Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2022
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, 2022, are set forth in the table below, excluding contracts in the process of being rejected as discussed in the Litigation and Regulatory Proceedings section in Note 19 (in thousands):
2023 $ 231,123 
2024 220,790 
2025 139,788 
2026 136,317 
2027 138,485 
Thereafter 751,882 
Total $ 1,618,385 
Other Operational Commitments
The Company has entered into various contractual commitments to purchase inventory and other material to be used in future activities during the year ended December 31, 2022. The Company's commitment to purchase these materials spans 2023 and 2024, with approximately $52.7 million in commitments in 2023 and $31.2 million for 2024.
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. The Company's commitments as of December 31, 2022, were 20,000 MMBtu per day and extend through March 2024.
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. Effective January 1, 2023, the Company increased the match for all employees on 100% of salary deferrals that do not exceed 6% of compensation. The following table summarizes the contributions expenses related to this plan for the year ended December 31, 2022, Prior Successor Period, Prior Predecessor Period and the year ended December 31, 2020 (in thousands):
Successor Predecessor
Year Ended December 31, 2022 Period from May 18, 2021 through December 31, 2021 Period from January 1, 2021 through May 17, 2021 Year Ended December 31, 2020
Contributions expense $ 1,386  $ 683  $ 721  $ 2,600