BASIS OF PRESENTATION AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2022
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|Business Description and Basis of Presentation [Text Block]||
NOTE 1 — BASIS OF PRESENTATION AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Nature of Operations
W&T Offshore, Inc. (with subsidiaries referred to herein as “W&T” or the “Company”) is an independent oil and natural gas producer with substantially all of its operations offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. The Company is active in the exploration, development and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties. Interests in fields, leases, structures and equipment are primarily owned by the Company and its 100% owned subsidiaries, W & T Energy VI, LLC, Aquasition LLC (“A-I, LLC”), and Aquasition II, LLC (“A-II LLC”), and through a proportionately consolidated interest in Monza Energy LLC (“Monza”), as described in more detail in Note 6 – Joint Venture Drilling Program.
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) for interim periods and the appropriate rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Accordingly, the condensed consolidated financial statements do not include all of the information and footnote disclosures required by GAAP for complete financial statements for annual periods. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting of normal recurring accruals) considered necessary for a fair presentation have been included.
Operating results for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the entire year. These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes included in the Company’s 2021 Annual Report on Form 10-K (the “2021 Annual Report”).
Reclassification – For presentation purposes, as of September 30, 2021, Derivative (gain) loss has been reclassified from “Operating income” on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations in order to conform to the current period presentation. Such reclassification had no effect on the Company’s results of operations, financial position or cash flows.
For presentation purposes, as of September 30, 2021, Gathering and transportation and Production taxes have been combined into one line item within “Operating income” on the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations in order to conform to the current period presentation. Such reclassification had no effect on the Company’s results of operations, financial position or cash flows.
Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting periods and the reported amounts of proved oil and natural gas reserves. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
Revenue and Accounts Receivable – Revenue from the sale of crude oil, natural gas liquids (“NGLs”) and natural gas is recognized when performance obligations under the terms of the respective contracts are satisfied; this generally occurs with the delivery of crude oil, NGLs and natural gas to the customer. Revenue is concentrated with certain major oil and gas companies. There have been no significant changes to the Company’s contracts with customers during the nine months ended September 30, 2022.
The Company also has receivables related to joint interest arrangements primarily with mid-size oil and gas companies with a substantial majority of the net receivable balance concentrated in less than ten companies. A loss methodology is used to develop the allowance for credit losses on material receivables to estimate the net amount to be collected. The loss methodology uses historical data, current market conditions and forecasts of future economic conditions. The Company’s maximum exposure at any time would be the receivable balance. Joint interest receivables on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets are presented net of allowance for credit losses of $11.6 million and $10.0 million as of September 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.
Employee Retention Credit – Under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, the Company recognized a $2.1 million employee retention credit during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 which is included as a credit to General and administrative expenses in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations. No such credit has been recognized during the nine months ended September 30, 2022.
Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets – The amounts recorded are expected to be realized within one year and the major categories are presented in the following table (in thousands):
Oil and Natural Gas Properties and Other, Net – Oil and natural gas properties and equipment are recorded at cost using the full cost method. There were no amounts excluded from amortization as of the dates presented in the following table (in thousands):
Other Assets (long-term) – The major categories are presented in the following table (in thousands):
Accrued Liabilities – The major categories are presented in the following table (in thousands):
Other Liabilities (long-term) – The major categories are presented in the following table (in thousands):
At-the-Market Equity Offering – On March 18, 2022, the Company filed a prospectus supplement related to the issuance and sale of up to $100,000,000 of shares of common stock under the Company’s "at-the-market" equity offering program (the “ATM Program”). The designated sales agents will be entitled to a placement fee of up to 3.0% of the gross sales price per share sold. During the nine months ended September 30, 2022, the Company did not sell any shares in connection with the ATM Program.
The entire disclosure for the business description and basis of presentation concepts. Business description describes the nature and type of organization including but not limited to organizational structure as may be applicable to holding companies, parent and subsidiary relationships, business divisions, business units, business segments, affiliates and information about significant ownership of the reporting entity. Basis of presentation describes the underlying basis used to prepare the financial statements (for example, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting, IFRS).
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef