About Upstream Risk Consultants
We have been embedded in some of the largest offshore oil and gas projects over the past decade.
We understand what drives projects and the effect technical safety and risk have on those projects drivers.
We are not a modeling house, we provide insight beyond the numbers.
Upstream Risk Consultants, LLC was founded in 2012 by Colby Hafner and Nick Naida and is based in Houston, Texas.
URC provides technical safety and project risk management consulting services to the oil and gas industry, focused primarily on upstream and mid-stream projects and facilities.
We help designers and operators identify and understand their risks and develop practical mitigation strategies that allow them to build and operate inherently safer facilities. Services include:
CRUX Safety Layout Software
Our CRUX Safety Layout Software is an innovative tool used to evaluate and optimize the layouts of ship-shaped facilities, such as FPSOs and FLNGs.
CRUX allows engineering companies to set initial layouts based on safety and is best utilized early in design to set initial facility layouts prior to the first HAZID before fire and blast modeling has even been conducted.
As engineering progresses, CRUX can be used to evaluate and compare various design changes that affect layout so that the topsides modules are arranged in the most inherently safe positions.
CRUX can also be used by operators to compare multiple layout options submitted by engineering firms in design competitions.
Learn more at the CRUX Safety Software page.