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Accounts Receivable and Revenues from Contracts with Customers

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Accounts Receivable and Revenues from Contracts with Customers
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Receivables [Abstract]  
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Accounts Receivable and Major Customers
The following table summarizes our accounts receivable by type as of the dates presented:
 
March 31,
 
December 31,
 
2020
 
2019
Customers
$
27,004

 
$
63,165

Joint interest partners
7,872

 
6,929

Other

 
674

 
34,876

 
70,768

Less: Allowance for credit losses
(224
)
 
(52
)
 
$
34,652

 
$
70,716



For the three months ended March 31, 2020, four customers accounted for $66.5 million, or approximately 73%, of our consolidated product revenues. The revenues generated from these customers during the three months ended March 31, 2020, were $22.6 million, $15.7 million, $15.7 million and $12.5 million, or 25%, 17%, 17% and 14% of the consolidated total, respectively. As of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, $22.0 million and $52.7 million, or approximately 82% and 83%, respectively, of our consolidated accounts receivable from customers was related to these customers. For the three months ended March 31, 2019, three customers accounted for $69.0 million, or approximately 66%, of our consolidated product revenues. No significant uncertainties exist related to the collectability of amounts owed to us by any of these customers. As of March 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, the allowance for credit losses is entirely attributable to receivables from joint interest partners.
Credit Losses and Allowance for Credit Losses
Adoption of ASU 2016–13
Effective January 1, 2020, we adopted ASU 2016–13 and have applied the guidance therein to our portfolio of accounts receivable including those from our customers and our joint interest partners. We have adopted ASU 2016–13 using the modified retrospective method resulting in an adjustment of less than $0.1 million to the beginning balance of retained earnings and a corresponding increase to the allowance for credit losses as of January 1, 2020.
Accounting Policies for Credit Losses
We monitor and assess our portfolio of accounts receivable, including those from our customers, our joint interest partners and others, when applicable, for credit losses on a monthly basis as we originate the underlying financial assets. Our review process and related internal controls take into appropriate consideration (i) past events and historical experience with the identified portfolio segments, (ii) current economic and related conditions within the broad energy industry as well as those
factors with broader applicability and (iii) reasonable supportable forecasts consistent with other estimates that are inherent in our financial statements. In order to facilitate our processes for the review and assessment of credit losses, we have identified the following portfolio segments which are described below: (i) customers for our commodity production and (ii) joint interest partners which are further stratified into the following sub-segments: (a) mutual operators which includes joint interest partners with whom we are a non-operating joint interest partner in properties for which they are the operator, (b) large partners consisting of those legal entities that maintain a working interest of at least 10 percent in properties for which we are the operator and (c) all others which includes legal entities that maintain working interests of less than 10 percent in properties for which we are the operator as well as legal entities with whom we no longer have an active joint interest relationship, but continue to have transactions, including joint venture audit settlements, that from time-to-time give rise to the origination of new accounts receivable.
Customers. We sell our commodity products to approximately 20 customers. A substantial majority of these customers are large, internationally recognized refiners and marketers in the case of our crude oil sales and large domestic processors and interstate pipelines with respect to our NGL and natural gas sales. As noted in our disclosures regarding major customers above, a significant portion of our outstanding customer accounts receivable are concentrated within a group of up to five customers at any given time. Due primarily to the historical market efficiencies and generally timely settlements associated with commodity sale transactions for crude oil, NGLs and natural gas, we have assessed this portfolio segment at zero risk for credit loss upon the adoption of ASU 2016–13 and for each of the three-months included in the period ended March 31, 2020. Historically, we have never experienced a credit loss with such customers including the periods during the 2008-2009 financial crisis and the more recent periods of significant commodity price declines. While we believe that the receivables that originated in March 2020 will be fully collected despite the ongoing uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 health crisis and the related global energy market disruptions, future originations of customer receivables will be assessed with a greater emphasis on current economic conditions and reasonable supportable forecasts.
Mutual Operators. As of March 31, 2020, we had mutual joint interest partner relationships with two upstream producers that also operate properties within the Eagle Ford for which we have non-operated working interests. Historically we have had full and timely collection experiences with these entities and we ourselves are timely with respect to our payments to them of joint venture costs. Upon adoption of ASU 2016–13, we had assessed this portfolio segment at zero risk for credit loss; however, in light of the potential for liquidity concerns due to current economic conditions in the near-term, we have assessed receivables originating in March 2020 with a de minimus one percent risk.
Large Partners. As of March 31, 2020, four legal entities had working interests of 10 percent or greater in properties that we operate. These entities are primarily passive investors. Historically we have had full and timely collection experiences with these entities. Upon adoption of ASU 2016–13, we had assessed this portfolio segment at a de minimus risk of one percent for credit loss; however, in light of the potential for liquidity concerns due to current economic conditions in the near-term, we have increased the assessed receivables originating in March 2020 to a two percent risk.
All Others. As of March 31, 2020, approximately thirty legal entities had working interests of less than 10 percent in properties that we operate. Historically, this is the only portfolio segment with whom we have experienced credit losses. Generally, this group includes passive investors and smaller producers that may not have the wherewithal or alternative sources of liquidity to settle their obligations to us in the event of individual challenges unique to smaller entities as well as adverse economic conditions in general. Upon adoption of ASU 2016–13, we had assessed this portfolio segment at a risk of five percent for credit loss; however, in light of the potential for liquidity concerns due to current economic conditions in the near-term, we have increased the assessed receivables originated in March 2020 to a 10 percent risk. As of March 31, 2020, approximately $0.1 million of accounts receivables attributable to this portfolio segment was past due, or over 60 days.
Supplemental Disclosures
The following table summarizes the activity in our allowance for credit losses, by portfolio segment, for the three months ended March 31, 2020:
 
 
 
Joint Interest Partners
 
 
 
Customers
 
Mutual Operators
 
Large Partners
 
All Others
 
Total
Balance at beginning of period
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
52

 
$
52

Adjustment upon adoption

 

 
60

 
16

 
76

Provision for expected credit losses

 
24

 
53

 
19

 
96

Write-offs and recoveries

 

 

 

 

Balance at end of period
$

 
$
24

 
$
113

 
$
87

 
$
224