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Accounting Oil and Gas Production

Closed for Fall 2020

Open for Fall 2021

Length: 8 months Credential: Certificate Delivery: Full Time Classroom

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All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Winter 2021 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines. Learn more


Developed and certified by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting (CAPPA), this program will provide you with the skills required to compile, manage and report financial and petroleum production data in a business setting.

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 is offered full-time on the SAIT campus via an intensive, full-time 35-week program accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.

To be issued the CAPPA certificate, students must complete all CAPPA courses within three (3) years. This applies to all students regardless of institution or method of course delivery.

Students who started the program prior to July 1, 2019, will be bridged into the new curriculum. Contact the School of Business for more information.

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.


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.


After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive both a SAIT Accounting Oil and Gas Production 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.

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Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue job opportunities in the petroleum industry as a(n): 

  • production accountant 
  • joint venture accountant 
  • operations accountant 

Related careers include: 

  • accounting technician 

Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $7,094
Year 1 (International): $26,934 

Year 1: TBA 
Year 1 (International): $26,134 (+fees TBD)

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

Canada-Alberta Job Grant This program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.

Full costs

Tuition and financial aid

Admission requirements

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 2021 open Oct. 7, 2020 and are accepted until the program start date.
Term Program start
Fall 2020 Nov. 3, 2020 
Fall 2021 Nov. 2, 2021

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Admission Requirements

Admission and selection

  • Fall 2021 start: applications open Oct. 7, 2020, until the program start date but are subject to change. 

Admission requirements

  • All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to admission. Proof of English proficiency equal to a minimum of three 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  business.advising@sait.ca to your safe senders' list or you risk missing critical email messages.


Program outline

Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

Semester one

Course code Course name Credit
ACCT-215 Introductory Financial Accounting 3.0
ACCT-216 Fee Calculations and Journal Entries 1.5
BCMP-225 Business Productivity Tools and Technology 3.0
COMM-256 Professional Communications and Presentation Skills 3.0
OGPA-210 Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry 3.0
PRAC-295 Practicum for AOGP 3.0
PRDT-201 Field Data Capture and Application 1.5
PRDT-202 Gas and Gas Splits Allocations 1.5
PRDT-206 Volumetrics: Production Accounting Analysis 1.5
PROJ-218 Production Accounting Software and Case Studies 3.0
RREG-200 Freehold, Override, IOGC & Unitization 1.5
RREG-204 Royalty and Cost Calculations 3.0
RREG-206 Oil Sands and Measurement EAP Directive 17 1.5
WATR-207 Water and Water Volume Confirmations 1.5
Program total 31.5


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.

Transfer options

The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available. Visit Transfer Options to learn more.


2020/21 Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $14,910 $682 $288 $252 $16,132

2020/21 International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $25,621 $682 $288 $344 $26,934

2021/22 Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Check back for updates on the 2021/22 domestic tuition and fees. 

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2021/22 total
1 TBA $- $- $- TBA

2021/22 International Tuition and Fees*

Check back for updates on the 2021/22 fees and program total. 

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2021/22 total
1 $26,134 $- $- $- TBA

*Fees and tuition are based on a two-semester full course load structure. There may be additional fees for practicums and terms held outside this time frame. 


Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $171.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): $310 - Check eligibility here.
Student support fee: $100
Student technology fee: $100

Health and Dental Fees

Domestic Students 

  • Health Plan: $122
  • Dental Plan: $130
  • For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the Saitsa website for information on opting out.

International Students 

  • Health and Dental Plan: $344
  • For more information on Health and Dental Benefits for International students please contact the International Centre.

Books and supplies*

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

Next steps for incoming students

Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.

Important dates and deadlines

Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.

Important Dates

Fall 2020

Orientation date

Monday, Nov.2


All classes in this program will be delivered online for the Fall 2020 term due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health and safety guidelines.

How to register for classes

You'll follow a fixed block registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.

Computers and laptops

This is a bring your own device program with a standard hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page

Preparation courses

To support your success, SAIT offers some short courses before classes start, including PREP 100: The SAIT Experience and ETHI 110: SAIT Ethical Practices. 

Required textbooks

The booklist will be available about two weeks before classes start.

Can’t find your program or course? The bookstore didn't receive a textbook list. Contact your program directly to determine if they’re still refining course details or if you're in luck, no textbook purchase required this term.


For any questions, or to set up a virtual advising appointment, please contact our School of Business Advising Centre.

Phone: 403.284.8485
Email: business.advising@sait.ca

Academic chair

Grace McKenna, Academic Chair
Email:  grace.mckenna@sait.ca

Have questions about this program?

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School of Business
Phone: 403.284.8485
Email: business.advising@sait.ca

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