Current Happenings at COPAS National

New Accounting Procedure 20xx Final Draft will be available soon for viewing.JI and Audit Committee vote to pass draft will be held during October 2021 Fall National conferenceIf JI and Audit Committee pass in October, vote on final draft by council will be held...

Looking for Some Volunteers

PASSA is looking for volunteers to serve as Secretary, Revenue Committee Chair, and Small Oil and Gas Chair. Please forward this to all that might be interested in joining PASSA for the 2021-2022 year.  Have them send me their email address or contact us through the...

President’s Message

I am honored to serve as President of the PASSA for 2019 – 2021. I’ve worked in the Oil & Gas industry for approximately 30 years and loved every moment. I began my career in 1990 working for Union Pacific Resources (UPR) in Fort Worth, TX. I worked for UPR for 10...

Industrial Editorial – Coming Soon

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By becoming a member of COPAS-San Antonio, you will learn more about the petroleum industry’s best accounting practices, standards, and guidelines…opening up exciting new avenues for you and your career!

President's Message

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We intend to serve as THE source of business and accounting solutions for the energy industry.  COPAS provides expertise for the oil and gas industry through the development of Model Form Accounting Procedures, publications and education.  We are a forum for the active exchange of ideas which result in innovative business and accounting solutions.


The Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies, Inc. (COPAS) is a professional organization comprised of the oil and gas industry’s most knowledgeable and influential accounting professionals.  COPAS has operated as a non-profit entity for more than 50 years and has over 25 societies in the United States and Canada.  Many of our publications and guidelines are incorporated into contracts and establish many of the rules and guidelines used by our members in their daily jobs.  The collective COPAS expertise is often looked to by many governmental agencies for assistance in drafting procedures and rules.  Our members work in academia, governmental agencies, consulting companies and oil and gas exploration and production companies ranging from sole propietorships to the largest integrated “majors”; there is no better place for networking, knowledge sharing and educational opportunities.

COPAS was established in 1961 by representatives from various independent local societies throughout the United States and Western Canada.  These societies recognized the need for standardized procedures and guidelines as the oil and gas industry expanded across the country so that common issues and problems could be addressed in a central forum.  The societies wanted to develop standardized documents in areas such as joint interest accounting, auditing, production volume and revenue accounting, and financial reporting and tax matters so that companies operating in all parts of the U.S. and Canada could be more effective and efficient by using the same standards and guidelines.

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The mission of the PASSA Scholarship Program is to help those students seeking a career in accounting obtain their goals through higher education. 

For more information regarding our organization, mission,vision and history, please visit the National COPAS website