Classroom Courses

COPAS Energy Education offers Group-Live courses for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits under NASBA. Our Group-Live courses are taught by an expert faculty, with decades of industry experience, in a classroom setting and are typically 8 to 16 hours of CPE in a range of subjects designed to bring depth of knowledge to your expertise as an accountant in the oil and gas industry.

COPAS also offers private classes for society and corporate education. All our classroom courses have a modular design so that customization is easy. Choose from our range of complete classes, or design a custom education package from compatible course modules to suit your company needs. 

CEE Classroom Courses

These are the classroom courses we currently have in the catalog. A downloadable copy of thecl>assroom course catalog is available in the "Education" menu. Click the titles below to see more information on each of the courses.

 

Ethics for the Petroleum Industry

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Using a Petroleum Energy context, this interactive course is focused for CPAs to meet annual two-hour CPE ethics requirement (except Texas). Building from relevant Petroleum focused work in public practice, industry, government, and nonprofits, this case-based and problem based instruction will allow you to consider relevant ethical dilemmas.  

 

 

Introduction to the Petroleum Industry

oil refinery at night shutterstock 184591604For individuals who wish to gain an introductory understanding of the petroleum industry. Suitable for petroleum industry new hires, business professionals, investment advisors, analysts, regulators, government employees, accountants, lawyers, community leaders, and the general public. The course is presented in non-technical language and may also be useful for CPAs and non-CPAs new to the oil and gas industry. 

 

 

Introduction to Oil and Gas Exploration, Production, and Upstream Operations

OIL AND GAS VECA hands-on overview of Oil and Gas Field Exploration, Production and Upstream Operations. Individuals will witness a variety of petroleum equipment used in all phases of Upstream operations. The course will provide Petroleum Industry new hires, accountants (both CPAs, and non-CPAs), and other petroleum players with an understanding of the necessary functions and operations for oil and gas companies to obtain leases, drill wells, and produce and transport petroleum products. 

 

Introduction to Oil and Gas Marketing and Sales

oG Sales and marketig rezise shutterstock 281440925As an experienced petroleum accountant or manager, you want to have a deeper understanding of Revenue Oil and Gas Marketing & Sales Accounting to help facilitate your professional development. Building from your knowledge and experience, this course provides the basic knowledge you need to align the appropriate costs. Suitable for a CPA and non-CPA audience.

 

 

 

 

Principles of Joint Interest Accounting Boot Camp

rev cat photoFor individuals who wish to gain a broad understanding of Introductory Joint Interest Accounting. It is suitable for petroleum industry new hires, business professionals, investment advisors, analysts, regulators, government employees, accountants (both CPA and non-CPA), lawyers, community leaders, and the general public.

 

 

Joint Interest Audit

audit shutterstock 324212636This course provides a basic overview and in-depth look at auditing Joint Interest Accounting procedures and processes (excludes Revenue & Payout). This course will provide accountants and other petroleum players with an understanding of the necessary functions and operations for Joint Interest Auditing. Ideally individuals will have prior training courses related to Joint Interest Accounting and Operations or comparable industry experience, including a competency understanding key provisions in a COPAS model form accounting procedure. Suitable for both CPAs and non-CPAs.

 

Principles of Revenue Accounting Boot Camp

money cat shutterstock 112943641Designed for individuals who wish to gain a basic Revenue Accounting understanding. It is suitable for petroleum industry new hires, business professionals, investment advisors, analysts, regulators, government employees, accountants, lawyers, community leaders, and the general public. Suitable for both CPAs adn non-CPAs.

 

 

 

 

Gas Balancing

workmenat plantThis course provides an overview of Gas Balancing and linking directly into imbalances, owner responsibilities, and how to account for them. It is suitable for petroleum industry experienced Revenue Accountants (non-CPAs and CPAs), business professionals, investment advisors, analysts, regulators, government, employees, and lawyers.

 

 

Understanding The Landman

landman shutterstock 269833376An interactive course designed for Non-Landmen and individuals desiring to expand and increase their Oil and Gas Landman knowledge. It is suitable for petroleum industry new hires, revenue, joint interest, business professionals, investment advisors, analysts, exploration, transportation, regulators, government employees, and lawyers or anyone who interacts with the Land Department.

 

 

Royalty Remittances for Mineral Owners

RR shutterstock 347644844This course provides an overview of understanding three major events for mineral owners: 1. Ownership, 2. Leasing, and 3. Royalty Check. By using and reviewing examples of actual leases and remittances this course will take owners through Mineral Lease and Royalty check stub. This course will provide individuals a better understanding of questions for your producer and simple calculations to help you get to the bottom-line of your pay stub. Suitable for those accounting for mineral owners, both a CPA and non-CPA audience.

 

 

Understanding Oil and Gas Royalties

royalty course catalog imageThis course provides an overview of Royalty leases, allocations, payments, taxes and where to find this important information. It is useful for petroleum accountants, CPAs, Federal employees, lawyers, bankers, and financial employees working with mineral and land owners who want to understand and expand their Royalty knowledge.

 

 

Introduction to Oil and Gas Transactions: Tax Considerations

tax cat shutterstock 94126492Oil and Gas Federal Income Tax procedures and process. Designed for petroleum new and experienced employees, and service providers involved in Petroleum accounting and industry. Additionally, this course is for those who work in the Oil and Gas Federal tax arena and want to expand their understanding the laws, processes, and procedures used.

 

 

Petroleum Geology and Geoscience - The Basics

geo picAn interactive course designed for individuals desiring to expand and increase their petroleum geology and geoscience knowledge. It is suitable for petroleum industry new hires, revenue, joint interest, business professionals, investment advisors, analysts, exploration, transportation, regulators, government employees, and lawyers or anyone who interacts with Geologists and Geoscientists.

 

 

 

 

Principles of Payout Accounting

cash shutterstock 355731554This course is designed to introduce you to the very dynamic concept of “Payout” and its impact on various Oil and Gas industry functions. Many individuals have no idea what this function does or how important this activity is to the stakeholders it supports. In this four hour course we will discuss Payout and what it means, review basic documents needed to identify and track payout, identify the components of a payout calculation and what to do with them, and finally calculate a full payout. This principles class will provide a basic understanding of the payout process.

 

Oil and Gas Industry Primer

gas primer cat photoDeveloped for individuals with an interest in the oil and gas industry and intended to help accountants, lawyers and others to better understand the Petroleum business. This Oil and Gas primer provides an overview of Petroleum history, geology, and upstream operations and their associated terminology. It aims at introducing fundamental concepts and data that help understand Oil & Gas Exploration and Production (E&P) holistically and provide a common conceptual framework for individuals new to the industry or wanting to expand or build on their current Petroleum knowledge.