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Description of Business and Basis of Presentation (Policies)

Description of Business and Basis of Presentation (Policies)
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Basis of presentation
Unless otherwise indicated, all dollar amounts included within the Footnotes to the Financial Statements are presented in thousands, except for per share and per unit data.

The interim consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with (1) GAAP, (2) the SEC’s instructions to Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and (3) Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X, and include the accounts of Callon Petroleum Company, and its subsidiary, Callon Petroleum Operating Company (“CPOC”). CPOC also has a subsidiary, namely Mississippi Marketing, Inc. Effective February 28, 2019, Callon Offshore Production, Inc. was merged with and into Callon Petroleum Operating Company.

These interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018. The balance sheet at December 31, 2018 has been derived from the audited financial statements at that date. Operating results for the periods presented are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ended December 31, 2019.

In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments, including normal recurring adjustments and all intercompany account and transaction eliminations, necessary to present fairly the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods indicated. Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to current year presentation.

Accounting Standards Updates (“ASUs”)
Recently adopted ASUs - Leases

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842): Amendments to the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (“ASU 2016-02”). In January 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-01, Leases (Topic 842): Land Easement Practical Expedient for Transition to Topic 842 (“ASU 2018-01”). In July 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-11, Leases (Topic 842): Targeted Improvements (“ASU 2018-11”). In March 2019, the FASB issued ASU No. 2019-01, Leases (Topic 842): Codification Improvements (“ASU 2019-01”). Together these related amendments to GAAP represent ASC Topic 842, Leases (“ASC Topic 842”).

ASU 2016-02 requires lessees to recognize lease assets and liabilities (with terms in excess of 12 months) on the balance sheet and disclose key quantitative and qualitative information about leasing arrangements. The Company engaged a third-party consultant to assist with assessing its existing contracts, as well as future potential contracts, and to determine the impact of its application on its consolidated financial statements and related disclosures. The contract evaluation process includes review of drilling rig contracts, office facility leases,
compressors, field vehicles and equipment, general corporate leased equipment, and other existing arrangements to support its operations that may contain a lease component.

The new standard was effective for us in the first quarter of 2019, and we adopted the new standard using a modified retrospective approach, with the date of initial application on January 1, 2019. Consequently, upon transition, we recognized the cumulative effect of adoption in retained earnings as of January 1, 2019. We further utilized the package of practical expedients at transition to not reassess the following:
Whether any expired or existing contracts were or contained leases;
The lease classification for any expired or existing leases; and
Initial direct costs for any existing leases.

Additionally, we elected the practical expedient under ASU 2018-01, which did not require us to evaluate existing or expired land easements not previously accounted for as leases prior to the effective date. We also chose not to separate lease and non-lease components for the various classes of underlying assets. In addition, for all of our asset classes, we have made an accounting policy election not to apply the lease recognition requirements to our short-term leases. Accordingly, we recognize lease payments related to our short-term leases in profit or loss on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

Through our implementation process, we evaluated each of our lease arrangements and enhanced our systems to track and calculate additional information required upon adoption of this standard. The standard had an impact on our consolidated balance sheets at March 31, 2019 and June 30, 2019, resulting from the recognition of right-of-use assets and lease liabilities for operating leases. We have no leases that meet the criteria for classification as a finance lease. We lease certain office space, office equipment, production facilities, compressors, drilling rigs, vehicles and other ancillary drilling equipment under cancelable and non-cancelable leases to support our operations. See Note 10 for additional information regarding the impact of adoption of the new leases standard on our current period results.

Adoption of the new leases standard did not impact our consolidated statement of operations or cash provided from or used in operating, investing or financing in our consolidated statement of cash flows.

We note that the standard does not apply to leases to explore for or use minerals, oil or natural gas resources, including the right to explore for those natural resources and rights to use the land in which those natural resources are contained.
Recently adopted ASUs - Other

In June 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-07, Compensation - Stock Compensation (Topic 718): Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting (“ASU 2018-07”). The standard is intended to simplify several aspects of the accounting for nonemployee share-based payment transactions for acquiring goods and services from nonemployees, including the timing and measurement of nonemployee awards. The Company adopted this update on January 1, 2019 and it did not have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements upon adoption of this guidance.