*These courses were extensively updated and expanded for Fall 2019. If you completed at least two courses from the legacy series (OGPA 210 and OGPA 212) prior to August 31, 2019, refer to CAPPA’s Legacy Certificate document for information on finishing your studies.
Developed and certified by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting (CAPPA), this series of courses 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. These courses were expanded and updated for July 1, 2019. Refer to the CAPPA website for more details.
Careers: Production/Operation/Royalty Accountant | Production Revenue Accountant | Joint Venture Accountant
To be issued the CAPPA certificate, students must complete all CAPPA courses within three (3) years with a minimum grade of B- in each. This applies to all students regardless of institution or method of course delivery.
These courses were expanded and updated for July 1, 2019. Students who started the program prior to this date will be bridged into the new curriculum.
For those students beginning the courses after July 1, 2019, the following prerequisite courses are required:
- An Excel course prior to entry into course 2 (PRDT 201 Field Data Capture and Application). SAIT’s BCMP 225 Business Productivity Tools and Technology course meets this requirement.
- A basic Financial Accounting course prior to entry into course 6 (ACCT 216 Fee Calculations and Journal Entries). SAIT’s ACCT 215 Introductory Financial Accounting I course meets this requirement.
Refer to the CAPPA website for full prerequisite details. Excel and financial accounting courses from other institutions will be considered, contact information below.
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.
* Courses must be completed in the order listed below.
|COURSE NAME||COURSE CODE||OFFERED|
|Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry||OGPA-210||Classroom or Online|
|Field Data Capture and Application||PRDT-201||Classroom or Online|
|Water and Water Volume Calculations||WATR-207||Classroom or Online|
|Gas and Gas Split Allocations||PRDT-202||Classroom or Online|
|Volumetrics: Production Accounting Analysis||PDRT-206||Classroom or Online|
|Fee Calculations and Journal Entries||ACCT-216||Classroom or Online|
|Freehold, Override, IOGC and Utilization||RREG-200||Classroom or Online|
|Royalty and Cost Allocations||RREG-204||Classroom or Online|
|Production Accounting Software and Case Studies||PROJ-218||Classroom or Online|
|Oil Sands and Measurement EAP Directive 17||RREG-206||Classroom or Online|
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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