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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 already held a Symposium in Galveston on the 12-14 May, and the next one is in China in October. This year BP is sponsored 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.

Perforators - Important announcement

Call for Participation & Presentations

2014 China International Perforating Symposium - 15th to 17th October


The International Perforating Forum (IPF) is proud to announce that we will be partnering with the China Perforating Association (CPA) to co-host the first Symposium to be held at a wonderful resort property in Hainan, China.

The symposium will focus on themes that include: Perforating Safety, Perforating Technology, Perforating Inflow, Dynamic Modelling and Case Studies.


Event Details

Wednesday, 15th October

Arrival, registration, cocktail reception and dinner

Thursday, 16th October

Symposium presentations & poster session, followed by cocktail reception and gala dinner

Friday, 17th October

Symposium presentations & poster session (Ends at 4:00pm)


IPF is limited to sending120 delegates from International companies to the conference, with the CPA sending around 130 national delegates. As places are so restricted, and limited, we recommend early registration. Priority will be given to sponsoring companies and engineers working for Operators.


Sanya TianYu Hotel (Horizon Resort & Spa)

China's Hainan Island, Sanya Yalong Bay, National Resort District

Telephone: +86 898 885 67888


Call for Papers

To submit your abstract, use the following link: You will be asked to upload your document. Abstracts will close on 31st August. Please note there are a limited number of presentation opportunities, due to the fact we are co-hosting with the CPA. There will be many poster paper opportunities. There is no requirement for a formal written paper at this Symposium.

Sponsorship and Cost

Those working as Operator Staff or Consultant may register free of charge (places are limited). Any supplier may send one delegate free of charge. Those wishing to send additional delegates are advised to consider sponsorship. Sponsorship benefits include logo display on all banners and programs, as well as a display area for a small stand in the conference area. Several International companies have already started the sponsorship process.


Sponsor Level

Maximum Number

of Delegates

Display Space





3m x 1m




2m x 1m




1m x1m



To sponsor, contact Frank Priess for details -


Click here to register individual participants. Sponsoring companies should keep count of total registrations. Your company may limit registrations based on their sponsor level.

Please note that Chinese National Companies that are members of Chinese Perforating Association should register with the CPA. International companies both operating in China and outside China should register with the IPF using links on this letter and our website. Chinese companies that are not members of the CPA are welcome to register with the IPF via these links.


Once you have been accepted as a delegate to the Symposium, please book your hotel room directly with  Sanya TianYu Hotel – Hainan Province. Indicate when booking, you are with Perforators Symposium (passcode: SY1015) to receive the preferred negotiated rate of 911RMB (est $146.00 US).

Visit the  International Perforating Forum website to find out more about the International Perforating Forum and all the recent Symposia, including over 150 presentations on perforating technology.

On behalf of the organizing committee. 

Mark Brinsden
Co-Chairman China International Perforating Symposium
Chairman International Perforating Forum & Chairman API RP19B Committee
Principal Technical Expert & Team Lead Perforating Global Team
Shell International
Aberdeen, UK.


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 here

Call for Presentations

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.

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

Agenda - Updated 26 June 2014



Updated: 26th June 2014
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Sponsors are welcome from all facets fo the industry: Operators, service companies and manufacturers.  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 preferential rate of $149 per night has been negotiated using the group code INTLPERSYM5214.


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