Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  

Note 2 – Liquidity and Going Concern Considerations 


At March 31, 2020, the Company’s total current assets of $1.1 million were less than its total current liabilities of approximately $2.0 million, resulting in a working capital deficit of $0.9 million, while at March 31, 2019, the Company’s total current assets of $8.2 million exceeded its total current liabilities of approximately $2.1 million, resulting in working capital of $6.1 million. The reduction from working capital of $6.1 million to a working capital deficit of $0.9 million is due to losses from continuing operations, costs incurred with the Lineal merger and ultimate divestiture with Lineal as discussed below under “Note 12 - Merger Agreement and Divestiture”, and $7.3 million of advances on long-term notes receivable relating to amounts loaned to Lineal and advanced to Viking, as discussed in greater detail above under “Note 1 - Organization and Operations of the Company”.


Additionally, recent oil and gas price volatility as a result of geopolitical conditions and the global COVID-19 pandemic have already had, and are expected to continue to have a negative impact on the Company’s financial position and results of operations. Negative impacts could include, but are not limited to, the Company’s ability to sell its oil and gas production, reduction in the selling price of the Company’s oil and gas, failure of a counterparty to make required payments, possible disruption of production as a result of worker illness or mandated production shutdowns or ‘stay-at-home’ orders, and access to new capital and financing. 


The factors above raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue to operate as a going concern for the twelve months following the issuance of these financial statements. The Company believes that it may not have sufficient liquidity to meet its operating costs unless it can raise new funding, which may be through the sale of debt or equity or unless it closes the Viking Merger (discussed below), which is the Company’s current plan, which Merger is anticipated to close in the third calendar quarter of 2020, and which required closing date is currently September 30, 2020, but can be extended until up to December 31, 2020, pursuant to certain conditions in the Merger Agreement. There is no guarantee though that the Viking merger will be completed or other sources of funding be available. The financial statements do not include any adjustments that might result from the outcome of this uncertainty. 


The Company had no secured debt outstanding as of March 31, 2020. 


During the years ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company sold 525 shares and 1,577 shares, respectively, of Series C Preferred Stock pursuant to the terms of various Stock Purchase Agreements, for total proceeds of $5 million and $15 million, respectively. 


N&B Energy Asset Disposition Agreement 


On July 12, 2018, the Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (as amended by the First Amendment to the Sale Agreement dated August 3, 2018 and the Second Amendment to Sale Agreement dated September 24, 2018, the “Sale Agreement”), as seller, with N&B Energy as purchaser, which entity is affiliated with Richard N. Azar II, the Company’s former Chief Executive Officer and former director (“Azar”), and Donnie B. Seay, the Company’s former director (“Seay”). Pursuant to the Sale Agreement, the Company agreed to sell to N&B Energy a substantial portion of its assets, including all of the assets acquired pursuant to the terms of the December 31, 2015 Asset Purchase Agreement and certain other acquisitions, other than the production payment and overriding royalty interests discussed below (the “Disposed Assets”). In consideration for the Disposed Assets, N&B Energy agreed to pay the Company $100 in cash to assume the Company’s liabilities and contractual obligations in connection with the Disposed Assets (including lease and bonus payments), to assume all of the Company’s obligations and debt owed under its outstanding loan agreement with International Bank of Commerce (“IBC Bank”), which had a then outstanding principal balance of approximately $36.9 million and the other parties agreed to enter into a settlement agreement. 


Assumption Agreement 


On September 26, 2018, the Company entered into an Assumption Agreement (the “Assumption Agreement”) with IBC Bank; CE Operating, LLC, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary (“CE Operating”), which became a party to the Sale Agreement pursuant to the second amendment thereto; N&B Energy; Azar; RAD2 Minerals, Ltd., an entity owned and controlled by Azar (“RAD2”); Seay; and DBS Investments, Ltd., an entity owned and controlled by Seay. Azar, Seay, RAD2, and DBS are collectively referred to as the “Guarantors”. 


Pursuant to the Assumption Agreement, N&B Energy agreed to assume all of the Company’s liabilities and obligations owed to IBC Bank and IBC Bank approved the transactions contemplated by the Sale Agreement and the assumption by N&B Energy of all of the amounts and liabilities which the Company owed to IBC Bank (collectively, the “IBC Obligations”). Finally, pursuant to the Assumption Agreement, IBC Bank released and forever discharged the Company and CE Operating and each of their current and former officers, directors, and stockholders, from all covenants, agreements, obligations, claims and demands of any kind, whether in law or at equity, which IBC Bank then had, arising out of or related to the amounts which the Company owed to IBC Bank under the Note, Loan Agreement or mortgages and/or under such documents or agreements, and further agreed to release the lien which IBC Bank then held on certain of the Company’s properties located in west Texas. 


N&B Energy Sale Agreement Closing 


On September 26, 2018, the transactions contemplated by the Sale Agreement closed and N&B Energy assumed all of the IBC Obligations (pursuant to the Assumption Agreement described above) and paid the Company $100 in cash, and the Company transferred ownership of the Assets to N&B Energy. 


Notwithstanding the sale of the Assets, the Company retained its assets in Glasscock and Hutchinson Counties, Texas and 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 prior Okfuskee County, Oklahoma assets; and retained an overriding royalty interest on certain other undeveloped leasehold interests, pursuant to an Assignment of Production Payment and Assignment of Overriding Royalty Interests. 


The effective date of the Sale Agreement was August 1, 2018. The Assets were assigned “as is” with all faults. 


As a result of the Assumption Agreement and the Sale Agreement, the Company reduced its liabilities by $37.9 million and its assets by approximately $12.1 million.


The following table summarizes the net assets sold and gain recognized in connection with the Assumption Agreement and Sale Agreement: 


Assumption of IBC Bank Loan   $ 36,943,617  
Assumption of ARO Liability     699,536  
Assumption of Capital Lease Obligations and Other     287,074  
Cash Received at Closing     100  
Oil and Gas Properties Transferred     (12,122,081 )
Total Gain on Sale   $ 25,808,246