Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

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12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Feb. 21, 2020
Jun. 30, 2019
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Document Type 10-K    
Document Annual Report true    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2019    
Document Transition Report false    
Entity File Number 1-13283    
Entity Registrant Name PENN VIRGINIA CORP    
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code VA    
Entity Tax Identification Number 23-1184320    
Entity Address, Address Line One 16285 Park Ten Place, Suite 500    
Entity Address, City or Town Houston    
Entity Address, State or Province TX    
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 77084    
City Area Code 713    
Local Phone Number 722-6500    
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $0.01 Par Value    
Trading Symbol PVAC    
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Entity Small Business false    
Entity Emerging Growth Company false    
Entity Shell Company false    
Entity Public Float     $ 412,236,913
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   15,157,919  
Documents Incorporated by Reference Part III of this Form 10-K.    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY    
Entity Central Index Key 0000077159    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31