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Why Join COPAS?

Improved skills and career advancement. COPAS exists to support accountants in the oil/gas industry. Discover how our education and networking products can enhance both your skills and marketability.

APA® Program Overview

The APA® designation gives you the skills you need to excel as an accountant in the petroleum industry. COPAS offers training to help you pass the APA® exam.

Our Mission

Provide expertise for the oil and gas industry through the development of Model Form Accounting Procedures, publications, and education. COPAS is a forum for the active exchange of ideas which result in innovative business and accounting solutions.


Established in 1961, 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.

COPAS Featured on We're Still Here Podcast

COPAS Executive Director, Tom Wierman, was a guest on the We're Still Here Podcast.



ACCOUNTS is another valuable tool for petroleum accountants.  Published quarterly, in an interactive digital format, the magazine provides relevant and timely articles as well as other regular features to inform readers and make them more successful in their role.