About IPF

The International Perforating Forum (IPF) was created in 2008, as an independent forum for the advancement of the well perforating technology. The first International Perforating Symposium (IPS) was organized in Houston in 2008, and it successfully lead to the next International Perforating Symposiums held biannually in different international locations, such as: Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Bogota and Muscat, organized by IPF Executive and Regional Committees. In 2015, the IPF became a nonprofit organization incorporated in Houston, Texas, under the name of “International Perforating Forum Company” (IPFC).


Safety is at the core of IPF’s mission. One of our main goals is to promote new technologies that will offer opportunities for improved safety and increased operational efficiency. This is applicable to explosives used in oil and gas producing operations, and more specifically to the use of explosives inside a wellbore. The IPF Safety Chair’s goal is to collect and review incidents and near miss reports related to explosives and associated surface equipment used in oil and gas producing operations electric and electronic detonators, percussion initiators, igniters, delay devices, ballistic transfers, addressable (digital) firing systems and surface equipment associated with the perforating systems. The purpose is to prevent inadvertent and unintentional detonation of explosives, help minimize risks and reduce explosive accidents to zero.

Journal of the IPF, Volume 2, Call for Articles now OPEN!

Dear perforating colleagues,

Our thanks again to all who contributed to a successful inaugural issue of the Journal of the IPF in June. We hope that the Journal will be of interest and value to the community. We are pleased to announce that plans are currently underway to publish Volume 2 of the JIPF later this year. You are therefore invited to submit your technical articles here, for publication consideration. 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.

Thank you in advance, and we look forward to reviewing your submissions!

Best Regards,

John Carminati and Brenden Grove
JIPF Executive Editors

Recent News

17 Jan, 2017

RIPS announces its first International Symposium on March 27th to 29th, 2017

The symposium will take place in Tyumen on March 27th to 29th, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. This event, while being exclusively organized by the Russia International Perforating Symposium, will follow the format and guidelines of other global IPFC symposiums . Presentations will be held in English and Russian, with simultaneous translations scheduled during the entire event.  The call […]

02 Aug, 2016

IPF has a Young Professionals Group

At the most recent Executive Committee Meeting for the International Perforating Forum Conference a new Young Professionals Committee was created. The committee discussed the importance of connecting and growing the network of young professionals in order to continue the growth and expansion of the perforating community. As part of the International Perforating Forum, the IPF Young […]

31 Jul, 2016

The First Issue of the JIPF has been published

Please take a moment to browse through the first issue of the JIPF (Journal of The International Perforating Forum), now available in flip book format. Just to give you a sneak peek , the Journal consists of three sections: Regional Updates, News and Articles. For this inaugural  issue, the JIPF Executive Editors and their team […]