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).

PERFORATING SAFETY

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.

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Recent News

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16 Nov, 2015

IPF IS NOW A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

The International Perforating Forum was incorporated in 2015, in the State of Texas, USA, as a non profit  organization, under the name of “International Perforation Forum Company” (IPFC). With more than 13 symposiums held around the world since 2008, and counting more than 2000 members, IPF had grown into a reputable industry-leading organization that needed […]

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16 Nov, 2015

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN 2016

After the upcoming IPS 2016 in Galveston in May, the Latin America IPS Committee is organizing a new symposium on October 18-20, 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. More details to follow, we cordially invite you to visit our website again for updates.  

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16 Nov, 2015

DISCUSSIONS TRENDING NOW ON LINKEDIN

There seems to be a lot of confusion in the industry over the risk of perforation tunnel failure and the risk of sand production. I think many companies are using static/elastic rock failure models. These models are very conservative and don’t consider the plastic behavior of rocks. Also they are applying static stress models to […]

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