Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 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 $0.80 and $1.21 per barrel of oil equivalent for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.


All of Camber’s oil and natural gas properties are located in the United States. Costs being amortized at June 30, 2020 and March 31, 2020 are as follows:



June 30,



March 31,


Oil and gas properties subject to amortization   $ 50,352,033     $ 50,352,033  
Oil and gas properties not subject to amortization     28,016,989       28,016,989  
Capitalized asset retirement costs     91,850       91,850  
Total oil & natural gas properties     78,460,872       78,460,872  
Accumulated depreciation, depletion, and impairment     (78,352,769 )     (78,350,605 )
Net Capitalized Costs   $ 108,103     $ 110,267  




For the three-month periods ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, the Company recorded no impairment.


Additions and Depletion


During the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, the Company incurred no costs of for technical and other capital enhancements to extend the lives of the Company’s wells. Additionally, the Company recorded approximately $2,164 and $4,000 for depletion for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.




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 in – “Note 1 – General” and below in “Note 11 – Lineal 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.