Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2020
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 its 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 $1.30 and $1.18 per barrel of oil equivalent for the year ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. 


All of Camber’s oil and natural gas properties are located in the United States. Costs being amortized at March 31, 2020 and 2019 are as follows: 



March 31,



March 31,


Oil and gas properties subject to amortization   $ 50,352,033   $ 50,352,306  
Oil and gas properties not subject to amortization     28,016,989     28,016,989  
Capitalized asset retirement costs     91,850     176,649  
Total oil & natural gas properties     78,460,872     78,545,944  
Accumulated depreciation, depletion, and impairment     (78,350,605 )   (78,333,628 )
Net Capitalized Costs   $ 110,267   $ 212,316  




For the year ended March 31, 2020, the Company recorded no impairments. For the year ended March 31, 2019, the Company recorded impairments totaling $1,304,785, which were due to lease expirations.  


Additions and Depletion 


During the years ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, the Company incurred costs of approximately $0 and $2.1 million, respectively, for technical and other capital enhancements to extend the lives of the Company’s wells. Additionally, the Company recorded $16,977 and $473,521 for depletion for the years ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.


Disposition of Oil and Natural Gas Properties 


On July 12, 2018, the Company entered into the Sale Agreement, as seller, with N&B Energy as purchaser. 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 a production payment and overriding royalty interests (the “Disposed Assets”). In consideration for the Disposed Assets, N&B Energy agreed to pay the Company $100 in cash, to assume all of the Company’s obligations and debt owed under its outstanding loan agreement with IBC Bank, which had a then outstanding principal balance of approximately $36.9 million, and certain other parties agreed to enter into a settlement agreement. The transaction closed in September 2018. 




As part of the Lineal Acquisition, the Company acquired various operating and finance leases for sales and administrative offices, motor vehicles and machinery and equipment. Due to the Redemption Agreement discussed below in “Note 12 – Merger Agreement and Divestiture”, the Company no longer owns the operating and finance leases that it had acquired in connection with the Lineal Acquisition. 


Effective August 1, 2018, the Company entered into a month-to-month lease at 1415 Louisiana, Suite 3500, Houston, Texas 77002. The entity providing use of the space without charge is affiliated with the Company’s Chief Financial Officer.