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Internet Resources

  • PwC: "Financial Reporting in the Oil and Gas Industry"  Icon
    An extensive publication (150+ pages) from PwC regarding the accounting practices adopted by the oil and gas industry in light of the International Financial Reporting Standards. E-reader compatible. 2011.
  • "Accounting for Differences in Oil and Gas Accounting"
    From, so not the most scholarly source, but a good intro article on two accounting approaches often used in this field: successful efforts (SE) method vs. the full cost (FC) method.
  • SEC: "Oil and Gas Producing Activities"
    The codification of staff accounting bulletins by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, covering first-time registrants to royalty trusts. 2011.
  • EY: IFRS Oil and Gas Insights  Icon
    From Ernst and Young, frequently updated publications regarding developments in this field.
  • EY: 2014 Global oil and gas tax guide  Icon
    Summarizes the oil and gas corporate tax regimes in 80 countries.
  • Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies, Inc. (COPAS)
    A professional organization claiming a composition of "the oil and gas industry's most knowledgeable and influential accounting professionals." Honestly not a lot of material available to non-members, but maybe a group worth knowing about and the "Industry Links" section might be a useful portal.
  • Institute of Petroleum Accounting
    Focused on researching accounting, finance, taxation and economic issues related to extractive industries.


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Fundamentals of Oil and Gas Accounting - Charlotte J. Wright; Rebecca A. Gallun
Call Number: HF5686.P3 G3 2008
ISBN: 1593701373
Publication Date: 2008-08-13
An excellent training manual and professional reference, Fundamentals of Oil & Gas Accounting, 5th Edition, is packed with examples, diagrams, and appendices. The scope of this text is simply unmatched. The book has been completely updated to reflect the current issues facing oil and gas producers operating in both U.S. and international locations. Inside you'll find: • A new chapter on asset retirement obligations and asset impairment • An added section on project analysis and investment decision making • Updated coverage of asset exchanges and fair value reporting requirements • Thorough discussion of oil and gas pricing and marketing arrangements • Updated examples and homework problems

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International Petroleum Accounting - Charlotte Wright; Rebecca A. Gallun
Call Number: HF5686.P3 W75 2005
ISBN: 1593700164
Publication Date: 2004-11-01
This long-awaited text explains, examines, and discusses various aspects of accounting in international petroleum operations. The authors discuss and illustrate international petroleum contracts and related contract accounting issues that arise and contrast U.S. accounting standards with those of other countries which are likely to be applicable to companies operating in international settings. Also included are discussions of petroleum tax regimes encountered around the world.


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