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Accounting Oil and Gas Production

Open for Fall 2018

Length: 8 Months
Credential: Certificate
Available: Full Time Classroom

Program Highlights

Learn the basics of petroleum production accounting, including how to compile, manage and report financial and production data then start your career as an operations, revenue or joint venture accountant in the petroleum industry.

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Tuition and Fees Per Year*

Year 1: $15,173
Year 1 (International): $23,351

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change


You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available.

When can you apply?

  • Applications for fall 2018 are accepted Oct. 18, 2017 to Oct. 31, 2018.
TermProgram start
Fall 2018 Nov. 13, 2018

Program Details

Program Description

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.

Fast Facts

  • 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.
  • Please contact ogpa@sait.ca for more information.

Your Career

Graduates find work as production, operations, revenue or joint venture accountants in the petroleum industry.

Student Success

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.

Transfer Options

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.

Have questions? Write to us at transfer.options@sait.ca.

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 Requirements

Admission and Selection

  • Fall 2018 start: applications are accepted Oct. 18, 2017 to Oct. 31, 2018.

Admission Requirements

  • 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. 
  • SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada. 

Direct Entry: Four Step Process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Apply to Accounting Oil and Gas Production and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.

  • Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first offered basis.

Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.

We recommend you add ogpa@sait.ca and the sait.ca domain to your safe senders list or you risk missing critical email messages.


Program Outline

To find the course description for a course shown below please go to our Course Finder.

Semester 1

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
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
ORNT-105 Academic Preparation 1.5
PERS-101 Job Search and Career Develop. 1.5
PRAC-295 Practicum for AOGP 3.0
Program Total 30.0


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*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2018/19 total
1 $14,200 $450 $523 $15,173

International Tuition and Fees*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2018/19 total
1 $22,378 $450 $523 $23,351


Campus Athletic and Recreation Fee: $160
Universal Transit Pass (UPass): $290 (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

Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change and not included in the price of the program.

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