Property And Equipment
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2016
|Property, Plant and Equipment [Abstract]|
|Property And Equipment||
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
The major categories of property and equipment and related accumulated depletion, depreciation, amortization and impairment as of March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015 are as follows:
At March 31, 2016, the net book value of the Company's oil and natural gas properties was above the calculated ceiling as a result of the reduced commodity prices for the period leading up to March 31, 2016. As a result, the Company recorded an impairment of its oil and natural gas properties under the full cost method of accounting of $219.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016. No impairment of oil and natural gas properties was required under the ceiling test for the three months ended March 31, 2015.
Included in oil and natural gas properties at March 31, 2016 is the cumulative capitalization of $107.7 million in general and administrative costs incurred and capitalized to the full cost pool. General and administrative costs capitalized to the full cost pool represent management’s estimate of costs incurred directly related to exploration and development activities such as geological and other administrative costs associated with overseeing the exploration and development activities. All general and administrative costs not directly associated with exploration and development activities were charged to expense as they were incurred. Capitalized general and administrative costs were approximately $7.1 million and $7.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively.
The following table summarizes the Company’s non-producing properties excluded from amortization by area at March 31, 2016:
At December 31, 2015, approximately $1.8 billion of non-producing leasehold costs was not subject to amortization.
The Company evaluates the costs excluded from its amortization calculation at least annually. Subject to industry conditions and the level of the Company’s activities, the inclusion of most of the above referenced costs into the Company’s amortization calculation typically occurs within three to five years. However, the majority of the Company's non-producing leases have five-year extension terms which could extend this time frame beyond five years.
A reconciliation of the Company's asset retirement obligation for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015 is as follows:
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The entire disclosure for long-lived, physical assets used in the normal conduct of business and not intended for resale. Includes, but is not limited to, accounting policies and methodology, roll forwards, depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, including composite depreciation, accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, useful lives and method used, income statement disclosures, assets held for sale and public utility disclosures.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef