Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2012
Business Combinations [Abstract]  

Beginning in February 2011, the Company entered into agreements to acquire certain leasehold interests located in the Utica Shale in Ohio. Certain of the agreements also grant the Company an exclusive right of first refusal for a period of six months on certain additional tracts leased by the seller. Affiliates of Gulfport initially participated with the Company on a 50/50 basis in the acquisition of all leases described above. On December 17, 2012, Gulfport entered into a definitive agreement to purchase approximately 30,000 net acres in the Utica Shale in Eastern Ohio for approximately $302.0 million. On December 19, 2012, the parties amended that agreement to provide for Gulfport's acquisition of approximately 7,000 additional net acres for approximately $70.0 million, resulting in a total purchase price of approximately $372.0 million, subject to certain adjustments. This transaction closed on December 24, 2012. At closing, approximately $53.9 million of the purchase price was placed in escrow pending completion of title review after the closing. The transaction, which increased Gulfport’s leasehold interests in the Utica Shale to approximately 137,000 gross (106,000 net) acres, excluded 14 existing wells, along with certain acreage surrounding each well. Gulfport will continue to serve as operator of its acreage in the Utica Shale. Gulfport funded this acquisition with a portion of the net proceeds from its common stock offering that closed on December 24, 2012. The Company received aggregate net proceeds (including the net proceeds from the partial exercise of the underwriters' over-allotment option) of approximately $427.9 million from this equity offering, as discussed below in Note 8. As of December 31, 2012, Gulfport has paid a total of $619.6 million for its Ohio acreage.