ModuResources Group acquires Murchison Drilling Schools Inc., building a strong global Well Academy training group.

The ModuResources Group has significantly strengthened their training group capability with the acquisition of Murchison Drilling Schools Inc., an industry leader for training in drilling operations and well control.

Following the acquisition, Murchison Drilling Schools Inc. will combine forces with Well Academy and together be a strong global player in the delivery of training solutions across the well life cycle. Regionally managed from 3 primary centers in Perth, Australia, Apeldoorn, Netherlands and Houston USA, Well Academy aims to better support our clients globally with a range of blended training delivery methods to suit their specific needs.

Together with Murchison Drilling Schools Inc. as a part of Well Academy we are building a training organization of integrity, delivering excellence, and developing new courses and training platforms that will meet the needs of the energy industry in many years to come. 

Announcing completion of the Murchison Drilling Schools Inc. purchase, George Galloway, Region Director Well Academy, says, “Supporting our clients with quality learning and development solutions is at the heart of our company philosophy and having Murchison, a strong industry training institution going back to 1977 is fundamental to us offering our portfolio of quality training services across the globe.”

Commenting on the acquisition, Bill Murchison Jr., President and CEO of Murchison Drilling Schools Inc., says, “I have witnessed first-hand the fantastic synergy between Well Academy and Murchison and through combining our service offerings we help our clients train their personnel in the entire life cycle of the well. I very much look forward to being part of Well Academy and the MR Group.”

Duco de Haan, CEO of ModuResources Group, says, “Collectively we now have some of the foremost experts in the world developing and delivering training content of an extremely high quality. The acquisition of Murchison provides a greater presence in the Americas market and strengthens Well Academy in global delivery of drilling operational classes.” 

About Murchison Drilling Schools

Over the last forty-three years Murchison Drilling Schools has built an excellent reputation around the world for its courses in drilling operations. Both the Murchison operational and well control classes are well-respected in the industry. In recent years, Murchison developed the Workover Intervention Well Control course for Oil and Gas Operators and the industry acceptance of this class has been excellent.

About Well Academy

Well Academy formed out of the merger of The Well Academy BV and Welltrain Pty and has an excellent reputation for its courses covering the well life cycle, including well control, well integrity and well intervention. Integrating human factors into team-based training, Well Academy strives to raise the competence and confidence levels of our client’s personnel.

About ModuResources

The ModuResources Group was established in 2016 by the former management team of a well-known rig inspection services company. The group has grown significantly in recent years and is now a leading global provider of rig and (drilling) equipment inspections, training, well consultancy and engineering services.

For media inquiries contact:

George Galloway
Region Director, Well Academy
M +31 (0) 652542114
E george.galloway@wellacademy.com

Bill Murchison
President and CEO, Murchison Drilling Schools
M +1 505 7206256
E billjr@murchisondrillingschools.com