Murchison Hires New Instructor



Murchison Drilling Schools, Inc. (MDS) has hired Sam Sirman as an Instructor in their new five-day Advanced Well Control Course and also in their ten-day Operational Drilling Technology and Advanced Well Control Course. Both courses are IADC WellCAP certified.

Sam has 27 years of experience supervising subsea and surface drilling operations. Prior to joining MDS, Sam worked as a Rotating Drilling Superintendent with Pride International. MDS is excited about having Sam as one of their instructors because of his vast Subsea experience and his excellent operational experience.

For many years Sam has taken great pleasure in training the Assistant Drillers and Drillers that have worked under him. He sees the lack of experience in the industry today and the tremendous need to train and develop qualified drilling personnel. He wants to pass on his experience and expertise to the next generations of drillers, toolpushers and foremen.

MDS has recently added a five-day Supervisory level well control course to its schedule. MDS will continue to offer the ten-day Operational Drilling Technology and Advanced Well Control Course. Both courses are taught by experienced and qualified instructors. Bill Murchison, Sr. will continue to be the Lead Instructor in the ten-day Operational Drilling Technology and Advanced Well Control Course.

MDS has just finished adding a new well control center to the Murchison Training Center. The well control center features a large classroom and four simulator rooms.