COPAS San Antonio

COPAS San Antonio Petroleum Accountants Society of San Antonio (PASSA) is a subchapter of the National Coalition of Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS). 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 25 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, knowledge sharing and educational opportunities. COPAS was established in 1961 by representatives from various independent local societies throughout the U.S. and Western Canada. These 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.

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.

Coming this...Tuesday for Lease Accounting!!

Coming this...Tuesday for Lease Accounting!!


Due to inclement weather conditions, the COPAS meeting has been cancelled for tomorrow January 16, 2017. We have rescheduled the meeting for February 13, 2017. New E-Vites will sent closer to the meeting date.


Join us for our next meeting on July 18th, 2017 at the Petroleum Club. Please see details below:

11:00 – 11:30 Registration and Sign In
11:30 – 11:50 Lunch and Networking
11:50 – 12:00 President’s Welcome Message;
Anti-Trust Message to the audience;
Introduction of Speaker – Nick Williams
12:00 – 12:50 Speaker Presentation – Commodities Risk Management
12:50 – 1:00 President Award Presentation to Speaker;
Raffle Drawing;
Closing Statements
1:00 – 1:30 Networking

Here is a short biography of our speaker:

Nick Williams – Assistant Vice President, ARM Energy
Mr. Williams joined ARM Energy in March 2012, and now serves as Assistant Vice President in the financial hedge advisory group. His current functions include the management of E&P client hedge portfolios and origination. Previously, Mr. Williams worked in the trading and execution team, where he modeled and facilitated the placement of financial hedge structures with client counterparties. His initial position with the company was back-office support, building-out system and reporting capabilities. During his tenure at ARM, the company has grown to manage over 120 client portfolios, representing approximately 400 kbpd and 5 Bcfd of oil and gas production, respectively. Mr. Williams spent 3 years in corporate finance prior to joining ARM. He holds a BBA in finance from The McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin.


Join us for our next general meeting, May 16th, 2017.

Lease Management on State of Texas Land
Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Registration. Lunch & Opening Statements)
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm (Speaker Presentation:Jesse Arellano)
12:50 pm - 1:30pm (Announcements, Closing Statements & Networking)
Location: Petroleum Club of San Antonio (8620 N .New Braunfels Ave, SA TX 78216)

This presentation will be a short history of Texas General Land Office which was created in 1837. Participants will also see a live DEMO of the GIS Viewer that is served up to internet and intranet customers to assist with Oil & Gas Leasing and Land Identification matters. Many categories of data and tools are featured in the viewer but the focus will be on how the Land and Leasing Division uses the Viewer to maximize revenues for the State of Texas’ Permanent School Fund. An Endowment for public education enacted in 1854. The presentation is centered on the oil and gas industry along with the land parcel issues that have to be managed to make insure the best information is offered up.


Join us for our next general meeting, March 21, 2017.

Petroleum Club of San Antonio (Energy Plaza Building)
8620 N. New Braunfels Avenue, Suite 700
San Antonio, Texas 78217


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Check In & Registration
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM
Society Discussion & Pre-Meeting
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Presentation by Brett Fenn - Executive Director, JP Morgan
12:50 PM - 1:00 PM
Meeting Wrap-Up & Door Prizes
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Brett Fenn has been with JPMorgan Chase for over fifteen years and serves as an Executive Director in the Corporate Client Banking Energy team. His primary coverage focus is private equity portfolio companies in the upstream space. Prior to joining the oil & gas team in 2013, Brett was a part of the interest rate derivative sales team in the Investment Bank for over ten years. Brett first joined the Firm in 2001 and completed the Commercial Bank’s credit training program before spending nearly two years as a credit analyst in the San Antonio Core Middle Market banking group.


Welcome to the PASSA page. Join us for our next meeting on January 17th, 2017 at the San Antonio Petroleum Club @8620 N New Braunfels Ave, St 700, San Antonio, TX.

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COPAS San Antonio

COPAS San Antonio


8620 N New Braunfels Suite 700
San Antonio, TX



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