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BBLS 2018-09-30
Part I
Item 1. Financial Statements
Item 2 Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
Item 3 Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4 Controls and Procedures
Part Ii: Other Information
Item 1 Legal Proceedings
Item 1A Risk Factors
Item 2 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
Item 3 Defaults Upon Senior Securities
Item 4 Mine Safety Disclosures
Item 5 Other Information
Item 6 Exhibits
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Petrolia Energy Earnings 2018-09-30

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

[X] Quarterly Report Pursuant To Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2018

 

[  ] Transition Report Under Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For the transition period from __________ to __________

 

Commission File Number: 000-52690

 

PETROLIA ENERGY CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Texas 86-1061005

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

710 N Post Oak, Suite 512

Houston, Texas

77024
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

(832-941-0011)

(Issuer’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the past 12 months (or for such shorter period that the issuer was required to file such reports); and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes [X] No [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes [X] No [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See definition of “large accelerated filer,” accelerated filer” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act:

 

Large accelerated filer [  ]   Accelerated filer [  ]
     
Non-accelerated filer [  ]   Smaller Reporting Company [X]
     
Emerging growth company [  ]    

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [  ]

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes [  ] No [X]

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act: None.

 

State the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common equity, as of the latest practicable date: 162,673,727 shares of common stock as of May 10, 2019.

 

 

 

   
 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

  Page
Part I Financial Information  
     
Item 1. Financial Statements 3
     
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 24
     
Item 3 Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk 33
     
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 33
     
Part II Other Information  
     
Item 1 Legal Proceedings 34
     
Item 1A. Risk Factors 34
     
Item 2 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 34
     
Item 3 Defaults Upon Senior Securities 36
     
Item 4 Mine Safety Disclosures 36
     
Item 5 Other Information 36
     
Item 6. Exhibits 36
     
SIGNATURES 37
     
EXHIBITS INDEX 38

 

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PART I

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

 

PETROLIA ENERGY CORPORATION

INTERIM CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 

  

September 30,
2018

   December 31,
2017
 
   (unaudited)   (audited) 
ASSETS          
Current assets          
Cash  $5,378   $82,593 
Accounts receivable   77,601    51,026 
Other current assets   15,816    8,993 
Total current assets   98,795    142,612 
           
Property & equipment          
Oil and gas, on the basis of full cost accounting          
Evaluated properties   16,888,016    14,312,580 
Furniture, equipment & software   201,110    264,723 
Less accumulated depreciation and depletion   (3,543,325)   (1,192,229)
Net property and equipment   13,545,801    13,385,074 
           
Other Assets          
Intangible assets   49,886    49,886 
Total Assets  $13,694,482   $13,577,572 
           
LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY          
           
Current liabilities          
Bank indebtedness  $17,322   $ 
Accounts payable   290,183    253,557 
Accounts payable – related parties   51,148    159,878 
Accrued liabilities   504,194    81,083 
Accrues liabilities – related parties   582,401    815,814 
Notes payable   169,098    32,582 
Notes payable – related parties   539,876    217,100 
Derivative liability   34,369     
Total current liabilities   2,188,591    1,560,014 
           
Asset retirement obligations   1,814,222    473,868 
Notes payable   880,073    24,204 
Total Liabilities   4,882,886    2,058,086 
           
Stockholders’ Equity          
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized; 199,100 and 197,100 shares issued and outstanding  $199   $197 
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized; 158,111,227 and 111,698,222 shares issued and outstanding   158,111    111,698 
Additional paid in capital   56,265,132    22,730,974 
Accumulated other comprehensive income   (18,858)    
Accumulated deficit   (47,592,988)   (11,323,383)
Total Stockholders’ Equity   8,811,596    11,519,486 
           
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity  $13,694,482   $13,577,572 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim financial statements.

 

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PETROLIA ENERGY CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 

   Three Months
Ended
September 30, 2018
   Three Months
Ended
September 30, 2017
   Nine Months
Ended
September 30, 2018
   Nine Months
Ended
September 30, 2017
 
Oil and gas sales                    
Oil and gas sales  $655,176   $40,632   $708,917   $116,024 
Total revenue   655,176    40,632    708,917    116,024 
                     
Operating expenses                    
Lease operating expense   618,631    77,568    761,511    318,241 
Production tax   901    2,150    4,014    7,284 
General and administrative expenses   692,588    986,296    3,806,341    2,131,070 
Depreciation, depletion and amortization   48,393    17,582    80,307    54,986 
Asset retirement obligation accretion   7,002    12,628    18,487    36,833 
Impairment of oil and gas properties   2,322,255        2,322,255     
Impairment of equipment   13,783        13,783     
Total operating expenses   3,703,553    1,096,224    7,006,698    2,548,414 
                     
Loss from operations   (3,048,377)   (1,055,592)   (6,297,781)   (2,432,390)
                     
Other income (expenses)                    
Interest expense   (40,256)   (2,361)   (118,239)   (263,029)
Foreign exchange gain (loss)   (1,775)       67,950     
Loss on related party debt settlement of accrued salaries       (5,422)   (203,349)   (94,177)
Change in fair value of derivative liabilities   (7,524)       (4,357)    
Loss on debt extinguishment           (260,162)    
Gain (loss) on acquisition and disposition of Bow Energy Ltd.   3,679,776        (29,319,554)    
Other income               805 
Total other income (expenses)   3,630,221    (7,783)   (29,837,711)   (356,401)
                     
Net income (loss)   581,844    (1,063,375)   (36,135,492)   (2,788,791)
                     
Series A Preferred Dividends   (45,166)   (41,134)   (134,113)   (49,767)
                     
Net income (loss) attributable to common stockholders  $536,678   $(1,104,509)  $(36,269,605)  $(2,838,558)
                     
Earnings (loss) per share                    
Basic and diluted  $0.00   $(0.01)  $(0.19)  $(0.03)
                     
Weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding - Basic   220,922,294    102,760,115    189,234,812    88,594,051 
Weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding - Diluted   221,387,261    102,760,115    189,234,812    88,594,051 
                     
Other comprehensive income, net of tax                    
Foreign currency translation adjustments  $(56,015)  $   $(18,858)  $ 
                     
Comprehensive income (loss)  $525,829   $(1,104,509)  $(36,154,350)  $(2,788,791)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim financial statements.

 

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PETROLIA ENERGY CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

 

  

Nine Months
Ended

September 30, 2018

  

Nine Months
Ended

September 30, 2017

 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities          
Net loss  $(36,135,492)  $(2,788,791)
Adjustment to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by/(used in) operating activities:          
Depletion, depreciation and amortization   80,307    54,986 
Asset retirement obligation accretion   18,487    36,833 
Bad debt expense   25,000     
Loss on related party debt settlement of accrued salaries   203,349    94,177 
Change in fair value of derivative liabilities   4,357     
Loss on extinguishment of debt   260,162     
Equity settled finance fee   76,537    107,420 
Warrant expense related to business combination   103,632     
Stock-based compensation   2,689,949    774,614 
Foreign currency remeasurement gain   (61,906)    
Loss on acquisition and disposition of Bow Energy Ltd.   29,319,554     
Impairment of furniture, equipment & software   13,783     
Impairment of oil and gas properties   2,322,255     
Guarantor fees       482,586 
Interest on ORRI conversion       128,229 
Loss on sale of vehicle       3,677 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities          
Accounts receivable   (241,701)   31,496 
Other current assets   (6,823)   22,547 
Deposits   240,000     
Bank indebtedness   17,322     
Accounts payable   273,541    370,927 
Accounts payable – related parties   (6,140)    
Accrued liabilities   295,414     
Accrued liabilities – related parties   (171,792)    
Net cash flows from operating activities   (680,205)   (681,299)
           
Cash Flows from Investing Activities          
Purchase of working interest in Canadian Properties   (932,441)    
Net cash acquired in acquisition of Bow Energy Ltd.   3,784     
Net cash disposed of in sale of Bow Energy Ltd.   (4,003)    
Purchase of fixed assets       (9,256)
Cash flows from investing activities   (932,660)   (9,256)
           
Cash Flows from Financing Activities          
Proceed from issuance of common stock   262,500    110,065 
Proceeds from issuance of common stock for exercise of warrants   179,675     
Proceed from issuance of preferred stock   20,000    241,000 
Proceeds from notes payable   1,000,000     
Repayments on notes payable   (33,835)   (4,107)
Proceeds from related party notes payable   278,410    301,600 
Repayments to related party notes payable   (171,100)   (14,000)
Cash paid for PORRI conversion       (3,230)
Cash flows from financing activities   1,535,650    631,328 
           
Net change in cash   (77,215)   (59,227)
Cash at beginning of period   82,593    68,648 
           
Cash at end of period  $5,378   $9,421 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES (Note 13)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim financial statements.

 

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PETROLIA ENERGY CORPORATION

NOTES TO INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 AND 2017

(Unaudited)

 

1. ORGANIZATION AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION:

 

Petrolia Energy Corporation (“we”, “us”, “Petrolia” and the “Company”) is an oil and gas exploration, development, and production company.

 

Basis of Presentation

 

The accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and notes thereto contained in the Company’s latest Annual Report filed with the SEC on Form 10-K. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, necessary for a fair presentation of the results of operations for the interim periods presented have been reflected herein. The results of operations for such interim periods are not necessarily indicative of operations for a full year. Notes to the consolidated financial statements which would substantially duplicate the disclosure contained in the audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2017, as reported in Form 10-K, have been omitted.

 

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Principles of Consolidation

 

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Askarii Resources and Petrolia Canada Corporation. All significant intercompany transactions are eliminated in the consolidation process. All non-intercompany balances are included in the consolidated financial statement balances and all significant intercompany transactions are eliminated in the consolidation process.

 

The Company accounts for its investment in companies in which it has significant influence by the equity method. The Company’s proportionate share of earnings is included in earnings and added to or deducted from the cost of the investment.

 

Use of Estimates

 

The preparation of these consolidated financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Estimates and assumptions are reviewed periodically, and the effects of revisions are reflected in the interim consolidated financial statements in the period they are determined.

 

Cash equivalents

 

The Company considers all highly liquid instruments purchased with an original maturity date of three months or less to be cash equivalents. At September 30, 2018, the Company did not hold any cash equivalents.

 

Revenue Recognition

 

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The Company adopted this standard on a modified retroactive basis on January 1, 2018. No financial statement impact occurred upon adoption.

 

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Revenue from Contracts with Customers

 

We recognize revenue when it satisfies a performance obligation by transferring control over a product to a customer. Revenue is measured based on the consideration we expect to receive in exchange for those products.

 

Performance Obligations and Significant Judgments

 

We sell oil and natural gas products in the United States through a single reportable segment. We enter into contracts that generally include one type of distinct product in variable quantities and priced based on a specific index related to the type of product.

 

The oil and natural gas is typically sold in an unprocessed state to processors and other third parties for processing and sale to customers. We recognize revenue at a point in time when control of the oil or natural gas passes to the customer or processor, as applicable, discussed below. For oil sales, control is typically transferred to the customer upon receipt at the wellhead or a contractually agreed upon delivery point. Under our natural gas contracts with processors, control transfers upon delivery at the wellhead or the inlet of the processing entity’s system. For our other natural gas contracts, control transfers upon delivery to the inlet or to a contractually agreed upon delivery point. In the cases where we sell to a processor, we have determined that we are the principal in the arrangement and the processors are our customers. We recognize the revenue in these contracts based on the net proceeds received from the processor.

 

Transfer of control drives the presentation of transportation and gathering costs within the accompanying unaudited consolidated statements of operations. Transportation and gathering costs incurred prior to control transfer are recorded within the transportation and gathering expense line item on the accompanying unaudited consolidated statements of operations, while transportation and gathering costs incurred subsequent to control transfer are recorded as a reduction to the related revenue.

 

A portion of our product sales are short-term in nature. For those contracts, we use the practical expedient in Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 606-10-50-14 exempting us from disclosure of the transaction price allocated to remaining performance obligations if the performance obligation is part of a contract that has an original expected duration of one year or less.

 

For our product sales that have a contract term greater than one year, we have utilized the practical expedient in ASC 606-10-50-14(a) which states we are not required to disclose the transaction price allocated to remaining performance obligations if the variable consideration is allocated entirely to an unsatisfied performance obligation. Under these sales contracts, each unit of product represents a separate performance obligation; therefore, future volumes are unsatisfied, and disclosure of the transaction price allocated to remaining performance obligations is not required. We have no unsatisfied performance obligations at the end of each reporting period.

 

We do not believe that significant judgments are required with respect to the determination of the transaction price, including any variable consideration identified. There is a low level of uncertainty due to the precision of measurement and use of index-based pricing with predictable differentials. Additionally, any variable consideration identified is not constrained.

 

Receivables and allowance for doubtful accounts

 

Oil revenues receivable do not bear any interest. These receivables are primarily comprised of joint interest billings. We regularly review collectability and establish or adjust an allowance for uncollectible amounts as necessary using the specific identification method. Account balances are charged off against the allowance after all means of collection have been exhausted and the potential for recovery is considered remote. Management has determined that a reserve for uncollectible amounts was not required in the periods presented.

 

Asset Retirement Obligations

 

The Company records a liability for asset retirement obligations (“ARO”) associated with its oil and gas wells when those assets are placed in service. The corresponding cost is capitalized as an asset and included in the carrying amount of oil and gas properties and is depleted over the useful life of the properties. Subsequently, the ARO liability is accreted to its then-present value.

 

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Inherent in the fair value calculation of an ARO are numerous assumptions and judgments including the ultimate settlement amounts, inflation factors, credit adjusted discount rates, timing of settlement, and changes in the legal, regulatory, environmental and political environments. To the extent future revisions to these assumptions impact the fair value of the existing ARO liability, a corresponding adjustment is made to the oil and gas property balance. Settlements greater than or less than amounts accrued as ARO are recorded as a gain or loss upon settlement.

 

Debt Issuance Costs

 

Costs incurred in connection with the issuance of long-term debt are presented as a direct deduction from the carrying value of the related debt and amortized over the term of the related debt.

 

Stock-Based Compensation

 

The Company accounts for stock-based compensation to employees in accordance with FASB ASC 718. Stock-based compensation to employees is measured at the grant date, based on the fair value of the award, and is recognized as expense over the requisite employee service period. The Company accounts for stock-based compensation to other than employees in accordance with FASB ASC 505-50. Equity instruments issued to other than employees are valued at the earlier of a commitment date or upon completion of the services, based on the fair value of the equity instruments, and is recognized as expense over the service period. The Company estimates the fair value of stock-based payments using the Black-Sholes option-pricing model for common stock options and warrants and the closing price of the Company’s common stock for common share issuances. The Company may grant stock to employees and contractors in exchange for services rendered.

 

Derivative Financial Instruments

 

The Company’s derivative financial instruments consist of warrants with an exercise price denominated in a currency other than the Company’s functional currency. These derivative financial instruments are measured at their fair value at the end of each reporting period. Changes in fair value are recorded in net income.

 

Fair Value Measurements

 

Fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability (i.e., the “exit price”) in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The hierarchy is broken down into three levels based on the observability of inputs as follows:

 

  Level 1 — Valuations based on quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Company has the ability to access. Valuation adjustments and block discounts are not applied to Level 1 instruments. Since valuations are based on quoted prices that are readily and regularly available in an active market, valuation of these products does not entail a significant degree of judgment;
  Level 2 — Valuations based on one or more quoted prices in markets that are not active or for which all significant inputs are observable, either directly or indirectly; and
  Level 3 — Valuations based on inputs that are unobservable and significant to the overall fair value measurement.

 

The carrying value of cash, accounts receivable, bank indebtedness, accounts payable and accrued liabilities, as reflected in the consolidated balance sheets, approximate fair value due to the short-term maturity of these instruments. The carrying value of notes payable approximates their fair value due to immaterial changes in market interest rates and the Company’s credit risk since issuance of the instruments.

 

Business Combinations

 

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-01 Business Combinations (Topic 805): Clarifying the Definition of a Business. The ASU provides an updated model for determining if acquired assets and liabilities constitute a business. In a business combination, the acquired assets and liabilities are recognized at fair value and goodwill could be recognized. In an asset acquisition, the assets are allocated value based on relative fair value and no goodwill is recognized. The ASU narrows the definition of a business. We adopted this standard in the first quarter of 2018. ASU 2017-01 did not have a material impact on our financial statements.

 

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Foreign Currency Translation

 

The Company’s functional and reporting currency is the U.S. dollar. The functional currency of Petrolia Canada Corporation is the Canadian dollar. Assets and liabilities of these entities are translated from their functional currency of Canadian dollars into the reporting currency, United States dollars, at the exchange rate in effect at the balance sheet dates. Revenue and expenses are translated at average rates in effect during the reporting periods. Equity transactions are recorded at the historical rate when the transaction occurred. The resulting translation adjustment is reflected as accumulated other comprehensive income, a separate component of stockholders’ equity in the statement of stockholders’ equity.

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

 

The Company has evaluated all the recent accounting pronouncements through the filing date and believes that none of them will have a material effect on the Company.

 

3. GOING CONCERN

 

The Company has suffered recurring losses from operations. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The Company plans to generate profits by reworking its existing oil or gas wells and drilling additional wells, as needed. The Company will need to raise funds through either the sale of its securities, issuance of corporate bonds, joint venture agreements and/or bank financing to accomplish its goals. The Company does not have any commitments or arrangements from any person to provide the Company with any additional capital, at this time. If additional financing is not available when needed, the Company may need to cease operations. The Company may not be successful in raising the capital needed to drill and/or rework existing oil wells. Any additional wells that the Company may drill may be non-productive. Management believes that actions presently being taken to secure additional funding for the reworking of its existing infrastructure will provide the opportunity for the Company to continue as a going concern. Since the Company has an oil producing asset, its goal is to increase the production rate by optimizing its current infrastructure. The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern; no adjustments to the financial statements have been made to account for this uncertainty.

 

4. ACQUISITION OF BOW ENERGY LTD., A RELATED PARTY

 

On November 30, 2017, we signed an Arrangement Agreement (the “Arrangement”) to acquire Bow Energy Ltd, a Canadian company which was then publicly traded on the Toronto Venture Exchange (“Bow” and the “Acquisition”). Bow is considered a related party due to the fact that the largest shareholder of Bow, BSIH Ltd. (“BSIH”), is affiliated with Petrolia’s CEO, Zel C. Khan. Bow’s offices are in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

 

On February 27, 2018, the Acquisition closed, and we acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of Bow (each a “Bow Share”). The Arrangement was approved at a special meeting of shareholders of Bow held on February 21, 2018. None of the related party shareholders were included in this meeting. The vote was strictly between the non-affiliated shareholders and final approval of the Arrangement was granted by the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta on February 23, 2018.

 

BSIH’s Chief Executive Officer, Ilyas Chaudhary, is related to Mr. Khan. Mr. Chaudhary had a controlling interest in BSIH prior to the acquisition of Bow. Therefore, the Bow acquisition is a related party transaction.

 

Under the terms of the Arrangement, Bow shareholders are deemed to have received 1.15 Petrolia 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 the rounding described below. The Arrangement provided that no fractional shares would be issued in connection with the Arrangement, and instead, each Bow shareholder otherwise entitled to a fractional interest would receive the nearest whole number of Company shares. For example, where such fractional interest is greater than or equal to 0.5, the number of shares to be issued would be rounded up to the nearest whole number and where such fractional interest is less than 0.5, the number of shares to be issued would be rounded down to the nearest whole number. In calculating such fractional interests, all shares issuable in the name of or beneficially held by each Bow shareholder or their nominee as a result of the Arrangement shall be aggregated.

 

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The Arrangement provides that any certificate formerly representing Bow common stock not duly surrendered on or before the last business day prior to the third anniversary of the closing date will cease to represent a claim by, or interest of, any former shareholder of any kind of nature against Bow or the Company and on such date all consideration or other property to which such former holder was entitled shall be deemed to have been surrendered to the Company.

 

The Company also assumed all of the outstanding warrants to purchase shares of common stock of Bow and certain options to purchase shares of common stock of Bow in connection with the Arrangement (i.e., each warrant/option to purchase one (1) share of Bow represents the right to purchase one (1) share of the Company following the closing).

 

At the closing of the Acquisition, we issued the Bow shareholders the shares described above and assumed warrants to purchase 320,000 shares of common stock valued at $103,632.

 

A subsidiary of Bow Energy Ltd., Bow Energy Pte. Ltd., owns 75% of the issued and outstanding shares of Renco Elang Energy Pte. Ltd. (“REE”) which owns a 75% working interest in a Production Sharing Contract referred to as “South Block A” (the “Assets” or “SBA”) located onshore, North Sumatra, Indonesia. REE is the operator of the Assets. Effectively, the Company has a 44.48% working interest in the Assets.

 

On May 24, 2017, Bow’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Bow Energy International Holdings Inc. (“BEIH”), acquired all of Bukit Energy Inc.’s shareholding interests in five Singapore holding companies (the “Holding Companies”) that own the interests in four Production Sharing Contracts (“PSCs”) and one non-conventional joint study agreement (“JSA”), all interests are located onshore in Sumatra, Indonesia. The Holding Companies being acquired were Bukit Energy Central Sumatra (Mahato) Pte. Ltd. (“Mahato”), Bukit Energy Palmerah Baru Pte. Ltd. (“Palmerah Baru”), Bukit Energy Resources Palmerah Deep Pte. Ltd. (“Palmerah Deep”), Bukit Energy Bohorok Pte. Ltd. (“Bohorok”), and Bukit Energy Resources North Sumatra Pte. Ltd. (“Bohorok Deep”), collectively referred to as the “Bukit assets”.

 

The Holding Companies own the following interests in the conventional and non-conventional PSCs and non-conventional JSA:

 

Bohorok PSC (conventional) – operated 50% participating interest, 465,266 net acres
Palmerah Baru PSC (conventional) – operated 54% participating interest, 98,977 net acres
Palmerah Deep PSC (non-conventional)- operated 69.36% participating interest, 170,398 net acres
Mahato PSC (conventional)- 20% participating interest, 167,115 net acres, non-operated
Bohorok Deep (non-conventional)- 20.25% participating interest in a JSA, non-operated with option to become operator

 

The fair value of the 106,156,712 common shares issued as consideration for the acquisition of Bow ($34,607,088) was determined based on the acquisition date fair value of the shares.

 

The purchase price allocation can be summarized as follows:

 

Cash  $3,784 
Accounts receivable   432,973 
Other current assets   4,763 
Deposits   337,997 
Furniture, equipment & software   12,059 
Unproved properties and properties not subject to amortization   3,403,250 
Accounts payable   (1,157,876)
Note payable   (1,429,192)
Loss on acquisition  $32,999,330 

 

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As a result of the related party nature of the acquisition, the identifiable assets and liabilities acquired were measured at their carrying value, immediately prior to the acquisition with no gain or step-up in fair value. The consideration paid in excess of the net assets acquired was recorded to loss on acquisition. Actual amounts recognized by the Company once the acquisition accounting is finalized may differ materially from these estimates.

 

Acquisition costs included a grant of 100,000 shares ($37,000) of common stock as a bonus for the Bow Energy acquisition at a fair value of $0.37 per share. In addition, the Company incurred $103,632 in transaction costs associated with the issuance of warrants to purchase 320,000 shares of common stock in connection with the transaction.

 

The amount of Bow’s revenue and loss included in Petrolia’s consolidated income statement for the period ended September 30, 2018; and the revenue and loss of the combined entity had the acquisition date been January 1, 2018 and January 1, 2017, are as follows.

 

    Revenue   Earnings (Loss) 
February 28, 2018 to September 30, 2018   $   $(211,676)
Supplemental pro forma from January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018        (36,186,545)
Supplemental pro forma from January 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017   $3,144,949   $(3,290,379)

 

5. DISPOSITION OF BOW ENERGY LTD., A RELATED PARTY

 

Effective 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 Company’s Chief Executive Officer. As described above in Note 4, Mr. Chaudhary indirectly owns and controls BSIH, which controlled Bow prior to the acquisition of Bow as described in Note 4.

 

Pursuant to the Exchange Agreement, we exchanged 100% of the ownership of Bow, in consideration for:

 

  (a) 70,807,417 shares of the Company’s common stock owned and controlled by BSIH (the “Blue Sky Shares”);
  (b) $100,000 in cash (less certain advances paid by Blue Sky or Bow to the Company since April 1, 2018);
  (c) the assumption of certain payables owed by Bow, including $730,000 owed under the terms of a Loan Agreement, as amended, originally entered into by Bow, but not the subsequent $800,000 borrowed by Bow pursuant to the amendment to the Loan Agreement dated May 9, 2018 (which obligation is documented by a Debt Repayment Agreement);
  (d) 20% of BEIH, which was wholly-owned by Bow (which entity’s subsidiaries own certain PSCs and certain other participating assets), pursuant to an Assignment Agreement;
  (e) certain carry rights described in greater detail in the Exchange Agreement, providing for Blue Sky to carry the Company for up to the next $10 million of aggregate costs in BEIH and the PSC assets, with any profits from BEIH being distributed 80% to Bow and 20% to the Company, pursuant to a Petrolia Carry Agreement; and
  (f) a 3% royalty, after recovery of (i) the funds expended by Bukit Energy Bohorok Pte Ltd, which is wholly-owned by BEIH in the Bohorok, Indonesia PSC since July 1, 2018, plus (ii) $3,546,450 (i.e., ½ of Bow’s share of the prior sunk cost of Bohorok, which royalty is evidenced by an Assignment of Petrolia Royalty).

 

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 canceled the shares following the closing and returned such shares to the status of authorized but unissued shares of common stock. A total of 53,105,563 of the shares were cancelled during the three months ended September 30, 2018, and a total of 17,701,854 of the shares were cancelled in November 2018.

 

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The gain on sale is summarized as follows:

 

Cash  $100,000 
Shares returned to treasury (70,807,417 shares at $0.07 per share)   4,956,519 
Total consideration received   5,056,519 
Less: Carrying value of net assets disposed   (1,376,743)
Fair value of retained non-controlling interest (20% of $4,683,893 net liabilities of BEIH)   (1)
Gain on disposition of Bow Energy Ltd.  $3,679,776 

 

(1)Initially recognized at $nil as the entity is in a net liability position.

 

The fair value of the 70,807,417 common shares to be returned as part of the consideration paid for Bow was determined on the closing price of the stock on August 31, 2018 at $0.07 per share for a fair value of $4,956,519.

 

The retained non-controlling 20% interest in BEIH was initially recognized at fair value with a minimum value of $nil and is accounted for using the equity method. During the quarter ended September 30, 2018, the Company’s share of loss on its investment in BEIH was $11,247, which was not recorded against the carrying value as the investment is in a net liability position. The carrying value of the investment at September 30, 2018 is $nil.

 

The gain on disposition of Bow was recorded to offset the loss on acquisition of Bow incurred in the year.

 

6. ACQUISITION OF CANADIAN PROPERTIES

 

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, above). 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 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.

 

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.

 

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7. EVALUATED PROPERTIES

 

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

 

Cost  Canadian properties   US properties   Askari   Total 
As at January 1, 2018  $   $14,199,049   $113,531   $14,312,580 
Additions   1,246,216            1,246,216 
Asset retirement cost additions   1,313,982            1,313,982 
Foreign currency translation   15,238            15,238 
As at September 30, 2018   2,575,436    14,199,049    113,531    16,888,016 
                     
Accumulated depletion                    
As at January 1, 2018       1,068,795    24,000    1,092,795 
Impairment of oil and gas properties       2,322,255        2,322,255 
Depletion   37,404    11,280        48,684 
Depreciation           12,000    12,000 
Foreign currency translation   357            357 
As at September 30, 2018  $37,761    3,402,330    36,000    3,476,091 
                     
Net book value as at September 30, 2018  $2,537,675   $10,796,719   $77,531   $13,411,925 

 

8. NOTES PAYABLE

 

   Nominal       September 30, 2018   December 31, 2017 
  interest rate  

Date of

maturity

   Face value  

Carrying

amount

   Face value  

Carrying

amount

 
Truck loan (i)   5.49%   January 6, 2022   $59,367   $59,367   $56,786   $56,786 
Credit note I (ii)   12%   May 11, 2021    800,000    789,804         
Credit note II (iii)   12%   October 17, 2019    200,000    200,000         
             $1,059,367    1,049,171   $56,786    56,786 
Long term debt                              
Truck loan                  20,370         24,204 
Credit note I                  710,000          
Credit note II                  149,703          
Current portion of notes payable                 $169,098        $32,582 

 

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The promissory notes are repayable in full on maturity. The difference between the face value and carrying amount is attributed to accrued interest.

 

  i. On January 6, 2017, the Company purchased a truck and entered into an installment note with Don Ringer Toyota in the amount of $59,923 for a term of five years at an annual percentage rate (APR) of 5.49%. The current portion of this note is $38,997.
     
  ii. On May 9, 2018, Bow entered into an Amended and Restated Loan Agreement with a third party. The Loan Agreement increased by $800,000 the amount of a previous loan agreement entered into between Bow and the Lender, to $1,530,000. The amount owed under the Loan Agreement ($1,530,000) 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, provided that the amount owed can be prepaid prior to maturity, beginning 60 days after the date of the Loan Agreement, provided that the Company give the Lender 10 days’ notice of our intent to repay and pay the Lender the interest which would have been due through the maturity date at the time of repayment. The Company is also required to make a payment of principal and interest in the amount of $50,818 per month for a period of 36 months towards the amount owed beginning on July 15, 2018; these payments were extended to begin on September 15, 2018. The Loan Agreement contains standard and customary events of default, including cross defaults under other indebtedness obligations of us and Bow, and the occurrence of any event which would have a material adverse effect on us or Bow.
     
    The additional $800,000 borrowed in connection with the entry into the Loan Agreement was used by the Company to acquire the Working Interest in the Canadian Properties described above in Note 6.
     
    In order to induce the Lender to enter into the Loan Agreement, the Company agreed to issue the Lender 500,000 shares of restricted common stock (the “Loan Shares”), which were issued on May 18, 2018, and warrants to purchase 2,320,000 shares of common stock (the “Loan Warrants”), of which warrants to purchase (a) 320,000 shares of common stock have an exercise price of $0.10 per share in Canadian dollars and expire in May 15, 2021, (b) 500,000 shares of common stock have an exercise price of $0.12 per share in U.S. dollars, and expire on May 15, 2021; and (c) 1,500,000 shares of common stock have an exercise price of $0.10 per share in U.S. dollars and expire on May 15, 2020.
     
    The fair value of the 500,000 common shares issued were assessed at the market price of the stock on the date of issuance and valued at $47,500. The fair value of the Canadian dollar denominated warrants issued were assessed at $30,012 using the Black Scholes Option Pricing Model. The fair value of the U.S. dollar denominated warrants issued were assessed at $182,650 using the Black Scholes Option Pricing Model. The Company determined the debt modification to be an extinguishment of debt and recorded a total loss on extinguishment of debt of $260,162.
     
    Upon the disposition of Bow pursuant to the Exchange Agreement described above under Note 5, a total of $730,000 of the obligations owed under the Loan Agreement transferred to Blue Sky.
     
  iii. On September 17, 2018, the Company entered into a loan agreement with a third party for $200,000 for the purpose of acquiring an additional 3% working interest in the Canadian Properties (note 6). The loan bears interest at 12% per annum and has a maturity date of October 17, 2019. Payments of principal and interest are due monthly, commencing on October 17, 2018. The loan is secured against the Company’s 3% Working Interest in the Canadian Properties and has no financial covenants.

 

9. ASSET RETIREMENT OBLIGATIONS

 

Asset retirement obligations (“AROs”) associated with the retirement of tangible long-lived assets are recognized as liabilities with an increase to the carrying amounts of the related long-lived assets in the period incurred. The fair value of AROs is recognized as of the acquisition date of the working interest (see Note 6). The cost of the tangible asset, including the asset retirement cost, is depleted over the life of the asset. AROs are recorded at estimated fair value, measured by reference to the expected future cash outflows required to satisfy the retirement obligations discounted at the Company’s credit-adjusted risk-free interest rate. Accretion expense is recognized over time as the discounted liabilities are accreted to their expected settlement value. If estimated future costs of AROs change, an adjustment is recorded to both the ARO and the long-lived asset. Revisions to estimated AROs can result from changes in retirement cost estimates, revisions to estimated discount rates and changes in the estimated timing of abandonment.

 

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Our ARO is measured using primarily Level 3 inputs. The significant unobservable inputs to this fair value measurement include estimates of plugging costs, remediation costs, inflation rate and well life. The inputs are calculated based on historical data as well as current estimated costs. For the Canadian property additions, abandonment and reclamation liabilities are prescribed by the province in which the Company operates in.

 

The following is a description of the Company’s asset retirement obligations:

 

   United States properties   Canadian properties   Total 
Asset retirement obligations at beginning of period  $473,868   $   $473,868 
Additions       1,313,982    1,313,982 
Accretion expense   17,476    1,011    18,487 
Foreign currency translation       7,885    7,885 
Asset retirement obligations at end of period  $491,344   $1,322,878   $1,814,222 

 

10. EQUITY

 

Preferred Stock

 

The holders of Series A Preferred Stock are entitled to receive cumulative dividends at a rate of 9% per annum. The Preferred Stock will automatically convert into common stock when the Company’s common stock market price equals or exceeds $0.28 per share for 30 consecutive days. At conversion, the value of each dollar of preferred stock (based on a $10 per share price) will convert into 7.1429 common shares (which results in a $0.14 per common share conversion rate).

 

On February 5, 2018, one accredited investor subscribed and purchased 2,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock by remitting payment of $20,000. As of September 30, 2018, there were 199,100 Series A Preferred Stock shares outstanding.

 

In accordance with the terms of the Series A Preferred Stock, cumulative dividends of $134,113 were declared for the nine months ended September 30, 2018.

 

Common Stock

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company issued and repurchased an aggregate of 117,220,422 and 70,807,417 shares of common stock, respectively. As of September 30, 2018, there were 158,111,227 shares of common stock outstanding. The number of shares of common stock outstanding reflects 17,701,854 shares of common stock repurchased in the sale of Bow and held in treasury at period end. These shares were cancelled in November 2018 (see note 5).

 

From January 1, 2018 to September 30, 2018, the Company closed private placements at $0.12 per unit for a total of 2,187,500 units and gross proceeds of $262,500. Units were comprised of one common share and one warrant entitling the holder to purchase one common share for a period of two years from the date of issuance. The proceeds were allocated to common stock based on the par value of shares issued and additional paid in capital based on the residual value of proceeds received.

 

On January 24, 2018, 350,000 shares of common stock, valued at $59,500 based on their grant date fair value, were issued in accordance with Mr. James Burns’ common stock related salary compensation.

 

On January 24, 2018, Mr. James Burns was issued 616,210 shares of restricted common stock in consideration for 2017 deferred salary of $61,621. The shares were valued at $264,970 based on their grant date fair value. A debt settlement loss of $203,349 was recorded.

 

On February 1, 2018, a law firm was granted 100,000 shares (valued at $37,000) of common stock as a bonus for the Bow Energy acquisition at a fair value of $0.37 per share.

 

On February 1, 2018, a geologist consultant in Oklahoma, was issued 150,000 shares of common stock (valued at $18,000) at a deemed fair value of $0.12 per share (valued based on the Company’s stock trading price in 2017 when the obligation occurred), in exchange for his professional consulting services.

 

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On February 1, 2018, director, Joel Oppenheim subscribed for a private placement resulting in the issuance of 208,333 shares of common stock and warrants for gross proceeds of $25,000 at a price of $0.12 per unit.

 

On February 1, 2018, our then director Quinten Beasley, exercised warrants to purchase 1,110,000 shares of common stock by settling $102,590 of Accounts Payable to a company controlled by the director at an average share price of $0.092 per share. No gain or loss was recorded on settlement.

 

On February 27, 2018, the Company closed the Acquisition and acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of capital stock of Bow in consideration for 106,156,712 shares (valued at $34,607,088) of the Company’s common stock as disclosed in Note 4. The shares were valued based on their grant date fair value.

 

On February 28, 2018, one warrant holder exercised warrants to purchase a total of 360,000 shares of common stock by remitting payment of $36,875 at an average share price of $0.102 per share.

 

On February 28, 2018, Director Joel Oppenheim exercised warrants to purchase 630,000 shares of common stock by remitting payment of $61,800 at an average share price of $0.098 per share.

 

On March 23, 2018, director, Joel Oppenheim subscribed for a private placement resulting in the issuance of 104,167 shares of common stock and warrants for gross proceeds of $12,500 at a price of $0.12 per unit.

 

On March 31, 2018, 350,000 shares, valued at $35,000 based on their grant date fair value, were issued in accordance with Mr. Burns common stock related salary compensation.

 

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 paid Mr. Burns $33,000, and granted Mr. Burns warrants to purchase 3,000,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.10 per share. The Company also issued 2,000,000 shares of restricted common stock to Mr. Burns pursuant to the agreement of the Company on May 14, 2018. The fair value of the warrants ($220,801), was calculated using a Black Scholes model and the restricted shares were valued at the closing price of Petrolia’s stock, or $180,000 and recorded to stock compensation expense.

 

On April 20, 2018, the Company entered into an agreement to offer the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors 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 issued 500,000 shares of restricted common stock to Mr. Burns 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 was granted warrants to purchase 2,000,000 shares of common stock exercisable at $0.10 per share, expiring in 36 months, which were fully-vested upon their grant. The fair value of the warrants was calculated using a Black Scholes model ($147,201) and the restricted shares were valued at the closing price of Petrolia on the date of the agreement ($45,000) and were recorded to stock compensation expense.

 

On April 26, 2018, the Company issued 200,000 shares of restricted common stock as a bonus to a vendor valued at $20,000 based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock.

 

On April 26, 2018, director Joel Oppenheim exercised warrants to purchase 500,000 shares of common stock at a strike price of $0.10 for gross proceeds of $50,000.

 

On May 9, 2018, in conjunction with a debt financing, the Company issued 500,000 shares, fair valued at $47,456 as a financing fee.

 

On May 22, 2018, 500,000 shares of common stock were issued to an officer Tariq Chaudhary, who had served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company, as part of his compensation package. These shares were fair valued based on the value of the closing price of Petrolia’s stock, or $50,000.

 

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On June 25, 2018, the Company issued 600,000 shares of restricted common stock to consultants for services rendered. These shares had a fair value of $45,000 based on their grant date fair value.

 

On August 31, 2018, the Company entered into an Exchange Agreement with Blue Sky whereby it and its affiliates would return 70,807,417 shares to treasury for the purchase of Bow Energy Ltd. The fair value of the cancelled shares was determined based on the closing price of the Company’s common stock on August 31, 2018, which was $0.07 per share for a fair value of $4,956,519. A total of 53,105,563 of the shares were cancelled during the three months ended September 30, 2018, and a total of 17,701,854 of the shares were cancelled in November 2018.

 

On September 27, 2018, the Company issued 310,000 shares of common stock in connection with the exercise of warrants to purchase 310,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.10 per share, upon receipt of the $31,000 aggregate exercise price of such warrants.

 

Warrants

 

Summary information regarding common stock warrants granted and outstanding as of September 30, 2018, is as follows:

 

    Warrants  

Weighted Average

Exercise Price

   Weighted average remaining contractual life (years) 
Outstanding at year ended December 31, 2017    35,087,198   $0.24    2.15 
Granted    17,454,666    0.11    1.92 
Exercised    (2,910,000)   0.10     
Expired    (4,900,000)   0.09     
Outstanding at nine months ended September 30, 2018    44,731,864   $0.22    1.17 

 

The intrinsic value of warrants as of September 30, 2018 is $256,708 and as of December 31, 2017 is $1,106,583.

 

The table below summarizes the warrants granted during the nine month period ended September 30, 2018:

 

   Number of
Warrants
   Exercise
Price
 
Board of Director service   5,750,000   $0.10 
Pursuant to acquisition of Bow Energy Ltd., a related party   368,000   $0.18 
Note payable issuance   2,590,000   $0.10 
Private placements   2,187,500   $0.20 
Pursuant to employment termination agreement   3,000,000   $0.10 
Pursuant to consulting agreement   2,000,000   $0.10 
Pursuant to employment termination agreement   250,000   $0.20 
Deferred salary – CEO, former CFO   339,166   $0.14 
Pursuant to settlement of loan from a director (Joel Oppenheim)   970,000   $0.14 
    17,454,666      

 

The 5,750,000 warrants granted to directors and the advisory board for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 were fair valued at $539,214. In conjunction with the acquisition of Bow, warrants to acquire 320,000 shares of Bow common stock were exchanged for 368,000 warrants to acquire shares of common stock of the Company. The warrants are exercisable at $0.08 per share, mature upon repayment of a debt agreement and were fair valued at $103,632.

 

On May 9, 2018, Bow entered into an Amended and Restated Loan Agreement with a third party. The Loan Agreement increased by $800,000 the amount of a previous loan agreement entered into between Bow and the Lender, to $1,530,000. The amount owed under the Loan Agreement ($1,530,000) 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, provided that the amount owed can be prepaid prior to maturity, beginning 60 days after the date of the Loan Agreement, provided that the Company give the Lender 10 days’ notice of our intent to repay and pay the Lender the interest which would have been due through the maturity date at the time of repayment. The Company is also required to make a payment of principal and interest in the amount of $50,818 per month towards the amount owed beginning on September 15, 2018 . The Loan Agreement contains standard and customary events of default, including cross defaults under other indebtedness obligations of us and Bow, and the occurrence of any event which would have a material adverse effect on us or Bow.

 

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The additional $800,000 borrowed in connection with the entry into the Loan Agreement was used by the Company to acquire the Working Interest in the Canadian Properties described above in Note 6.

 

In order to induce the Lender to enter into the Loan Agreement, the Company agreed to issue the Lender 500,000 shares of restricted common stock (the “Loan Shares”), which were issued on May 18, 2018, and On May 18, 2018, as an inducement to enter into an Amended and Restated Loan Agreement, the Company issued, among other instruments, warrants to purchase 2,320,000 shares of common stock (the “Loan Warrants”), of which warrants to purchase (a) 320,000 shares of common stock have an exercise price of $0.10 per share in dollars and expire on May 15, 2021; (b) 500,000 shares of common stock have an exercise price of $0.12 per share in U.S. dollars, and expire on May 15, 2021; and (c) 1,500,000 shares of common stock have an exercise price of $0.10 per share in U.S. dollars and expire on May 15, 2020 (see note 8). The fair value of the warrants issued were assessed at $182,650 and recorded a total loss on extinguishment of debt of $260,162.

 

Pursuant to a termination agreement, dated January 19, 2018, with the Company’s former CFO, Paul Deputy, the Company issued 250,000 warrants exercisable at $0.20 expiring in 36 months. The fair value of warrants issued was $109,021.

 

Pursuant to a termination agreement with Mr. Burns, warrants to purchase 3,000,000 shares of common stock were issued at an exercise price of $0.10 per share; and the warrants were fair valued using a Black Scholes model for $221,401.

 

James Burns was 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 fair valued at $147,600.

 

The warrants to purchase 339,166 shares of common stock granted as deferred salary for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 were fair valued at $34,478.

 

Pursuant to a loan agreement with director Joel Oppenheim, warrants to purchase 250,000 shares of common stock each were granted at March 31, June 30, and September 30, 2018. The warrants granted at March 31, 2018 were granted at an exercise price of $0.23 per share and fair valued at $24,623. The warrants granted at June 30, 2018 were granted at an exercise price of $0.10 per share and fair valued at $20,853. The warrants granted at September 30, 2018 were granted at an exercise price of $0.10 per share and fair valued at $27,011. The warrants were valued using the Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model.

 

Stock Options

 

Upon closing of the Acquisition, the Company granted stock options to purchase 3,500,000 shares of common stock to former Bow employees and directors exercisable at $0.12 per share, expiring February 27, 2021. The stock options were valued at $1,131,639 using the Black Scholes options pricing model with volatility of 283%, discount rate of 2.42%, and a call option value of $0.32.

 

11. DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

 

On May 18, 2018, as an inducement to enter into an Amended and Restated Loan Agreement, the Company issued, among other instruments, warrants to acquire 320,000 shares of common stock with an exercise price of $0.10 per share in Canadian dollars (see note 8). The warrants are valued using the Black Scholes Option Pricing Model and the derivative is fair valued at the end of each reporting period. The Company assessed an initial derivative liability of $30,012. The Company recorded a loss for the period ended September 30, 2018 of $4,357 to adjust the liability to its fair value at the end of the reporting period of $34,369.

 

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12. RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

The chart below summarize the Notes Payable of related party as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017.

 

          September 30, 2018   December 31, 2017 
  

Nominal

interest rate

  

Date of

maturity

 

Carrying

amount

  

Carrying

amount

 
M Hortwitz          $10,000   $10,000 
Leo Womack           3,000    - 
Lee Lytton           3,500    3,500 
Quinten Beasley           10,000    10,000 
Joel Oppenheim           162,000    47,000 
Jovian Petroleum Resources   3.5%      45,910    - 
Jovian Petroleum Resources           -    146,600 
Blue Sky Resources           55,075    - 
Blue Sky Resources   9%  December 29, 2019   160,391    - 
Leo Womack   12%  October 17, 2018   60,000    - 
Ivar Siem   12%  October 17, 2018   20,000    - 
Joel Oppenheim   12%  October 17, 2018   10,000    - 
           $539,876   $217,100 

 

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. The outstanding balance of severance payable is included in accrued liabilities – related parties.

 

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 was to 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 was to be $120,000 per year. Also, the CFO was to 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 October 31, 2018, Tariq Chaudhary, who had served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company since January 16, 2018, tendered his resignation as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.

 

On February 1, 2018, our then director Quinten Beasley, exercised warrants to purchase 1,110,000 shares of common stock by settling $102,590 of Accounts Payable to a company controlled by our then 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 a private placement resulting in the issuance of 208,333 shares of common stock and warrants for gross proceeds of $25,000 at a price of $0.12 per unit.

 

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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. The CEO of Jovian is Quinten Beasley, our former director (resigned October 31, 2018), and 25% of Jovian is owned by Zel C. Khan, our CEO and director. 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 September 30, 2018, $45,910 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 was the largest shareholder of Bow.

 

On March 23, 2018, director, Joel Oppenheim subscribed for a private placement resulting in the issuance of 104,167 shares of common stock and warrants for gross proceeds of $12,500 at a price of $0.12 per unit.

 

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 was 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 the Company’s common stock on the date of the agreement for $45,000.

 

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On May 22, 2018, 500,000 shares of restricted common stock were issued to the then CFO, Tariq Chaudhary, as per his employment offer letter.

 

As described in Note 6, above, 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, from Blue Sky. The President of Blue Sky is Ilyas Chaudhary, the father of Zel C. Khan, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer.

 

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 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”). The warrants have a contractual life of one year. 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. The Company fair valued the warrants issued using a Black Scholes model for a total fair value of $6,249.

 

As described above in Note 5, effective on August 31, 2018, the Company entered into and closed the transactions contemplated by a Share Exchange Agreement with Blue Sky, pursuant to which, among other things, we sold Blue Sky 100% of our ownership of Bow and 70,807,417 shares of the Company’s common stock owned and controlled by Blue Sky and BSIH were returned to the Company for cancellation. A total of 53,105,563 of the shares were cancelled during the three months ended September 30, 2018, and a total of 17,701,854 of the shares were cancelled in November 2018.

 

On September 17, 2018, the Company entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Blue Sky. Pursuant to the MOU, the Company acquired 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.

 

13. SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES – CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (UNAUDITED)

 

  

Nine Months
Ended

September 30, 2018

  

Nine Months
Ended

September 30, 2017

 
Interest Paid  $25,452   $22,782 
NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES          
Common shares issued for purchase Bow Energy Ltd. (note 4)   34,607,088     
Shares cancelled as proceeds in sale of Bow Energy Ltd. (note 5)   4,956,519     
Settlement of accrued salaries for related parties with common shares   61,621     
Settlement of account payable – related parties for common shares, related party   102,590     
Series A preferred dividend   134,113     
Proceeds from notes payable paid directly by the related party creditor to seller for acquisition of working interests   313,775     
Sale of vehicle to related party       8,677 
Note payable for vehicle purchase       35,677 
Initial recognition of asset retirement obligation       101,405 
Preferred shares issued for purchase of related party’s equipment       30,000 
Settlement of accounts receivable and other assets for oil and gas properties       465,798 
Settlement of debt with preferred shares       154,000 
Settlement of debt with preferred shares – related parties       925,900 
Settlement of debt with common shares       32,532 
Settlement of ORRI investments with preferred shares       405,000 
Settlement of related party debt with shares of common stock and warrants       4,033,151 

 

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14. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

On October 17, 2018, director Quinten Beasley tendered his resignation, the Board accepted Mr. Beasley’s resignation and issued Mr. Beasley 2,000,000 shares of common stock, with a value of $150,000 in consideration for past services rendered to the Company.

 

On October 17, 2018, the Board approved the appointment of Mr. Richard Dole as a Director of the Company.

 

On October 26, 2018, director Leo Womack exercised warrants to purchase 1,000,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.06 per share, by remitting payment of $60,000.

 

On October 31, 2018, the Company commenced a private offering of its securities under Regulation D to accredited investors. Each unit at a price of $25,000, is comprised of (a) 312,500 shares of common stock and (b) one warrant to purchase an additional 625,000 shares of common stock at a price of $0.10 per share at any time prior to November 1, 2020.

 

On October 31, 2018, Tariq Chaudhary, who had served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company since January 16, 2018, tendered his resignation as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. The resignation was not due to a disagreement with the Company or in connection with any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices. Effective on October 31, 2018, Horacio Alfredo Fernandez was appointed as the interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company to fill the vacancy left by Mr. Chaudhary’s resignation.

 

On November 1, 2018, the Company entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Crossroads Petroleum L.L.C. (“Crossroads” and the “Sale Agreement”). Pursuant to the Sale Agreement, the Company sold Crossroads an 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”). The Sale Agreement includes customary indemnification obligations of the parties. Crossroads agreed to pay $375,000 for the Noack Assets plus $5,000 per month, on a month-to-month basis, until they are granted official operatorship by the Railroad Commission, the payment plan is as follows: (a) a $13,500 deposit which was made on October 12, 2018; (b) $121,500 which was paid on November 7, 2018, (c) $60,000 which was paid on February 8, 2019; (d) $65,000 which was paid on February 28, 2019; and (e) $125,000 which was due March 31, 2019 and this payment was not made. The sale had an effective date of November 1, 2018, which date was further amended to April 30, 2019 . Until paid in full, the Company maintains a secured lien against the assets sold which may be foreclosed upon after a 30-day cure period. The Company has recorded an impairment to the Noack cash generating unit of $2,322,255 in the period ended September 30, 2018 to impair the carrying value of the property to the expected sale price.

 

On November 13, 2018, director Joel Oppenheim subscribed and purchased one (1) unit in our private offering securities, by remitting payment of $25,000.

 

On November 13, 2018, Richard Dole, who subsequently became a director of the Company, subscribed and purchased one (1) unit in our private offering securities, by remitting payment of $25,000.

 

On November 13, 2018, the related party company Jovian subscribed and purchased two (2) units in our private offering securities, by remitting payment of $50,000.

 

On December 19, 2018, director Joel Oppenheim subscribed and purchased an aggregate of one half (0.5) unit in our private offering of securities, by remitting payment of $12,500.

 

On December 19, 2018, an affiliated company, American Resources Offshore, a company controlled by our director Ivar Siem, subscribed and purchased one half (0.5) unit in our private offering of securities, by remitting payment of $12,500.

 

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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This report contains statements which, to the extent that they do not recite historical fact, constitute forward-looking statements. These statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and may include the words “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan” or other words or expressions of similar meaning. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations about future events. The forward-looking statements include statements that reflect management’s beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations and intentions with respect to our financial condition, results of operations, future performance and business, including statements relating to our business strategy and our current and future development plans.

 

The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual financial condition, results of operations and future performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied in this report include:

 

  The sale prices of crude oil;
  The amount of production from oil wells in which we have an interest;
  Lease operating expenses;
  International conflict or acts of terrorism;
  General economic conditions; and
  Other factors disclosed in this report.

 

Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance or achievements. Many factors discussed in this report, some of which are beyond our control, will be important in determining our future performance. Consequently, actual results may differ materially from those that might be anticipated from the forward-looking statements. In light of these and other uncertainties, you should not regard the inclusion of a forward-looking statement in this report as a representation by us that our plans and objectives will be achieved, and you should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

 

You should read the matters described in “Risk Factors” and the other cautionary statements made in, and incorporated by reference in, this report as being applicable to all related forward-looking statements wherever they appear in this report. We cannot assure you that the forward-looking statements in this report will prove to be accurate and therefore prospective investors are encouraged not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Other than as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, even though our situation may change in the future.

 

Please see the “Glossary of Oil and Gas Terms” on page 9 of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the SEC on April 17, 2018 (the “2017 Annual Report”) for a list of abbreviations and definitions used throughout this report.

 

This information should be read in conjunction with the interim unaudited financial statements and the notes thereto included in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, and the unaudited financial statements and notes thereto and Part II, Item 7, Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contained in our 2017 Annual Report.

 

Certain capitalized terms used below and otherwise defined below, have the meanings given to such terms in the footnotes to our consolidated financial statements included above under “Part I - Financial Information” - “Item 1. Financial Statements”.

 

Unless the context requires otherwise, references to the “Company,” “we,” “us,” “our,” “Petrolia” and “Petrolia Energy Corp.” refer specifically to Petrolia Energy Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries.

 

In addition, unless the context otherwise requires and for the purposes of this report only:

 

  Bbl” refers to one stock tank barrel, or 42 U.S. gallons liquid volume, used in this report in reference to crude oil or other liquid hydrocarbons;
  Boe” barrels of oil equivalent, determined using the ratio of one Bbl of crude oil, condensate or natural gas liquids, to six Mcf of natural gas;
  “Mcf” refers to a thousand cubic feet of natural gas;
  “SEC” or the “Commission” refers to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission; and
  “Securities Act” refers to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

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Item 2 Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

Background

 

We were incorporated in Colorado on January 16, 2002.

 

In February 2012, we decided it would be in the best interests of our shareholders to no longer pursue our original business plan and, in April 2012 we became active in the exploration and development of oil and gas properties.

 

Effective September 2, 2016, we formally changed our name to Petrolia Energy Corporation, pursuant to the filing of a Statement of Conversion with the Secretary of State of Colorado and a Certificate of Conversion with the Secretary of State of Texas, authorized by the Plan of Conversion which was approved by our stockholders at our April 14, 2016, annual meeting of stockholders, each of which are described in greater detail in the Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 23, 2016. In addition to the Certificate of Conversion filing, we filed a Certificate of Correction filing with the Secretary of State of Texas (correcting certain errors in our originally filed Certificate of Formation) on August 24, 2016.

 

As previously reported, although the stockholders approved the Plan of Conversion at the annual meeting, pursuant to which our corporate jurisdiction was to be changed from the State of Colorado to the State of Texas by means of a process called a “Conversion” and our name was to be changed to “Petrolia Energy Corporation”, those filings were not immediately made and the Conversion did not become legally effective until September 2, 2016. Specifically, on June 15, 2016, the Company filed a Certificate of Conversion with the Texas Secretary of State, affecting the Conversion and the name change, and including a Certificate of Formation as a converted Texas corporation; however, the Statement of Conversion was not filed with the State of Colorado until a later date. As a result, and because FINRA and the Depository Trust Company (DTC) had advised us that they would not recognize the Conversion or name change, or update such related information in the marketplace until we became current in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and they had a chance to review and approve such transactions, we took the position that the Conversion and name change were not legally effective until September 2, 2016.

 

As a result of the filings described above, and FINRA and the Depository Trust Company (DTC) formally recognizing and reflecting the events described above in the marketplace, the Company has formally converted from a Colorado corporation to a Texas corporation, and has formally changed its name to “Petrolia Energy Corporation”.

 

Two significant acquisitions were made in 2015 and additional working interests in the same properties were acquired in 2016 and 2017, as described in greater detail in the “Plan of Operation” section below. Additionally, in February 2018, we acquired Bow Energy Ltd and its assets (“Bow”), provided that in September 2018, we divested Bow, each as discussed in greater detail above in “Part I – Item 1. Financial Statements - Note 4. Acquisition of Bow Energy Ltd., a Related Party” and “Note 5. Disposition of Bow Energy Ltd., a Related Party”.

 

Plan of Operation

 

Since 2015, we have established a clearly defined strategy to acquire, enhance and redevelop high-quality, resource in place assets. The Company has been focusing on acquisitions in the Southwest United States and Indonesia (as described below) while actively pursuing our strategy to offer low-cost operational solutions in established Oil and Gas regions. We believe our mix of assets-oil-in-place conventional plays, low-risk resource plays and the redevelopment of our late-stage plays is a solid foundation for continued growth and future revenue growth.

 

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Our strategy is to acquire low risk, conventionally producing oil fields. This strategy allows us to incorporate new technology to minimize risk and maximize the recoverability of existing reservoirs. This approach allows us to minimize the environmental impact caused by exploratory development.

 

Our activities will primarily be dependent upon available financing.

 

Oil and gas leases are considered real property. Title to properties which we may acquire will be subject to landowner’s royalties, overriding royalties, carried working and other similar interests and contractual arrangements customary in the oil and gas industry, to liens for current taxes not yet due, liens for amounts owing to persons operating wells, and other encumbrances. As is customary in the industry, in the case of undeveloped properties, little investigation of record title will be made at the time of acquisition (other than a preliminary review of local records). However, drilling title opinions may be obtained before commencement of drilling operations.

 

Minerva-Rockdale Field

 

The Minerva-Rockdale Field, which is located approximately 30 miles Northeast of Austin, Texas, was first discovered in 1921 and is approximately 50 square miles in size. The main producing formation for this field is the Upper Cretaceous Navarro Group of sands and shales. The Navarro is typically subdivided into several producing zones from the uppermost “A” and “B” sands to the lower “C” and “D” sands. The “B” sand is the primary producing zone. These sands are commonly fine grained and poorly sorted and were deposited close to a shoreline during a cycle of marine regression.

 

In April 2013, the Company entered into a lease pertaining to a 423 acre tract in Milam County, Texas, which is adjacent to the Company’s original 200 acre lease. The Company issued 500,000 shares of its common stock as consideration for a 100% working interest (75% net revenue interest) in such lease.

 

In August 2013, we became an oil and gas operator and took over the operation of 100% of our wells. As such, we terminated our relationship with RTO Operating, LLC for the day-to-day operations and monitoring of our wells. During 2014, the Company continued to operate its own lease. During the fourth quarter of 2014, the Company hired Jovian Petroleum Corporation (Jovian) to survey the operations and well performance at the Noack field. Their report identified paraffin buildup problems in the well bores and gathering lines as the main production issue for the Company to overcome. In December 2014, the Company signed an operating agreement with Jovian to assume full operational responsibility for the Noack field under a fixed fee agreement of $10,000 per month for full operating field services. On March 1, 2015, the Company hired Zel C. Khan, our current CEO and director, who is stockholder and former employee of Jovian. This allowed for the fixed fee agreement with Jovian. The CEO and President of Jovian is Quinten Beasley, our former director (resigned October 31, 2018.

 

During the period from our inception to December 31, 2011, we did not drill any oil or gas wells. During the year-ended December 31, 2012, we drilled and completed six (6) oil wells. During 2013, the Company drilled and completed three (3) wells of which one (1) was converted to an injection well. During 2014, the Company drilled seven (7) new wells. In 2015, six (6) of the wells were completed, five (5) wells produced, one (1) did not produce, and one (1) well was not completed. During 2016, the Company had three (3) wells producing, ten (10) wells to workover, with one (1) injection well, one (1) that did not produce, and one (1) well not completed. During 2017, the Company had four (4) wells producing, ten (10) wells to workover, with one (1) injection well, and one (1) well not completed. During 2018, the Company had six (7) wells producing, eight (7) wells to workover, with one (1) injection well, and one (1) well not completed.

 

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On November 1, 2018, the Company entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement (“PSA”) with Crossroads Petroleum L.L.C. and Houston Gulf Energy. Pursuant to the Sale Agreement, the Company sold Crossroads an 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”). The Sale Agreement includes customary indemnification obligations of the parties. Crossroads agreed to pay $375,000 for the Noack Assets plus $5,000 per month, on a month-to-month basis, until they are granted official operatorship by the Railroad Commission, the payment plan is as follows: (a) a $13,500 deposit which was made on October 12, 2018; (b) $121,500 which was paid on November 7, 2018, (c) $60,000 which was paid on February 8, 2019; (d) $65,000 which was paid on February 28, 2019; and (e) $125,000 which was due March 31, 2019 and this payment was not made. The sale had an effective date of November 1, 2018, which date was further amended to April 30, 2019. Until paid in full, the Company maintains a secured lien against the assets sold which may be foreclosed upon after a 30-day cure period.

 

Slick Unit Dutcher Sands (“SUDS”) Field

 

The SUDS oilfield consists of 2,600 acres located in Creek County, Oklahoma and carries a 76.5% net revenue interest (NRI). The first oil producer was completed in 1918 by Standard Oil of Ohio (“Sohio”), which at that time was owned by John D. Rockefeller. By 1959, approximately 14,000,000 barrels of oil had been recovered at an average well depth of 3,100 feet and over 100 wells in production. Through a series of events, the infrastructure had deteriorated, and the field suffered a lot of neglect. Since 2011, Jovian has invested an estimated $1.6 million into the restoration of the field; rebuilding the infrastructure and putting wells back in production. To date, 22 wells have been worked over and 9 are fully operational with considerable reserves remaining.

 

The Company has approved the SUDS well #1 and has approved and filed for two new infill wells to be drilled. The Company expects to drill the first well during the 2nd Quarter of 2019, funding permitting.

 

SUDS 10% Acquisition

 

The Company acquired a 10% working interest in the SUDS field located in Creek County, Oklahoma on September 23, 2015, in exchange for 10,586,805 shares of restricted common stock. Based on the then current market value of our common stock, $0.068 per share, the price paid was $719,903 or $4.77 dollars per barrel of oil (Bbl). Through this transaction, the Company increased its reserve base by approximately 151,000 Bbls of (1P) proven reserves. Concurrently with the purchase, Jovian agreed to assign to the Company the right to be the operator of record of the SUDS field, governed by an American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) standard Joint Operating Agreement (JOA).

 

SUDS 90% Acquisition

 

On the effective date of September 28, 2016, the Company acquired a 90% net working interest in the SUDS field as a result of two separate agreements, Purchase and Sale Agreement and the Share Exchange Agreement, both between the Company and Jovian.

 

The Company issued two notes for a combined value of $4,000,000 in exchange for a cumulative 50% working interest in SUDS. A Promissory Note to Jovian for $1,000,000 was executed bearing interest at 5% and due on December 31, 2016 related to the acquisition of a 50% working interest in the SUDS field. The Promissory Note was secured by a 12.5% undivided working interest in the SUDS field. In addition, a Production Payment Note was executed for the same 50% working interest in the SUDS field. This note was for $3,000,000, paid out of twenty percent (20%) of the 50% undivided interest of net revenues received by the Purchaser that is attributable to the SUDS field assets. The Production Payment Note was secured by a 12.5% undivided working interest in the SUDS field.

 

The Company issued 24,308,985 shares of its restricted common stock to Jovian to acquire an additional 40% working interest ownership of SUDS. The purchase price of the shares equates to a $4,373,186 value, based on the $0.1799/share market price of our common stock on September 28, 2016 (the effective date of the transaction).

 

Jovian Petroleum Corporation converted its outstanding $4,000,000 of debt in two tranches, a $2,000,000 first tranche on May 30, 2017 and a $2,000,000 second tranche on July 19, 2017. Although the two transactions occurred in different reporting periods, the two transactions were contemplated together, and they were accounted for as one extinguishment that was accomplished in two tranches, the first in May 2017 and the second in July 2017.

 

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Tranche 1 - On May 30, 2017, Jovian Petroleum Corporation converted $2 million of its $4 million debt into 10 million shares of the Company’s common stock. The $2 million debt included a $1 million Promissory Note and $1 million of the $3 million Production Payment Note as well as interest payable of $33,151.

 

Tranche 2 - On July 19, 2017, Jovian Petroleum Corporation converted $2 million of its remaining debt (outstanding under a Production Payment Note) into 12,749,286 shares of the Company’s common stock and 21,510 shares of the Company’s Preferred Stock.

 

The consideration for the debt extinguished consisted of the following:

 

  10 million shares of common stock which were valued using the market price on the date of issuance of $0.14 per share ($1,400,000).
  Warrants to purchase 6 million shares of common stock with an exercise price of $0.20 per share based on a $0.12 valuation, volatility of 293%, a discount rate of 1.09% and warrants to purchase 4 million shares of common stock with an exercise price of $0.35 per share based on a $0.12 valuation, volatility of 293%, and a discount rate of 1.09%. All warrants expire in 3 years. The 6 million warrants were valued at $709,776 while the 4 million warrants were valued at $471,104, totaling $1,180,880.
  12,749,286 shares of common stock which were valued using the market price on the date of issuance of $0.104 per share ($1,325,926).
  The Preferred Stock was valued at $10.00 per share, the cash price paid by third party investors for the same stock with an aggregate value of $215,100.

 

The combination of the two transactions resulted in an $88,755 loss which was recognized in the second quarter of 2017. The extinguishment of tranche 2 was recognized in the third quarter, with no impact on the consolidated statement of operations.

 

Slick Unit Exploration and Development Agreement

 

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 Slick Unit Dutcher Sands Field (“SUDS Field”). Under the terms of the Development Agreement, the development area consists of 480 acres where Boone will carry the cost of drilling the first well and will earn a 75% Working Interest (“WI”) position in that well. If the first well is successful, Boone will have the right to further develop the zone and the Company will maintain the right to participate in further drills, up to a 25% WI in each new well. The current producing Dutcher Sands formation is excluded from this Development Agreement, which the Company will continue developing.

 

The SUDS Field is a 2600-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.

 

Twin Lakes San Andres Unit (“TLSAU”) Field

 

TLSAU is located 45 miles from Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico and consists of 4,864 acres with 130 wells. The last independent reserve report prepared by MKM Engineering on December 31, 2017, reflects approximately 1.6 million barrels of proven oil reserves remaining for the 100% working interest. During 2017, the Company took control of thirty-eight (38) wells of which twenty-one (21) were re-worked, of this eight (8) wells remained producing, five (5) wells were dedicated for injection purpose, and the remaining await additional workover and a secondary. During 2017 and through the second quarter ended June 30, 2018, the field had ninety (90) total wells, six (6) were producing, and twenty-one (21) are producible after certain workovers, and five (5) have been designated as injection wells and are awaiting permits. As of December 31, 2018, and continuing through the filing date of this report, Petrolia had filed its Operator bond and assigned an Operator designation to become the operator of the field. As of the date of this report, Petrolia owns a 100% working interest in the field.

 

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TLSAU 15% Acquisition

 

On November 4, 2015, the Company acquired a 15% net working interest in the TLSAU field located in Chaves County, New Mexico (the “Net Working Interest”) and all operating equipment on the field. Through this transaction, the Company increased its reserve base by approximately 384,800 Bbls of (1P) proven reserves. The Company was also assigned all rights to be the operator of the TLSAU unit under a standard operating agreement.

 

The total purchase price for the acquisition of the Net Working Interest and equipment rights was $196,875 or $0.52 per barrel of oil (Bbl) and was paid to Blue Sky NM, Inc. (“BSNM”). The Company paid $50,000 in cash and gave a promissory note in the amount of $146,875. The $50,000 was paid by the CEO of the Company for the benefit of the Company and recorded as a shareholder advance. Subsequently, the $50,000 advance was converted into 800,000 shares of common stock at $0.06 per share and warrants to purchase 800,000 shares of common stock that expire in three (3) years. In addition, a $1.3 million face value note payable to BSNM was purchased for $316,800 (the “BSNM Note”) (6,000,000 shares of common stock at $0.0528 per share). With the inclusion of the note receivable, the price per barrel would be $1.33 dollars per barrel oil (Bbl).

 

TLSAU 25% Acquisition

 

On September 1, 2016, the Company acquired an additional 25% working interest ownership in the TLSAU field through the issuance of 3,500,000 shares of its restricted common stock to an unrelated party. The purchase price of the shares equates to a $350,000 value, based on the $0.10 per share market price of Petrolia’s shares on September 1, 2016. After the purchase, the Company owns a total working interest ownership of 40%. The final purchase price allocation of the transaction is as follows: oil and gas properties acquired $392,252, and asset retirement obligations assumed of $42,252.

 

TLSAU 60% Acquisition

 

Effective February 12, 2017, the Company acquired an additional 60% working interest ownership in the TLSAU field (the “Net Working Interest”) resulting from the execution of a Settlement Agreement on February 12, 2017. The agreement assigned Dead Aim Investments’ (“Dead Aim”) 60% ownership interests to the Company. As a result of this transaction, Petrolia now owns a 100% working interest in TLSAU. Consideration of $465,788 was given in exchange for Dead Aim’s working interest. The consideration includes the forgiveness of the BSNM Note of $316,800 (with a $1.3 million face value) which we acquired in November 2015 and the write-off of $148,988 of Dead Aim’s outstanding accounts receivable to Petrolia. Dead Aim assumed liability (prior to the acquisition) for the OPBE note that the Company purchased.

 

Askarii Resources, LLC

 

Effective February 1, 2016, the Company acquired 100% of the issued and outstanding interests in Askarii Resources LLC (“Askarii”), a private Texas based oil & gas service company. The Company acquired Askarii by issuing one (1) million restricted shares of common stock. Based on the then market value of the Company’s common stock at $0.05 per share, the aggregate value of the transaction was $50,000.

 

Askarii, while dormant for the last few years, has a significant history with major oil companies providing services both onshore and offshore- Gulf of Mexico. Using Askarii, the Company plans to engage in the oil field service business as well as the leasing of field related heavy equipment. It is also contemplated that Askarii will research various enhanced oil recovery (EOR) technologies and methods which it can use for the benefit of the Company’s oil fields.

 

Bow Energy Ltd., a related party

 

On February 27, 2018, the Acquisition closed and we acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares in Bow Energy Ltd., Bow Energy Ltd. has contracts covering a total land position in Indonesia of 948,029 net acres as described in greater detail below.

 

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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, who is related to Zel C. Khan, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Chaudhary indirectly owns and controls BSIH Ltd. (“BSIH”), which was a significant shareholder of the Company prior to the consummation of the cancellation of shares discussed below. 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.

 

The acquisition of Bow in February 2018 and the disposition of Bow in September 2018 are each discussed in greater detail above in “Part I – Item 1. Financial Statements - Note 4. Acquisition of Bow Energy Ltd., a Related Party” and “Note 5. Disposition of Bow Energy Ltd., a Related Party”.

 

In connection with the September 2018 closing of the Exchange Agreement, the Company canceled shares of common stock previously held by Blue Sky (and affiliates) and returned such shares to the status of authorized but unissued shares of common stock. A total of 53,105,563 shares were cancelled during the three months ended September 30, 2018 and a total of 17,701,854 shares were cancelled in November 2018.

 

South Block A

 

South Block A (“SBA”) is located onshore North Sumatra, Indonesia. Bow is the operator of the 421-kilometer (km) block with a 44.48% Working Interest. The block has a proven petroleum system on trend with the Arun, Pase, Rantu and Kual Simpang gas fields. There are multiple prospects and leads with the potential for stacked pay. The block has existing infrastructure leading to a high demand oil and gas market. The SBA is part of the Dutch vintage oil field known as Paya Bili. The block was purchased on July 2, 2015.

 

Bow has advanced a total of $1,971,491 to its subsidiary Renco Elang Energy Pte. Ltd. (“REE”) which holds Bow’s interest in SBA. These advances are interest free loans. As part of the REE shareholder’s agreement, all after-tax proceeds from the operations of SBA are first paid against the shareholder loans, prior to any distributions relative to each party’s share interests.

 

REE’s partner PT. Prosys Oil and Gas International (“POGI”) defaulted on cash call requirements to fund SBA as part of its 14% working interest. The deadline to remedy the defaults was on October 23, 2016. POGI’s interest in SBA was subsequently transferred in the following proportions: REE: 8.3% and KRX Energy (SBA) Pte Ltd.: 5.7%. The proportionate interests in SBA are now: 59.3% for REE and 40.7% for Lion Energy Limited, an Australian publicly-traded company.

 

The Indonesian regulatory authority, BPMA, granted an additional 4-year extension, effective as of January 19, 2017, to the exploration term for SBA. The extension was granted following the drilling of the Amanah Timur-1 discovery well. This completed the work commitments for the block. Following the extension, REE is reviewing results from the discovery to identify commercialization options and work towards filing a Plan of Development for approval by the regulatory authority. As per the government requirements, following relinquishment the remaining area of the SBA PSC is 421 km2. REE has selected the remaining area to ensure remaining acreage contains previously identified prospects and leads. The work program for the new extension is comprised of 50 km2 of 3D seismic and planned drilling of 3 wells. After 2 years, the regulator will review progress on the block. During that time, the work commitment requires REE and its partner to either complete the work program or submit a Plan of Development. Failure to meet either target may result in expiration of the PSC, without financial penalty. The program is anticipated to take several years to complete and is subject to fulfillment of meeting various requirements as well as sufficient availability of funds.

 

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Bukit

 

In the Bukit region, there are four Production Sharing Contracts (“PSCs”) and one non-conventional joint study agreement (“JSA”), all interests are located onshore in Sumatra, Indonesia. Bukit Energy Inc.’s shareholding interests (the “Bukit Assets”) are in five Singapore holding companies (the “Holding Companies”) that own the interests. The Holding Companies held by BEIH own the following interests in the conventional and non-conventional PSCs and the non-conventional JSA:

 

  Bohorok PSC (conventional) – operated 50% participating interest, 465,266 net acres
    Drill ready step-out location with resource potential
  Palmerah Baru PSC (conventional) – operated 54% participating interest, 98,977 net acres
    Several light oil play trends, shallow and deep analogues in surrounding PSC’s with prolific production
  Palmerah Deep PSC (non-conventional)- operated 69.36% participating interest, 170,398 net acres
    Area underlies conventional PSC
  Mahato PSC (conventional)- 20% participating interest, 167,115 net acres, non-operated
    2 drill ready locations adjacent to producing fields
  Bohorok Deep (non-conventional)- 20.25% participating interest in a JSA, non-operated with option to become operator
    Area of JSA underlies the Bohorok PSC and adjacent to Pertamina’s nonconventional PSC

 

Results of Operations

 

Revenues

 

Our oil and gas revenue reported for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was $708,917, an increase of $592,893 from the nine months ended September 30, 2017. A total of $654,140 of the increase was attributable to the new operations associated with the Canadian Properties. Revenues associated with our U.S. properties totalled $54,777, a decrease of $61,247 from the prior year’s period U.S. properties revenue of $116,024; this decrease was due to decreased production at the Noack field and Suds field. Production decreased from 2,128 bbls of oil for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2018, for our US assets.

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2018, revenue increased $614,544 to $655,176, from $40,632 for the three months ended September 30, 2017. Total U.S. properties revenue decreased $36,324 between the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, to $4,308 from $40,632, respectively. Production decreased to 330 bbls of oil for the three months ended September 30, 2018, compared to 1,190 bbls of oil for the three months ended September 30, 2017, for our US assets.

 

Over the comparative periods, the market price for oil has improved, which partially offset the decrease in production. The average market price received was $57.53 per barrel of oil for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, compared to $35.43 per barrel of oil over the prior nine month period.

 

Operating Expenses

 

Operating expenses increased by $4,458,284 to $7,006,698 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, from $2,548,414 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017. Period over period changes are due to non-cash accounting items in the periods, which included $103,632 of transaction costs associated with the Bow acquisition and $2,689,949 of stock-based compensation in the period ended September 30, 2018. There was also a $443,270 increase in lease operating expenses for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, compared to the prior period in connection with the acquisition of the Canadian properties and a $2,322,255 impairment of oil and gas properties.

 

Operating expenses increased by $2,697,329, to $3,703,553 for the three month period ended September 30, 2018, compared to $1,096,224 for the three months ended September 30, 2017. Operating expenses increased over the comparative period due to an increase of $541,063 in production from the Canadian Properties, which were offset from decreases in general and administrative costs which decreased from highs in the prior period associated with stock based compensation (directors) of $652,570 and deferred salary of $60,000. There was also a $541,063 increase in lease operating expenses for the three months ended September 30, 2018, compared to the prior period in connection with the acquisition of the Canadian properties and a $2,322,255 impairment of oil and gas properties.

 

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Other income (expense)

 

Interest expense increased and decreased for the three month and nine month periods ended September 30, 2018, respectively, compared to the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2017, by $37,895 and $144,790, respectively. The decrease for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, was due to a decrease in debt carried during the applicable period, due to the disposition of Bow, because Bow Energy Ltd. had a high amount of debt.

 

The Company recorded a loss on related party debt settlement of $203,349 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, relating to accrued salaries, compared to loss on related party debt settlement of $94,177 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017.

 

The Company incurred a gain of $3,679,776 for the three months ended September 30, 2018, relating to the disposition of Bow Energy Ltd. The Company incurred loss on acquisition and disposition of $29,319,554 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, relating to the acquisition and disposition Bow Energy Ltd. This amount consists of the loss on acquisition of $32,999,330, partially offset by the gain on disposition of $3,679,776.

 

During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, the Company incurred an impairment of oil and gas properties of $2,322,255, relating to negotiated price for the sale of the Noack field.

 

The Company recorded a loss on extinguishment of debt of $260,162 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, relating to the increase and reissuance of debt.

 

The Company incurred a loss of $7,524 and $4,357, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, relating to the change in fair value of derivative liabilities. A derivative liability was incurred upon the issuance of the CDN priced warrants issued to a debt holder.

 

Net Income (Loss)

 

Net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 was $36,135,492 compared to $2,788,791 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017. The primary reason for the increase in loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, is due to the net loss on acquisition and disposition of Bow Energy Ltd. of $29,319,554 and other factors as described above.

 

Net income for the three months ended September 30, 2018 was $581,844, compared to a net loss of $1,063,375 for the three months ended September 30, 2017. The primary reason for the change from net loss to net income is due to the gain on disposition of Bow Energy Ltd. of $3,679,776, partially offset by the impairment of oil and gas properties of $2,322,255, as well as other factors as described above.

 

Changes in Financial Condition

 

The financial condition of the Company changed significantly throughout the period from December 31, 2017, to September 30, 2018, as the Company completed the acquisition and disposition of Bow each as discussed in greater detail above in “Part I – Item 1. Financial Statements - Note 4. Acquisition of Bow Energy Ltd., a Related Party” and “Note 5. Disposition of Bow Energy Ltd., a Related Party”.

 

As of September 30, 2018, we had total current assets of $98,795 and total assets of $13,694,482. Our total current liabilities as of September 30, 2018 were $2,188,591 and our total liabilities as of September 30, 2018 were $4,882,886. We had negative working capital of $2,089,796 as of September 30, 2018.

 

Our material asset balances are made up of oil and gas properties and related equipment. Our most significant liabilities are notes payable, notes payable – related parties and non-current notes payable of $1,589,047 (see “Part I – Item 1. Financial Statements - Note 8. Notes Payable”, above for information regarding outstanding debt obligations), which were incurred to acquire the Canadian Properties and accounts payable and accrued liabilities of $1,427,926, mainly consisting of accrued officer salaries.

 

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Net cash used in operating activities was $680,205 and $681,299 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

 

Net cash used in investing activities was $932,660 and $9,256 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The increase was primarily due to the funds used to acquire the Canadian Properties.

 

Net cash provided by financing activities was $1,535,650 and $631,328 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The increase was primarily due to proceeds from notes payable of $1,000,000. Additionally, the Company sold common stock in the amount of $262,500, received $179,675 upon the exercise of warrants and received proceeds from related party notes of $278,410. These proceeds were offset by repayments to related party notes of $171,100 and notes payable of $33,835. During the nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company received gross proceeds of $110,065 from the issuance of common stock, $241,000 from the issuance of preferred stock, and proceeds from related party notes of $301,600.

 

The Company continues to operate at a negative cash flow of approximately $90,000 per month which raises substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern. Management is pursuing several initiatives to secure funding to increase production at both the SUDS Field and TLSAU field which together with anticipated increases in the price of crude oil may reduce the Company’s monthly cash shortfall. The total amount required by the Company to accomplish this objective is approximately $1,000,000, which funding may not be available on favorable terms, if at all.

 

The Company has suffered recurring losses from operations. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. We plan to generate profits by working over existing wells and drilling productive oil or gas wells. However, we will need to raise additional funds to workover or drill new wells through the sale of our securities, through loans from third parties or from third parties willing to pay our share of drilling and completing the wells. We do not have any commitments or arrangements from any person to provide us with any additional capital. If additional financing is not available when needed, we may need to cease operations. There can be no assurance that we will be successful in raising the capital needed to drill oil or gas wells nor that any such additional financing will be available to us on acceptable terms or at all. Any wells which we may drill may not be productive of oil or gas. Management believes that actions presently being taken to obtain additional funding provide the opportunity for the Company to continue as a going concern. The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern; no adjustments to the financial statements have been made to account for this uncertainty. Moving forward we may sell certain of our oil and gas properties in an effort to raise funds to support our operations and future planned oil and gas operations.

 

Trends Affecting Future Operations

 

The factors that will most significantly affect our results of operations will be (i) the sale prices of crude oil and natural gas, (ii) the amount of production from oil or gas wells in which we have an interest, and (iii) lease operating expenses. Our revenues will also be significantly impacted by our ability to maintain or increase oil or gas production through exploration and development activities.

 

It is expected that our principal source of cash flow will be from the production and sale of crude oil and natural gas reserves which are depleting assets. Cash flow from the sale of oil and gas production depends upon the quantity of production and the price obtained for the production. An increase in prices will permit us to finance our operations to a greater extent with internally generated funds, may allow us to obtain equity financing more easily or on better terms, and lessens the difficulty of obtaining financing. However, price increases heighten the competition for oil and gas prospects, increase the costs of exploration and development, and, because of potential price declines, increase the risks associated with the purchase of producing properties during times that prices are at higher levels.

 

A decline in oil and gas prices (i) will reduce the cash flow internally generated by the Company which in turn will reduce the funds available for exploring for and replacing oil and gas reserves, (ii) will increase the difficulty of obtaining equity and debt financing and worsen the terms on which such financing may be obtained, (iii) will reduce the number of oil and gas prospects which have reasonable economic terms, (iv) may cause us to permit leases to expire based upon the value of potential oil and gas reserves in relation to the costs of exploration, (v) may result in marginally productive oil and gas wells being abandoned as non-commercial, and (vi) may increase the difficulty of obtaining financing. However, price declines reduce the competition for oil and gas properties and correspondingly reduce the prices paid for leases and prospects. During the last 5 months oil prices have trended upward to approximately $60.00 per barrel.

 

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Other than the foregoing, we do not know of any trends, events or uncertainties that will have, or are reasonably expected to have, a material impact on our sales, revenues or expenses.

 

Critical Accounting Policies and New Accounting Pronouncements

 

See Note 2 to the financial statements included in the 2017 Annual Report for a description of our critical accounting policies and the potential impact of the adoption of any new accounting pronouncements.

 

Item 3 Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

 

Pursuant to Item 305(e) of Regulation S-K (§ 229.305(e)), the Company is not required to provide the information required by this Item as it is a “smaller reporting company,” as defined by Rule 229.10(f)(1).

 

Item 4 Controls and Procedures

 

(a) We maintain a system of controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act, is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms and to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Principal Executive and Financial Officer, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. As of September 30, 2018, our Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures. Based on that evaluation, our Principal Executive Officer and Principal Financial Officer concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective. Such disclosure controls and procedures were deemed ineffective due to material weaknesses in connection with disclosure and related issues associated with related party transactions involving the Company and its officers and directors, and recording, presentation and disclosure issues associated with acquisition transactions.

 

(b) Changes in Internal Controls. There were no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting during the quarter ended September 30, 2018 that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

 

Notwithstanding the above, on October 31, 2018, Tariq Chaudhary, who had served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company since January 16, 2018, tendered his resignation as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. The resignation was not due to a disagreement with the Company or in connection with any matter relating to the Company’s operations, policies or practices. Effective on October 31, 2018, Horacio Alfredo Fernandez was appointed as the interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company to fill the vacancy.

 

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PART II: OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1 Legal Proceedings

 

We are periodically named in legal actions arising from normal business activities. We evaluate the merits of these actions and, if we determine that an unfavorable outcome is probable and can be reasonably estimated, we will establish the necessary reserves. We are not currently involved in legal proceedings that could reasonably be expected to have a material adverse effect on our business, prospects, financial condition or results of operations. We may become involved in material legal proceedings in the future.

 

Item 1A Risk Factors

 

There have been no material changes from the risk factors previously disclosed in Part I, Item 1A of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the Commission on April 17, 2018, under the heading “Risk Factors”, except as set forth below and investors should review the risks provided in the Form 10-K and below, prior to making an investment in the Company. The business, financial condition and operating results of the Company can be affected by a number of factors, whether currently known or unknown, including but not limited to those described in the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, under “Risk Factors” and below, any one or more of which could, directly or indirectly, cause the Company’s actual financial condition and operating results to vary materially from past, or from anticipated future, financial condition and operating results. Any of these factors, in whole or in part, could materially and adversely affect the Company’s business, financial condition, operating results and stock price.

 

Future conditions might require us to make write-downs in our assets, which would adversely affect our balance sheet and results of operations.

 

We review our long-lived tangible and intangible assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of an asset may not be recoverable. We also test our goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible assets for impairment at least annually on December 31 of each year, or when events or changes in the business environment indicate that the carrying value of a reporting unit may exceed its fair value. If conditions in any of the businesses in which we compete were to deteriorate, we could determine that certain of our assets were impaired and we would then be required to write-off all or a portion of our costs for such assets. Any such significant write-offs would adversely affect our balance sheet and results of operations. On March 31, 2018, the Company recorded an impairment to goodwill of $27,129,963. The impairment was assessed based on future cash flow as of March 31, 2018.

 

Item 2 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

 

Below is a summary of all equity securities sold by the Company during the period covered by this report and through the date of filing of this report, that were not registered under the Securities Act, which has not previously been included in a Current Report on Form 8-K or the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2018  .

 

On June 1, 2018, the Company closed a private placement of two units for $100,000, with each unit having a price of $50,000, each of which is comprised of 416,667 shares of common stock and one warrant to purchase an additional 416,667 shares of common stock at a price of $0.20 per share at any time prior to October 1, 2020. The units were acquired by an entity affiliated with Ivar Siem, our director.

 

On September 27, 2018, the Company issued 310,000 shares of common stock in connection with the exercise of warrants to purchase 310,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.10 per share, upon receipt of the $31,000 aggregate exercise price of such warrants.

 

Pursuant to a loan agreement with director Joel Oppenheim, warrants to purchase 250,000 shares of common stock each were granted at March 31, June 30 and September 30, 2018. The warrants granted at March 31, 2018 were granted at an exercise price of $0.23 per share and fair valued at $24,623. The warrants granted at June 30, 2018 were granted at an exercise price of $0.10 per share and fair valued at $20,853. The warrants granted at September 30, 2018 were granted at an exercise price of $0.10 per share and fair valued at $27,011.

 

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On October 17, 2018, director Quinten Beasley tendered his resignation, the Board accepted Mr. Beasley’s resignation and issued Mr. Beasley 2,000,000 shares of common stock, with a value of $150,000 in consideration for past services rendered to the Company.

 

On October 31, 2018, the Company commenced a private offering of its securities under Regulation D to accredited investors. Each unit at a price of $25,000, is comprised of (a) 312,500 shares of common stock and (b) one warrant to purchase an additional 625,000 shares of common stock at a price of $0.10 per share at any time prior to November 1, 2020.

 

On October 31, 2018, director Joel Oppenheim subscribed and purchased one (1) unit in our private offering securities, by remitting payment of $25,000.

 

On October 26, 2018, director Leo Womack exercised warrants to purchase 1,000,000 shares of common stock at an exercise price of $0.06 per share, by remitting payment of $60,000.

 

On November 13, 2018, the related party company Jovian subscribed and purchased two (2) units in our private offering securities, by remitting payment of $50,000.

 

On November 13, 2018, Richard Dole, who subsequently became a director of the Company, subscribed and purchased one (1) unit in our private offering securities, by remitting payment of $25,000.

 

On November 13, 2018 and December 19, 2018, director Joel Oppenheim subscribed and purchased one and a half (1.5) units in our private offering securities, by remitting payment of $37,500.

 

On December 19, 2018, an affiliated company, American Resources Offshore, a company controlled by our director Ivar Siem, subscribed and purchased a half (0.5) unit in our private offering of securities, by remitting payment of $12,500.

 

The table below summarizes the warrants granted during the nine month period ended September 30, 2018:

 

   Number of
Warrants
   Exercise
Price
 
Board of Director service   5,750,000   $0.10 
Pursuant to acquisition of Bow Energy Ltd., a related party   368,000   $0.18 
Note payable issuance   2,590,000   $0.10 
Private placements   2,187,500   $0.20 
Pursuant to employment termination agreement   3,000,000   $0.10 
Pursuant to consulting agreement   2,000,000   $0.10 
Pursuant to employment termination agreement   250,000   $0.20 
Deferred salary – CEO, former CFO   339,166   $0.14 
Pursuant to loans from directors   970,000   $0.14 
    17,454,666      

 

We claim an exemption from registration pursuant to Section 4(a)(2) and/or Rule 506(b) of Regulation D of the Securities Act, and the rules and regulations promulgated thereunder in connection with the sales, grants and issuances described above since the foregoing issuances and grants did not involve a public offering, the recipients were (a) “accredited investors”, and/or (b) had access to similar documentation and information as would be required in a Registration Statement under the Securities Act. With respect to the transactions described above, no general solicitation was made either by us or by any person acting on our behalf. The transactions were privately negotiated, and did not involve any kind of public solicitation. No underwriters or agents were involved in the foregoing issuances and we paid no underwriting discounts or commissions. The securities sold are subject to transfer restrictions, and the certificates evidencing the securities contain an appropriate legend stating that such securities have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold absent registration or pursuant to an exemption therefrom.

 

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Item 3 Defaults Upon Senior Securities

 

None.

 

Item 4 Mine Safety Disclosures

 

Not Applicable.

 

Item 5 Other Information

 

On November 1, 2018, the Company entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Crossroads Petroleum L.L.C. (“Crossroads” and the “Sale Agreement”). Pursuant to the Sale Agreement, the Company sold Crossroads an 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”). The Sale Agreement includes customary indemnification obligations of the parties.

 

Crossroads agreed to pay $375,000 for the Noack Assets plus $5,000 per month, on a month-to-month basis, until they are granted official operatorship by the Railroad Commission, the payment plan is as follows: (a) a $13,500 deposit which was made on October 12, 2018; (b) $121,500 which was paid on November 7, 2018, (c) $60,000 which was paid on February 8, 2019; (d) $65,000 which was paid on February 28, 2019; and (e) $125,000 which was due March 31, 2019 and such payment was not made.

 

The sale had an effective date of November 1, 2018, which date was further amended to April 30, 2019. Until paid in full the Company maintains a secured lien against the assets sold which may be foreclosed upon after a 30-day cure period.

 

On September 17, 2018, the Company entered into a loan agreement with a third party for $200,000 for the purpose of acquiring an additional 3% working interest in the Canadian Properties (note 6). The loan bears interest at 12% per annum and has a maturity date of October 17, 2019. Payments of principal and interest are due monthly, commencing on October 17, 2018. The loan is secured against the Company’s 3% Working Interest in the Canadian Properties and has no financial covenants.

 

Item 6 Exhibits

 

See the Exhibit Index following the signature page to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for a list of exhibits filed or furnished with this report, which Exhibit Index is incorporated herein by reference.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

  PETROLIA ENERGY CORPORATION
     
May 10, 2019 By:  /s/ Zel C. Khan               
    Zel C. Khan
    Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer

 

May 10, 2019 By:  /s/ Horacio Alfredo Fernandez
    Horacio Alfredo Fernandez
    Interim Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial and Accounting Officer

 

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EXHIBIT INDEX

 

            Incorporated by Reference

Exhibit

Number

     

Filed or

Furnished

Herewith

  Form Exhibit Number Filing Date/ Period End Date File No.
                   
2.1   Arrangement Agreement, dated November 30, 2017 by and between the Company and Bow Energy Ltd.       8-K 10.1 12/5/2017 000-52690
2.2   Bukit Energy Inc. Share Purchase Agreement Dated May 16, 2017       10-Q  2.2  3/31/2018 000-52690
2.3   Share Exchange Agreement by and between Petrolia Energy Corporation and Blue Sky Resources Ltd, dated August 31, 2018 and effective July 1, 2018       8-K 2.1 9/5/2018 000-52690
3.1   Certificate of Amendment to Certificate of Formation to Increase the Company’s Authorized Shares of Common Stock to 400,000,000 Shares and to amend the par value of the Preferred Stock to $0.001 per share, filed with the Secretary of State of Texas on November 9, 2017       10-Q 3.1  3/31/2018 000-52690
10.1   $500,000 Convertible Promissory Note dated April 1, 2018 entered into with Blue Sky International Holdings Inc.       10-K 10.28  12/31/2017 000-52690
10.2   Amended Revolving Line of Credit Agreement with Jovian Petroleum Corporation dated February 9, 2018 and amended April 12, 2018       10-K 10.29  12/31/2017 000-52690
10.3   Separation and Release Agreement dated April 19, 2018, by and between James E. Burns and Petrolia Energy Corporation       8-K 10.1 5/1/2018 000-52690
10.4   Chairman Offer Letter dated April 20, 2018, by and between James E. Burns and Petrolia Energy Corporation       8-K 10.2 5/1/2018 000-52690
10.5   Warrant to Purchase Common Stock, evidencing warrants to purchase 5,000,000 shares of common stock granted to James E. Burns on April 19, 2018       8-K 10.3 5/1/2018 000-52690
10.6   Tariq Chaudhary Offer Letter dated January 12, 2018       10-Q  10.6  3/31/2018 000-52690
10.7   Bukit Energy Inc. $500,000 Promissory Note dated August 31, 2017 and amendment        10-Q  10.7  3/31/2018 000-52690
10.8   Memorandum of Understanding between Blue Sky Resources Ltd. and Petrolia Energy Corporation dated June 29, 2018       8-K 10.1 7/6/2018 000-52690
10.9   Conveyance between Blue Sky Resources Ltd. and Petrolia Energy Corporation dated June 29, 2018       8-K 10.2 7/6/2018 000-52690
10.10   CAD $406,181 Promissory Note by Petrolia Energy Corporation in favor of Blue Sky Resources Ltd. dated June 8, 2018       8-K 10.3 7/6/2018 000-52690
10.11   EJL Debt Repayment Agreement effective July 31, 2018, by and between Petrolia Energy Corporation and Blue Sky Resources Ltd (incorporated by reference to Schedule 2A of the Share Exchange Agreement incorporated by reference herewith as Exhibit 2.3)       8-K 10.1 9/5/2018 000-52690

 

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10.12   Assignment of 20% BOW EIH effective July 31, 2018, by and between Petrolia Energy Corporation and Bow Energy Ltd. (incorporated by reference to Schedule 3 of the Share Exchange Agreement incorporated by reference herewith as Exhibit 2.3)       8-K 10.2 9/5/2018 000-52690
10.13   Assignment of Petrolia Royalty effective July 31, 2018, by and between Petrolia Energy Corporation and Bow Energy Ltd. (incorporated by reference to Schedule 4 of the Share Exchange Agreement incorporated by reference herewith as Exhibit 2.3)       8-K 10.3 9/5/2018 000-52690
10.14   Petrolia Carry Agreement, by and between Petrolia Energy Corporation and Bow Energy Ltd. (incorporated by reference to Schedule 5 of the Share Exchange Agreement incorporated by reference herewith as Exhibit 2.3)       8-K 10.4 9/5/2018 000-52690
10.15   Form of 12% Bridge Note – 2018       8-K 10.5 9/5/2018 000-52690
10.16   Purchase and Sale Agreement dated and effective November 1, 2018, by and between Petrolia Energy Corporation and Crossroads Petroleum L.L.C .   X          
10.17   $240,000 Promissory Note dated November 2, 2018, by Crossroads Petroleum L.L.C. in favor of Petrolia Energy Corporation    X          
10.18*   Loan Agreement dated September 17, 2018 with Emmett Lescroart   X          
14.1   Whistleblower Protection Policy       8-K 14.1  5/24/2018 000-52690
31.1*   Certification pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002   X          
31.2*   Certification pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002   X          
32.1**   Certification pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act   X          
32.2**   Certification pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act   X          
99.1   Charter of the Audit Committee       8-K 99.1  5/24/2018 000-52690
99.2   Charter of the Compensation Committee       8-K 99.2  5/24/2018 000-52690
99.3   Charter of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee       8-K 99.3  5/24/2018 000-52690
101.INS*   XBRL Instance Document   X          
101.SCH*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document   X          
101.CAL*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document   X          
101.DEF*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document   X          
101.LAB*   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document   X          
101.PRE*   XBRL Taxonomy Presentation Linkbase Document   X        

 

* Filed herewith.

** Furnished herewith.

 

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