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4A Energy Advisors, LLC

4A Energy Advisors LLC provides an experienced, COPAS knowledgeable staff for contract compliance reviews related to:

  • Capital Expenditures (drilling, completion, equipping, etc.)
  • Lease Operating Expenses
  • Vendors/Contractors with Special Emphasis on Land Brokers
  • Revenue/Production Settlements
  • Midstream Operations
  • International Joint Ventures
  • Litigation Support

AMS-PAR

AMS-PAR conducts more than 250 contract compliance audits annually.  Our goal on each engagement is to recover lost profits and provide a unique insight into your company’s commercial relationships.  Whether performing a joint venture, gas plant, production allocation, or vendor review we ensure our client’s objectives are met and the project is complete.  Our proprietary tools and institutional knowledge allow us to interrogate data differently, thereby uncovering more discrepancies.  AMS-PAR’s extensive relationship with other companies and knowledge of their systems and accounting practices also allows us to complete engagements more efficiently.

Whether your investments are in the deep gulf, onshore, or somewhere around the globe, the AMS-PAR team has the experience to evaluate whether billings, production allocations, or revenues were properly recorded.  Survey results consistently rate our staff and processes above others.  Our professional staff will provide your firm the consistency and higher level of assurance that you deserve from a trusted advisor.

BRI Consulting Group, Inc. / BRI International Consulting, Inc.

BRI Consulting Group, Inc. (BRI) has provided oil and gas auditing services to our energy industry clients for nearly 30 years. We work with large integrated oil and gas companies, independent producers and small investors wanting to receive assurances that their partners and suppliers are adhering to the terms of their agreements.

Our team of seasoned professionals possess a strong working knowledge of the COPAS publications and have a wide range of experience working in both the domestic and international areas.  Our expertise covers the following areas of audit and other services:

Joint Ventures – Capital and Lease Operating Expenditures

Payout and Closing Statement

Revenue – Oil and Gas

Gas Plant – Revenues and Operating Expenses

Supplier/Vendor Contract Compliance

Litigation Support

Over the past two decades, BRI International has specialized in conducting audits outside the United States.  Many of these multibillion-dollar projects contain complex cost allocation systems, inventory control, withholding taxes, currency exchange and logistic issues that require a strong understanding of industry norms and practices.  Over the years, our teams of international auditors have identified well over $100 million in recoveries for our clients.

Whether there is a domestic or international need, our comprehensive audit programs enable us to provide our clients with assurance that the services they have received, were invoiced under the terms of the agreements utilized to govern their relationships.   

Gas Equities, Inc.

GEI is an independent, global accounting firm offering joint interest and revenue audits, consulting services, internal control reviews, accounting process reviews, out-sourced accounting functions and litigation support to the oil and gas industry since 1991. Our clients consist of companies in every sector of the energy business, including oil and gas exploration and development companies, royalty and overriding royalty owners, gas pipeline companies, gas plant operators, marketing and refining companies, local distribution companies, and trading and transportation companies. GEI has extensive experience in complicated contract compliance revenue audits relating to settlement for and allocation of hydrocarbons, including natural gas, natural gas liquids, LNGs and crude oil. Our experience and knowledge of joint interest expense auditing is extensive, including substantial knowledge of audit issues associated with drilling, completion and lease operating expenses and the chargeability of costs according to the prevailing contracts.  Based on our vast experience, we are confident that we can assist companies in the industry with their oil and gas auditing and accounting needs.

Joint Venture Strategic Advisors (JVSA)

For over 30 years, as an industry leader, Joint Venture Strategic Advisors (JVSA) provides joint venture consulting services in Canada, the United States, and around the globe. JVSA works with companies in the energy industry including: oil and gas, chemicals, utilities, and power generation sectors.

We work with you to handle all aspects of your joint venture agreements to run a smooth and successful operation. We specialize in joint venture auditing (LOE and capital) and accounting, production/revenue audits, consulting and advisory services, vendor compliance using our proprietary software, dispute resolution and litigation support. Additionally, we provide assistance with agreement writing, setting up accounting programs, in-house clean-up projects, and EnergyLink dispute clean-up and much more.

Visit www.JVSA.com for more information.

Martindale Consultants

Joint Venture Expense | Revenues | Royalty | Gas Plant | Payout | Deepwater | Vendor | Compliance and Management | Severance Taxes | Litigation Support | Special Projects | COPAS Consultation

Employee-owned since 1982 with more than 200+ combined years of experience, Martindale is THE specialty consulting company focused on contract compliance, litigation support, severance and ad valorem tax and regulatory reporting compliance, analysis, revenue distribution and JIB processing, and special projects in the oil and gas industry.  Our strength is our people; we utilize our employees to balance experience with youthful problem-solvers.  We cultivate a continuous learning environment paired with experienced leadership, resulting in long-term employees that are passionate about the work we do and the clients we serve.  This produces outstanding client results and creates successful long-term relationships.  Our project managers provide a continuous point-of-contact for our clients and “cradle-to-grave” updates throughout our projects.

myComplianceManager

Joint Venture Audit  |  Vendor Audit  |  Vendor Compliance  |  EHS Site Safety

myComplianceManager™ (myCM™) is a cloud-based compliance and audit solution built for simplicity, speed, security and collaboration.

For COPAS professionals, myCM offers flexible features to accommodate the needs of Operators, Non-operators, Vendor managers and Auditors. myCM streamlines the Information Request process so Fieldwork can be completed in less time.  Automated Date Tracking enables timely audit resolution. myCM’s built-in Dashboard Analytics help our clients gain insights from past audits.  For Joint Venture and now Vendor audits myCM can be used to:

  • Track monetary claims across global currencies
  • View Audit insights and trends with Dashboard Analytics
  • Collaborate and resolve Information Requests with myCM’s automated workflow
  • Manage your Exceptions and Rebuttals with ease
  • Never miss another due date with Date Tracking
  • Generate Audit Reports with one click
  • Perform Multi-Property audits with JADE integration
  • Share data with myCM Partners using Audit Sync
  • Create dynamic links from myCM to Power BI and Tableau
  • Acclaimed customer service

Visit myCM.com to learn more about these systems or our other GRC tools for SOx, Enterprise Risk Management, Anti-Corruption and more.

Petroleum Comptroller Services, Inc.

PCS and its predecessor firm have provided domestic and international joint venture and related review services since 1984.

Professional Development Experience (Formerly PDI)

PDX (formerly PDI) has delivered quality Continuing Professional Education to the energy business for four decades.  PDX Energy provides high quality, affordable trainings when and where you need it.  Each of our program instructors is a “been there/done that” professional with outstanding industry knowledge coming from decades of industry experience.  All instructors have the skills to communicate, at any level, the material your employees need to be more effective.  Explore our array of programs covering Fundamentals, Petroleum Accounting, Joint Interest, Expense Side, Revenue, and Tax.  Find the title and delivery mode that best suits your needs.

Safire Oil & Gas Consulting

Established in 2019, Safire Oil and Gas Consulting specializes in Severance Tax Reviews targeting exemptions, deductions, and incentive opportunities; while additionally offering our clients canned and customized Training through our online Safire University.  Here at Safire, we strongly feel the solution is NOT the Severance Tax refund….The solution is finding the REASON for the refund.   If the focus is only about the refund, you will never fix THE REAL PROBLEM.  

Safire’s team has over 70 years combined of Industry Revenue Regulatory experience and an average of 10 years in related consulting.  We draw on our vast combined experiences to deliver best in class services with a fresh approach designed to meet the needs of today’s Oil & Gas Industry. Safire is based in Houston, Texas, and is a Certified Woman Owned Small Business.

SherWare, Inc.

SherWare is an oil and gas accounting software company that helps operators, non-operators and joint ventures track their distributions, joint interest billings and investments.

We pride ourselves on making oil and gas accounting easy, and yes, we’ve been around a long time (more than 25 years). If we learned anything with COVID, it was that the oil and gas industry needs to be flexible.

It’s why we offer full-service migration from other platforms, let you directly import all of your data into the software, let you only add the features you actually need and do it all for one flat, monthly rate, with no surprises. There are no annual fees. We have top-notch customer support and the software is so easy to use, we could teach your kid (or grandkid, no joke!).  — and we’re the only software on the market that can integrate with your QuickBooks company.  

Not only do we handle everything you’d expect and oil and gas distribution software to manage, but we also allow you to directly import data into the software, have more than 300+ built-in reports, and the ability to create any custom report you can dream up. We have direct deposit for all owners, online reporting so you can go paperless and the ability to run multiple distributions at the same time.  On average it takes 34 days to get a new client converted and up and running on our software, plus we give you the option to spread your investment out over monthly payments instead of all up front. 

Curious if it’s a good fit for you? Check out our free demo here and see all the features and pricing for yourself.

WolfePak Software 

WolfePak Software is software for the Rest of us! Operator Suite with Payroll. Fully integrated scanning also available.