Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

v3.19.1
Document and Entity Information - shares
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
May 03, 2019
Document Documentand Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2019  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Trading Symbol PVAC  
Entity Registrant Name PENN VIRGINIA CORP  
Entity Central Index Key 0000077159  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   15,105,666