PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
|6 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2018
|Property and Equipment|
|PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT||
NOTE 4 – PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
Oil and Gas Properties
Camber uses the full cost method of accounting for oil and natural gas producing activities. Costs to acquire mineral interests in oil and natural gas properties, to drill and equip exploratory wells used to find proved reserves, and to drill and equip development wells including directly related overhead costs and related asset retirement costs are capitalized.
Under this method, all costs, including internal costs directly related to acquisition, exploration and development activities are capitalized as oil and natural gas property costs on a country-by-country basis. Costs not subject to amortization consist of unproved properties that are evaluated on a property-by-property basis. Amortization of these unproved property costs begins when the properties become proved or their values become impaired. Camber assesses overall values of unproved properties, if any, on at least an annual basis or when there has been an indication that impairment in value may have occurred. Impairment of unproved properties is assessed based on management’s intention with regard to future development of individually significant properties and the ability of Camber to obtain funds to finance their programs. If the results of an assessment indicate that the properties are impaired, the amount of the impairment is added to the capitalized costs to be amortized.
Sales of oil and natural gas properties are accounted for as adjustments to the net full cost pool with no gain or loss recognized, unless the adjustment would significantly alter the relationship between capitalized costs and proved reserves. If it is determined that the relationship is significantly altered, the corresponding gain or loss will be recognized in the statements of operations.
Costs of oil and natural gas properties are amortized using the units of production method. Amortization expense calculated per equivalent physical unit of production amounted to $4.45 and $5.75 per barrel of oil equivalent for the six months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
All of Camber’s oil and gas properties are located in the United States. Below are the components of Camber’s oil and gas properties recorded at:
For the six months ended September 30, 2018, the Company recorded impairments totaling $755,966, all if which were due to lease expirations.
During March and April 2018, the Company purchased certain equipment pursuant to capital leases. The effective value of the equipment was approximately $575,000, and such amount is included in oil and gas properties and the corresponding current liability of approximately $387,000 is included in accrued expenses as of June 30, 2018. The effective borrowing rate is approximately 35%, and all obligations were due by December 2018. In conjunction with the assignment of the liabilities owed under the IBC Loan Agreement to N&B Energy in September 2018, as discussed under “Note 2 – Liquidity and Going Concern Considerations – Assumption Agreement” all of the remaining obligations were assumed by the purchaser.
Other Property and Equipment
In February 2014, the Company purchased a field office for approximately $50,000 which is used to provide local operational support for its properties in the Eagleford and Austin Chalk areas. The land upon which the field office resides was initially leased by the Company over a three-year term beginning in January 2014 through December 2016, for yearly lease amounts of $7,200 and $7,800, and $8,400 over the three-year term, respectively. In January 2017, the Company renewed the lease on a year-to-year basis for $7,200. The field office was transferred as a part of the Release with Rogers. See “Note 6 – Notes Payable and Debenture” for further details.
On April 1, 2016, the Company entered into a lease agreement pursuant to which the Company agreed to lease 4,439 square feet of office space at 450 Gears Road, Houston, Harris County, Texas 77067 (Suite 860, versus Suite 780 as was leased previously). The lease had a 65-month term (through August 2021), and commenced on April 1, 2016. The monthly rental cost under the lease was -$0- for the month of April 2016, and $7,676 for the months of May 2016 through April 2017, plus as applicable, its pro rata share of operating expenses and taxes which exceed the total operating expenses and taxes of the property for the first year of the lease. On March 31, 2017, the Company amended its lease at 450 Gears Road to expand to a total of 6,839 square feet, commencing on May 1, 2017. The amendment extended the lease period to November 2021.
In August 2017, the Company ceased its use of this office space and moved its headquarters to San Antonio, Texas. The Company was committed to the remaining lease payments for the Houston office space for approximately $346,000 assuming an early termination of the lease on July 31, 2019, and has recently settled these amounts pursuant to a settlement agreement discussed below. The Company recorded monthly rent expense associated with the Houston lease through August 2017. In accordance with the accounting guidance in ASC 420-10-25-13 regarding exit or disposal cost obligations, as of August 2017, the Company recorded rent expense, within general and administrative expense, and accrued a liability of $302,289, which represents the fair value of costs that will continue to be incurred during the remaining term of the Houston lease without economic benefit to the Company. As of September 30, 2018 and March 31, 2018, the carrying amount of the liability of $302,289 and $302,289, respectively, was included in Current Liabilities in the Consolidated Balance Sheets. In addition, the Company wrote-off $189,533 of mostly fully depreciated property and equipment that was not re-located to the San Antonio headquarters, resulting in a loss of $3,368 which was recognized as a loss during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. In October 2018, the Company entered into a settlement with its prior landlord as described below under “Note 8 – Commitments and Contingencies – Legal Proceedings – MidFirst”.
Effective October 1, 2017, the Company entered into an agreement to sublease space on a month-to-month basis in San Antonio, Texas at 4040 Broadway, Suite 425, from RAD2 Minerals, Ltd., an entity owned and controlled by Mr. Azar, the Company’s former Interim Chief Executive Officer, who resigned as Interim CEO effective May 25, 2018 and resigned as a member of the Board of Directors on June 21, 2018. Monthly rent for October through December 2017 was $5,000 per month, increasing to $7,500 per month effective January 2018. The agreement was subsequently modified to have a month-to-month term at $2,500 per month, effective July 1, 2018.
Effective August 1, 2018, the Company terminated its month-to-month lease with RAD2 and entered into a month-to-month lease at 1415 Louisiana, Suite 3500 Houston, Texas 77002. The entity which has provided the use of the Company’s Chief Financial Officer is providing this space without charge to the Company.
The entire disclosure for long-lived, physical assets used in the normal conduct of business and not intended for resale. Includes, but is not limited to, accounting policies and methodology, roll forwards, depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, including composite depreciation, accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, useful lives and method used, income statement disclosures, assets held for sale and public utility disclosures.
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