the International Perforating Forum Company, Steering Committee overseeing the revision of the API RP67 document, Recommended Practice for Oilfield Explosives Safety, and the API RP19B document, Perforator Witnessing Program. JW remains an active participant in the operations arena and has several patent applications filed for new and improved tools and processes within the Perforating and Pipe Recovery disciplines.
Alphie Wright has been in the oil industry for over 30 years with experience in domestic and international roles involving engineering, sales and operations.
Sponsorship Chair, IPFC
Alphie began his oilfield career as a cased-hole logging engineer with NL McCullough where he eventually held other various engineering roles. When Western Atlas purchased NL McCullough in 1989, Alphie moved into regional engineering position and eventually management positions in the US Operations. With the purchase of Western Atlas by Baker Hughes in 1998, Alphie was moved into the role of Senior Applications Engineer for the TCP / Perforating division and ended up as the Product Line Manager. Alphie started with Titan Specialties in 2008 as VP of Sales and Marketing where he continues to hold that position for the Titan Division of Hunting Energy Services. He currently serves on the Steering Committees for both the API RP-19B and RP-67 Committee along with International Perforating Forum. He is also an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A & M University.
Alfredo Fayard is a Technical Advisor for Perforating Technology at Schlumberger’s Rosharon Production Services Center. He is a member of SPE and API RP19B, API RP67 subcommittees.
Continuing Education Chair, IPFC
Alfredo Fayard is currently Technical Advisor at the Schlumberger Rosharon Production Services Center, where he was previously Engineering and Sustaining Manager, for Well Intervention, Wireline and Tubing Conveyed Perforating. He started his career as a wireline field engineer after graduating with an engineering degree in electronics and control systems from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since then he served in sales, management, training and development positions in South America, Europe and Africa. In 1996, he moved to the Schlumberger Rosharon Production Services Center for the first time, to manage RapidResponse* product development for perforating products. In 1998 he was appointed Engineering and Manufacturing Manager. He next became the global perforating domain champion, based in Houston, and providing worldwide technical support for cased hole completions. Alfredo was then appointed business development manager in Mexico, where he provided technical perforating support to Latin America operators. He is an active member of the SPE, and is author and co-author of several papers. Alfredo is inventor on several patents assigned to Schlumberger.
Steve Zuklic is currently serving as global product line manager for TCP-DST since 2010, he is active on the API-RP19B subcommittee and International Perforating Forum as well as co-authoring multiple industry papers and patents.
Membership Chair, IPFC
BSc Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines Product Line Manager, TCP-DST Systems Steve has worked for Baker Hughes since entering the oilfield in 1993 specializing in completions including sand control, tubing conveyed perforating, drill stem test tools, packer systems and subsurface safety systems through a variety of field, technical support, sales, and operations management positions. Currently serving as global product line manager for TCP-DST since 2010, he is active on the API-RP19B subcommittee and International Perforating Forum as well as co-authoring multiple industry papers and patents.
Frank Preiss is a member of SPE, the German Society for Petroleum and Coal Science Technology, the API perforating subcommittee and is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Perforating Forum as well a member of the Board of Governors of the IME institute of makers of explosives.
Safety Web Chair, IPFC
Frank joined DYNAenergetics in 2004. He held various positions within DYNAenergetics before becoming General Manager of DYNAenergetics Germany in 2007 and Senior Vice President R&D, Sales and Marketing of the global DYNAenergetics Group in 2012. In 2015 he accepted the position of Senior Vice President Industrial Affairs and Business Development. He previously worked as open hole engineer with Schlumberger, cased hole engineer with Computalog and was Operations Manager Wireline for Precission Drilling in Germany. Frank is holder of an explosives license since 1997 and has the qualification to train personnel for the German explosives license. He is a member of SPE, the German Society for Petroleum and Coal Science Technology, the API perforating subcommittee and is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Perforating Forum as well a member of the Board of Governors of the IME institute of makers of explosives. He holds several patents and a Masters degree in miningengineering from the Technical University of Clausthal Zellerfeld in Germany.
Since 1995, Phil has been primarily focused on completion engineering and design of various types of downhole equipment in the petroleum industry.
Website Chair, IPFC
Since 1995, Phil has been primarily focused on completion engineering and design of various types of downhole equipment in the petroleum industry. With 21 years of industry experience, Phil has been involved in the development of completion equipment along with the marketing, sales, applications, manufacturing, project management, product line management and operations of this equipment. Phil’s current role is Subject Matter Expert in Completions and Perforating in the Completion Engineering Unit of the Energy Technology Company at Chevron. Graduate of Oklahoma State University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and various military certificates in Electronics from the United States Marine Corps, Phil has used his education and experience to develop various packer systems, liner hangers, intelligent well completions, HPHT completion systems, tubing conveyed perforating, wireline perforating, drill stem testing, downhole video, multi-finger caliper, fiber optic systems, acoustics, data gauges, high speed wireline telemetry, wireline power tools, well test equipment, frac flowback, drilling chokes and subsea intervention systems. Phil’s has authored several technical papers on perforating and drill stem testing at Chevron. From 2010 Phil has been a Committee Member of the International Perforating Symposium and API RP 67 Steering Committee involved in various roles assisting in improving the perforating industries best practices and standards. In addition, Phil developed his leadership skills in the Marine Corps and was deployed in Operation Desert Storm in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.
John Carminati is a Senior Well Engineer (CWI) with over 35 years of experience and is currently assigned to Shell’s deepwater development line of business.
Executive Editor, JIPFC
John is a Senior Well Engineer (CWI) with over 35 years of experience and is currently assigned to Shell’s deepwater development line of business. He is a perforating Subject Matter Expert within Shell and has been active in the International Perforating Forum since its inception and was a co-chairman for the inaugural SE Asia perforating symposium. John has a BSME degree from New Mexico State University. Over the years, John has worked with several manufactures in development of unique perforating charges and systems required to successfully deliver projects within Shell’s portfolio.
Brenden Grove is a Chief Technical Advisor for Perforating Technology at Halliburton’s Jet Research Center.
Executive Editor, JIPFC
Brenden Grove is a Chief Technical Advisor for Perforating Technology at Halliburton’s Jet Research Center, with 25 years of experience in oilwell perforating and defense ballistics industries.
Shaun currently serves on numerous API subcommittees, on the organizing committee for the IPF, and as a technical expert for the JIPF.
Young Professionals Committee Chair, IPFC
Shaun has been affiliated with Owen Oil Tools, a Core Lab Division, for over 4 years. His experience has been primarily with perforating systems and other ballistic products. Previously he worked with the Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center for 3.5 years, conducting a variety of tests using a multitude of explosive compounds. He studied at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, continuing on to earn his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Specialization in Explosives Engineering from NMT where his research focused on characterizing improvised explosive compounds. While working at Owen he obtained a Master of Engineering Management, where his research focused on the valuation of exclusivity contracts based on portfolio optimization. He currently serves on numerous API subcommittees, on the organizing committee for the IPF, and as a technical expert for the JIPF.