|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2017
|Equity Method Investments and Joint Ventures [Abstract]|
Investments accounted for by the equity method consist of the following as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016:
The tables below summarize financial information for the Company’s equity investments as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016.
Summarized balance sheet information:
Summarized results of operations:
Tatex Thailand II, LLC
The Company has an indirect ownership interest in Tatex Thailand II, LLC (“Tatex II”). Tatex II holds an 8.5% interest in APICO, LLC (“APICO”), an international oil and gas exploration company. APICO has a reserve base located in Southeast Asia through its ownership of concessions covering approximately 180,000 acres which includes the Phu Horm Field. The Company received $0.2 million and $0.2 million in distributions from Tatex II during the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.
Tatex Thailand III, LLC
The Company has an ownership interest in Tatex Thailand III, LLC (“Tatex III”). Tatex III previously owned a concession covering approximately 245,000 acres in Southeast Asia. As of December 31, 2014, the Company reviewed its investment in Tatex III and, together with Tatex III, made the decision to allow the concession to expire in January 2015. As such, the Company fully impaired the asset as of December 31, 2014.
Grizzly Oil Sands ULC
The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary Grizzly Holdings Inc. (“Grizzly Holdings”), owns an interest in Grizzly Oil Sands ULC (“Grizzly”), a Canadian unlimited liability company. The remaining interest in Grizzly is owned by Grizzly Oil Sands Inc. (“Oil Sands”). As of March 31, 2017, Grizzly had approximately 830,000 acres under lease in the Athabasca and Peace River oil sands regions of Alberta, Canada. Initiation of steam injection at its first project, Algar Lake Phase 1, commenced in January 2014 and first bitumen production was achieved during the second quarter of 2014. In April 2015, Grizzly determined to cease bitumen production at its Algar Lake facility due to the level of commodity prices. Grizzly continues to monitor market conditions as it assesses future plans for the facility. The Company reviewed its investment in Grizzly at March 31, 2016 for impairment based on FASB ASC 323 due to certain qualitative factors and as such, engaged an independent third party to assist management in determining fair value calculations of its investment. As a result of the calculated fair values and other qualitative factors, the Company concluded that an other than temporary impairment was required under FASB ASC 323, resulting in an impairment loss of $23.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016, which is included in loss from equity method investments, net in the consolidated statements of operations. As of and during the period ended March 31, 2017, commodity prices had increased as compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2016, and there were no impairment indicators that required further evaluation for impairment. If commodity prices decline in the future however, further impairment of the investment in Grizzly may be necessary. During the three months ended March 31, 2017, Gulfport paid $0.7 million in cash calls. Grizzly’s functional currency is the Canadian dollar. The Company’s investment in Grizzly was increased by $1.3 million and $10.3 million as a result of a foreign currency translation gain for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.
Timber Wolf Terminals LLC
During 2012, the Company invested in Timber Wolf Terminals LLC (“Timber Wolf”). Timber Wolf was formed to operate a crude/condensate terminal and a sand transloading facility in Ohio.
Windsor Midstream LLC
At March 31, 2017, the Company held a 22.5% interest in Windsor Midstream LLC (“Midstream”). Midstream holds common units of EnLink Midstream Partners, LP (“EnLink”) as a result of the sale of Coronado Midstream LLC to EnLink that occurred in March 2015. The Company received $0.2 million and $0.1 million in distributions from Midstream during the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.
Stingray Cementing LLC
During 2012, the Company invested in Stingray Cementing LLC (“Stingray Cementing”). Stingray Cementing provides well cementing services. The (income) loss from equity method investments presented in the table above reflects any intercompany profit eliminations. See Note 15 for subsequent event information regarding Mammoth Energy Services, Inc.’s pending acquisition of Stingray Cementing.
Blackhawk Midstream LLC
During 2012, the Company invested in Blackhawk Midstream LLC (“Blackhawk”). Blackhawk coordinated gathering, compression, processing and marketing activities for the Company in connection with the development of its Utica Shale acreage. Blackhawk does not have any current activities.
Stingray Energy Services LLC
During 2013, the Company invested in Stingray Energy Services LLC (“Stingray Energy”). Stingray Energy provides rental tools for land-based oil and natural gas drilling, completion and workover activities as well as the transfer of fresh water to wellsites. The (income) loss from equity method investments presented in the table above reflects any intercompany profit eliminations. See Note 15 for subsequent event information regarding Mammoth Energy Services, Inc.’s pending acquisition of Stingray Energy.
Sturgeon Acquisitions LLC
During 2014, the Company invested $20.7 million and received an ownership interest of 25% in Sturgeon Acquisitions LLC (“Sturgeon”). Sturgeon owns and operates sand mines that produce hydraulic fracturing grade sand. See Note 15 for subsequent event information regarding Mammoth Energy Services, Inc.’s pending acquisition of Sturgeon.
Mammoth Energy Partners LP/Mammoth Energy Services, Inc.
In the fourth quarter of 2014, the Company contributed its investments in four entities to Mammoth Energy Partners LP (“Mammoth”) for a 30.5% interest in this entity. Mammoth originally intended to pursue its initial public offering in 2014 or 2015; however, due to low commodity prices, the offering was postponed. In October 2016, Mammoth converted from a limited partnership into a limited liability company named Mammoth Energy Partners LLC (“Mammoth LLC”) and the Company and the other members of Mammoth LLC contributed their interests in Mammoth LLC to Mammoth Energy Services, Inc. (“Mammoth Energy”). The Company received 9,150,000 shares of Mammoth Energy common stock in return for its contribution. Following the contribution, Mammoth Energy completed its initial public offering (the “IPO”) of 7,750,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $15.00 per share, of which 7,500,000 shares were sold by Mammoth Energy, and 250,000 shares were sold by certain selling stockholders, including 76,250 shares sold by the Company for which it received net proceeds of $1.1 million. At March 31, 2017, the Company owned an approximate 24.2% interest in Mammoth Energy. The Company’s investment in Mammoth Energy was increased by a $0.1 million foreign currency gain and decreased by a $1.2 million foreign currency loss resulting from Mammoth Energy’s foreign subsidiary for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. The (income) loss from equity method investments presented in the table above reflects any intercompany profit eliminations. See Note 15 for subsequent event information regarding Mammoth Energy’s pending acquisitions of Stingray Cementing, Stingray Energy and Sturgeon.
Strike Force Midstream LLC
In February 2016, the Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary Gulfport Midstream Holdings, LLC (“Midstream Holdings”), entered into an agreement with Rice Midstream Holdings LLC (“Rice”), a subsidiary of Rice Energy Inc., to develop natural gas gathering assets in eastern Belmont County and Monroe County, Ohio (the “dedicated areas”). The Company contributed certain gathering assets for a 25% interest in the newly formed entity called Strike Force Midstream LLC (“Strike Force”). Rice acts as operator and owns the remaining 75% interest in Strike Force. Construction of the gathering assets, which is underway, is expected to provide gathering services for Gulfport operated wells and connectivity of existing dry gas gathering systems. During the three months ended March 31, 2017, Gulfport paid $10.0 million in cash calls to Strike Force and received distributions of $0.4 million from Strike Force.
The Company accounted for its contribution to Strike Force at fair value under applicable codification guidance. The Company estimated the fair market value of its investment in Strike Force as of the contribution date using the discounted cash flow method under the income approach, based on an independently prepared valuation of the contributed assets. The fair market value was reduced by a discount factor for the lack of marketability due to the Company’s minority interest, resulting in a fair value of $22.5 million for the Company’s 25% interest. The fair value of the assets contributed was estimated using assumptions that represent Level 3 inputs. See “Note 11 - Fair Value Measurements” for additional discussion of the measurement inputs. The Company has elected to report its proportionate share of Strike Force’s earnings on a one-quarter lag as permitted under FASB ASC 323. The (income) loss from equity method investments presented in the table above reflects any intercompany profit eliminations.
The entire disclosure for equity method investments and joint ventures. Equity method investments are investments that give the investor the ability to exercise significant influence over the operating and financial policies of an investee. Joint ventures are entities owned and operated by a small group of businesses as a separate and specific business or project for the mutual benefit of the members of the group.
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