How do Footnotes and Disclosures Expand My Numbers?

One significant but often overlooked part of GAAP-compliant financial statements are the footnotes and disclosures that accompany the numbers. It’s easy to ignore these when you are in a rush to “see how the year went” and “see how much …

Where do I account for Hedging Transactions?

Risk management is an important part of any business, especially in the oil and gas industry. Because oil and gas is a commodity, one significant risk that oil and gas producers have to deal with is the risk related to …

E&P Estimating for Accrued Revenue and Related Expenses

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

In the world of oil and gas, we know that production cash receipts and income tend to lag a month or two (or sometimes three) behind when the …

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 …