|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2020
|Share-based Payment Arrangement, Noncash Expense [Abstract]|
|STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION||STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION
The Company has granted restricted stock units to employees and directors pursuant to the 2019 Amended and Restated Incentive Stock Plan ("2019 Plan"), as discussed below. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company’s stock-based compensation cost was $2.2 million and $4.3 million, respectively, of which the Company capitalized $1.0 million and $1.9 million, respectively, relating to its exploration and development efforts. During the three and six months ended June 30, 2019, the Company’s stock-based compensation cost was $2.8 million and $5.6 million, respectively, of which the Company capitalized $1.1 million and $2.3 million, respectively, relating to its exploration and development efforts. Stock compensation costs, net of the amounts capitalized, are included in general and administrative expenses in the accompanying consolidated statements of operations.
The following table summarizes restricted stock unit activity for the six months ended June 30, 2020:
Restricted Stock Units
Restricted stock units awarded under the 2019 Plan generally vest over a period of one year in the case of directors and three years in the case of employees and vesting is dependent upon the recipient meeting applicable service requirements. Stock-based compensation costs are recorded ratably over the service period. The grant date fair value of restricted stock units represents the closing market price of the Company's common stock on the date of grant. Unrecognized compensation expense as of June 30, 2020 related to restricted stock units was $9.4 million. The expense is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 1.75 years.
Performance Vesting Restricted Stock Units
The Company has awarded performance vesting units to certain of its executive officers under the 2019 Plan. The number of shares of common stock issued pursuant to the award will be based on relative total shareholder return ("RTSR"). RTSR is an incentive measure whereby participants will earn from 0% to 200% of the target award based on the Company’s RTSR ranking compared to the RTSR of the companies in the Company’s designated peer group at the end of the performance period. Awards will be earned and vested over a performance period measured from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2021, subject to earlier termination of the performance period in the event of a change in control. Unrecognized compensation expense as of June 30, 2020 related to performance vesting restricted shares was $2.2 million. The expense is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 1.78 years.
Cash Incentive Awards
On March 16, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Company approved the Company's 2020 Incentive Plan (the "2020 Incentive Plan"). The 2020 Incentive Plan provides for incentive compensation opportunities ("Incentive Awards") for select employees of the Company that are tied to the achievement of one or more performance goals relating to certain financial and operational metrics over a period of time. The earning of an Incentive Award and payout opportunity is contingent upon meeting the Incentive Award's applicable threshold performance levels. If such threshold performance levels are satisfied, the payout amount varies for performance above or below the pre-established target performance levels.During the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company awarded Incentive Awards to certain of its executive officers under the 2020 Incentive Plan. The cash amount of each award ultimately received is based on the attainment of certain financial, operational and total shareholder return performance targets and is subject to the recipient's continuous employment. Each Incentive Award is subject to a Performance Period of January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, and different vesting periods apply to separate one-third portions of each Incentive Award, with a different tranche vesting each on December 31, 2020, 2021, and 2022. The Incentive Awards are considered liability awards as the ultimate amount of the award is based, at least in part, on the price of the Company's shares, and as such, are remeasured to fair value at the end of each reporting period. The fair value of the Incentive Awards at June 30, 2020 was $3.0 million. Unrecognized compensation expense as of June 30, 2020 related to Incentive Awards was $2.4 million. The expense is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 1.62 years.
The entire disclosure for share-based payment arrangement.
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