Derivative Instruments and Risk Management Activities
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2013
|Derivative Instruments and Risk Management Activities|
|Derivative Instruments and Risk Management Activities||
(8) Derivative Instruments and Risk Management Activities
(a) Commodity Derivatives
The Company periodically enters into natural gas and oil derivative contracts with counterparties to hedge the price risk associated with a portion of its production. These derivatives are not held for trading purposes. To the extent that changes occur in the market prices of natural gas and oil, the Company is exposed to market risk on these open contracts. This market risk exposure is generally offset by the change in market prices of natural gas and oil recognized upon the ultimate sale of the natural gas and oil produced.
For the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2013, the Company was party to oil and natural gas fixed price swaps. When actual commodity prices exceed the fixed price provided by the swap contracts, the Company pays the excess to the counterparty, and when actual commodity prices are below the contractually provided fixed price, the Company receives the difference from the counterparty. The Company’s natural gas and oil swaps have not been designated as hedges for accounting purposes; therefore, all gains and losses were recognized in income currently.
The Company has no collateral from any counterparties. All but one of the Company’s commodity derivative positions are with institutions that are lenders under our Credit Facility and are secured by the collateral pledged on the Credit Facility and cross default provisions between the Credit Facility and the derivative instruments. At September 30, 2013, there were no past due receivables from or payables to any of our counterparties.
As of September 30, 2013, the Company’s positions in fixed price natural gas and oil swaps from October 1, 2013 through December 31, 2019 are summarized in the following table:
The following is a summary of the fair values of our derivative instruments, which are not designated as hedges for accounting purposes and where such values are recorded in the consolidated balance sheets as of December 31, 2012 and September 30, 2013 (in thousands):
The following is a summary of realized and unrealized gains (losses) on derivative instruments and where such values are recorded in the consolidated statements of operations for the three months ended and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2013 (in thousands):
The following table summarizes the valuation of investments and financial instruments by the fair value hierarchy described in note 1 at September 30, 2013 (in thousands):
The following tables present the gross amounts of recognized derivative assets and liabilities, the amounts offset under netting arrangements with counterparties, and the resulting net amounts presented in the condensed consolidated balance sheets for the periods presented, all at fair value (in thousands):
The entire disclosure for the entity's entire derivative instruments and hedging activities. Describes an entity's risk management strategies, derivatives in hedging activities and non-hedging derivative instruments, the assets, obligations, liabilities, revenues and expenses arising therefrom, and the amounts of and methodologies and assumptions used in determining the amounts of such items.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef