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 Open Enrollment Classroom Courses
These are the classroom courses we currently run as open enrollemnt classes during the year. The proposed 2019 classroom schedule will be posted in November 2018.
For 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.
A 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.
As 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.
For 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.
This 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.
Designed 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.
This 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.
An 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.
Developed 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.
Oil and Gas Federal Income Tax procedures and process. Designed for petroleum new and experienced employees, and service provides 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 of the laws, processes, and procedures used.
CEE Additional Courses Available for Inclusion in Private Classroom Courses
The following courses may be offered at COPAS National Meetings as open enrollment classes; however, due to their length will not be presented as stand alone open enrollment elsewhere during the year. They are available for inclusion in private customized classes for societies and companies.
This course is designed to introduce you to the dynamic concept of "Payout" and its impact on various Oil and Gas Industry functions. We discuss payout and and what it means, review basic docmuments needed to identify and track payout, identify the componenets of a payout calulation and what to do with them, and finally calculate payout.
This 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.”