Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS OF THE COMPANY

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ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS OF THE COMPANY
12 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS OF THE COMPANY

Note 1 – Organization and Operations of the Company

 

Camber Energy, Inc. (“Camber” or the “Company”) is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development and sale of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids from various known productive geological formations, including the Cline shale and upper Wolfberry shale in Glasscock County, Texas. Additionally, from the July 8, 2019 acquisition of Lineal Star Holdings, LLC (“Lineal”), until the divestiture of Lineal effective on December 31, 2019, each as discussed below, the Company, through Lineal, was involved in the oil and gas services industry.

 

On July 8, 2019, the Company acquired Lineal pursuant to the terms of an Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of the same date (the “Lineal Plan of Merger” and the merger contemplated therein, the “Lineal Merger” or the “Lineal Acquisition”), by and between Lineal, Camber, Camber Energy Merger Sub 2, Inc., Camber’s wholly-owned subsidiary, and the Members of Lineal (the “Lineal Members”). Lineal is a specialty construction and oil and gas services enterprise providing services to the energy industry. Pursuant to the Lineal Plan of Merger, Camber acquired 100% of the ownership of Lineal from the Lineal Members in consideration for newly issued shares of Series E Redeemable Convertible Preferred Stock (“Series E Preferred Stock”) and Series F Redeemable Preferred Stock (“Series F Preferred Stock”). See also “Note 12 - Merger Agreement and Divestiture”. On October 8, 2019, Lineal acquired an 80% interest in Evercon Energy LLC (“Evercon”). The acquisition required Lineal to assume certain liabilities and provide working capital for a period of six months in the amount of $50,000 per month to Evercon. As part of the Lineal Divestiture, described below, Evercon was divested effective December 31, 2019.

 

On December 31, 2019, the Company entered into a Preferred Stock Redemption Agreement (the “Redemption Agreement”) by and between the Company and Lineal, whereby the Company redeemed the Company’s Series E and F Preferred Stock (the holders of such preferred stock, collectively, the “Preferred Holders”) issued in connection with the Lineal Merger. Pursuant to the Redemption Agreement, effective as of December 31, 2019, ownership of 100% of Lineal was transferred back to the Preferred Holders, and, all of the Series E Preferred Stock and Series F Preferred Stock of the Company outstanding were cancelled through the redemption (the “Lineal Divestiture”). See also “Note 12 - Merger Agreement and Divestiture”.

 

Prior to the acquisition of Lineal, the Company sold a significant portion of its oil and gas production assets in Oklahoma to N&B Energy, LLC (“N&B Energy”) effective August 1, 2018 (see further discussion in “Note 2 – Liquidation and Going Concern Considerations”). Additionally, as part of the sale of its assets to N&B Energy, the Company also retained a 12.5% production payment (effective until a total of $2.5 million has been received) and a 3% overriding royalty interest, in its then existing Okfuskee County, Oklahoma assets; and an overriding royalty interest on certain other undeveloped leasehold interests, pursuant to an Assignment of Production Payment and Assignments of Overriding Royalty Interests. No payments were received in regard to any of the retained items noted above through March 31, 2020 and the filing date of these financial statements.

 

Camber retained its assets in Glasscock County and operated wells in Hutchinson County, Texas until completion of the Settlement Agreement discussed below.

 

On January 31, 2020, the Company entered into a Compromise Settlement Agreement (the “Settlement Agreement”) with PetroGlobe Energy Holdings, LLC (“PetroGlobe”), Signal Drilling, LLC (“Signal”), Petrolia Oil, LLC (“Petrolia”), Prairie Gas Company of Oklahoma, LLC (“PGCO”), and Canadian River Trading Company, LLC (“CRTC”). Pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, the Company agreed to pay PetroGlobe $250,000, of which $100,000 was due upon execution of the Settlement Agreement, which payment has been made, and $150,000 was paid to an escrow account, which will be released by the Company upon the successful transfer of all wells and partnership interests of the Company’s prior wholly-owned subsidiary C E Energy LLC (“CE”) to PetroGlobe which is expected to occur shortly. CE operates all of the wells and leases which we held prior to such transfer which are located in Hutchinson County, Texas. See also “Note 10 – Commitments and Contingencies” – “Legal Proceedings”.

 

 On February 3, 2020, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Viking Energy Group, Inc. (“Viking”). Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, at the effective time of the Merger (the “Effective Time”), each share of common stock of Viking (the “Viking Common Stock”) issued and outstanding, other than certain shares owned by the Company, Viking and Merger Sub, will be converted into the right to receive the pro rata share of 80% of the Company’s post-closing capitalization, subject to certain adjustment mechanisms discussed in the Merger Agreement (and excluding shares issuable upon conversion of the Series C Preferred Stock of the Company). Holders of Viking Common Stock will have any fractional shares of Company common stock after the Merger rounded up to the nearest whole share. The completion of the Merger is subject to certain closing conditions. A further requirement to the closing of the Merger was that the Company was required to have acquired 25% of Viking’s subsidiary Elysium Energy, LLC (“Elysium”) as part of a $5,000,000 investment in Viking’s Rule 506(c) offering, which transaction was completed on February 3, 2020.  See also “Note 5 – Plan of Merger and Investment in Unconsolidated Entity”.

 

On March 1, 2018, the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of Nevada to affect a 1-for-25 reverse stock split of all outstanding common stock shares of the Company. The reverse stock split was effective on March 5, 2018. The effect of the reverse stock split was to combine every 25 shares of outstanding common stock into one new share, with no change in authorized shares or par value per share. On December 20, 2018, the Company filed a Certificate of Change with the Secretary of State of Nevada to affect another 1-for-25 reverse stock split of the Company’s (a) authorized shares of common stock (from 500,000,000 shares to 20,000,000 shares); and (b) issued and outstanding shares of common stock. The reverse stock split was effective on December 24, 2018. The effect of the reverse stock split was to combine every 25 shares of outstanding common stock into one new share, with a proportionate 1-for-25 reduction in the Company’s authorized shares of common stock, but no change in the par value per share of the common stock. Effective on April 10, 2019, the Company filed, with the Secretary of State of Nevada, a Certificate of Amendment to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation to increase the number of the Company’s authorized shares of common stock, $0.001 per value per share, from 20,000,000 shares to 250,000,000 shares. On July 3, 2019, the Company filed a Certificate of Amendment to the Company’s Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State of Nevada to affect another 1-for-25 reverse stock split of all outstanding common stock shares of the Company. The reverse stock split was effective on July 8, 2019. The effect of the reverse stock split was to combine every 25 shares of outstanding common stock into one new share, with no change in authorized shares (250,000,000 shares of common stock) or par value per share. On October 28, 2019, the Company filed a Certificate of Change with the Secretary of State of Nevada to affect a 1-for-50 reverse stock split of the Company’s (a) authorized shares of common stock (from 250,000,000 shares to 5,000,000 shares); and (b) issued and outstanding shares of common stock. The reverse stock split was effective on October 29, 2019. The effect of the reverse stock split was to combine every 50 shares of outstanding common stock into one new share, with a proportionate 1-for-50 reduction in the Company’s authorized shares of common stock, but with no change in the par value per share of the common stock. The result of the reverse stock split was to reduce, as of the effective date of the reverse stock split, the number of common stock shares outstanding from approximately 74.5 million shares to approximately 1.5 million shares (prior to rounding). Effective on April 16, 2020, Camber filed a Certificate of Amendment to its Articles of Incorporation to increase its authorized shares of common stock to 25 million shares of common stock.

 

Proportional adjustments were made to the conversion and exercise prices of the Company’s outstanding convertible preferred stock, warrants and stock options, and to the number of shares issued and issuable under the Company’s stock incentive plans in connection with each of the reverse splits described above. The reverse stock splits did not affect any stockholder’s ownership percentage of the Company’s common stock, except to the limited extent that the reverse stock splits resulted in any stockholder owning a fractional share. Fractional shares of common stock were rounded up to the nearest whole share based on each holder’s aggregate ownership of the Company. All issued and outstanding shares of common stock, conversion terms of preferred stock, options and warrants to purchase common stock and per share amounts contained in the financial statements, in accordance with Staff Accounting Bulletin (SAB) TOPIC 4C, have been retroactively adjusted to reflect the reverse splits for all periods presented.