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Events Calendar

November 1, 2017

Course: Petroleum Accounting - Introduction
Petroleum Accounting: Introduction
Event Starts: November 1, 2017
Event Ends: November 2, 2017
Time: Daily: Breakfast & registration 8:00am; Course 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: PASC Office, Classroom (600, 900 6th Avenue SW)

Introduction to Petroleum Accounting
Format: 2-day

Date: November 1 & 2 (2-day course)
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm, Registration & breakfast at 8:00am
Place: PASC Office, Classroom (600, 900 6th Avenue SW)

This seminar has been specifically designed to provide an introduction to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industry and a review of the basic accounting principles and procedures in regular use by the industry. Topic areas include: geology, drilling and completions, field facilities, joint venture accounting, production and revenue accounting, and financial and management accounting.

Day 1

Petroleum Geology
The course covers petroleum geology, geophysics, land ownership, and land survey systems.  It describes the origin, structure, and evolution of the earth, and the nature and origin of petroleum.  It reviews different types of petroleum reservoirs, including their rock properties and structures, and shows how these contribute to the generation, migration, and trapping of oil and gas.  It also shows how geological and geophysical information from wells and seismic surveys can be integrated to locate new petroleum reservoirs.  It discusses the regulation of mineral ownership, including oil and gas, in Canada, with a particular focus on Alberta and B.C.   In particular, it explains the difference between surface and subsurface rights, the consequent obligations of exploration and production companies, and the role of the landman in implementing those obligations.  The course also discusses the basics of joint ventures, including farm-ins, farm-outs, and partnerships.  Finally it describes the Dominion Land Survey (DLS) system and the National Topographic System (NTS), used to define well locations and provide unique well identifiers (UWIs).

Reservoir, Drilling, Completions & Production
This portion of the course discusses the steps after our exploration personnel have decided on a drilling location and the land personnel have acquired the mineral and surface rights. 

A reservoir engineer is engaged to determine the viability of the target formations to hold petroleum and the potential for their economic production. At first, they must determine if there is any natural energy that will allow the well to flow. Then, based on information that is gathered during the drilling operation and also on information from other wells in the area, the reservoir engineer can estimate the amount of petroleum that has been discovered. As production occurs, the engineer can then determine if there are any recovery methods that can enhance both the production rate and the overall recovery. 

The various steps in the drilling operation will be discussed along with the different components of the drilling rig. 

Once a well has been drilled, the results of the operation are evaluated and the geologic results are examined to determine if well will be economic. Hopefully, this is the case and we will be able to complete the well, equip it and eventually make a profit. In this section we will discuss some of the common well completions and other operations that are performed on a well during its life. 

Production Facilities
Now that the well is completed, it can be put on production. Usually a well will flow for the first portion of its life. However, the production rate will decline over time. Once this happens, we can install some form of artificial lift to increase the production rate. We will discuss some of the common methods and equipment. 

Produced petroleum must be gathered and treated to bring it to market specifications. We do this by sending gas to gas plants and oil to oil batteries. This portion of the module will discuss some of the equipment that is used for these purposes.

Joint Interest Accounting
The Joint Interest Accounting portion of the course describes reasons for joint operations and provides detail on methods used in agreements including ; Farm-In/Farm-Out, Carried Interest, Net Profits Interest, Mutual Joint Venture, and Unitization.

The Production and Revenue Accounting portion of the course includes the basic functions of a production accountant including ; Prorating Production, Pipeline Splits, Royalties, Non-Owner Fees, Gas Cost Allowance, and Equalizations.

Day 2

Production & Revenue Accounting
TBA

Financial & Management Accounting
TBA

Instructors:
Lorie Lindberg
Lorie has been working in the oil patch for 35 years in the areas of production, revenue, and royalty accounting.  She received her CMA designation in 1991 and has also received  Certificates in Production Accounting (CAPPA), Joint Venture Auditing, and Teaching .

Lorie has been teaching for the past 25 years for CAPPA, PASC, and various other organizations.  She currently consults for several companies specializing in Gas Cost Allowance and Equalizations.

Mark Lane
Mark Lane has been studying and working in the earth sciences since 1980 and has a gained a wide variety of related experience.  He has worked for oil and gas companies, seismic service companies, universities, and technical institutes.  His career has ranged through oil and gas exploration, geophysical research, computer programming, and employee development.  He has been teaching geophysics and geology since 2005, most recently for Mount Royal University, SAIT Polytechnic, and the Petroleum Accountants Society of Canada.  He is currently providing training services through his company, Mentromorphic Consulting Ltd.

Mel Miners
Mel has over 40 years of experience in the petroleum and related industries. For the last 19 years he has worked as an independent consultant mainly as a reservoir engineer through his company Martlet Inc. More recently, Mel has been associated with Corvelle Consulting to provide guidance on EPAP and other related topics. As an advocate of life-long learning, he has obtained two advanced degrees and multiple short-course certificates. He has also been involved in teaching various courses at both SAIT Polytechnic and Mount Royal University. He is a member of APEGA, CSChE, CAPPA and SPE.

Mehri Salimova
TBA

November 9, 2017

Joint Venture Audit Committee Meeting
Closed Meeting
Event Starts: November 9, 2017
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Calgary Petroleum Club

November 14, 2017

Course: Equalizations Basics
Equalizations Basics 1/2 day
Event Starts: November 14, 2017
Time: Registration & Breakfast @ 8:00am; Course 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Location: Associations Plus Inc. 600, 900 6 Avenue SW, Calgary AB

Equalizations (13th Month Throughput Adjustments) Basics

This half day course is intended for people who want to understand what an equalization (13th month throughput adjustment) is, why we do them, and what information is contained within them.  It is ideal for those individuals looking to gain an understanding of the steps required to approve and/or code out an equalization.  An equalization will be done in class to demonstrate all of the components that make up an equalization and where the data comes from.  The course may not be in depth enough for individuals who will be required to do the equalizations for their organization.

Instructor: Lorie Lindberg
Lorie has been working in the oil patch for 35 years in the areas of production, revenue, and royalty accounting.  She received her CMA designation in 1991 and has also received  Certificates in Production Accounting (CAPPA), Joint Venture Auditing, and Teaching .

Lorie has been teaching for the past 25 years for CAPPA, PASC, and various other organizations.  She currently consults for several companies specializing in Gas Cost Allowance and Equalizations.

Fee:
$300 +GST Members
$350 +GST Non-members

Location: Associations Plus Inc. 600, 900 6 Avenue SW, Calgary AB
Includes a continental breakfast from 8:00am - 8:30am.

November 15, 2017

PASC Luncheon: November 15, 2017
Event Starts: November 15, 2017
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Calgary Petroleum Club (319 5th Avenue SW)

Going Beyond LLR:  A reliable model for early estimation of Asset Retirement Obligation (ARO)

Speakers: Mike Newton, 360 Energy Liability Management & Jennifer Baerg, XI Technologies

D: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
T: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
L: Calgary Petroleum Club (319 5 Avenue SW)

PASC Members: $45.00 +GST
Nonmembers: $55.00 +GST
Lunch will be provided with a non-alcoholic beverage, and dessert.

November 16, 2017

Education Committee Meeting
Closed Meeting
Event Starts: November 16, 2017
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Calgary Petroleum Club

November 21, 2017

Joint Interest Research Committee Meeting
Closed Meeting
Event Starts: November 21, 2017
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Calgary Petroleum Club

November 23, 2017

Membership/Marketing Committee Meeting
Closed Meeting
Event Starts: November 23, 2017
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Calgary Petroleum Club

November 29, 2017

Course: Gas Allocations: Using the declining balance method (Advanced)
Gas Allocations: Using the declining balance method (Advanced)
Event Starts: November 29, 2017
Time: Registration & Breakfast 8:00 am; Course 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Associations Plus (#600, 900 6th Ave SW)

Advanced Gas Allocations: Using the declining balance method
Format: 1 day

Note: If you have taken the Product Analysis & Audit Course you can register directly into the Advanced Product Allocations course and do not need to complete the intermediate level course.

This course will cover:

  • Configuration – schematic metering diagrams, AER SMD requirements, what constitutes a gas gathering system, production accounting system configuration
  • Example of a declining balance allocation including the following concepts: effluent proration battery, measurement by difference, C7+ gas equivalent factors, gas lift, return fuel, C3 recovery efficiency factor, sulphur allocation, plant fuel allocation, two plant stream
  • Allocation checks
  • Allocation audit findings
  • Allocations today and in the future

Instructor: Kevin Boyce
For the past 18 years Kevin Boyce worked as a production measurement audit for Encana Corporation.  Prior that that he worked at Chevron Canada Resources for 9 years as a production accountant, joint venture analyst, financial analyst and internal auditor.  He has an Certified Internal Auditor designation, a Certification in Control Self-Assessment and an MBA.  He is  an active member of the Industry Measurement Group (IMG) and is currently the industry liaison for the IMG and heads two subcommittees on changes to the AER/OGC regulations.  He has instructed for PASC, CSHM, & PJVA.

Fee:
$500 +GST Members
$575 +GST Non-members

Note: You require a laptop for this course.

Location: #600, 900 6th Avenue SW
Includes a full breakfast from 8:00 am - 8:30am & Lunch

December 12, 2017

Joint Interest Research Committee Meeting
Closed Meeting
Event Starts: December 12, 2017
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Calgary Petroleum Club

December 13, 2017

Course: Vendor Audit
Vendor Audit 1/2 Day Course
Event Starts: December 13, 2017
Time: Registration & Breakfast @ 7:30am; Course 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
Location: Associations Plus (#600, 900 6th Ave SW)

Vendor Audit
Format: ½ day (4 hours)

In this course you will learn the following:

1. Overview of the vendor / compliance audit activity
2. Risks in third party relationships
3. Benefits of audit
    a. Costs savings
    b. Processes improvement
    c. Risks mitigation
    d. Relationships building
4. Audit process
    a. Identification criterion
    b. Planning considerations
    c. Execution approach
    e. Reporting and follow up
5. Key areas of focus
    a. Contract Types
    b. Contract risks and risk assessment
    c. Audit approach
6. Typical overcharges and their root cause
7. Wrap up and summary of lessons learnt

Instructors:
Salman Yasin
Salman Yasin has over 19 years of experience in the Operational, Financial, and Compliance audits of all business segments that include Upstream, Downstream and Capital Projects of Oil and Gas industry.

Currently Mr. Yasin is working for Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. as a Supervisor Vendor, Audit and responsible to identify, plan, execute, facilitate and manage vendor audits in all business areas of the company.  Previously, he worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Ernst Young LLP, and Enbridge Gas Distribution Ltd. at different positions."

Shahid Qureshi
Shahid has 20 years of experience in financial reporting, business process optimization, risk management and Information Technology Governance. Shahid is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), a Certified General Account (CGA), a fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). He is also a cost and management accountant (CMA) and a member of Chartered Secretaries and Managers. He holds a Master’s degree in Economics. Shahid has extensive international experience and has worked in Canada, Asia, Middle East, Far East, Europe, United States of America, United Kingdom, Caribbean and Africa as part of the senior management team at KPMG.

Shahid is currently the Vice Chairman of CPA (Chartered Professional Accountants) Calgary Chapter. He is the Deputy Chairman for ACCA (Chartered Association of Certified Accountants) Canada Committee and a member of ACCA international Council. Shahid is also the President of ISACA (Information Systems Audit and Control Association) Calgary.

Fee:
$300 +GST Members
$350 +GST Non-members

Location: PASC Office 600, 900 6 Avenue SW, Calgary 
Includes a continental breakfast from 7:30 am - 8:00 am

December 14, 2017

Joint Venture Audit Committee Meeting
Closed Meeting
Event Starts: December 14, 2017
Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Calgary Petroleum Club