Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Basis of Presentation (Policies)

Basis of Presentation (Policies)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2021
Schedule of Policies [Line Items]  
Basis of Presentation Basis of Presentation
Our unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements include the accounts of Penn Virginia and all of our subsidiaries. Intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated. A substantial nonncontrolling interest in our subsidiaries is provided for in our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income as well as our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of and for the period ended March 31, 2021 (see Note 3 for additional detail including the basis of presentation of the noncontrolling interest). Our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements have been prepared in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). Preparation of these statements involves the use of estimates and judgments where appropriate. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring accruals, considered necessary for a fair presentation of our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements, have been included. Our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial Statements and Notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2021. Certain amounts on the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operation for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 31, 2020 have been reclassified to conform to the 2021 presentation.
Subsequent Events
Management has evaluated all of our activities through the issuance date of our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements and has concluded that no subsequent events have occurred that would require recognition or disclosure in our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements or disclosure in the Notes thereto.
Fair Value, Measurements, Nonrecurring  
Schedule of Policies [Line Items]  
Fair Value Measurements
Non-Recurring Fair Value Measurements
In addition to the fair value measurements applied with respect to assets contributed in the Juniper Transactions, the most significant non-recurring fair value measurements utilized in the preparation of our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements are those attributable to the initial determination of AROs associated with the ongoing development of new oil and gas properties and certain share-based compensation awards. The determination of the fair value of AROs is based upon regional market and facility specific information. The amount of an ARO and the costs capitalized represent the estimated future cost to satisfy the abandonment obligation using current prices that are escalated by an assumed inflation factor after discounting the future cost back to the date that the abandonment obligation was incurred using a rate commensurate with the risk, which approximates our cost of funds. Because these significant fair value inputs are typically not observable, we have categorized the initial estimates as Level 3 inputs.