Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2021
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Firm Transportation and Gathering Agreements
    The Company has contractual commitments with midstream and pipeline companies for future gathering and transportation of natural gas from the Company's producing wells to downstream markets. Under certain of these agreements, the Company has minimum daily volume commitments. The Company is also obligated under certain of these arrangements to pay a demand charge for firm capacity rights on pipeline systems regardless of the amount of pipeline capacity utilized by the Company. If the Company does not utilize the capacity, it often can release it to other counterparties, thus reducing the cost of these commitments. Working interest owners and royalty interest owners, where appropriate, will be responsible for their proportionate share of these costs. Commitments related to future firm transportation and gathering agreements are not recorded as obligations in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets; however, costs associated with utilized future firm transportation and gathering agreements are reflected in the Company's estimates of proved reserves.
A summary of these commitments at December 31, 2021, are set forth in the table below, excluding contracts recently rejected or in the process of being rejected as discussed in the Litigation and Regulatory Proceedings section in Note 19:
(In thousands)
2022 $ 225,200 
2023 222,683 
2024 215,831 
2025 137,082 
2026 131,049 
Thereafter 846,248 
Total $ 1,778,093 
Future Sales Commitments
The Company has entered into various firm sales contracts with third parties to deliver and sell natural gas. The Company expects to fulfill its delivery commitments primarily with production from proved developed reserves. The Company's proved reserves have generally been sufficient to satisfy its delivery commitments during the three most recent years, and it expects such reserves will continue to be the primary means of fulfilling its future commitments. However, where the Company's proved reserves are not sufficient to satisfy its delivery commitments, it can and may use spot market purchases of third-party production to satisfy these commitments.
A summary of these commitments at December 31, 2021, are set forth in the table below:
(MMBtu per day)
2022 4,000 
Contributions to 401(k) Plan
Gulfport sponsors a 401(k) plan under which eligible employees may contribute a portion of their total compensation up to the maximum pre-tax threshold through salary deferrals. The plan is considered a Safe Harbor 401(k) and provides a company match on 100% of salary deferrals that do not exceed 4% of compensation in addition to a match of 50% of salary deferrals that exceed 4% but do not exceed 6% of compensation. The Company may also make discretionary elective contributions to the plan. During the Successor Period, Predecessor Period, and the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019, Gulfport incurred $0.7 million, $0.7 million, $2.6 million, and $2.9 million, respectively, in contributions expense related to this plan.