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Some of the world's best risk and reliability specialists

RiskCom has on its team some of the best risk and reliability engineering specialists in the world.

Our risk consultants are also top-quality engineers with design experience. Only by having this technical foundation can we consistently deliver useful, practical advice that our clients need.

Meet some of our risk and reliability specialists:

Morris Burch is CEO of RiskCom and has founded and grown risk consulting practices for nearly 20 years, including IRC in Australia and IRC Risk and Safety in the USA.

He has 30 years’ risk and process safety experience primarily in the oil and gas industry. His first six years were with Shell, which provided him with a firm engineering foundation together with excellent management training and experience.

Morris is the founder of RiskCom.

Morris has performed formal safety assessments and developed safety cases for a wide range of offshore and onshore assets globally, including: Algeria, Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Malaysia, Mozambique, Norway, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Yemen.

More recently Morris acted as a testifying expert (commonly referred to as an expert witness) in the discipline of process safety management for BP in two litigations associated with the Deepwater Horizon blowout.

He has personally provided, and continues to provide, practical process safety related consulting services to some of the world’s largest multi-nationals, including BP, Shell, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Apache, BHPB Petroleum, ExxonMobil, Hess, Seadrill, Transocean, Ensco, Stena Drilling, Pride, Nabors, Vantage, Bechtel, Fluor, Wood Group, Aker,

Morris lectured at the University of Western Australia on safety cases and risk management for the Master of Oil and Gas Engineering. He has developed and conducted numerous specific risk and safety training courses for numerous clients.


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Jeremy Goddard is recognized globally as an expert in risk management in the oil and gas industry. He started his career in the North Sea shortly after the Piper Alpha accident, at the leading edge of safety case development and the assessment of major hazard. He continued working at the forefront of thinking when he moved to Western Australia in the mid 90s where safety case legislation had just been enacted.

Jeremy was a founding partner and Technical Director of International Risk Consultants (IRC) in 1997. IRC specialized in major accident prevention and mitigation, operating predominantly in the offshore oil and gas sector. IRC worked for all major and many independent oil and gas companies, and a significant number of drilling contractors.

In addition to general responsibilities for business leadership, management and development, Jeremy led innovation and technical assurance within IRC.

In this capacity, he worked with numerous offshore development projects either individually or leading delivery teams to provide major hazard risk consulting services to some of the world’s foremost multinational energy, engineering and drilling companies.

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Vanessa Price is a Consultant and Project Manager at RiskCom. Vanessa has 10 years of experience working in various roles within the oil and gas industry, and risk management discipline. She has worked as an engineer for a major EPC company, and she has experience working internationally for an Argentinian exploration and production company. There she worked in the engineering and procurement of highly technical equipment and services for operations in South America and southern Africa.

As a risk consultant she has carefully managed, meticulously performed, and clearly presented detailed studies and robust technically sound analysis based on reasoned argument and defensible data/information to manage business and HSSE risks. Vanessa also has extensive experience working in a strategy-setting with executive leadership in providing enterprise risk management support to identify top risks and opportunities and to subsequently develop and implement improvement plans. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Fluid Dynamics at Rice University and earned her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Florida.

Vanessa is a team-oriented, organized, resourceful, and high-energy problem solver with leadership experience and strong communication skills. She is fluent in both English and Spanish and has simultaneously and successfully managed a wide range of multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary projects. Vanessa enjoys working collaboratively with clients and project teams to come up with innovative solutions to complex and unique problems in order to protect or enhance the bottom line. Through her experiences Vanessa has gained valuable experience in making data driven recommendations that improve decision-making in every aspect of the business.


Randy Richardson is a process and risk engineer with 37 years’ experience as a process engineer and risk management specialist in both the private and public sectors. His experience includes years of hands-on process engineering, facility design, construction, startup and operations. Randy has performed many process simulations, prepared PFDs, P&IDs, equipment data sheets and specifications. He has presented papers at technical conferences on subjects as diverse as distillation process control and pressure relief device sizing.

Using HAZOP methodology Randy has directed many PHA sessions for a wide variety of domestic and international clients in the onshore and offshore oil and gas, LNG, and chemical industries. He has completed Shell HEMP and Chevron PHA facilitation training. He is also an experienced HAZOP trainer.

Randy has facilitated layer of protection analyses (LOPA) and safety integrity level (SIL) assignment workshops, both as part of HAZOP and as separate standalone studies,

He has conducted bowtie sessions for domestic and international oil and gas, LNG, mining, and chemical industries, including training in the bowtie methodology. He has also developed and managed the subsequent safety critical element analysis and verifications schemes for facilities.

Randy Richardson can perform fire, explosion, and gas dispersion modeling and analysis including computational fluid dynamics and QRA using client software. With his excellent technical and writing skills, Randy can audit analyses performed by other consulting or engineering firms for technical soundness.

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Peter Carr is a recognized world expert in risk and reliability with 40 years of industrial experience. He is an active member of the API 17N committee on reliability, technical risk and integrity management for subsea production systems.

Peter’s foundation in structural engineering means that he brings an almost unparalleled practicality to his risk and reliability consulting engagements.

In the earlier part of his career, Peter pioneered risk-based inspection, the use of innovative computer simulation techniques for decision-making in the face of uncertainty, and the integrity management of brownfield offshore facilities.

Similarly, after the Piper Alpha disaster in 1988 Peter helped develop and improve the then-new safety and risk analysis methodologies that have become standard today.

He is a true technical innovator.

His experience includes over 100 significant risk and reliability projects for onshore as well as offshore facilities. Examples include, quantitative risk assessments (QRAs), process safety, reliability, availability, and maintainability (RAM) studies, risk-based inspection, and engineering optimization.

Peter has also performed the role of HSE Coordinator for the design of various major offshore developments including the Chevron Alba topsides, Elf Frøy platform, Kerr McGee Gryphon FPSO, BP Schiehallion FPSO, BP Magnus EOR pipelines, Shell Malampaya pipelines, Medgaz pipeline, and BP Mardi Gras deepwater pipelines.  His specialist experience spans topsides, SURF and onshore facilities.

Peter graduated from Sheffield University with a first class honors degree in civil and structural engineering and went on to obtain an MSc in steel structures from Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London. His early career was in civil and structural engineering and he is a Chartered civil and structural engineer.

He has lived in Houston since 2001.