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Multi-Stage Completions

Angling the Perforation Tunnel Geometry of Constant Entry Hole Perforating Charges Results in Further Improvements in Hydraulic Fracturing EfficiencyDavid Cuthill, GeoDynamics

Redefining Pump Down PerforatingSharif Aboelnaga, Schlumberger

Intelligent Pumping Down Perforating and Plug method for Upward Shale Gas WellDengbo Yang, China National Petroleum Corporation


Productivity Improvement Case Study

An Integrated Scientific Workflow Enables Successful Perforating Operations in Offshore Southeast AsiaRajani Satti, Baker Hughes

Evaluating Consistent Hole Charges vs DP Charges in Unconventional PNPCam Le, Shell

P&A Operations and the Emerging US Domestic Market Justin Coker, Owen Oil Tools

Discussion and Application of aftereffect perforating technologyGuanghua Mu, China National Petroleum Corporation


Perforating Dynamics

Proppant Erosion During Fracturing: From Wellhead to PerforationsGeorge King, Apache

Autonomous Initiation Systems – Development Update and Field Trial Planning Adam Dyess, Hunting Titan

Environmental Parameters for Cutters & Severing Tools – A Case for Industry ActionJohn Carminati, Shell


Perforation Modeling

High-Fidelity Finite Element Analysis of Deepwater Gun-Parting FailuresJohn Rodgers, Starboard Innovations

Perforation Damage, Cleanup, and Inflow Performance; Advances in Diagnostics and CharacterizationBrenden Grove, Halliburton

Collapse Testing and Modeling of Perforating Guns CarriersThomas Turkalj, Tenaris

Finite Element Analysis of Perforation Patterns in Production Liners Exposed to SubsidenceGreg Bailey, Shell


Novel Perforating Concepts

A New Concept For Perforating That Integrates Propellant and Shaped ChargesNadir Nery, Allied-Horizontal Wireline Services

Perforating for Hydraulic Fracturing: Next-Generation Technologies for Unconventional Well CompletionsJim Gilliat, Baker Hughes

Measuring In-Situ Perforation Performance Using Downhole Video ImagesGlyn Roberts, EV


Perforation Testing

Matching Field Conditions in the Perforation Laboratory: How Close is Close Enough?Phil Crabtree, Chevron ETC

A Flow Laboratory Study of an Enhanced Perforating System Designed for Well StimulationTim Sampson, Baker Hughes

RDX vs HMX Performance in Modern PerforatingShaun Geerts, Owen Oil Tools

Lifetime extension of HMX under demanding time-temperature conditionsDavid Skyler, Schlumberger


Operational Efficiency Improvements

Oriented Perforating System for Sand Prevention in Vertical WellsJason Cook, Halliburton

Setting a New Pace in Perforating Dave Austin, Schlumberger


Perforation Testing

Shaped Charge Performance Evaluation Section IV – What is the best method for post shot flow evaluation? – Liam McNelis, DynaEnergetics

Pore-Scale Analysis of Crushed Zone Damage in Indiana LimestoneAndrew Seagraves, Schlumberger

Laboratory Observations of Dynamic Effective Stress Associated with Dynamic Underbalance on Lower Strength FormationsDennis Haggerty, Halliburton

Consistent Entry Hole Perforators, Know The DifferenceJames Kinsey, Owen Oil Tools [/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”2018 ASIA PACIFIC PERFORATING SYMPOSIUM, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA” tab_id=”1533591099213-b6feb720-e628″][vc_column_text]AGENDA

Opening Session 

Malaysia Production Enhancement Landscape and Key Challenges Wan A Aziz Wan Razali, Head of Production Technology, PETRONAS Malaysia Petroleum Management (MPM)


Productivity Improvement Case Studies 

Selection of perforation technique for brown fields: A novel approach Vikash Kumar, Expro

Propellant-Assisted stimulation treatment to overcome near wellbore damage, successfully executed in INDIA, a Case Study Aditee Kulkarni, Baker Hughes a GE Company


Explosives Safety

Recovery of Perforating Guns where the Explosives are Thermally Overexposed Alphie Wright, Hunting Titan

Carbon Monoxide Hazards from Perforating During Plug and Abandonment Operations Brenden Grove, Halliburton

Is Shelf Life a Safety Consideration? A Case History Related to recent TCP Problem Incidents Kerry Daly, Expro


Novel Perforating Concepts

Perforating Vertical Smart Well Completions Using Tubing-Conveyed Perforating Gun Assemblies: Case History Josh Lavery, Halliburton

Autonomous Initiation Systems – Eliminating the Risks Associated with Downhole Conveyance Adam Dyess, Hunting Titan

Real-time telemetric activation of slickline deployed perforating guns John Creighton, Paradigm


Perforation Testing

Shaped Charge Performance Evaluation Section IV – What is better Axial or Radial Flow? Joern Loehken, DynaEnergetics

Successful use of API Section-IV Testing to Select between Zinc and Steel Case Shaped Charges in a Dual Zone Cased Hole Gravel Pack Tubing-Conveyed Perforating Operation for a Gas Well: Case Study Mandeep Singh, Halliburton


Operational Efficiency Improvements

Advances in Detection of External Casing Cables During Perforating Operations Iain Maxted, Guardian Global Technologies Ltd

Perforate or Stimulate? Izura Aripin, Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd

Crossflow May HIT Your Back! Cheryl Perng, Murphy Oil Corp


Perforation Modeling

Improving Existing Perforation Efficiency via Thru-Tubing Dynamic Underbalance Application in Offshore Field Malaysia Lester Tugung Michael, Schlumberger

Validation and Application of a Next-Generation Dynamic Event Simulator for Perforated Completions Jim Gilliat, Baker Hughes a GE Company


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RIPS-17-01 API RP67 Oilfield Explosive Safety: Development of Proposed Changes to the 4th Edition  Martin Rylance (BP Russia) 

RIPS-17-02 Carbon Monoxide Hazards from Perforating During Plug and Abandonment Operations Andrey Kunitsyn (Halliburton) 

RIPS-17-03 Perforation Safety – Priority or Nuisance? Or…why isn’t the industry demanding more? Rustam Aliyev (DynaEnergetics) 


Session 2: Perforating Dynamics.

RIPS-17-04 Dual-Gradient Drilling: The future of offshore drilling Maria Alexandra Rojas Mikheeva (Gubkin University) 

RIPS-17-05 Configuring Dynamic Underbalance to Achieve Perforation Tunnel Cleanup in a Gas Well at High Static Overbalance Andrey Kunitsyn (Halliburton) 

RIPS-17-06 Combining Extreme Overbalance and Dynamic-Underbalance Perforating Techniques in Ecuador. Kamil Mirzayev (Halliburton) 


Session 3: Solution to challenges.

RIPS-17-07 Cost reduction for well abandonment by using slotted charges for cement squeeze Liam McNelis (DynaEnergetics) 

RIPS-17-08 The role of perforating systems in the development of TRIZ of Western Siberia Vasily Morozov (ZabSib NIIGG) 

RIPS-17-09 Opposite-Paired cumulative perforation with sparing effect to the cement stone Mikhail Krylov (Promperforator) 


Session 4: Perforating Equipment Selection. Explosives Safety.

RIPS-17-10 Cold Forged cases of shaped charge for perforation system Amit Prаkash (Arya Super Auto Forge) 

RIPS-17-11 TOP detonators for TCP jobs Amir Arismetov (Promperforator) 

RIPS-17-12 An Adaptive Shock Absorber for Perforating Gun Shock Vladimir Polukhin (Schlumberger) 


Session 5: Perforator testing.

RIPS-17-13 Perforating with the Deep Well Pump  Kamil Hamzin (Permneftegeophizik) 

RIPS-17-14 Development of ultra-high strength seamless pipes for perforating guns  Maurizio Bellingardi (Tenaris) 

RIPS-17-15 Influence of formation parameters on the perforating result in dependence of the shaped charge type 

Edwin Reek (DynaEnergetics) 


Session 6: Production Cases.

RIPS-17-16 Maximize Efficiency of Coiled Tubing Conveyed Perforation with Advanced Gun Deployment System and Real-Time Correlation in High-H2S/High Pressure Wells Timur Gafiyatullin (Schlumberger) 

RIPS-17-17 Technological aspects of increasing of oil recovery efficiency in Russia Igor Shpurov (Russia State Commission on Mineral Reserves) 

RIPS-17-18 Flexible Module Perforating System. Risk reduction and performance enhancement in perforating-explosive operations 

Andrey Yakuba (BVT) 


Session 7: Quality control.

RIPS-17-19 Optimizing the Gun Building process by using special of Track & Trace software Frank Hirthammer (TTE Europe) 

RIPS-17-20 Detocord comparing by the explosive material form and density. Mikhail Konovalov (Detotex) 

RIPS-17-21 Methods of perforating system shaped charges testing: CC-05 vs. API RR 19b Andrey Yakuba (BVT) 

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  • IPS-16-21 A Step Change in Multistage Perforating. Pedro Hernandez (Schlumberger)
  • IPS-16-22 Mitigating the Problems in Select-Fire Perforating Operations. Josh Howk (Hunting Titan)
  • IPS-16-23 Lowering Total Cost of Operations Through Higher Perforating Efficiency while simultaneously enhancing safety. JW Segura (Weatherford)


  • IPS-16-32 Numerical and experimental study on the high strain rate deformation of tubes for perforating gun applications Maurizio Bellingardi (Tenaris)
  • IPS-16-39 Plastic Collapse Behaviors of Perforating Guns with Scallops.Haifeng Zhao (Schlumberger)


  • IPS-16-06 Exposure of Time and Temperature Effects on HMX Explosive Powders Shaun Geerts (Owen Oil Tools)
  • IPS-16-07 Institute of Makers of Explosives Safety Analysis for Risk (IMESAFR): A Quantitative Risk Analysis Tool for Analyzing Perforating Gun Safety. Ronald Thomas (Institute of Makers of Explosives)
  • IPS-16-12 Purpose-Designed Perforating Charge Delivers Superior and Consistent Performance in Hydraulic Stimulation Operations in the Williston Basin. John Pinkett (Halliburton)
  • IPS-16-13 Improved Frac Efficiency Using Focused Perforating. Hema Prapoo (Allied Horizontal Wireline)
  • IPS-16-18 The Development and Deployment of and Ultra High Pressure TCP System in the Gulf of Mexico. Charlie McClean (Baker Hughes)
  • IPS-16-19 A Method Of Mapping And Perforating Wells With Fiber Optics Outside Casing On Wireline. Guy Hadsall (Hunting Titan)
  • IPS-16-20 6 -3/4-in. Industry Leading Gun System for HP Sand Control Applications. David Suire (Halliburton)
  • IPS-16-24 Field Trial Results from a Pumpdown Tension Tool. Cort Peavy (Impact Selector International)
  • IPS-16-25 Innovative Pump Down Solutions Reduce Nonproductive Time by Eliminating Coil Tubing Perforation and Helping Reduce Pump Down Fluid Requirements. Jim Hill (Halliburton)
  • IPS-16-26 Field Application Study of Zinc Based, Low Debris Perforating Charges. Steven Zuklic (Baker Hughes)
  • IPS-16-32 Numerical and experimental study on the high strain rate deformation of tubes for perforating gun applications. Maurizio Bellingardi (Tenaris Dalmine S.p.A.)
  • IPS-16-33 An Adaptive Shock Absorber for Perforating Gun Shock. Haifeng Zhao and Alex Lee (Schlumberger)
  • IPS-16-34 Computations of the Stress on a Fluid-filled Gun for Survival. Stuart Wood (Halliburton)
  • IPS-16-39 Plastic Collapse Behaviors of Perforating Guns with Scallops. Haifeng Zhao (Schlumberger)
  • IPS-16-40 TCP Debris Sub Ultimate Strength for Recovery Operation. Haifeng Zhao (Schlumberger)
  • IPS-16-41 A New FEA Model to Understand Perforating Structural Failure. Gerald Craddock (Halliburton)
  • IPS-16-42 Underbalance Optimization using a Laboratory-Based Fast Computational Model. Derek Bale (Baker Hughes)
  • IPS-16-47 Operator Uses Advanced Perforation Flow Laboratory to Support HMX Perforating by Coiled Tubing in HP/HT Field. Dennis Haggerty and Jacob McGregor (Halliburton)
  • IPS-16-48 The Effects of Hydrostatic Pressure on Limited Penetration Perforating Systems. James Kinsey (Owen Oil Tools)
  • IPS-16-49 New Insights into Optimizing Perforation Clean Up and Enhancing Productivity with Zinc-Case Shaped Charges. Rajani Satti (Baker Hughes)
  • IPS-16-50 Testing to Optimize Perforating Strategy in Shallow, High Viscosity Oil Wells – Through Enhanced API RP 19B Section IV Data and Results. Kevin Harive (Halliburton)


  • IPS-16-05 Improved Process Yields Extreme Temperature Detonators. Jonathon Bragg (Pacific Scientific)
  • IPS-16-14 Innovative Solution Delivers First Ever Acoustically Initiated TCP Firing Head. Kevin Harive (Halliburton)
  • IPS-16-16 Acoustic Firing for Selective Reservoir Connection. Jose Escudero (Schlumberger)


  • IPS-16-28 Economical & repeatable method of obtaining dynamic under balance. David Cuthill (GEODynamics)
  • IPS-16-29 Simulating Perforating Shock on an Intelligent Completions Interval Control Valve. James Wight (Halliburton)
  • IPS-16-31 Physics of under balance in TCP operation. Hanaey Ibrahim (PDO)
  • IPS-16-30 Automatic Release Anchored Gun String Dynamics under Perforating Shock. Haifeng Zhao and Mohamed Mehdi (Schlumberger)


  • IPS-16-36 Next-Generation Dynamic Event Model for Perforated Completions. Derek Bale (Baker Hughes)
  • IPS-16-37 A new method for predicting perforation entrance hole diameter. David Cuthill (GEODynamics)


  • IPS-16-08 Statistics Based System Design for Perforated Clusters. John Hardesty (GEODynamics)
  • IPS-16-09 A Novel Frac-Optimized Perforating System for Unconventional Wells: Development and Field-Trial. Rajani Satti (Baker Hughes)
  • IPS-16-10 Advancing Consistent Hole Charge Technology to Improve Well Productivity. Christopher Sokolove (Hunting Titan)
  • IPS-16-11 Perforating Charges Engineered to Optimize Hydraulic Stimulation Outperform Industry Standard and Reactive Liner Technology. John Pinkett (Halliburton)


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