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DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND PRICE RISK MANAGEMENT (Tables)

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DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND PRICE RISK MANAGEMENT (Tables)
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2015
DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND PRICE RISK MANAGEMENT [Abstract]  
Open commodity swap contracts
The following table reflects open commodity swap contracts as of March 31, 2015, the associated volumes and the corresponding fixed price.

Settlement Period
 
Oil (Barrels)
   
Fixed Price
 
Swaps-Crude Oil
           
04/01/15 – 06/30/15
    180,000       89.15  
04/01/15 – 06/30/15
    30,000       90.50  
04/01/15 – 06/30/15
    90,000       88.55  
04/01/15 – 06/30/15
    90,000       88.00  
04/01/15 – 06/30/15
    30,000       90.75  
04/01/15 – 06/30/15
    30,000       90.25  
04/01/15 – 06/30/15
    45,000       89.00  
04/01/15 – 06/30/15
    45,000       89.00  
04/01/15 – 12/31/15
    540,000       89.00  
04/01/15 – 12/31/15
    270,000       89.00  
04/01/15 – 12/31/15
    270,000       89.02  
04/01/15 – 12/31/15
    135,000       89.00  
04/01/15 – 12/31/15
    135,000       89.00  
07/01/15 – 12/31/15(1)
    180,000       90.75  
07/01/15 – 12/31/15(1)
    180,000       91.00  
07/01/15 – 12/31/15(1)
    180,000       91.25  
07/01/15 – 06/30/16
    360,000       89.00  
07/01/15 – 06/30/16
    360,000       90.00  
07/01/15 – 06/30/16
    360,000       91.00  
01/01/16 – 06/30/16
    180,000       90.00  
01/01/16 – 06/30/16
    90,000       90.00  
01/01/16 – 06/30/16
    90,000       90.00  
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(1)
The Company has entered into crude oil derivative contracts that give counterparties the option to extend certain current derivative contracts for an additional six-month period.  Options covering a notional volume of 90,000 barrels per month are exercisable on or about December 31, 2015.  If the counterparties exercise all such options, the notional volume of the Company’s existing crude oil derivative contracts will increase by 90,000 barrels per month at an average price of $91.00 per barrel for each month during the period January 1, 2016 through June 30, 2016.
Schedule of weighted average price of open commodity derivative contracts
The following table reflects the weighted average price of open commodity swap derivative contracts as of March 31, 2015, by year with associated volumes.

Weighted Average Price
Of Open Commodity Swap Contracts
 
Year
 
Volumes (Bbl)
   
Weighted
Average Price
 
2015
    2,970,000       89.56  
2016
    900,000       90.00  
Derivatives instruments Balance Sheet location
The following table sets forth the amounts, on a gross basis, and classification of the Company’s outstanding derivative financial instruments at March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively.  Certain amounts may be presented on a net basis on the financial statements when such amounts are with the same counterparty and subject to a master netting arrangement:

Type of Crude Oil Contract
 
Balance Sheet Location
 
March 31, 2015
Estimated
Fair Value
   
December 31, 2014
Estimated
Fair Value
 
                 
Derivative Assets:
               
Swap Contracts
 
Current Assets
  $ 124,698,923     $ 128,893,220  
Swap Contracts
 
Non-Current Assets
    14,397,517       25,013,011  
Total Derivative Assets
      $ 139,096,440     $ 153,906,231  
                     
Derivative Liabilities:
                   
Swaption Contracts
 
Current Liabilities
  $ (100,646 )   $ -  
Swaption Contracts
 
Non-Current Liabilities
    -       (579,070 )
Total Derivative Liabilities
      $ (100,646 )   $ (579,070 )
Reconciliation between gross assets and liabilities and the amounts reflected on balance sheet
The tables presented below provide reconciliation between the gross assets and liabilities and the amounts reflected on the balance sheet.  The amounts presented exclude derivative settlement receivables and payables as of the balance sheet dates.

   
Estimated Fair Value at March 31, 2015
 
   
Gross Amounts of Recognized Assets
   
Gross Amounts
Offset in the
Balance Sheet
   
Net Amounts of
Assets Presented
in the
Balance Sheet
 
Offsetting of Derivative Assets:
       
Current Assets
  $ 124,698,923     $ -     $ 124,698,923  
Non-Current Assets
    14,397,517       -       14,397,517  
Total Derivative Assets
  $ 139,096,440     $ -     $ 139,096,440  
                         
Offsetting of Derivative Liabilities:
         
Current Liabilities
  $ (100,646 )   $ -     $ (100,646 )
Non-Current Liabilities
    -       -       -  
Total Derivative Liabilities
  $ (100,646 )   $ -     $ (100,646 )
                         
 
   
Estimated Fair Value at December 31, 2014
 
   
Gross Amounts of Recognized Assets
   
Gross Amounts
Offset in the
Balance Sheet
   
Net Amounts of
Assets Presented
in the
Balance Sheet
 
Offsetting of Derivative Assets:
       
Current Assets
  $ 128,893,220     $ -     $ 128,893,220  
Non-Current Assets
    25,013,011       -       25,013,011  
Total Derivative Assets
  $ 153,906,231     $ -     $ 153,906,231  
                         
Offsetting of Derivative Liabilities:
         
Current Liabilities
  $ -     $ -     $ -  
Non-Current Liabilities
    (579,070 )     -       (579,070 )
Total Derivative Liabilities
  $ (579,070 )   $ -     $ (579,070 )