Asset Retirement Obligations
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2018
|Asset Retirement Obligation Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Asset Retirement Obligations||
6. Asset Retirement Obligations
Our ARO primarily represents the estimated present value of the amount we will incur to plug, abandon and remediate our producing properties at the end of their productive lives.
A summary of the changes to our ARO is as follows (in thousands):
The entire disclosure for an asset retirement obligation and the associated long-lived asset. An asset retirement obligation is a legal obligation associated with the disposal or retirement from service of a tangible long-lived asset that results from the acquisition, construction or development, or the normal operations of a long-lived asset, except for certain obligations of lessees.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef