Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2023
Extractive Industries [Abstract]  



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






United States properties

As of December 31, 2021   $ 2,492,403     $ 4,304,622     $ 6,797,025  
Dispositions           375       375  
Foreign currency translation     (159,363 )           (159,363 )
As of December 31, 2022   $ 2,333,040     $ 4,304,997     $ 6,638,037  
Foreign currency translations     1,896             1,896  
As of March 31, 2023   $ 2,334,936     $ 4,304,997     $ 6,639,933  
Accumulated depletion                        
As of December 31, 2021   $ 387,409     $ 61,551     $ 448,960  
Depletion     237,067             237,067  
Foreign currency translation     (34,273 )           (34,273 )
As of December 31, 2022   $ 590,203     $ 61,551     $ 651,754  
Depletion     44,806             44,806  
Foreign currency translation     450             450  
As of March 31, 2023   $ 635,459     $ 61,551     $ 697,010  
Net book value as of December 31, 2022   $ 1,742,837     $ 4,243,446     $ 5,986,283  
Net book value as of March 31, 2023   $ 1,699,477     $ 4,243,446     $ 5,942,923  



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


The Slick Unit Dutcher Sand (SUDS) field is located in Creek County, Oklahoma. Petrolia owns a 100% working interest (WI) with an approximately 76.5% net revenue interest (NRI) in the 2,530 acre field. The SUDS West unit is approximately 1,670 acres and the SUDS East unit is approximately 860 acres.


As of December 31, 2022, SUDS total estimated net proved reserves were approximately 346 thousand barrels of oil equivalent (MBoe) and total estimated net probable reserves were approximately 153 thousand barrels of oil equivalent (MBoe).


On January 13, 2023, the Company received an Incident and Complaint Investigation Report issued by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) due to a mineral owner complaint. The OCC issued a plug or produce order for SUDS West unit and SUDS East unit. The Company has received two extensions of time and is working with the OCC to implement a production plan to bring both units into compliance.


The SUDS field is currently shut-in while the Company completes a review of the land and lease records currently being conducted by a petroleum landman. PEC has also initiated a detailed reservoir and historical waterflood sweeping pattern analysis. The Company is currently awaiting the outcome of the review of the SUDS subsurface geology. PEC is finalizing a SUDS capital budget with the intent to commence further field development in the third quarter of 2023.


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


The Twin Lakes San Andres Unit (TLSAU) field is located in Chaves County, New Mexico. As of December 31, 2022, it was determined that PEC does not own any TLSAU leases, and therefore has no reserves. It is estimated that PEC has 29 wells that need to be plugged and abandoned, plus surface remediated. The estimated cost of the TLSAU well plugging and abandonment, and surface remediation obligations are approximately $1.2 million.


Utikuma Field


On May 1, 2020, Petrolia Energy Corporation acquired a 50% working interest in approximately 28,000 acres located in the Utikuma Lake area in Alberta, Canada. The property is an oil-weighted asset historically producing approximately 500 barrels of oil per day (bpd) of light oil. The working interest was acquired from Blue Sky Resources Ltd (“Blue Sky”). in an affiliated party transaction as Zel C. Khan, the Company’s former Chief Executive Officer, is related to the ownership 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 (CAD), with $1,000,000 of that total due initially. The additional $1,000,000 was contingent on the future price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude. At the time the WTI price exceeded $50/bbl, the Company would pay an additional $750,000 CAD. In addition, at the time the WTI price exceeded $57/bbl the Company would pay an additional $250,000 CAD (for a cumulative contingent total of $1,000,000 CAD). The price of WTI crude exceeded $50 per barrel (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 Blue Sky Resources (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 $763,754 CAD ($564,363 USD), necessary for the wells to continue in production after the acquisition. Additional funds in the amount of $490,624 CAD ($362,539 USD) remain in the other current asset balance for future payments to BSR, related to the acquisition.


On May 5, 2023, the Company was notified by BSR, the operator of our Utikuma asset that the Province of Alberta has declared a state of emergency due to wildfires in Alberta. We were informed that because of wildfires in the vicinity of our oilfield assets, the field was shut in and all personnel were evacuated, and that the highway to the Slave Lake area has been closed. Early assessments of the situation indicate that our Utikuma facilities may have incurred some damage.