Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2014
Business Combinations [Abstract]  

On February 15, 2013, the Company completed an acquisition of approximately 22,000 net acres in the Utica Shale in Eastern Ohio. The purchase price was approximately $220.0 million, subject to certain adjustments. At closing, approximately $33.6 million of the purchase price was placed in escrow pending completion of title review after the closing. Gulfport funded this acquisition with a portion of the net proceeds from its common stock offering that closed on February 15, 2013. The Company received aggregate net proceeds of approximately $325.8 million from this equity offering. All of the acreage included in these transactions was nonproducing at the time of the applicable transaction and the Company is the operator of all of this acreage, subject to existing development and operating agreements between the parties. These acquisitions excluded the seller's interest in 14 existing wells and 16 proposed future wells together with certain acreage surrounding these wells.

In March 2014, the Company acquired additional oil and natural gas properties consisting of approximately 8,200 net acres from Rhino Exploration LLC ("Rhino"), as well as its interest in all of the producing wells, in the Utica Shale of Eastern Ohio from Rhino, for a gross purchase price of approximately $184.0 million (the "Rhino Acquisition"), of which the Company has closed on approximately $179.0 million ($177.4 million net of purchase price adjustments). The remainder of the purchase price is to be closed on within 90 days of the original closing. The revenues and expenses recognized as a result of the Rhino Acquisition from the closing date of March 20, 2014 through March 31,2014 did not have a material impact to the Company's consolidated financial statements.

The Rhino Acquisition qualified as a business combination for accounting purposes and, as such, the Company estimated the fair value of the acquired properties as of the March 20, 2014 acquisition date. The fair value of the assets and liabilities acquired was estimated using assumptions that represent Level 3 inputs. See "Note 10 - Fair Value Measurements" for additional discussion of the measurement inputs.

The Company estimated that the consideration paid in the Rhino Acquisition for these properties approximated the fair value that would be paid by a typical market participant. As a result, no goodwill or bargain purchase gain was recognized in conjunction with the purchase.

The following table summarizes the consideration paid in the Rhino Acquisition to acquire the properties and the fair value amounts of the assets acquired as of March 20, 2014. Both the consideration paid and the fair value assigned to the assets is preliminary and subject to adjustment upon final closing.

(in thousands)
Consideration paid
     Cash, net of purchase price adjustments

Fair value of identifiable assets acquired
     Oil and natural gas properties



Fair value of net identifiable assets acquired