Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2023
|Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Abstract]|
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Objectives and Strategies for Using Derivative Instruments
The Company is exposed to fluctuations in oil, natural gas and NGL prices received for its production. Consequently, the Company believes it is prudent to manage the variability in cash flows on a portion of its oil, natural gas and NGL production. The Company utilizes a mix of collars, swaps, put and call options, and basis differential swaps to manage fluctuations in cash flows resulting from changes in commodity prices. The Company does not use these instruments for speculative or trading purposes.
Counterparty Risk and Offsetting
The Company typically has numerous commodity derivative instruments outstanding with a counterparty that were executed at various dates, for various contract types, commodities and time periods. This often results in both commodity derivative asset and liability positions with that counterparty. The Company nets its commodity derivative instrument fair values executed with the same counterparty to a single asset or liability pursuant to International Swap Dealers Association Master Agreements, which provide for net settlement over the term of the contract and in the event of default or termination of the contract. In general, if a party to a derivative transaction incurs an event of default, as defined in the applicable agreement, the other party will have the right to demand the posting of collateral, demand a cash payment transfer or terminate the arrangement.
The Company strives to minimize its credit exposure to any individual counterparty and, as such, the Company has outstanding commodity derivative instruments with nine counterparties as of June 30, 2023. All of the counterparties to the Company’s commodity derivative instruments are also lenders under the Company’s Credit Facility. Therefore, each of the Company’s counterparties allow the Company to satisfy any need for margin obligations associated with commodity derivative instruments where the Company is in a net liability position with the collateral securing the Credit Facility, thus eliminating the need for independent collateral posting.
Because each of the Company’s counterparties has an investment grade credit rating, the Company believes it does not have significant credit risk and accordingly does not currently require its counterparties to post collateral to support the net asset positions of its commodity derivative instruments. Although the Company does not currently anticipate nonperformance from its counterparties, it continually monitors the credit ratings of each counterparty.
While the Company monitors counterparty creditworthiness on an ongoing basis, it cannot predict sudden changes in counterparties’ creditworthiness. In addition, even if such changes are not sudden, the Company may be limited in its ability to mitigate an increase in counterparty credit risk. Should one of these counterparties not perform, the Company may not realize the benefit of some of its derivative instruments under lower commodity prices while continuing to be obligated under higher commodity price contracts subject to any right of offset under the agreements. Counterparty credit risk is considered when determining the fair value of a derivative instrument. See “Note 10 — Fair Value Measurements” for further discussion.
Financial Statement Presentation and Settlements
The Company records its derivative instruments at fair value in the consolidated balance sheets and records changes in fair value, as well as settlements during the period, as “(Gain) loss on derivative contracts” in the consolidated statements of operations. The Company presents the fair value of derivative contracts on a net basis in the consolidated balance sheets as they are subject to master netting arrangements. The following presents the impact of this presentation to the Company’s recognized assets and liabilities for the periods indicated:
The components of “(Gain) loss on derivative contracts” are as follows for the respective periods:
The components of “Cash received (paid) for commodity derivative settlements, net” and “Cash received (paid) for settlements of contingent consideration arrangements, net” are as follows for the respective periods:
(1) See “Note 8 — Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities” of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in our 2022 Annual Report for discussion of the Company’s contingent consideration arrangements.
Listed in the tables below are the outstanding oil and natural gas derivative contracts as of June 30, 2023:
The entire disclosure for derivative instruments and hedging activities including, but not limited to, risk management strategies, non-hedging derivative instruments, assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses, and methodologies and assumptions used in determining the amounts.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef