SANCHEZ MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
1. ORGANIZATION AND BUSINESS
We are a growth-oriented publicly-traded limited partnership formed in 2005 focused on the acquisition, development, ownership and operation of midstream and other energy-related assets in North America. We have ownership stakes in oil and natural gas gathering systems, natural gas pipelines, and natural gas processing facilities, all located in the Western Eagle Ford in South Texas. We also own production assets in Texas and Louisiana. We have entered into a shared services agreement (the “Services Agreement”) with Manager, the sole member of our general partner, pursuant to which Manager provides services we require to conduct our business, including overhead, technical, administrative, marketing, accounting, operational, information systems, financial, compliance, insurance, acquisition, disposition and financing services. Manager owns our general partner and all of our incentive distribution rights. Our common units are currently listed on the NYSE American under the symbol “SNMP.”
2. BASIS OF PRESENTATION AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Basis of Presentation
Accounting policies used by us conform to accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). The accompanying financial statements include the accounts of us and our wholly owned subsidiaries. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. Our business consists of two reportable segments: Production and Midstream. Midstream includes Western Catarina Midstream (as defined in Note 9 “Intangible Assets”), the Carnero JV (as defined in Note 10 “Investments”) and Seco Pipeline (as defined in Note 4 “Fair Value Measurements”). Production consists of our oil and natural gas properties in Texas and Louisiana. Our management evaluates performance based on these two business segments.
These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the SEC. Certain information and footnote disclosures, normally included in annual financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP, have been condensed or omitted pursuant to those rules and regulations. We believe that the disclosures made are adequate to make the information presented not misleading. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting only of normal recurring adjustments, necessary to fairly state the financial position, results of operations and cash flows with respect to the interim condensed consolidated financial statements have been included. The results of operations for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results for the entire year.
These unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with our audited consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, which was filed with the SEC on March 13, 2020.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
From time to time, new accounting pronouncements are issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”), which are adopted by us as of the specified effective date. Unless otherwise discussed, management believes that the impact of recently issued standards, which are not effective, will not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements upon adoption.
In January 2020, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2020-01 “Investments – Equity Securities (Topic 321), Investments – Equity Method and Joint Ventures (Topic 323), and Derivatives and Hedging (Topic 815),” which clarifies the interaction among the accounting standards for equity securities, equity method investments and certain derivatives. This ASU is effective for public business entities for annual and interim periods in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020. We are currently in the process of evaluating the impact of adoption of this guidance on our condensed consolidated financial statements.
In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-13 “Fair Value Measurement (ASC 820): Disclosure Framework – Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurements,” which modifies the disclosure requirements on fair value measurements. This ASU is effective for public business entities for annual and interim periods in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. The Partnership adopted this standard effective January 1, 2020. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact on our condensed consolidated financial statements.