The Oil and Gas Consulting Company

Jacob Higginbotham

Senior Regulatory Accountant
University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK
(405) 728-3003 ext. 1402

Jacob started with Martindale as an intern in August 2008 and became a full-time employee in January 2009 after earning a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma.  Jacob has excelled in leading and assisting revenue and expense audits and special projects and has developed expertise in all types of revenue-related projects.  In 2019, Jacob joined the Regulatory Compliance group to utilize his skills and knowledge to help the firm's clients.

Regulatory expertise and focus areas:

  • Federal royalty, state royalty, production, taxes
  • Federal unbundling required by ONRR Federal rules
  • Federal royalty reporting required by ONRR-revised rules
  • Revenue and royalty workbook construction and development
  • User-friendly database and spreadsheet development for monthly reporting

Other Expertise and Focus Areas:

  • Royalty audits
  • Gas plant operations, volumes, and costs
  • Gas balancing analysis and calculations
  • Net profits audits
  • Trust audits
  • Vendor audits
  • Litigation support
  • Accounting system implementation
  • Developing and teaching courses for COPAS Energy

Jacob is an expert Microsoft Office user and developer, with specific focus on Microsoft Excel.  He also has experience with a variety of programming languages and database systems.  In addition to his responsibilities with the Regulatory Compliance group, Jacob assists Martindale with internal IT-related matters, providing advice, support, and guidance in new product implementation.


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