OQ & Safety 


You Can Trust   


OQ Evaluations

Our evaluators are available anywhere, anytime. Hand-picked by our leadership team, our experts have the experience and integrity you expect. 

Account Management Services

Everything you need to manage day-to-day administrative tasks. Database and platform monitoring, OQ auditing, documentation and more...

Consulting Services

ASTAR is proud to share decades of compliance experience and the in-depth understanding required to meet & exceed industry regulations and standards. 

Drug & Alcohol Services

As part of our overarching consulting services, we help keep your PHMSA mandated programs in compliance. Need to start from scratch? We do that too. 

Training Services

We have mastered the process and have the tools you need to maintain efficiency and be successful. Check out our safety and task-specific training offerings to learn more. 

Plastic Fusion

We offer bilingual (English-Spanish) plastic fusion certifications for top industry training, such as Georg Fischer, McElroy, and MT Deason. 

We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of Consulting, Training and Evaluations to the Oil and Gas industry for Pipeline Operators and Contractors since 2007.
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Lance Childress, President

We never sacrifice quality or safety standards to make a quick buck. We excel because we know what it takes to deliver on time and if we don't exceed your expectations, we do what it takes to make it right before you even have to ask. That is what a partnership with Astar is all about. 


Are you needing to develop an OQ program or conduct a complete change to your current written program?  Our team is prepared to diligently develop a defensible OQ program, to include training key personnel on the implementation and management of your newly developed program.


Tracy Messenger, COO

We specialize in NCCER, MEA, OQSG, ITS, Veriforce, Energy Worldnet, and ISNetworld. Astar has a new vision in OQ management and we actively work in the field with both pipeline Operators and Contractors. What more could you ask for in a partnership?

Dennis Kuhn, VP of Compliance

ASTAR is founded on the values of Accountability, Safety, Trust, Accessibility, and Respect.