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Accounts Receivable and Revenues from Contracts with Customers

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Accounts Receivable and Revenues from Contracts with Customers
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Receivables [Abstract]  
Accounts Receivable and Revenues from Contracts with Customers
Accounts Receivable and Revenues from Contracts with Customers
Accounts Receivable and Major Customers
The following table summarizes our accounts receivable by type as of the dates presented:
 
September 30,
 
December 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Customers
$
64,965

 
$
39,106

Joint interest partners
8,789

 
32,493

Other
532

 
584

 
74,286

 
72,183

Less: Allowance for doubtful accounts
(2,241
)
 
(2,362
)
 
$
72,045

 
$
69,821



For the nine months ended September 30, 2018, three customers accounted for $254.5 million, or approximately 81%, of our consolidated product revenues. The revenues generated from these customers during the nine months ended September 30, 2018, were $126.6 million, $65.9 million and $62.0 million, or 40%, 21% and 20% of the consolidated total, respectively. As of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, $32.9 million and $32.1 million, or approximately 51% and 82%, of our consolidated accounts receivable from customers was related to these customers. No significant uncertainties exist related to the collectability of amounts owed to us by any of these customers. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, two customers accounted for $85.9 million, or approximately 82%, of our consolidated product revenues.
Revenue from Contracts with Customers
Adoption of ASC Topic 606
Effective January 1, 2018, we adopted ASC Topic 606 and have applied the guidance therein to our contacts with customers for the sale of commodity products (crude oil, NGLs and natural gas) as well as marketing services that we provide to our joint venture partners and other third parties. ASC Topic 606 provides for a five-step revenue recognition process model to determine the transfer of goods or services to consumers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which we expect to be entitled in exchange for such goods and services.
Upon the adoption of ASC Topic 606, we: (i) changed the presentation of our NGL product revenues from a gross basis to a net basis and changed the classification of certain natural gas processing costs associated with NGLs from a component of “Gathering, processing and transportation” (“GPT”) expense to a reduction of NGL product revenues as described in further detail below, (ii) wrote off $2.7 million of accounts receivable arising from natural gas imbalances accounted for under the entitlements method as a direct reduction to our beginning balance of retained earnings as of January 1, 2018, and (iii) adopted the sales method with respect to production imbalance transactions beginning after December 31, 2017.
The following table illustrates the impact of the adoption of ASC Topic 606 on our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018:
 
Three Months Ended September 30, 2018
 
As Determined
 
As Reported Under
 
Increase
 
Under Prior GAAP
 
ASC Topic 606
 
(Decrease)
Revenues
 
 
 
 
 
Crude oil
$
117,059

 
$
117,059

 
$

Natural gas liquids
$
6,530

 
$
5,976

 
$
(554
)
Natural gas
$
3,768

 
$
3,768

 
$

Marketing services (included in Other revenues, net)
$
143

 
$
143

 
$

Operating expenses
 
 
 
 
 
Gathering, processing and transportation
$
5,482

 
$
4,928

 
$
(554
)
Net income
$
16,276

 
$
16,276

 
$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018
 
As Determined
 
As Reported Under
 
Increase
 
Under Prior GAAP
 
ASC Topic 606
 
(Decrease)
Revenues
 
 
 
 
 
Crude oil
$
290,033

 
$
290,033

 
$

Natural gas liquids
$
16,025

 
$
14,455

 
$
(1,570
)
Natural gas
$
10,470

 
$
10,470

 
$

Marketing services (included in Other revenues, net)
$
388

 
$
388

 
$

Operating expenses
 
 
 
 

Gathering, processing and transportation
$
14,431

 
$
12,861

 
$
(1,570
)
Net income
$
24,050

 
$
24,050

 
$


Accounting Policies for Revenue Recognition and Associated Costs
Crude oil. We sell our crude oil production to our customers at either the wellhead or a contractually agreed-upon delivery point, including certain regional central delivery point terminals or pipeline inter-connections. We recognize revenue when control transfers to the customer considering factors associated with custody, title, risk of loss and other contractual provisions as appropriate. Pricing is based on a market index with adjustments for product quality, location differentials and, if applicable, deductions for intermediate transportation. Costs incurred by us for gathering and transporting the products to an agreed-upon delivery point are recognized as a component of GPT expense.
NGLs. We have natural gas processing contracts in place with certain midstream processing vendors. We deliver “wet” natural gas to our midstream processing vendors at the inlet of their processing facilities through gathering lines, certain of which we own and others which are owned by gathering service providers. Subsequent to processing, NGLs are delivered or otherwise transported to a third-party customer. Depending upon the nature of the contractual arrangements with the midstream processing vendors, particularly those attributable to the marketing of the NGL products, we recognize revenue for NGL products on either a gross or net basis. For those contracts where we have determined that we are the principal, and the ultimate third party is our customer, we recognize revenue on a gross basis, with associated processing costs presented as GPT expenses. For those contracts where we have determined that we are the agent and the midstream processing vendor is our customer, we recognize NGL product revenues based on a net basis with processing costs presented as a reduction of revenue. Based on an analysis of all of our existing natural gas processing contracts, we have determined that, as of January 1, 2018, and through September 30, 2018, we are the agent and our midstream processing vendors are our customers with respect to all of our NGL product sales.
Natural gas. Subsequent to the aforementioned processing of “wet” natural gas and the separation of NGL products, the “dry” or residue gas is delivered to us at the tailgate of the midstream processing vendors’ facilities and we market the product to our customers, most of whom are interstate pipelines. We recognize revenue when control transfers to the customer considering factors associated with custody, title, risk of loss and other contractual provisions as appropriate. Pricing is based on a market index with adjustments for product quality and location differentials, as applicable. Costs incurred by us for gathering and transportation from the wellhead through the processing facilities are recognized as a component of GPT expenses.
Marketing services. We provide marketing services to certain of our joint venture partners and other third parties with respect to oil and gas production for which we are the operator. Pricing for such services represents a negotiated fixed rate fee based on the sales price of the underlying oil and gas products. Production attributable to joint venture partners from wells that we operate that are not subject to marketing agreements are delivered in kind. Marketing revenue is recognized simultaneously with the sale of our commodity production to our customers. Direct costs associated with our marketing efforts are included in G&A expenses.
Transaction Prices, Contract Balances and Performance Obligations
Substantially all of our commodity product sales are short-term in nature with contract terms of one year or less. Accordingly, we have applied the practical expedient included in ASC Topic 606, which provides for an exemption from disclosure of the transaction price allocated to remaining performance obligations if the performance obligation is part of a contract that has an original expected duration of one year or less.
Under our commodity product sales contracts, we bill our customers and recognize revenue when our performance obligations have been satisfied as described above. At that time, we have determined that payment is unconditional. Accordingly, our commodity sales contracts do not create contract assets or liabilities as those terms are defined in ASC Topic 606.
We record revenue in the month that our oil and gas production is delivered to our customers. As a result of the numerous requirements necessary to gather information from purchasers or various measurement locations, calculate volumes produced, perform field and wellhead allocations and distribute and disburse funds to various working interest partners and royalty owners, the collection of revenues from oil and gas production may take up to 60 days following the month of production. Therefore, we make accruals for revenues and accounts receivable based on estimates of our share of production, particularly from properties that are operated by our joint venture partners. We record any differences, which historically have not been significant, between the actual amounts ultimately received and the original estimates in the period they become finalized.