Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Nov. 14, 2016
Document Documentand Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2016  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Trading Symbol  
Entity Registrant Name PENN VIRGINIA CORP  
Entity Central Index Key 0000077159  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   14,992,018