Supplemental Information on Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Activities (Unaudited)
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2017
|Extractive Industries [Abstract]|
|Supplemental Information on Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Activities (Unaudited)||
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION ON OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES (UNAUDITED)
The Company owns a 24.9999% interest in Grizzly, which interest is shown below.
The following is historical revenue and cost information relating to the Company’s oil and gas operations located entirely in the United States:
Capitalized Costs Related to Oil and Gas Producing Activities
Costs Incurred in Oil and Gas Property Acquisition and Development Activities
Results of Operations for Producing Activities
The following schedule sets forth the revenues and expenses related to the production and sale of oil and gas. The income tax expense is calculated by applying the current statutory tax rates to the revenues after deducting costs, which include depreciation, depletion and amortization allowances, after giving effect to the permanent differences. The results of operations exclude general office overhead and interest expense attributable to oil and gas production.
Oil and Gas Reserves
The following table presents estimated volumes of proved developed and undeveloped oil and gas reserves as of December 31, 2017, 2016 and 2015 and changes in proved reserves during the last three years. The reserve reports use an average price equal to the unweighted arithmetic average of hydrocarbon prices received on a field-by-field basis on the first day of each month within the 12-month period ended December 31, 2017, 2016 and 2015, in accordance with guidelines of the SEC applicable to reserves estimates. Volumes for oil are stated in thousands of barrels (MBbls) and volumes for natural gas are stated in millions of cubic feet (MMcf). The prices used for the 2017 reserve report are $51.34 per barrel of oil, $2.98 per MMbtu and $18.40 per barrel for NGLs, adjusted by lease for transportation fees and regional price differentials, and for oil and gas reserves, respectively. The prices used at December 31, 2016 and 2015 for reserve report purposes are $42.75 per barrel, $2.48 per MMbtu and $9.91 per barrel for NGLs and $50.28 per barrel, $2.59 per MMbtu and $13.21 per barrel for NGLs, respectively.
Gulfport emphasizes that the volumes of reserves shown below are estimates which, by their nature, are subject to revision. The estimates are made using all available geological and reservoir data, as well as production performance data. These estimates are reviewed annually and revised, either upward or downward, as warranted by additional performance data.
In 2017, the Company purchased 1.5 Tcfe through our acquisition of SCOOP properties discussed in Note 2. Also in 2017, the Company experienced extensions and discoveries of 1.6 Tcfe of estimated proved reserves primarily attributable to the continued development of the Company's Utica Shale acreage. In 2017, the Company experienced upward revisions of 201.3 Bcfe in estimated proved reserves due to an increase in well performance, 214.1 Bcfe due to the increase in pricing and 95.9 Bcfe due to changes in its ownership interests. These positive revisions are partially offset by downward revisions of 133.0 Bcfe due to a decline in well performance specific to one area in the Company's Utica field and a decline of 45.7 Bcfe in estimated proved reserves in 2017 primarily due to the exclusion of ten PUD locations in the Company's Utica field, five of which are operated by the Company and five of which are operated by other operators, that were excluded due to changes in drilling schedules. Additional downward revision of 0.6 Bcfe was due to the removal of two PUD locations in the Company's Southern Louisiana fields that had not been drilled within five years of initial booking. In 2016, the Company experienced extensions and discoveries of 1.1 Tcfe of estimated proved reserves attributable to the continued development of the Company's Utica Shale acreage. The Company experienced downward revisions of 227.9 Bcfe due to lower commodity prices on 67 PUD locations, including the loss of 35 of the 67 PUD locations as they were no longer economic, as well as downward revisions of 17.4 Bcfe due to rescheduling the drilling timeline of four PUD locations in excess of five years of initial booking resulting in the removal of these four PUD locations. In addition, the Company experienced upward revisions of 26.7 Bcfe attributable to improved performance of 34 PUD locations as a result of 14.5% production increases due to well performance of offset producers as well as lower lease operated and capital expenditures. In 2015, the Company experienced extensions and discoveries of 1,044.5 Bcfe of estimated proved reserves attributable to the continued development of the Company's Utica Shale acreage. In addition, the Company experienced downward revisions of 444,314 MMcfe in estimated proved reserves in 2015 primarily due to the exclusion of PUD locations in its Utica and Southern Louisiana fields that became uneconomic due to the continued decline in commodity prices. In 2015, the Company also purchased 371,663 MMcfe of proved reserves as a result of acquisitions.
Discounted Future Net Cash Flows
The following tables present the estimated future cash flows, and changes therein, from Gulfport’s proven oil and gas reserves as of December 31, 2017, 2016 and 2015 using an unweighted average first-of-the-month price for the period January through December 31, 2017, 2016 and 2015.
Standardized Measure of Discounted Future Net Cash Flows Relating to Proved Oil and Gas Reserves
In order to develop its proved undeveloped reserves according to the drilling schedule used by the engineers in Gulfport’s reserve report, the Company will need to spend $551.0 million, $458.8 million and $514.5 million during years 2018, 2019 and 2020, respectively.
Changes in Standardized Measure of Discounted Future Net Cash Flows Relating to Proved Oil and Gas Reserves
The entire disclosure for oil and gas producing industries.
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