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CAPPA Oil and Gas Production Accounting


Available: Continuing Education Classroom or Online

Program Description

Developed in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting (CAPPA), this program provides students with a thorough knowledge of petroleum products, as well as an understanding of the oil and gas industry's financial practices and government regulations. 

For more information, please contact 403.284.8485 or ogpa@sait.ca.

Program Overview

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.

Student Success

As of Sep. 1, 2015, all students beginning the CAPPA program are required by CAPPA to complete a basic Financial Accounting course prior to entry into Level 4 of the CAPPA program. SAIT's OGPA 201 Financial Accounting for Production Accountants meets this requirement (see Professional Development Courses to register). Basic Financial Accounting Courses from other institutions will be considered.

It is also strongly recommended that all students take a MS Excel course before starting this program.

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 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.

Credentials and Accreditation

After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a certificate from CAPPA. See the Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting (CAPPA) website for prerequisites and graduation requirements.

Careers: Production/Operation/Royalty Accountant | Production Revenue Accountant | Joint Venture Accountant

Production Accounting - Oil Patch - Introduction - Level 1 OGPA-210 Online
Production Accounting - Oil - Level 2 OGPA-212 Online
Production Accounting - Gas - Level 3 OGPA-214 Online
Production Accounting - Advanced - Level 4 OGPA-216 Online
CAPPA - Level 5 - Case Study OGPA-226 Online
Optional professional development courses
PAS Software Training – Production Accounting OGPA-120 Classroom
Financial Accounting for Production Accountants - Level 1 OGPA-201 Online
Financial Accounting for Production Accountants - Level 2 OGPA-202 Online

New Courses Launching Soon

 CAPPA has updated and expanded their curriculum and SAIT will begin delivering the ten new courses September 2019. Final eight week deliveries of the legacy courses will begin June 30, 2019. If you have not finished all five levels by August 31, 2019, you will be bridged over to the new curriculum. Such bridging may require you to complete more than five courses, in order for you to receive your certificate from CAPPA. For more information, visit https://cappa.org or contact business.advising@sait.ca

Shannon Duplessis Memorial Award

The Shannon Duplessis Memorial Award is open to SAIT students who are enrolled in SAIT's Distance or Continuing Education On Campus program.
To encourage a high standard within the program, CAPPA offers a $1,000 scholarship each year to the graduating student who achieves the highest overall marks in the five courses of the program at SAIT. This scholarship honours a dedicated instructor in the CAPPA program who passed away in 1996. To be eligible for this award, you must take all five levels at SAIT. Deadline is June 30 each year.


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