|12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
|Disclosure of Compensation Related Costs, Share-based Payments [Abstract]
NOTE 10 — SHARE-BASED PAYMENTS
For the year ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, Tellurian recognized approximately $0.0 million and $19.4 million as share-based expense for various third-party provided services.
In February 2017, the Company issued 409,800 shares of Tellurian common stock, valued at approximately $5.8 million, to a financial adviser in connection with the successful completion of the Merger. This cost has been included in general and administrative expenses in the Consolidated Statements of Operations. Additionally, on the Merger Date, the Company issued 90,350 shares of Tellurian common stock to settle a liability assumed in the Merger valued at approximately $1.3 million.
In March 2017, the Company’s board of directors approved the issuance of 1.0 million shares that were purchased at a discount by a commercial development consultant under the Omnibus Plan. The terms of the share purchase agreement did not contain performance obligations or similar vesting provisions; accordingly, the full amount of approximately $11.4 million, representing the aggregate difference between the purchase price of $0.50 per share and the fair value on the date of issuance of $11.88 per share, was recognized on the date of the share purchase and has been included in general and administrative expenses in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.
Also in March 2017, the Company issued 200,000 shares under a management consulting arrangement for specified services performed from March 2017 through May 2017. The services were valued at $11.34 per share on the date of issuance. The total cost of approximately $2.3 million was amortized to general and administrative expenses on a straight-line basis over the three-month service period in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.