Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Commitments and Contingencies

Commitments and Contingencies
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies



Environmental Matters – The Company, as a lessee of oil and gas properties, is subject to various federal, provincial, state and local laws and regulations relating to discharge of materials into, and protection of, the environment. These laws and regulations may, among other things, impose liability on the lessee under an oil and gas lease for the cost of pollution clean-up resulting from operations and subject the lessee to liability for pollution damages. In some instances, the Company may be directed to suspend or cease operations in the affected area. The Company is not aware of any environmental claims existing as of December 31, 2018, which have not been provided for, covered by insurance or otherwise have a material impact on its financial position or results of operations. There can be no assurance, however, that current regulatory requirements will not change, or past noncompliance with environmental laws will not be discovered on the Company’s properties.


Office Lease – As of December 31, 2018, the Company has one annually renewable office lease in Houston with minimum contractual lease payments of $2,038 per month. Subsequent to year end, this lease was reduced to $1,500 per month, and changed to be on a month-to-month basis.


During 2017, one Director provided personal guarantees to the bank. The bank, relying on those guarantees, issued letters of credit to bonding authorities to meet regulatory bonding requirements.