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Welcome to Perforators .org - Oil field is an independent oil field forum dedicated to the advancement of well perforation technology.

On this site you will find our meeting agendas, presentations given at past meetings, registration for upcoming meetings (active 2-3 months prior to meeting), organization contacts and links.

International Perforating Symposiums have been held since 2008 with the first one being in Houston. This original meeting has led to regional Perforating Symposiums in Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Bogota and Muscat.  This year we have Symposiums scheduled for Galveston on the 12-14 May, and China in October. This year BP is sponsoring a one day RP67 Perforating Safety Forum in Houston on the 8th of May - presentations from all these symposia and forums are available on this website.

IPS Galveston Flyer


Perforators - Important announcement


The Committee is accepting abstract submissions for symposium presentations for the above themes until February 15th, 2014. Presentation title, abstract, and presenter name should be e-mailed to Brenden Grove and John Segura ( by the close date.

Please note – formal conference papers are not required.



2014 International Perforating Symposium
12-14 of May 2014
Moody Gardens Hotel & Spa Convention Center - Galveston, Texas

The key themes for the event will be: Explosive Safety, Productivity Improvement Case Studies, Peforating Dynamics, Modeling and testing and Novel Perforating Concepts.

The full invitation can be viewed at:

Call for Presentations

The deadline for submissions is the 15th of February 2014.  

Presentation title, abstract and presenter name should be e-mailed to Brenden Grove ( and John Segura ( by the 15th of Feb.  Please note that formal conference papers are not required.

Submissions not choosen for presentation may be selected for the poster session at the discretion of the technical committee. 


Sponsers are welcome from all facets fo the industry: Operators, service companies and manufacutrers.  Please contact James Barker ( or Keller Bradfield ( for further information.  The sponsors logo will be displayed on the conference banners,







Seats for Monday

Night Dinner


Display Floor Space

(ft x ft)

Gold   $7,500   15   6   12L x 4W
Silver   $5,000   10   4   8L x 4W
Bronze   $2,500   5   2   4L x 8W

Individuals wanting to attend the technical sessions only can attend for free with a limit of one person per company.  This does not include meals, dinner cruise or close out session.


Rooms can be booked directly with the Moody Gardens Hotel ( and a preferentail rate of $149 per night has been negotiated using the group code INTLPERSYM5214.


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