Property, Plant and Equipment
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2018
|Property, Plant and Equipment [Abstract]|
|Property, Plant and Equipment||
NOTE 5 — PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
Property, plant and equipment is comprised of fixed assets and oil and natural gas properties, as shown below (in thousands):
Depreciation and depletion expense for the years ended December 31, 2018, 2017 and 2016 was approximately $1.5 million, $0.5 million and $0.1 million, respectively.
We own land in Louisiana for the purpose of constructing the Driftwood Project.
We own producing and non-producing acreage in northern Louisiana. In September 2018, we identified indicators of impairment related to certain non-producing acreage that led to an impairment charge of approximately $2.7 million.
We own interests in unproved properties in the Weald Basin, United Kingdom through our holding of non-operating interests in two licenses which expire in June and September 2021. We previously held an operating interest in an exploration permit in the Bonaparte Basin, Australia; however, in May 2018, we transferred the permit to a third party for consideration of approximately $0.2 million in cash and the release of approximately $1.3 million in liabilities incurred in connection with a canceled 2017 seismic survey. As a result, we have recognized, within our Consolidated Statement of Operations, a loss on the transfer of the permit of approximately $1.0 million during the current year.
The entire disclosure for long-lived, physical assets used in the normal conduct of business and not intended for resale. Includes, but is not limited to, accounting policies and methodology, roll forwards, depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, including composite depreciation, accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, useful lives and method used, income statement disclosures, assets held for sale and public utility disclosures.
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