About Us

What is COPAS?

The Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies, Inc. (COPAS) is a professional, national organization comprised of the oil and gas industry’s most knowledgeable and influential accounting professionals.


These national 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.

COPAS Oklahoma City

COPAS of Oklahoma City is currently the third largest chapter in the national COPAS  society comprised of more than 150 oil and gas accounting professionals. COPAS is an excellent resource for networking and education. Also, continuing professional education credit is offered at most meetings.


With Oklahoma being one of the premiere states for the oil and gas industry, the Oklahoma City COPAS chapter includes some of the best in the world and provides you a network of professionals that provide knowledge and innovation to the oil and gas industry as a whole. 


The Oklahoma City chapter meets regularly for society meetings that consist of industry specific presentations from either local or national presenters. We strive to provide presentations that consist of the economical side of the industry, safety issues, current events, etc…


The National Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies, Inc. (COPAS) has over 4,000 members in 24 societies representing more than 800 different companies in the U.S. and Canada. COPAS has served the oil and gas industry since 1961, more than 55 years. COPAS is THE source of business and accounting solutions for the energy industry.