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CAPPA Seminar: Gas Allocations

February 21 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

8:30 am – 4:00pm

Venue: University of Calgary, Downtown Campus, 906 – 8th Ave. SW, Calgary, AB

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Day of Registration: 7:45 – 8:15

Meals provided: Light breakfast snack, morning coffee break, Lunch, afternoon coffee break

Please advise of any dietary restrictions

This course is a fast paced program covering material that condenses information to key essentials that would be typically be covered in more depth over longer session.

As a production accountant, a thorough knowledge of gas and gas liquids allocations is required to understand how production accounting systems allocate gas and gas liquids at a gas plant and the requirements for equitable allocations. The hands on materials are designed to reinforce the course content while enhancing the production accountants’ abilities to quickly determine allocation or measurement issues.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to Allocations
  • Brief history of Allocations
  • Requirements for performing Allocations
    • Schematics
    • Gas and Liquid Analyses
    • Metering and Metering Balances
  • Technical Calculations
    • Calculation of Gas Equivalent Factors
    • Calculation of Recombined Analyses
    • Calculation of Gross Heating Values
  • The most common Industry Allocation methods
  • Where is the Bust in the Allocation? Common issues


Workshop format:

This workshop is an interactive, instructor-led session. Participants will develop a greater understanding of gas plant allocations by working through calculations examples that support allocations.

Who will benefit:

This course is intended for production accountants who want a better understanding of what is happening inside the “black box” that is their gas allocations software and others who wish a refresher in gas allocations to strengthen their expertise. This course will appeal to anyone looking for a greater understanding of gas allocations.


Al McCue

Al McCue was born in Edmonton AB and raised in Calgary. He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering from the UofC and a CAPPA certificate from SAIT. Al has spent most of his career working with computerized production accounting and field data capture systems in the development, support, implementation, marketing and training departments. He was one of the co-architects of the gas allocations engine in PAS.

Early in his career Al spent several years in the field working on well cementing, acidizing and fracturing crews, on pipeline crews, and as a field operator for Texaco in the Drayton Valley area.

Al is a senior instructor in the CAPPA program and has taught the well operations and field reporting section if the CAPPA program at SAIT and Mount Royal since 1984.

He is currently president of his own consulting company, Apogee Services.

His current work involves implementing field data capture systems, assisting companies with their EPAP audits, solving gas allocation issues and working with companies on PAS implementations.

Al is married with two adult children. Now that his children are grown, he and his wife enjoy travelling.

An Interesting Fact – Al is a diver and loves diving with sharks. Every year in St Maarten, Al goes on a shark dive with up to a dozen Caribbean reef sharks up to 8 feet long that swim mere inches away from the divers.


Members $429 plus GST

Non-members $519 plus GST (not a member? Click here to apply for membership)

Please note there are no walk-up onsite registrations.

Registration deadline:  Noon, February 15.

Cancellation policy:

Cancellations must be received by email to office@cappa.org in order to cancel event registration.

The following refund policy applies to this event:

Full refunds will be given if cancellation to CAPPA occurs prior to midnight on February 7, 2019

A 50% refund will be given if cancellation to CAPPA occurs prior to midnight on February 14, 2019

Refunds will not be given after February 14th.

A $20 administration fee is applies to full and partial refunds.

Registration, however, may be transferred to another attendee without an administration fee. Please notify CAPPA of the transfer to another attendee. The original registrant would be responsible to sort the payment out offline with the new attendee.


February 21
8:30 am - 4:00 pm




Price for CAPPA Members
429 + GST
Price for Non-members
519 + GST


University of Calgary, Downtown Campus
906 8 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 1H9 Canada
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