|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2022
|Asset Acquisition [Abstract]|
NOTE 4 — ACQUISITIONS
On January 5, 2022, the Company entered into a purchase and sale agreement with ANKOR E&P Holdings Corporation and KOA Energy LP (“ANKOR”) to acquire their interests in and operatorship of certain oil and natural gas producing properties in federal shallow waters in the Gulf of Mexico at Ship Shoal 230, South Marsh Island 27/Vermilion 191, and South Marsh Island 73 fields for $47.0 million. The transaction closed on February 1, 2022, and after normal and customary post-effective date adjustments (including net operating cash flow attributable to the properties from the effective date of July 1, 2021 to the close date), cash consideration of $34.0 million was paid to the sellers. The transaction was funded using cash on hand. The Company also assumed the related asset retirement obligations (“ARO”) associated with these assets.
Additionally, on April 1, 2022, the Company entered into a purchase and sale agreement with a private seller to acquire the remaining working interests in certain oil and natural gas producing properties in federal shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico at the Ship Shoal 230, South Marsh Island 27/Vermilion 191, and South Marsh Island 73 fields purchased from ANKOR. The transaction had an effective date and closing date of April 1, 2022. After normal and customary post-effective date adjustments, cash consideration of $17.5 million was paid to the seller.
The Company determined that the assets acquired did not meet the definition of a business; therefore, the transactions were accounted for as asset acquisitions in accordance with ASC 805. An acquisition qualifying as an asset acquisition requires, among other items, that the cost of the assets acquired and liabilities assumed to be recognized on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet by allocating the asset cost on a relative fair value basis. The fair value measurements of the oil and natural gas properties acquired and asset retirement obligations assumed were derived utilizing an income approach and based, in part, on significant inputs not observable in the market. These inputs represent Level 3 measurements in the fair value hierarchy and include, but are not limited to, estimates of reserves, future operating and development costs, future commodity prices, estimated future cash flows and appropriate discount rates. These inputs required significant judgments and estimates by the Company’s management at the time of the valuation. Transaction costs incurred on an asset acquisition are capitalized as a component of the assets acquired. The amounts recorded on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet for the purchase price allocation and liabilities assumed related to the acquisitions described above on February 1, 2022, and April 1, 2022, are presented in the following tables, respectively (in thousands):
No definition available.
The entire disclosure for asset acquisition.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2009/role/commonPracticeRef