Call for Articles Deadline: March 9th, 2018

Dear Perforating Colleagues, 

You are invited to submit your technical article for publication consideration in the Journal of the IPF.  Publication of the next issue is planned for June 2018. The JIPF is now at its third edition and we have noticed an increased interest and value to the perforating community. Submitted articles will undergo a rigorous peer review process to ensure a high standard technical Journal, the goal being to publish high quality, detailed, technical papers relevant to the science of Oil and Gas Industry perforating. 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 second issue. You are therefore invited to submit your technical articles here, for publication consideration, now through March 9th, 2018

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 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 or download it directly as a pdf file

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


We’d like to take a moment and give credit to those whose articles have been selected and published in the first and second issue:
Time and Temperature Exposure Effects on Impact Sensitivity of HMX Explosive Powders – Shaun Geerts, IPF, Owen Oil Tools (Vol 1, Issue 1)
Improved Analytical Modeling for Swell Prediction of Perforating Guns – Michael H. Du, Schlumberger, C. (Oliver) Han, IPF member, Schlumberger/Independent (Vol 1, Issue 1)
Multi-Scale Modeling for Damage Characterization and Productivity Prediction Around A Perforation Tunnel – Authors: Rajani P. Satti, Baker Hughes, IPF Member; Derek S. Bale, Baker Hughes, IPF Member; Stephen N. Zuklic, Baker Hughes, IPF Member; Nils Koliha, Exa Corporation; Ryan Jew, Exa Corporation; Bernd Crouse, Exa Corporation; David Freed, Exa Corporation (Vol 1, Issue 2)
Advances in Computational Modeling for Underbalanced Perforating: From Lab to Field – Authors: Derek S. Bale, Baker Hughes, IPF Member; Rajani P. Satti, Baker Hughes, IPF Member (Vol 1, Issue 2)

John Carminati, Executive Editor, JIPF

Brenden Grove, Executive Editor, JIPF

The Journal of the International Perforating Forum would not be possible without a dedicated network of industry experts to serve as peer reviewers.  We gratefully acknowledge the following individuals who have agreed to serve as technical editors for JIPF.

Achim Pabst                   DynaEnergetics
Adam Dyess                   Hunting Titan
Alex Procyk                    Consultant
Andrew Werner              Schlumberger
Bill Harvey                      Baker Hughes
Bob Haney                      Consultant
Brenden Grove               Halliburton
Caitlin Bowers                Steel Alloys & Svsc
Carlos Bauman              Schlumberger
Chris Chow                    Consultant 
Chris Sokolove               Hunting Titan
Christian Eitschberger    DynaEnergetics
Clinton Quattlebaum       Halliburton
Dan Pratt                        Owen
David Cuthill                   GEODynamics
David Underdown           Consultant
Dennis Baum                  LLNL
Eliana Mandujano           Imporio Media
Frank Preiss                   DynaEnergetics
Gerald Craddock            Halliburton

Hema Prapoo              AH Wireline
James Barker              Halliburton
Jim Gilliat                    Baker Hughes
Joern Loehken            DynaEnergetics
John Carminati            Shell
Lang Zhan                   Shell
Larry Behrmann          Consultant
Lian McNelis               DynaEnergetics
Mark Brinsden            Shell
Matthew Clay             Owen
Meng Yu                     Shell
Niall Fleming              Statoil
Oliver Han                  Hunting Titan
Osama Hanna           Consultant
Parry Hillis                 Baker Hughes
Rajani Satti                Baker Hughes
Ryan White                Baker Hughes
Shaun Geerts            Owen
Thilo Scharf               DynaEnergetics
Tim LaGrange           Owen

The Journal of the IPF (JIPF) is a Technical and Scientific Journal and will adhere to academic journal rules.

The Journal intends to publish technical articles in the following categories:

  • Dynamics of guns – Dynamic UB/OB/Gun Shock/modelling
  • Charge and gun design
  • Well flow modelling for charge performance
  • Charge testing for charge performance and flow and API testing in general
  • The performance and characteristics of explosives
  • Thermal decomposition – time/temperature – safety and performance of charges and explosive components.
  • Initiation systems, DIDs and other devices including ballistic transfers
  • Gun and charge materials, survivability, swell etc.

The JIPF will not  publish case studies.

If you are interested in publishing your Technical and Scientific work in our next issue, please read carefully The JIPF Copyright Notice and JIPF Author’s Guidelines before submitting your paper. Once submitted, our technical editors will review and contact you soon. For  general inquires, please contact