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On Monday, July 15, William (Bill) J. Murchison, founder of Murchison Drilling Schools, passed away peacefully at the age of 88. Bill left a huge imprint on our industry. Here are just a few of his contributions. 

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Great tips for practice exercises, homework, test-taking and even solving problems in the field.

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The IWCF Equipment Assessment used to consist mainly of diagrams (annulars, rams, IBOPs, accumulators, etc.) and one needed to know the various parts of each piece of equipment and how they worked. But now, the IWCF has now replaced all of those equipment questions with lots of regulations questions from the various API standards.

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The oil and gas industry has a fatality rate that is seven times higher than all U.S. industries.  All personnel, no matter what position or role, must receive well control training appropriate to their job duties.

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I just wanted to take another opportunity to thank you both for your time and effort spent teaching our class at the most recent course at MDS. The instruction was top notch and I certainly learned a great deal.

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