Oil and Gas Production Accounting teaches the basics of petroleum production accounting as it relates to the petroleum industry. Oil and gas production accountants are responsible for compiling, managing and reporting financial and production data for the oil and gas industry.
Production accountants are specialists in their field and must have a sound knowledge of petroleum products in addition to an understanding of the industry's financial practices and government regulations. This program was developed and certified by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting (CAPPA).
This program is offered on the SAIT campus via an intensive, full-time 35-week program accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
- Students who have successfully completed OGPA-210 Production Accounting - Oil Patch - Introduction - Level 1 may be eligible to use this course towards the Energy Asset Management Diploma and the Petroleum Land Administration Certificate.
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Graduates find work as production, operations, revenue or joint venture accountants in the petroleum industry.
Students enrolling in the Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accountant's CAPPA Certificate Program for course commencement as of July 1, 2017 onwards (the 2017-2018 academic year), will be required to complete the CAPPA Certificate Program (currently 5 courses) within three (3) years. This applies to all students regardless of institution or method of course delivery.
Students enrolled in the program prior to July 1, 2017 will continue to have a five (5) year deadline for completion.
After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive both a SAIT Production Accounting Certificate and a CAPPA certificate in Accounting - Oil and Gas Production. See the Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting (CAPPA) website for prerequisites and graduation requirements.
The program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting. To receive the CAPPA certificate students must attain 70% in all five levels of CAPPA.
Once completed, this SAIT credential may be eligible for transfer credit at another post-secondary institution. Visit Transfer Options to learn more about the transfer agreements currently available to SAIT graduates and incoming students.
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John S. Belgrave Memorial Award
The John S. Belgrave Memorial Award is awarded by CAPPA to SAIT students who are enrolled in the fulltime practicum program. This award honours John S. Belgrave — a leader and an innovator in the production accounting field. John was a great friend of CAPPA and — along with CAPPA and their many volunteers — helped improved education for production accountants before he passed away in 2001.
To encourage those students in the Oil and Gas Production Accounting program at SAIT, CAPPA offers a $1,000 award to that one full-time student in the practicum program who, in addition to academic achievement, demonstrates such attributes as leadership, resourcefulness and helpfulness. The recipient will be nominated by his or her fellow classmates and approved by the program coordinator at SAIT. The deadline is June 30 each year.
Admission and Selection
- Fall 2017 start: applications are accepted until Oct. 31, 2017.
- Fall 2018 start: applications are accepted Oct. 18, 2017 to Oct. 31, 2018.
- All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission. Proof of English Proficiency equal to a minimum of 3 years of education at an English speaking Canadian school or at a recognized International English speaking school, or completion of a proficiency exam is required upon application.
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- Applications and proof of the admission requirements (transcripts and/or anticipated final grades) must be submitted to be included in selection.
Applicants must submit to the department the following:
- Current resumé or CV
- Transcripts from prior education (original to Office of the Registrar and a copy to the department).
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- We recommend that international applicants apply no later than June 1 to allow time for visa processing.
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To find the course description for a course shown below please go to our Course Finder.
|Course Code||Course Name||Credit|
|ACCT-212||Financial Accounting for Production Accountants||3.0|
|COMP-151||Computer Production Accounting on the PC||3.0|
|COMP-152||Computer Production Accounting PA System||1.5|
|MATH-108||Math for Production Accounting||1.5|
|OGPA-210||Production Accounting - Oil Patch - Introduction - Level 1||3.0|
|OGPA-212||Production Accounting - Oil - Level 2||3.0|
|OGPA-214||Production Accounting - Gas - Level 3||3.0|
|OGPA-216||Production Accounting - Advanced - Level 4||3.0|
|OGPA-226||CAPPA Level 5: Case Study||3.0|
|PERS-101||Job Search and Career Develop.||1.5|
|PRAC-295||Practicum for AOGP||3.0|
Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.
Domestic Tuition and Fees*
|Year||Tuition fees||SAIT fees||SAITSA fees||2017/18 total|
International Tuition and Fees*
|Year||Tuition fees||SAIT fees||SAITSA fees||2017/18 total|
Campus Athletic and Recreation Fee: $160
Universal Transit Pass (UPass): $140 (If you meet the eligibility requirements, the UPass fee will be assessed with your tuition.)
SAIT Students' Association Fees
Health Plan: $110
Dental Plan: $125
SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA): $288
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* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change and not included in the price of the program.
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