|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2015
(9) Reporting Segments
The Partnership’s operations are located in the United States and are organized into two reporting segments: (1) gathering and compression and (2) water handling and treatment.
Gathering and Compression
The gathering and compression segment includes a network of gathering pipelines and compressor stations that collect natural gas, NGLs and oil from Antero’s wells in the Marcellus Shale in West Virginia and the Utica Shale in Ohio.
Water Handling and Treatment
The Partnership’s water handling and treatment segment includes two independent fresh water distribution systems that source and deliver fresh water from the Ohio River, several regional waterways, and waste water services for well completion operations in Antero’s operating areas. These fresh water systems consist of permanent buried pipelines, surface pipelines and fresh water storage facilitates, as well as pumping stations and impoundments to transport the fresh water throughout the pipelines. The waste water services consist of waste water transportation, disposal, and treatment, including a water treatment facility, currently under construction.
These segments are monitored separately by management for performance and are consistent with internal financial reporting. These segments have been identified based on the differing products and services, regulatory environment and the expertise required for these operations. We evaluate the performance of the Partnership’s business segments based on operating income. Interest expense is primarily managed and evaluated on a consolidated basis.
Summarized financial information concerning the Partnership’s segments for the periods indicated is shown in the following table (in thousands):
The entire disclosure for reporting segments including data and tables. Reportable segments include those that meet any of the following quantitative thresholds a) it's reported revenue, including sales to external customers and intersegment sales or transfers is 10 percent or more of the combined revenue, internal and external, of all operating segments b) the absolute amount of its reported profit or loss is 10 percent or more of the greater, in absolute amount of 1) the combined reported profit of all operating segments that did not report a loss or 2) the combined reported loss of all operating segments that did report a loss c) its assets are 10 percent or more of the combined assets of all operating segments.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef