Operator Qualification

Welcome to the BP US Pipelines & Logistics Operator Qualification (OQ) page for contractors. Here you will find everything you need to know about our OQ Program. BP has been involved and is committed to the ASME B31Q Standard. Through 2008, BP will be adjusting our program to align with this standard. BP uses ISNetworld to track covered tasks performed by contractors on our Jobsites.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requires pipeline operators to develop a written qualification program to evaluate the ability of employees and contractors to perform “covered tasks” and to recognize and respond to abnormal operating conditions (AOCs) that may be encountered while performing these activities.

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