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Description of Business and Basis of Presentation

Description of Business and Basis of Presentation
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2014
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Description of Business and Basis of Presentation

Note 1 - Description of Business and Basis of Presentation


Description of business


Callon Petroleum Company is an independent oil and natural gas company established in 1950. The Company was incorporated under the laws of the state of Delaware in 1994 and succeeded to the business of a publicly traded limited partnership, a joint venture with a consortium of European investors and an independent energy company partially owned by a member of current management. As used herein, the “Company,” “Callon,” “we,” “us,” and “our” refer to Callon Petroleum Company and its predecessors and subsidiaries unless the context requires otherwise.


Callon is focused on the acquisition, development, exploration and exploitation of unconventional oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin in West Texas. In late 2013, with the sale of its remaining offshore assets in the Gulf of Mexico, the Company completed the onshore strategic repositioning it initiated in 2009. 


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 the Company, and its subsidiary, Callon Petroleum Operating Company (“CPOC”). CPOC also has subsidiaries, namely Callon Offshore Production, Inc. and Mississippi Marketing, Inc.


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, 2013. The balance sheet at December 31, 2013 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, 2014.


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, the results of its operations and its cash flows for the periods indicated. When necessary to ensure consistent presentation, certain prior year amounts may be reclassified to conform to presentation in the current period. Certain prior year amounts have been reclassified to conform to current year presentation.



Recently issued accounting policies


In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued accounting standards update (“ASU”) No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The standard requires an entity to recognize revenue in a manner that depicts the transfer of goods or services to customers at an amount that reflects the consideration to which the entity expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. ASU No. 2014-09 will replace most of the existing revenue recognition requirements in GAAP when it becomes effective. The guidance in ASU No. 2014-09 is effective for public entities for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016, including interim periods therein. Early adoption is not permitted.  The Company is currently evaluating the method of adoption and impact this standard will have on its financial statements and related disclosures.