Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Nature of Operations

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Nature of Operations
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
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Nature of Operations
Nature of Operations 
Penn Virginia Corporation (together with its consolidated subsidiaries unless the context otherwise requires, “Penn Virginia,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”) is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the onshore exploration, development and production of oil, natural gas liquids (“NGLs”) and natural gas. Our current operations consist primarily of drilling unconventional horizontal development wells and operating our producing wells in the Eagle Ford Shale (the “Eagle Ford”) in South Texas. Our operations are substantially concentrated with over 90 percent of our production, revenues and capital expenditures attributable to this region. We also have less significant operations in Oklahoma, primarily consisting of non-operated properties in the Granite Wash. In August 2016, we terminated our remaining operations in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania and are currently in the process of remediating the sites of our former wells in that region.