Manufacturers have been performing perforator tests, reporting results to API and advertising the results in marketing publications for years. This program provides the manufacturers a new venue to advertise test results in a more objective medium.
API RP 19B, Recommended Practices for Evaluation of Well Perforators, introduces test targets that allow for more accurate test results and will make the results easier to reproduce. In conjunction with API RP 19B, API is offers a Perforator Witnessing Program. By participating in this program, perforator manufacturers will be able to provide evidence of test data, which will lend more credibility to the test results. API will provide approved witnesses to perforator system manufacturers and post the design test results on the API web site for easy accessibility.
To apply for the program, please fill out the API Perforator Design Registration Program Application form under Applications and Forms.
Once the application has been completed, please email it to email@example.com at which point an application invoice will be mailed to you. The application will be processed once the invoice payment has been received and processed. Companies applying for the program for the first time should allow for at least 60 days between submitting the new application and scheduling your initial witness visit.
To request that an API Perforator Witness be present for your API RP 19B test, parts 4 and 5 of the API Perforator Design Registration Program Application must be completed and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please alert API of the need for a witness at least 45 days in advance of the test to ensure availability of a witness. For existing program participants, the API Perforator Witness Fee will included in the invoice along with witness time and expense costs after the tests have been completed and the signed witness report and associated data sheets have been submitted to API.
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