COPAS Economic Factors That Affect Everything You Calculate-Part 2 with Mike Cougevan
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In part two of this episode of the podcast, Tom and Phil are back with Mike Cougevan, Vice President of Martindale Consultants. They’re talking about worker’s compensation rates, employees benefits, vehicle rates, and loading and unloading rates. They discuss the purpose of these remaining economic factors and the issues that using them can solve for operators in the industry.


1:28 Worker’s Compensation Rates

5:20 Employee Benefits

13:26 What can be charged for different types of employees

16:24 Vehicle rates

21:46 Loading and unloading rates

About Mike Cougevan :

Mike began his Martindale career in 1994 and is a Vice President of the firm. He provides senior leadership, expertly manages clients’ joint venture audit and other projects, and shares his extensive industry experience and knowledge to train Martindale employees. Mike also provides expert witness and litigation support and has been accepted and designated as an expert in numerous State courts and in Federal court. Mike previously worked for Conoco (now ConocoPhillips) for 13 years in various positions, including financial analysis, joint interest accounting, internal reviews, managing non-operated properties, negotiation of agreements, and settlements of joint interest and revenue audits and disputes.

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About COPAS:

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.

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