Jul 06, 2020  
PUBLISHED 2018-2019 Credit Catalog 
PUBLISHED 2018-2019 Credit Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Accounting Oil & Gas Production

Program Description

Oil and Gas Production Accounting teaches the basics of petroleum production accounting as it relates to the petroleum industry. Oil and gas production accountants are responsible for compiling, managing and reporting financial and production data for the oil and gas industry.

Production accountants are specialists in their field and must have a sound knowledge of petroleum products in addition to an understanding of the industry’s financial practices and government regulations. This program was developed and certified by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting (CAPPA).

This program is offered full-time on the SAIT campus via an intensive, full-time 35-week program accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.

Program Overview

Fast Facts

  • Students who have successfully completed OGPA-210 Production Accounting - Oil Patch - Introduction - Level 1 may be eligible to use this course towards the Energy Asset Management Diploma and the Petroleum Land Administration Certificate.
  • Please contact ogpa@sait.ca for more information.

Your Career

Graduates find work as production, operations, revenue or joint venture accountants in the petroleum industry.

Student Success

Students enrolling in the Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accountant’s CAPPA Certificate Program for course commencement as of July 1, 2017 onwards (the 2017-2018 academic year), will be required to complete the CAPPA Program (currently 5 courses) within three (3) years. This applies to all students regardless of institution or method of course delivery.

Students enrolled in the program prior to July 1, 2017 will continue to have a five (5) year deadline for completion.


After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive both a SAIT Accounting Oil and Gas Production Certificate and a CAPPA certificate in Accounting - Oil and Gas Production. See the Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting (CAPPA) website for prerequisites and graduation requirements.


The program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting. To receive the CAPPA certificate students must attain 70% in all five levels of CAPPA.

Job Grant

Note: This program is eligible for the Canada-Alberta Job Grant.


Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Admission Requirements

All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission. Proof of English Proficiency equal to a minimum of 3 years of education at an English speaking Canadian school or at a recognized International English speaking school, or completion of a proficiency exam is required upon application. 

Total Credits 30