Our Story

At the request of major oil companies and service companies, Murchison Drilling Schools (MDS) was founded in 1977 by Bill Murchison. During Bill’s last 7 years in Iran, he was asked to start a training program for the Iranian oil consortium.  He put together a training manual and program that was not only highly effective but also very well received by contractors and service companies as well as the operators. When Bill left Iran in 1977, the operating and service companies asked him to start his own business so that they could continue sending their drillers, toolpushers, foremen and engineers to him for training. Bill moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico and put together the Operational Drilling Technology (ODT) Course. MDS has been training people in drilling operations and well control (IADC WellSharp, IWCF) on a worldwide basis since that time.

Click here to see a list of companies that MDS/WAM has trained.