Stronger. Safer. Together.

It’s during the hard times in life when you discover who will work with you as a team. You find out who is willing to do what’s necessary to be successful. Currently, oil prices are low, companies are hurting and layoffs have been extreme. Unfortunately, one of the first things to go in a company’s budget is training.  Accidents and human errors are a daily reminder of how important training is; not just any training but smart, quality training.

So how do you make it through the hard times as a company? The number one response would probably be “cut costs”. But often, if you start cutting cost, you start cutting quality. Murchison Drilling Schools started in 1977, and has prided itself on quality training for over 38 years. We have strong, experienced staff who pass on their experience and knowledge to the industry. Instead of cutting  quality, Murchison Drilling Schools recently teamed up with Smith Mason & Co. Together we are bringing the two most recognizable names in the industry to provide the highest quality of training. Both companies will be providing well control training together as a team at the MDS Houston Training Center. Smith Mason & Co founder, Randy Smith, worked with Bill Sr. in the early 70s on the SEDCO drilling rig that Bill Sr. was supervising. They worked together drilling some of the toughest wells in Iran. Drilling wells in the safest and most cost-efficient way was always their number one goal. And now they are teaming up again to bring smart, quality training to the industry. Weekly well control courses will be taught at the Murchison Drilling Schools Houston Training Center. Both IADC and IWCF courses will be taught, along with IWCF Well Intervention and IADC Well Servicing courses. Enroll now at

During the hard times you rely on the people you can count on the most. We believe that being united together creates not only quality but smart well control training. Together. Safer. Stronger.


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