The objective of this section in terms of output is to ensure that the systems that we build are in compliance to the various regulations that the producers and Joint Operating Committees are required to comply with. Of particular concern are the various royalty regimes that are in place in the various jurisdictions the producers produce from. It is our competitive advantage that we provide the oil and gas producers with the most profitable means of oil and gas operations. With royalties being the largest cost component of an oil and gas operation it would be incumbent upon us that we ensure that the producers and Joint Operating Committees pay the lowest possible royalties. And that should be one of our objectives, to ensure that the royalties are calculated in the manner that provides the lowest possible royalty to the producer organization.
A large part of the costs incurred in this budget category will be for the royalty component. There will be many that feel that the various governments and administrations that collect the royalties should provide us some relief of those costs to help in dealing with these high development costs. To accept this money would be a betrayal of our interest to the producers we represent. We are financed by the producers and provide them with the most profitable means of oil and gas operations. If we accept money from the royalty regimes then we have compromised ourselves and cannot guarantee that we are working in the best interests of the producers. I would extend this conflict of interest to the user community and the service providers at large. We have a duty to the producers to maintain our competitive advantages and there are those situations that could potentially put us in a conflict of interest. Please be aware of this and avoid them at all costs, if you find yourself in one you should deal with it immediately.
To deal with the tax, royalty and SEC requirements in the North American marketplace will require more than the resources that have been allocated here. And there have been. In almost all cases the royalty regimes have established high levels of technical frameworks and regulations that can be implemented quite easily. The hard work in many instances has already been done. In terms of the SEC and tax the same situation applies. The XBRL syntax is used by the SEC for its reporting purposes and it has been adopted throughout the Oracle Fusion Applications that are a base of our application. What we need to do as developers, users and service providers is the work that is unique to oil and gas, and unique to People, Ideas & Objects Preliminary Specification.
Specifically that involves integrating these technology frameworks within the DNA of the application. So that they are an inherent part of the application, not an add on that is used later. The service providers will be providing the services of the actual process management on behalf of the industry. It will be you who will be actually using the applications and we need to define what it is to ensure that your management of the process is the most efficient and effective for the producer firms that are your clients. If you are managing the eligible capital costs for gas cost allowance for the Texas Railroad Commission. What is it that you want and need in order to manage that process on behalf of all of the Texas based producers. Or if you're managing a duplicate payment verification process for the entire North American based producer population, what is it that you need and want?
As we indicated during the Joint Operating Committee user budget category discussion there would be synergies between the budgets allocated here and elsewhere. The Joint Operating Committee user budget category for the Compliance & Governance module has an allocation of its own budget dollars. There is a separate budget allocation to the Accounting Firms totalling 17% of the user budgets. These are to provide for the Accounting Firms to sign off on the compliance and governance elements of the People, Ideas & Objects applications integrity on behalf of their industry. And there are significant resources in the Oracle section of the budget to determine what it is they have done in this category of their applications. Therefore with these resources I feel these tasks can be undertaken by the user community and service providers and provide the producers with the most profitable means of oil and gas operations.
The Preliminary Specification provides the oil and gas producer with the most profitable means of oil and gas operations. People, Ideas & Objects Revenue Model specifies the means in which investors can participate in these user defined software developments. Users are welcome to join me here. Together we can begin to meet the future demands for energy. And don't forget to join our network on Twitter @piobiz