Our Courses

COPAS Energy Education offers Group-Live and Group Internet Based classes for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits under NASBA. Our courses are taught by an expert faculty, with decades of industry experience. Classroom courses are typically 8 to 16 hours of CPE and webinars from 1 to 2.5 hours of CPE. We offer classes 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 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 Courses

These are courses we currently run as open enrollment classes during the year. Please visit the CEE Store to see the classes open for registration.

Introduction to Oil and Gas Transactions: Tax Considerations

This course provides an overview and in-depth look of Oil 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.

Oil and Gas Industry Primer

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.

Understanding the Landman

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.

Principles of Revenue Accounting Boot Camp

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 (CPA and Non-CPA), lawyers, community leaders, and the general public.

Joint Interest Audit

This course provides a basic overview and in-depth look 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.

Introduction to Oil and Gas Marketing and Sales

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 knowledge you need to align the appropriate costs.

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

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 new hires, accountants (CPA and non-CPA), 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 the Petroleum Industry

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 (CPA and Non-CPA), lawyers. Community leaders, and the general public. The course is presented in non-technical language.

Principles of Joint Interest Accounting Boot Camp

For individuals who wish to gain a broad understanding of introductory Joint Interest Accounting. This course is suitable for petroleum industry new hires, business professionals, investment advisors, analysts, regulators, government employees, accountants, lawyers, community leaders, and the general public.  Experienced attendees have found the course helps define Joint Interest Accounting as it pertains to their specialty area.

Gas Balancing

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, business professionals, investment advisors, analysts, regulators, government employees and lawyers.

CEE Additional Courses Available for Inclusion in Private Classroom Courses

The following courses may be offered at COPAS National Meetings as open enrollment classes or as webinars; however, due to their length will not be presented as stand alone open enrollment classroom courses elsewhere during the year. They are available for inclusion in private customized classes for societies and companies.

Royalty Remittances for Mineral Owners

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.”

Principles of Payout Accounting

This 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.