RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2018
|Related Party Transactions [Abstract]|
|RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS||
NOTE 9: RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
On January 15, 2018, Paul Deputy, the former CFO, terminated his employment with the Company. The Company has agreed to pay severance of $192,521 amortized over a 30 month period beginning April 15, 2018 at a 5% annual percentage rate, $5,000 per month for January, February and March of 2018 and issue warrants to purchase 250,000 shares of common stock exercisable at $0.20 per share expiring in 36 months. The fair value of warrants granted was $109,021.
On January 12, 2018, the Company entered into an employment agreement with Tariq Chaudhary, the Company’s CFO, for a period of one year. The CFO will be paid a salary of $7,500 a month during the first 90 days of the probationary period. Upon successful completion of the probationary period, the salary will be $120,000 per year. Also, the CFO will be given a signing bonus of 500,000 shares of common stock, and was granted warrants to purchase 500,000 shares of common stock exercisable at $0.12 per share equally vesting over 36 months upon successful completion of the probationary period.
On February 1, 2018, a Director exercised warrants to purchase 1,110,000 shares of common stock by settling $102,590 of Accounts Payable to a company controlled by director, Quinton Beasley, at an average share price of $0.092 per share. No gain or loss was recorded at settlement. On February 1, 2018, director, Joel Oppenheim subscribed for half of one unit resulting in the issuance of 208,333 shares of common stock and warrants to purchase 208,333 shares of common stock for gross proceeds of $25,000 at a price of $50,000 per unit.
On February 9, 2018, the Company entered into a Revolving Line of Credit Agreement (“LOC”) for $200,000 (subsequently increased to $500,000 on April 12, 2018) with Jovian Petroleum Corporation, a company controlled by a Director of the Company. The initial agreement is for a period of 6 months and can be extended for up to 5 additional terms of 6 months each. All amounts advanced pursuant to the LOC will bear interest from the date of advance until paid in full at 3.5% simple interest per annum. Interest will be calculated on a basis of a 360-day year and charged for the actual number of days elapsed. The Company repaid $47,600 on the LOC. As at June 30, 2018, $41,000 was outstanding on the LOC and the balance was recorded to related party notes payable.
On February 26, 2018, Mr. Oppenheim was issued 630,000 shares of common stock. These shares were the result of exercising warrants to purchase 630,000 shares of common stock, at an average exercise price of $0.098 per share, which included the remittance of $61,800 as the aggregate exercise price.
On February 27, 2018, the transactions contemplated by the November 30, 2017, Arrangement (the “Arrangement”) entered into to acquire Bow
Energy Ltd (“Bow” and the “Acquisition”), a Canadian company with corporate offices in Alberta, Calgary, closed and the Company acquired Bow Energy Ltd., a related party and all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of Bow (each a “Bow Share”). Under the terms of the Arrangement, Bow shareholders are deemed to have received 1.15 common stock shares for each Bow Share. A total of 106,156,712 shares of the Company’s common stock were issued to the Bow shareholders as a result of the Arrangement, plus additional shares in connection with rounding. Prior to the acquisition of Bow, BSIH Ltd. (“BSIH”) controlled Bow. The President, Chief Executive Officer and 100% owner of BSIH is Ilyas Chaudhary, the father of Zel C. Khan, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Because Mr. Chaudhary owns and controls BSIH, the acquisition of Bow was a related party transaction.
On April 12, 2018, the Board of Directors approved (a) the entry by the Company into a $500,000 Convertible Promissory Note with Blue Sky International Holdings Inc., a related party. The note, effective April 1, 2018, is due on April 1, 2019, accrues interest at the rate of 11% per annum until paid in full, and is convertible into shares of common stock of the Company at the rate of $0.12 per share. This note was never utilized and subsequently cancelled on April 27, 2018; and (b) the entry into an Amended Revolving Line of Credit Agreement with Jovian Petroleum Corporation, a related party, which establishes a revolving line of credit in the amount of $500,000 for a period of six months (through August 9, 2018) with amounts borrowed thereunder due at the expiration of the line of credit and accruing interest at the rate of 3.5% per annum unless there is a default thereunder at which time amounts outstanding accrue interest at the rate of 7.5% per annum until paid in full, with such interest payable every 90 days. Both the BSIH Promissory Note and the Jovian Line of Credit are related party transactions. Blue Sky International Holdings Inc. is owned by Mr. Ilyas Chaudhary, father of Zel C. Khan, former Director and Officer of Jovian and current CEO and President of Petrolia.
On April 18, 2018, a Separation and Release Agreement between the former President of the Company, James Burns and the Company became effective whereby Mr. Burns ceased to be an employee of the Company. Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, the Company will pay Mr. Burns $33,000, grant him warrants to purchase 3,000,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.10 per share and also issue 2,000,000 shares of restricted common stock of the Company, which it satisfied on May 14, 2018. The warrants were granted at fair value using a Black Scholes model for $266,971 and the restricted shares were valued at the closing price of Petrolia’s stock, for $180,000.
On April 20, 2018, the Company entered into an agreement to offer the position of Chairman of the Board to James Burns. Mr. Burns accepted and became Chairman of the Board effective May 1, 2018. Pursuant to the terms of the offer, Mr. Burns will be paid an annual salary of $65,000 and up to $25,000 in health benefits for Mr. Burns and his family. The Company will issue 500,000 shares of restricted common stock, which it satisfied on May 14, 2018. An additional 500,000 shares of restricted common stock will be issued upon a successful listing of the Company on the NASDAQ or NYSE exchanges. Mr. Burns will also be granted fully vested warrants to purchase 2,000,000 shares of common stock exercisable at $0.10 per share expiring in 36 months. The warrants were granted at fair value using a Black Scholes model for $147,600 and the restricted shares were valued at the closing price of Petrolia on the date of the agreement for $45,000.
May 14, 2018. An additional 500,000 shares of restricted common stock will be issued upon a successful listing of the Company on the NASDAQ or NYSE exchanges. Mr. Burns will also be granted fully vested warrants to purchase 2,000,000 shares of common stock exercisable at $0.10 per share expiring in 36 months. The warrants were granted at fair value using a Black Scholes model for $147,600 and the restricted shares were valued at the closing price of Petrolia on the date of the agreement for $45,000.
On May 22, 2018, 500,000 shares of common stock were issued to (CFO) Tariq Chaudhary as per his employment offer letter.
Effective on June 29, 2018, the Company acquired a 25% working interest in approximately 41,526 acres located in the Luseland, Hearts Hill, and Cuthbert fields, located in Southwest Saskatchewan and Eastern Alberta, Canada (collectively, the “Canadian Properties” and the “Working Interest”). The Canadian Properties currently encompass 64 sections, with 240 oil and 12 natural gas wells currently producing on the properties. Additionally, there are several idle wells with potential for reactivation and 34 sections of undeveloped land (approximately 21,760 acres).
The Canadian Properties and the Working Interest were acquired from Blue Sky Resources Ltd. (“Blue Sky”), whose President is Ilyas Chaudhary, the father of Zel C. Khan, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Chaudhary owns and controls BSIH Ltd. (“BSIH”). BSIH was the largest shareholder of the Company prior to the cancellation of the shares pursuant to the terms of a Share Exchange Agreement between the Company and Blue Sky Resources Ltd dated August 31, 2018. Blue Sky had previously acquired an 80% working interest in the Canadian Properties from Georox Resources Inc., who had acquired the Canadian Properties from Cona Resources Ltd. and Cona Resources Partnership prior to the acquisition by the Company.
The effective date of the acquisition was June 1, 2018. The acquisition of the Canadian Properties was evidenced and documented by a Memorandum of Understanding between the Company and Blue Sky dated June 29, 2018 and a Conveyance between the parties dated as of the same date, pursuant to which the Company agreed to acquire the Working Interest in consideration for $1,428,581 in Canadian dollars (“CAD”) (approximately $1,089,150 in U.S. dollars) of which CAD $1,022,400 (approximately $779,478 in U.S. dollars) was paid in cash (the “Cash Payment”) and CAD $406,181 (approximately $314,912 in U.S. dollars) was evidenced by a promissory note (the “Acquisition Note”).
The Cash Payment was made with funds borrowed by the Company pursuant to the terms of that certain $1,530,000 May 9, 2018, Amended and Restated Loan Agreement entered into with Bow and a third party (the “Loan Agreement” and the “Lender”). The amount owed under the Loan Agreement accrues interest at the rate of 12% per annum (19% upon the occurrence of an event of default) and is due and payable on May 11, 2021. The Working Interest will be held in the name of the Company’s newly formed wholly-owned Alberta, Canada, subsidiary, Petrolia Canada Corporation. The Acquisition Note, which was dated June 8, 2018, bears interest at the rate of 9% per annum, beginning on August 1, 2018 and is due and payable on November 30, 2018, provided that we have the right to extend the maturity date for a period six months with 10 days’ notice to Blue Sky, in the event we pay 25% of the principal amount of the Acquisition Note at the time of extension.
The acquisition has not formally closed as the assets can only be transferred after the payment/settlement of the Acquisition Note.
On August 17, 2018, the Company sold an aggregate of $90,000 in Convertible Promissory Notes (the “Director Convertible Notes”), to the
Company’s directors, Ivar Siem ($20,000) through an entity that he is affiliated with; Leo Womack ($60,000); and Joel Oppenheim ($10,000). The Director Convertible Notes accrue interest at the rate of 12% per annum until paid in full and are due and payable on October 17, 2018. The amount owed may be prepaid at any time without penalty. The outstanding principal and interest owed under the Director Convertible Notes are convertible into common stock of the Company, from time to time, at the option of the holders of the notes, at a conversion price of $0.10 per share. As additional consideration for entering into the notes, the Company agreed to grant one-year warrants to purchase one share of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $0.10 per share for each dollar loaned pursuant to the Director Convertible Notes (the “Bridge Note Warrants”). As such, the Company granted (a) 20,000 Bridge Note Warrants to an entity affiliated with Ivar Siem; (b) 60,000 Bridge Note Warrants to Leo Womack; and (c) 10,000 Bridge Note Warrants to Joel Oppenheim. The Director Convertible Notes contain standard and customary events of default. It is contemplated that up to an additional $160,000 in Director Convertible Notes will be sold to affiliates of the Company in the next several months.
Effective on August 31, 2018, the Company entered into and closed the transactions contemplated by a Share Exchange Agreement with Blue Sky Resources Ltd. (“Blue Sky” and the “Exchange Agreement”). The President, Chief Executive Officer and 100% owner of Blue Sky is Ilyas Chaudhary, the father of Zel C. Khan, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Chaudhary indirectly owns and controls BSIH Ltd. (“BSIH”), which is a significant shareholder of the Company. Additionally, prior to the acquisition of Bow Energy Ltd. (“Bow”) (which we acquired pursuant to an Arrangement Agreement dated November 30, 2017, which acquisition closed on February 27, 2018), BSIH, and as a result of his ownership and control of BSIH, Mr. Chaudhary, controlled Bow.
Pursuant to the Exchange Agreement, we exchanged 100% of the ownership of Bow, in consideration for:
The Exchange Agreement closed on August 31, 2018 and has an effective date of July 1, 2018. The Exchange Agreement contains customary and standard representations and warranties of the parties, indemnification obligations (which survive for six months following the closing) and closing conditions. The Company is in the process of cancelling the Blue Sky Shares and returning such shares to the status of authorized but unissued shares of common stock.
The entire disclosure for related party transactions. Examples of related party transactions include transactions between (a) a parent company and its subsidiary; (b) subsidiaries of a common parent; (c) and entity and its principal owners; and (d) affiliates.
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