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CAPPA Oil and Gas Production Accounting


Available: Continuing Education Online

*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.

Program description

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

Student success

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:

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.

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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