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About Us

COPAS Vision

Our Vision is simple.

We want to be THE source for business and accounting solutions for the energy industry.

COPAS Mission

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.

COPAS History

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 4,000 members with 24 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 proprietorships to the largest integrated “majors”….there is no better place for networking, knowledgeable sharing and educational opportunities.

Anti-Trust Statement

 “We are meeting to help develop and promote optimal accounting, auditing, and record keeping practices necessary to support oil and gas operations which enhance competition. The meeting will be conducted in compliance with the COPAS Policies on Ethics and Antitrust. We will not agree on prices paid to suppliers or charged to customers, endorse or disparage vendors or goods or services, divide markets, or discuss with whom we will do business, nor other specific commercial terms, because these are matters for each company or individual to independently evaluate and determine.”