Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Extractive Industries [Abstract]  



The Company’s current properties can be summarized as follows.



Cost   Canadian properties     United States properties     Total  
As of December 31, 2020   $ 4,314,805     $ 4,304,622     $ 8,619,427  
Additions     787,250             787,250  
Dispositions     (2,563,434 )           (2,563,434 )
Foreign currency translation     (46,218 )           (46,218 )
As of December 31, 2021   $ 2,492,403     $ 4,304,622     $ 6,797,025  
Foreign currency translations     (187,107 )           (187,107 )
As of September 30, 2022   $ 2,305,296     $ 4,304,622     $ 6,609,918  
Accumulated depletion                        
As of December 31, 2020   $ 2,631,749     $ 61,551     $ 2,693,300  
Dispositions     (2,629,672 )           (2,629,672 )
Depletion     378,306             378,306  
Foreign currency translation     7,026             7,026  
As of December 31, 2021   $ 387,409     $ 61,551     $ 448,960  
Depletion     165,835             165,835  
Foreign currency translation     (39,768 )           (39,768 )
As of September 30, 2022   $ 513,476     $ 61,551     $ 575,027  
Net book value as of December 31, 2021   $ 2,104,994     $ 4,243,071     $ 6,348,065  
Net book value as of September 30, 2022   $ 1,791,820     $ 4,243,071     $ 6,034,891  


On August 6, 2019, the Company entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement (“PSA”) for the sale of the 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 on June 30, 2021, which was included in other current assets. The $400,000 was recorded as a gain on sale of properties. On July 6, 2021, the remaining $25,000 accounts receivable was settled via the following: the purchaser remitted a cash payment of $8,995, as well as paying (on the Company’s behalf) $16,005 of outstanding property tax invoices previously incurred by the Company.


On May 1, 2020, Petrolia Energy Corporation acquired a 50% working interest in approximately 28,000 net working interest acres located in the Utikuma Lake area in Alberta, Canada. The property is an oil-weighted asset currently producing approximately 500 bopd of light oil. The working interest was acquired from Blue Sky Resources Ltd. in an affiliated party transaction as Zel C. Khan, the Company’s former Chief Executive Officer, is related to the CEO of Blue Sky. Blue Sky acquired a 100% working interest in the Canadian Property from Vermilion Energy Inc. via Vermilion’s subsidiary Vermilion Resources. The effective date of the acquisition was May 1, 2020. The total purchase price of the property was $2,000,000 (CND), with $1,000,000 of that total due initially. The additional $1,000,000 was contingent on the future price of WTI crude. At the time WTI price exceeded $50/bbl, the Company would pay an additional $750,000 (CND). In addition, at the time WTI price exceeded $57/bbl the Company would pay an additional $250,000 (CND) (for a cumulative contingent total of $1,000,000). The price of WTI crude exceeded $50/bbl on January 6, 2021 and exceeded $57/bbl on February 8, 2021. The additional payments due were netted with the accounts receivable balance from previous Joint Interest Billing statements from BSR. The total USD value of the addition was $787,250, using prevailing exchange rates on the respective dates. Included in the terms of the agreement, the Company also funded their portion of the Alberta Energy Regulator (“AER”) bond fund requirement ($557,199 USD), necessary for the wells to continue in production after the acquisition. Additional funds ($357,937 USD) remain in the other current asset balance for future payments from BSR, related to the acquisition.



On July 27, 2020, the Company entered into a settlement agreement pursuant to which nine leases totaling approximately 3,800 acres of the 4,880-acre Twin Lakes San Andres Unit were forfeited as a part of the settlement agreement. Consequently, the Company no longer has the right to produce oil, gas, or other hydrocarbons and any other minerals from the mineral estate encumbered by the leases and owned by the Trustee. The company accounted for the forfeiture of the TLSAU properties, in accordance with Reg S-W.T.Rule 4-10(c)(6). Accordingly, an analysis of multi-period reserve reports was performed to determine the percentage of the cumulative US full cost pool’s reserves that were forfeited (56% or 943,820). Then that percentage was multiplied by the period end net property balance of $10,175,456. This resulted in a write down of $5,648,994 ($10,175,456 * 56%) of the US cost pool, which was recorded as part of operating expenses for the year ended December 31, 2020. Note that both TLSAU and SUDS make up the US full cost pool.


On April 8, 2021, the State of New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Oil Conservation Division (“OCD”) sent the Company a Notice of Violation alleging that the Company was not in compliance with certain New Mexico Oil and Gas Act regulations associated with required reporting, inactive wells, and financial assurance requirements. On December 30, 2021, the Company entered a Stipulated Final Order to resolve the matter. The company agreed to submit appropriate forms for the identified wells, open an escrow account and deposit funds into it, and provide the OCD with a report proposing deadlines for bringing all remaining wells into compliance. The first two wells were plugged in June of 2022. See Form 8-K reference in Exhibits section below.