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What’s This Asset Retirement Obligation I Keep Hearing About?

By Andy Griffin, CPA, Supervisor and Keith A. Arner, CPA, CVA, Partner

As we’ve described previously, one of the components of “getting back in the game” for small independent E&P companies is producing financial statements that are compliant with Generally …

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Get Back in the Game: E&P Financial Reporting

By Keith A. Arner, CPA, CVA, Partner and Andy Griffin, CPA, Supervisor

During the mad dash for deep shale acreage, when exploration and production companies like Chesapeake, Gulfport, Ascent, and others were acquiring leases, many independent producers in the Utica …

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Credit for Production of Natural Gas from Marginal Wells – Why it’s not too late to claim!

This past fall Notice 2017-51 was issued by the IRS to provide guidance on the marginal well production credit. The notice computed the credit amount for calendar year 2016 at $0.14 per mcf as well as provided guidance on claiming …

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Hall, Kistler & Company: Oil and Gas Accounting Overview

By Andy Griffin, CPA, Supervisor

Recently Mike Eberhart (also of Hall Kistler) and I were asked to present a webinar entitled “Overview of Oil and Gas Accounting.” The webinar was part of a series of oil and gas webinars sponsored …

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Hall Kistler & Company: Determining Business Valuations

By Seth Turner, CVA, Supervisor

At Hall Kistler & Company, we understand that valuing a business is part art and part science. Creativity, knowledge and experience are combined to derive business valuations. A lot of information is available, but …

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