|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2018
|Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Abstract]|
Commodity derivatives. The Company enters into various derivative instruments primarily to mitigate a portion of the exposure to potentially adverse market changes in oil and natural gas commodity prices and the associated impact on cash flows. All contracts are entered into for other-than-trading purposes. Oil and natural gas commodity derivative instruments are recorded on the condensed consolidated balance sheet at fair value as either an asset or a liability with changes in fair value recognized currently in earnings. While commodity derivative instruments are utilized to manage the price risk attributable to expected oil and natural gas production, the Company’s commodity derivative instruments are not designated as accounting hedges under the accounting guidance. The related cash flow impact of the commodity derivative activities is reflected as cash flows from operating activities unless they are determined to have a significant financing element at inception, in which case they are classified within financing activities.
Series B Preferred Stock bifurcated derivative - In the event of a change of control, the Company shall redeem in cash all of the outstanding shares of Series B Preferred Stock, excluding Series B PIK Shares, each as defined in Note 11 - 10% Series B Redeemable Preferred Stock, for a price per share equal to the Base Return Amount as defined in Note 11 - 10% Series B Redeemable Preferred Stock. The Company assessed the change of control feature and determined that the redemption of the outstanding shares of Series B Preferred Stock, excluding Series B PIK Shares, for a price per share equal to the Base Return Amount was a bifurcated derivative. See Note 11 - 10% Series B Redeemable Preferred Stock for defined terms and more detail.
The following tables summarize the location and fair value amounts of all the Company’s derivative instruments in the condensed consolidated balance sheets, as well as the gross recognized derivative assets, liabilities and amounts offset in the condensed consolidated balance sheets:
As of September 30, 2018, the open commodity derivative positions with respect to future production were as follows:
For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, the effect of the derivative activity on the Company’s Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations was as follows:
The gains and losses resulting from the cash settlement and mark-to-market of the commodity derivatives are included within “Gain (loss) on commodity derivative instruments, net” in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations. The gains and losses resulting from the cash settlement and mark-to-market of the interest rate swap are included in “Interest expense, net” in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.
The entire disclosure for derivative instruments and hedging activities including, but not limited to, risk management strategies, non-hedging derivative instruments, assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses, and methodologies and assumptions used in determining the amounts.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef