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Commitments and contingencies

Commitments and contingencies
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2020
Commitments and contingencies  
Note 8. Commitments and contingencies

Office lease


In April 2018, the Company’s subsidiary, Petrodome Energy, LLC entered into a 66-month lease for 4,147 square feet of office space for the Company’s corporate office in Houston, Texas. The annual base rent commenced at $22.00 per square foot, and escalates at $0.50 per foot each year through expiration of the lease term. Operating lease expense is recognized on a straight-line basis over the lease term. Operating lease expense was $48,192 for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019.


Pending Merger


On February 3, 2020, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Camber Energy, Inc.The Merger Agreement provides that a newly-formed wholly-owned subsidiary of Camber will merge with and into Viking, with Viking surviving the merger as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Camber. The proposed merger contemplates Camber issuing newly-issued shares of common stock, with the equity holders of Viking having an 80% interest in the post-closing entity. The merger, if completed, will provide the opportunity for our common stock to be listed on the NYSE American.


The Merger Agreement provides, among other things, that the board of directors of the combined company will be comprised of five directors, one to be appointed by Camber and four to be appointed by Viking. The Merger Agreement also provides that James A. Doris, the Chief Executive Officer of Viking, shall serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the combined company. The combined company will have its headquarters in Houston, Texas.


The completion of the Merger is subject to numerous conditions including (i) the effectiveness of a registration statement registering the shares of Camber common stock to be issued to Viking’s shareholders in the merger and (ii) shareholder approval of the merger transactions by Camber’s shareholders and Viking’s shareholders. Additional closing conditions include (i) that in the event the NYSE American determines that the merger constitutes, or will constitute, a “back-door listing”/”reverse merger”, Camber (and its common stock) is required to qualify for initial listing on the NYSE American, and (ii) that the only loan obligations with a maturity date in 2020 that Viking shall have at closing shall be the 2018 Convertible Notes.


The Merger can be terminated under various conditions or circumstances. The Merger Agreement contains customary indemnification obligations of the parties and representations and warranties. Upon consummation of the merger, Viking will be deemed the acquirer for accounting purposes.


Legal matters


From time to time the Company may be a party to litigation involving commercial claims against the Company. Management believes that the ultimate resolution of these matters will not have a material effect on the Company’s financial position or results of operations.


The staff (the “Staff”) of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement has notified the Company, that the Staff has made a preliminary determination to recommend that the SEC file an enforcement action against the Company, as well as against its CEO and it CFO, for alleged violations of Section 17(a) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 thereunder during the period from early 2014 through late 2016. The Staff’s notice is not a formal allegation or a finding of wrongdoing by the Company, and the Company is in dialogue with the Staff regarding its preliminary determination. The Company believes it has adequate defenses and intends to vigorously defend any enforcement action that may be initiated by the SEC.