Welcome to the COPAS of Dallas Website
COPAS was created in 1961 to provide a forum for discussing and solving the more difficult problems related to accounting for oil & gas. COPAS has grown to 24 local Societies and over 2,700 members in the United States and Canada.
COPAS places strong emphasis in providing quality educational materials related to oil & gas accounting. Local Societies offer educational programs. COPAS also sponsors a certification program called the Accredited Petroleum Accountants Program (APA).
Some advantages of COPAS membership include:
A network of knowledgeable industry peers
Opportunities to participate in setting industry accounting guidelines
Opportunities to develop leadership skills
COPAS of Dallas is dedicated to the following principles and purposes:
to provide members an opportunity to study and analyze accounting, auditing and other problems in the petroleum industry and to exchange
constructive ideas relating to such problems;
to associate with persons engaged in petroleum accounting for the mutual benefit of all;
to study taxation as applied to the petroleum industry;
to work with other appropriate organizations on matters relating to petroleum finance and accounting;
to inform the public on matters concerning the petroleum industry;
to provide representation to the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS) and to be involved in local and national COPAS projects and activities.