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PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

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PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
6 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
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 the 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 $0.57 and $0.95 per barrel of oil equivalent for the six months ended September 30, 2020, and 2019, respectively.

 

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

 

   


September 30, 

2020 

   


March 31, 

 2020 

 
Oil and gas properties subject to amortization   $ 50,413,792     $ 50,443,883  
Oil and gas properties not subject to amortization     28,016,989       28,016,989  
Capitalized asset retirement costs     1,570       1,570  
Total oil & natural gas properties     78,432,351       78,462,442  
Accumulated depreciation, depletion, and impairment     (78,356,957 )     (78,351,825 )
Net Capitalized Costs   $ 75,394     $ 110,617  

 

Impairments

 

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

 

Additions and Depletion

 

During the six months ended September 30, 2020, and 2019, the Company incurred no costs for technical and other capital enhancements to extend the lives of the Company’s wells. Additionally, the Company recorded $4,871 and $6,572 of depletion for the six months ended September 30, 2020, and 2019, respectively. The Company recorded $2,164 and $2,572 of depletion for the three months ended September 30, 2020, and 2019, respectively.

 

Leases

 

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.