Pipeline operators are fully responsible for understanding and meeting the provisions of the OQ requirements under parts 192 and 195
OQSG provides the tools to bring all your compliance needs together.

OQ Program Writing / Revisions & Audit Support

We provide an OQ Program that complies with the requirements found within:

49 cfr part 192/195

 Pipeline Operator Qualification Rule defined within the Code of Federal Regulations.

API RP 1161 

The American Petroleum Institute Recommended Practice for Pipeline Operator Qualification


The American Society of Mechanical Engineers Pipeline Personnel Qualification Standard

best practices known by oqsg consultants

Recent PHMSA FAQs and years of experience working with small and large pipeline operators

Delivered in print, electronic,
or stored and maintained using Pinion LMS

Our consultants can also participate and represent operator customers during regulatory audits

OQ Program Effectiveness Reviews & Covered Task Analysis

Review company operator qualification programs to evaluate compliance with applicable DOT/PHMSA regulatory requirements and to measure the effectiveness of the program as described in ASME B31Q, API RP 1173, API RP 1161, and PHMSA FAQs.
  • Determining if the OQ Program is being implemented as written
  • Identify gaps relative to industry standards
  • Update covered task mapping between the Operator Tasks and OQSG Courses
  • Update covered task list according to industry best practices and tasks performed on regulated assets

Operator Procedure Integration & Custom Content Development

Pipeline safety remains a top priority as the industry continues to work toward reducing incidents.

With these safety initiatives come regulatory changes that raise questions and concerns for Operators. A recent challenge that many Operators are experiencing is increased scrutiny during audits. Inspectors want to see more evidence that Operator programs are thorough and being implemented as written. As a result, Operators have to present more documentation during audits.

What are my options for integrations?

  • Assign and Track Operator Procedures in Pinion LMS
  • Incorporate Operator Procedures into OQSG Skills Assessments
  • Incorporate Operator Procedures into OQSG Check Assessments
  • Incorporate Operator Procedure into OQSG eLearning

Ksa analysis

The purpose of this analysis is to provide a side-by-side comparison of covered tasks and underlying evaluation criteria (knowledge, skills, abilities, and AOCs) in order to help the operator identify task equivalencies and differences. This can be a useful step in identifying content/procedure updates, combining OQ programs during an acquisition, and vendor alignment.