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Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Recent Accounting Pronouncements
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2018
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
Note 12 - Recent Accounting Pronouncements    
In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). This accounting standards update requires (a) an entity to separate the lease components from the non-lease components in a contract where the lease component will be accounted for under ASU 2016-02 and the non-lease component will be accounted for under ASU 2014-09, (b) recognition of lease assets and lease liabilities by lessees and derecognition of the leased asset and recognition of a net investment in the lease by the lessor and (c) additional disclosure requirements for both lessees and lessors. The standard is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018, including interim periods within those fiscal years, although early adoption is permitted. Upon adoption, a retrospective approach is required for leases that exist, or are entered into, after the beginning of the earliest comparative period presented. Under the updated accounting standard, we have determined that our drilling contracts may contain a lease component; therefore, our adoption of the standard could require that we separately recognize revenues associated with the lease and service components. In January 2018, the FASB issued a Proposed Accounting Standard Update to provide targeted improvements to Update 2016-02, which (1) provides for a new transition method whereby entities may elect to adopt the Update using a prospective with cumulative catch-up approach and (2) provides lessors with a practical expedient to not separate non-lease components from the related lease components, by class of underlying asset. On March 28, 2018, the FASB held a meeting to approve certain additional amendments to Update 2016-02, including a revision to the practical expedient that would allow a lessor to account for the combined lease and non-lease components under Topic 606 when the non-lease component is the predominant element of the combined component. Depending on the criteria included in the final Update, this practical expedient may be available to us. We will adopt ASU 2016-02 on January 1, 2019. Our adoption, and the ultimate effect on our consolidated condensed financial statements, will be based on an evaluation of the contract-specific facts and circumstances, and such effect could introduce variability to the timing of our revenue recognition relative to current accounting standards. We are evaluating the requirements to determine the effect such requirements may have on our consolidated balance sheets, statements of operations, statements of cash flows and on the disclosures contained in our notes to the consolidated financial statements upon the adoption of ASU 2016-02. Depending on the results of the evaluation our ultimate conclusions may vary.
In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). This ASU supersedes the revenue recognition requirements in ASC 605 - Revenue Recognition and most industry-specific guidance throughout the Codification. The standard requires that an entity recognize revenue to depict the transfer of promised goods or services to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration to which the Company expects to be entitled in exchange for those goods or services. Effective January 1, 2018, we adopted ASU 2014-09 using the modified retrospective approach and it did not have a material impact on our consolidated balance sheets, statement of operations, statements of cash flows, and on the disclosures contained in our notes to the consolidated financial statements. See Note 10 - Revenue from Contracts with Customers for further details.