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Property and Equipment

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Property and Equipment
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Property, Plant and Equipment [Abstract]  
Property and Equipment
Note 6 – Property and Equipment
The following table summarizes our property and equipment as of the dates presented: 
  March 31, 2022 December 31, 2021
Oil and gas properties:    
Proved $ 2,412,399  $ 2,327,686 
Unproved 58,686  57,900 
Total oil and gas properties 2,471,085  2,385,586 
Other property and equipment 1
31,060  31,055 
Total properties and equipment 2,502,145  2,416,641 
Accumulated depreciation, depletion, amortization and impairments (1,084,430) (1,033,293)
Total property and equipment, net $ 1,417,715  $ 1,383,348 
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1     Excludes the corporate office building and related assets acquired in connection with the Lonestar Acquisition that were classified as Assets held for sale on the condensed consolidated balance sheets as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021.
Unproved property costs of $58.7 million and $57.9 million have been excluded from amortization as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively. We transferred $0.7 million and $7.6 million of undeveloped leasehold costs, including capitalized interest, associated with proved undeveloped reserves, acreage unlikely to be drilled or expiring acreage, from unproved properties to the full cost pool during the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively. We capitalized internal costs of $1.4 million and $0.7 million and interest of $1.1 million and $0.8 million during the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively, in accordance with our accounting policies. Average depreciation, depletion and amortization per barrel of oil equivalent of proved oil and gas properties was $14.98 and $12.92 for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
At the end of each quarterly reporting period, the unamortized cost of our oil and gas properties, net of deferred income taxes, is limited to the sum of the estimated after-tax discounted future net revenues from proved properties adjusted for costs excluded from amortization (the “Ceiling Test”). Beginning in early 2020, certain events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the decisions by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (“OPEC”) and Russia (together with OPEC, collectively “OPEC+”) negatively impacted the oil and gas industry with significant declines in crude oil prices and oversupply of crude oil. Over the past year, however, increased mobility, deployment of vaccines and other factors have resulted in increased oil demand and commodity prices. A high level of uncertainty remains regarding the volatility of energy supply and demand as a result of OPEC’s continued strategy to increase production as well as the Russia-Ukraine conflict and related sanctions which began in the first quarter of 2022. WTI crude oil prices have surged, closing at over $120 per bbl during first quarter 2022 due to concerns that it might result in significant oil supply shortages. Because the Ceiling Test utilizes commodity prices based on a trailing 12 month average, the decline in commodity prices in the first quarter of 2021 as a result of COVID-19 and macroeconomic factors resulted in impairments of our oil and gas properties of $1.8 million during the three months ended March 31, 2021. We did not record any impairments of our oil and gas properties during the three months ended March 31, 2022.