Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Evaluated Properties

Evaluated Properties
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2019
Business Combinations [Abstract]  
Evaluated Properties



The acquired properties and current properties can be summarized as follows:


Cost   Canadian properties     US properties     Total  
As at December 31, 2017     —         14,312,580       14,312,580  
Additions     1,246,216             1,246,216  
Dispositions           (3,962,042 )     (3,962,042 )
Asset retirement cost additions     1,313,982             1,313,982  
Foreign currency translations     (116,451)               (116,451 )
As at December 31, 2018   $ 2,443,747     $ 10,350,538     $ 12,794,285  
Asset retirement cost additions                  
Foreign currency translation     119,687             119,687  
As at December 31, 2019     2,563,434       10,350,538       12,913,972  
Accumulated depletion                        
As of December 31, 2017           1,068,795       1,068,795  
Dispositions           (3,340,779 )     (3,340,779 )
Impairment of oil and gas properties           2,322,255       2,322,255  
Depletion     435,722       11,280       447,002  
Foreign currency translations     (22,065 )           (22,065 )
As at December 31, 2018     413,657       61,551       475,208  
Impairment of oil and gas properties                      
Depletion     1,004,832             1,004,832  
Foreign currency translation     40,487             40,487  
As at December 31, 2019   $ 1,458,976       61,551       1,520,527  
Net book value as at December 31, 2019   $ 1,104,458     $ 10,288,987     $ 11,393,445  
Net book value as at December 31, 2018   $ 2,030,090       10,288,987       12,319,077  


U.S. Properties – Minerva-Rockdale Field (“NOACK”) Field


On November 1, 2018 the Company sold 83% leasehold net revenue interest and 100% working interest in the NOACK Field Assets, i.e., the Company’s leasehold in the Noack Farms, Minera Lease and all related leases and assets located in Milam County, Texas (the “NOACK Assets”) to Crossroads Petroleum LLC (“CP”) for $375,000. The terms of this agreement included $260,000 to be paid as a deposit with the balance of $115,000 to be paid by December 31, 2018. On April 15, 2019, the Company foreclosed on the property since CP did not satisfy all of the contractual payment requirements. On April 15, 2019, the remaining unpaid receivable balance was $120,000 which was written off as a loss on sale of property. Note that previous payments of $255,000 were forfeited to the Company and no reimbursement to CP was made.


On August 6, 2019, the Company entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement (“PSA”) for the sale of the same NOACK property with Flowtex Energy LLC. (“FT”). The purchaser agreed to pay $400,000 for the NOACK Assets including a $20,000 deposit that was received on August 15, 2019 and the remaining balance of $380,000 to be received by September 30, 2019. By December 31, 2019, FT had made cumulative payments of $375,000, resulting in a $25,000 account receivable to the Company at December 31, 2019 which is included in other current assets. The $400,000 was recorded as a gain on sale of properties.


U.S. Properties – Slick Unit Dutcher Sands (“SUDS”) Field


On July 24, 2018, the Company announced the signing of the Slick Unit Exploration and Development Agreement (the “Development Agreement”) with Boone Operating Inc. (“Boone”), a private Exploration & Production company, to explore and develop the Misener and Simpson Formations at the SUDS Field. The Development Agreement expired and was not renewed. The Company’s primary focus remains to develop the Dutcher Sands formation.


The SUDS Field is a 2604-acre lease located in Creek County, 36 miles Southwest of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The field was first discovered in 1918 by SOHIO Oil Company utilizing over 100 wells with the primary objective to produce from the Dutcher Sands at an average well depth of 3,100 ft.


U.S. properties – Twin Lakes San Andres Unit (“TLSAU”) Field


TLSAU is located 45 miles from Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico and consists of 3,864 acres with 58 wells. The last independent reserve report prepared by MKM Engineering on December 31, 2019, reflects approximately 752,000 barrels of proven oil reserves remaining for the 100% working interest.


Canadian properties – Luseland, Hearts Hill and Cuthbert fields


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 (a related party, as described in Note 5). 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 $1,096,216 in U.S. dollars) of which CAD $1,022,400 (approximately $782,441 in U.S. dollars) was paid in cash (the “Cash Payment”) and CAD $406,181 (approximately $313,775 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 wholly-owned Alberta, Canada, subsidiary, Petrolia Canada Corporation. The Acquisition Note (Note 8), 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 the Company has the right to extend the maturity date for a period six months with 10 days’ notice to Blue Sky, in the event the Company pays 25% of the principal amount of the Acquisition Note at the time of extension.


On September 17, 2018, the Company entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Blue Sky. Pursuant to the MOU, the Company obtained the rights to acquire an additional 3% working interest in the Canadian Properties, increasing our Working Interest to 28%. Total consideration paid from the Company to Blue Sky for the additional 3% Working Interest was $150,000.