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April 2017 Institute of Explosives Engineers, Fort Worth Regional Networking Meeting

April 24

Dear Engineering and Technical Professionals in the Explosive sciences & industries,

You are cordially invited to an informal networking meeting of the Institute of Explosives Engineers (IExpE) to be held at Halliburton’s Jet Research Center (JRC) in Alvarado, Texas on the evening of Monday, April 24th.


Please forward this invitation to all interested parties and RSVP to Thomas.burky@Halliburton.com for security access. Also, for those attending in person, please arrive before 6pm to complete security protocols.  See attached driving directions to JRC.


The IExpE is headquartered in the UK, but has a diverse global membership. This meeting is open to all members of the Institute, as well as all other interested parties.  For those not able to attend in person a webinar link is included below which will provide audio and visual access to the presentations, beginning at 6:00pm.  Please see attached flyer describing the mission and scope of the IExpE.


Meeting Agenda:

5:30-6:00pm     Arrival and networking

5:30pm Webinar link activated

6:00-6:10pm     Safety Briefing, Anti-Trust Briefing, Individual introduction and background

6:15-7:15pm     Two presentations with Q&A:

  1. “Terrorist use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)”
  2. – Andy Pettitt, FIExpE, Executive VP – SPEX Group Holdings Limited (Aberdeen)
  1. “RF safety and electric initiation of explosive systems at the wellsite” 7:30pm   Social gathering (at local site to be announced at meeting)
  2. – Dr. David Leidel, Independent Consultant

Locatiion: Jet Research Center, Alvarado, TX also Online Meeting

24 April 2017 17:30-19:00 (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)


April 24


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