Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

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12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2020
Mar. 05, 2021
Document Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-K  
Document Annual Report true  
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2020  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 1-13283  
Entity Registrant Name PENN VIRGINIA CORP  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code VA  
Entity Tax Identification Number 23-1184320  
Entity Address, Address Line One 16285 Park Ten Place, Suite 500  
Entity Address, City or Town Houston  
Entity Address, State or Province TX  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 77084  
City Area Code 713  
Local Phone Number 722-6500  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $0.01 Par Value  
Trading Symbol PVAC  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No  
Entity Voluntary Filers No  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Public Float $ 144,297,933  
Documents Incorporated by Reference Part III of this Form 10-K.  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020  
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY  
Entity Central Index Key 0000077159  
ICFR Auditor Attestation Flag true  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Common Stock    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   15,266,598
Series A Preferred Stock    
Document Information [Line Items]    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   225,481.09