OQ Services

All of ASTAR’s OQ services, offered below have been used by both pipeline operators and contractors, and were built specifically with their needs in mind.  References can be provided upon request.

OQ Consulting Services

ASTAR knows that meeting all of the 49 CFR 192 & 195 requirements takes time and resources. We have the time and resources that you need. Our experts can help guide you in the right direction to comply with the OQ rule.

Services such as:
OQ Plan Review or Development
Procedure Review or Development
Gap Analysis
DOT Audit Assist
Plus more services upon request

OQ Evaluations

ASTAR specializes in many different OQ service providers:

  • Veriforce – (Five star Elite Evaluator Company )
  • The National Center for Construction Education and Research – NCCER
  • Industrial Training Services – ITS (One Gas Authorized & Nisource Authorized)
  • Energy WorldNet – EWN
  • Operator Qualification Solutions Group – OQSG
  • Midwest Energy Association – MEA
  • eWebOQ

“Anywhere, Anytime”

Our evaluators can evaluate anywhere, anytime: schedule work in any of our offices or choose to have our evaluators travel directly to your location. We have four OQ evaluation trailers loaded with the equipment necessary to perform the evaluations that require observation of real world simulation. This ability to bring our evaluation center to you no matter where you are located will save your company valuable time, resources and money.

OQ Administrative Services

ASTAR can manage the client’s OQ program on a fixed annual cost that includes all OQ field evaluations as well as the day-to-day OQ responsibilities. This allows you to set your budget and focus on what you know best, pipeline construction and maintenance.

Our goal is to provide your company with a better OQ department for less cost than self-administration. Below is a list of the responsibilities that would be covered by this service:


Oversight of day-to-day OQ activities:


Company Representation:


OQ Field Evaluations:

  • Perform / organize OQ task- related training
  • Perform / organize OQ evaluations
  • Submit data to required databases and provide verification reports


I was hired at Denbow Company as the Safety Manager, but was quickly tasked with managing our OQ program. I had no idea what an OQ program was or where to get started with our own program. I can’t thank Tracy, Jeremy, Sam, Rudy and the rest of ASTAR enough for walking me through, step by step, provider by provider, to make sure I understood the different tasks and requirements that are necessary to implement a successful OQ program…

Jared Malcolm – Safety & OQ Manager, Denbow Company, INC.

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