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3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Revenue from Contract with Customer [Abstract]  
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Performance Obligations and Transaction Price
Customers generally contract with us to provide an integrated service of personnel and equipment for directional drilling, pressure pumping, pressure control or wireline services. The Company is seen by the operator as the overseer of its services and is compensated to provide an entire suite for its scope of services. QES determined that each service contract contains a single performance obligation, which is each day’s service. In addition, each day’s service is within the scope of the series guidance as both criteria of series guidance are met: 1) each distinct increment of service (i.e. days available to supervise or number of stages determined at contract inception) that the Company agrees to transfer represents a performance obligation that meets the criteria for recognizing revenue over time, and 2) the Company would use the same method for measuring progress toward satisfaction of the performance obligation for each distinct increment of service in the series. Therefore, the Company has determined that each service contract contains one single performance obligation, which is the series of each distinct stage or day’s service.
The transaction price for the Company’s service contracts is based on the amount of consideration the Company expects to receive for providing the services over the specified term and includes both fixed amounts and unconstrained variable amounts. In addition, the contract term may impact the determination and allocation of the transaction price and recognition of revenue. As the Company’s contracts do not stipulate substantive termination penalties, the contract is treated as day to day. Typically, the only fixed or known consideration at contract inception is initial mobilization and demobilization (where it is contractually guaranteed). In cases where the demobilization fee is not fixed, the Company estimates the variable consideration using the expected value method and includes this in the transaction price to the extent it is not constrained. Variable consideration is generally constrained if it is probable that a significant reversal in the amount of cumulative revenue recognized will occur when the uncertainty associated with the variable consideration is subsequently resolved. As the contracts are not enforceable, the contract price should not include any estimation for the day rate or stage rate charges.
Recognition of Revenue
Directional drilling, pressure pumping, pressure control and wireline services are consumed as the services are performed and generally enhances the customer or operators well site. Work performed on a well site does not create an asset with an alternative

use to the contractor since the well/asset being worked on is owned by the customer. Therefore, the Company’s measure of progress for our contracts are hours available to provide the services over the contracted duration. This unit of measure is representative of an output method as described in ASC 606.
The following chart details the types of fees found in a typical service contract and the related recognition method under ASC 606:
Fee type
  
Revenue Recognition
Day rate
  
Revenue is recognized based on the day rates earned as it relates to the level of service provided for each day throughout the contract.
Initial mobilization
  
Revenue is estimated at contract inception and included in the transaction price to be recognized ratably over contract term.
Demobilization
  
Unconstrained demobilization revenue is estimated at contract inception, included in the transaction price, and recognized ratably over the contract term.
Reimbursement
  
Recognized (gross of costs incurred) at the amount billed to the customer.

Disaggregation of Revenue
The Company discloses a reconciliation of the disaggregated revenue with the reported results in "Note 9 - Segment Information."
Future Performance Obligations and Financing Arrangements
As our contracts are day to day and short-term in nature, the Company determined that it does not have material future performance obligations or financing arrangements under its service contracts. Payments are typically due within 30 days after the services are rendered. The timing between the recognition of revenue and receipt of payment is not significant.
No contract assets or liabilities were recognized related to contracts with our customers.