|RANGE RESOURCES CORP filed this Form 10-K on 02/22/2017|
financial statements and early adoption is permitted. We are evaluating the provisions of this accounting standards update and assessing the impact it will have on our consolidated results of operations, financial position or cash flows but based on our preliminary review of the update, we expect that we will have operating leases with durations greater than twelve months on the balance sheet. As we continue to evaluate and implement the standard, we will provide additional information about the expected financial impact at a future date.
In August 2016, an accounting standards update was issued that clarifies how entities classify certain cash receipts and cash payments on the statement of cash flows. The guidance is effective for us in first quarter 2018 and will be applied retrospectively with early adoption permitted. We are evaluating the provisions of this accounting standards update and assessing the impact, if any, it may have on our consolidated cash flow statement presentation.
In January 2017, an accounting standards update was issued that eliminates the requirements to calculate the implied fair value of goodwill to measure goodwill impairment charge. Instead, entities will record an impairment charge based on the excess of a reporting unit’s carrying amount over its fair value. This standard is effective for us in first quarter 2020 and should be applied on a prospective basis. Early adoption is permitted for any goodwill impairment tests performed in first quarter 2017 or later. We are evaluating the provisions of this accounting standards update and assessing the impact, if any, that it may have on our consolidated results of operations, financial position or cash flows.
We recognized a pretax net loss on the sale of assets of $7.1 million in the year ended December 31, 2016 compared to a loss of $406.9 million in 2015 and a gain of $285.6 million in 2014. The following describes the significant divestitures that are included in our consolidated results of operations for each of three years ended December 31, 2016, 2015 and 2014.
Western Oklahoma. In first nine months 2016, we sold various properties in Western Oklahoma for proceeds of $78.6 million and we recorded a loss of $5.3 million related to these sales, after closing adjustments and transaction fees.
Pennsylvania. In first quarter 2016, we sold our non-operated interest in certain wells and gathering facilities in northeast Pennsylvania for proceeds of $111.5 million. After closing adjustments, we recorded a loss of $2.1 million related to this sale.
Other. In 2016, we sold miscellaneous proved and unproved property, inventory and surface property for proceeds of $3.7 million resulting in a gain of $302,000. Included in the $3.7 million of proceeds is $1.2 million received from the sale of proved properties in Mississippi and South Texas.
Virginia and West Virginia. In December 2015, we sold the majority of our producing properties and gathering assets in Virginia and West Virginia for cash proceeds of $876.0 million, before closing adjustments. We recorded a pretax loss of $407.7 million related to this sale. We recognized $52.3 million of field net operating income (defined as natural gas, oil and NGLs sales plus net brokered margin less direct operating expenses, production and ad valorem taxes, transportation expense, exploration expense and divisional office general and administrative expense) for these assets for the period from January 1, 2015 to December 30, 2015 compared to $98.3 million in the year ended December 31, 2014.
West Texas. In February 2015, we sold certain of our West Texas properties for cash proceeds of $10.5 million and we recognized a pretax loss of $101,000 related to this sale.
Other. During 2015, we also sold miscellaneous inventory, surface acreage and unproved property for proceeds of $4.4 million and resulting in a pretax gain of $943,000.
Conger Exchange Transaction. In April 2014, we entered into an exchange agreement with EQT Corporation and certain of its affiliates (collectively, “EQT”) in which we sold our Conger assets in Glasscock and Sterling Counties, Texas in exchange for producing properties and gas gathering assets in Virginia and $145.0 million in cash, before closing adjustments (“the Conger Exchange”). We closed the exchange transaction in June 2014 and recognized a pretax gain of $272.7 million, after selling expenses of $5.0 million, which is recognized as a gain on sale of assets in our consolidated statements of operations for the year ended December 31, 2014. For the period from January 1, 2014 through June 16, 2014, we recognized $21.9 million of field net operating income (defined as natural gas, oil and NGLs sales plus net brokered margin less direct operating expenses, production and ad valorem taxes and transportation expenses) for our Conger assets.
In connection with the Conger Exchange, we acquired the remaining 50% interest held by EQT in Nora Gathering, LLC (“NGLLC”), a natural gas gathering operation, which we had previously accounted for using the equity method of accounting. As of June 2014, we consolidated NGLLC into our consolidated financial statements. Our previous 50% membership interest in NGLLC