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Company Overview and Operations

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Company Overview and Operations
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Company Overview and Operations  
Note 2. Company Overview and Operations

Note 2 Company Overview and Operations 

 

Viking Energy Group, Inc. and subsidiaries is an energy company, targeting opportunities in the power generation, clean energy and resource sectors. Through its 60.5 % majority-owned subsidiary, Simson-Maxwell Ltd. (“Simson-Maxwell”), the Company provides power generation products, services and custom energy solutions to commercial and industrial clients. Through other wholly-owned subsidiaries, the Company is engaged in petroleum exploration and production and the sale of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. Additionally, the Company recently entered into a license agreement with ESG Clean Energy, LLC (“ESG”), to utilize ESG’s patent rights and know-how related to stationary electric power generation and heat and carbon dioxide capture (the “ESG Clean Energy System”). The Company intends to sell, lease, and sub-license the ESG Clean Energy System to third parties using, among others, Simson-Maxwell’s existing distribution channels, and the Company may also utilize the ESG Clean Energy System for its own account, whether in connection with its petroleum operations, Simson-Maxwell’s power generation operations, or otherwise.

 

The following overview provides a background related to various operations and acquisition efforts over the last several years:

 

Oil & Gas Acquisitions

 

On December 22, 2017, the Company completed an acquisition of 100% of the membership interests of Petrodome Energy, LLC (“Petrodome”), a privately-owned company, with working interests in multiple oil and gas fields across Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, comprising approximately 11,700 acres.

 

As a part of this acquisition, the Company retained an operational office and staff in Houston, Texas, which provided the Company the capability of operating many of its own wells internally. This expertise has since been utilized to evaluate potential oil and gas acquisitions, evaluate the management of the Company’s oil and gas assets, and evaluate possible drilling prospects.

 

On May 10, 2019, Petrodome Louisiana Pipeline LLC (“Petrodome LA”), a subsidiary of Petrodome, acquired a majority working interest in 6 gas wells (including 2 producing gas wells), 1 producing oil well and 1 salt water disposal well located in the East Mud Lake Field in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, with leases to mineral rights (oil and gas) concerning approximately 765 acres.

 

Viking’s petroleum operations are focused on the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties in the Gulf Coast and Mid-Continent regions of the United States, with the Company’s petroleum-focused subsidiaries owning oil and gas leases in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Kansas.

 

Oil and Gas Acquisitions & Disposals

 

On December 28, 2018, the Company, through its newly formed Ichor Energy Holdings, LLC subsidiary (“Ichor Energy Holdings”), completed an acquisition of working interests in oil and gas leases in Texas (primarily in Orange and Jefferson Counties) and Louisiana (primarily in Calcasieu Parish), which included 58 producing wells and 31 salt water disposal wells. On October 5, 2021, the Company transferred all of the membership interests of Ichor Energy Holdings to a third party, and the third party assumed all of the rights and obligations associated with such membership interests, including the debt and derivatives associated with Ichor Energy Holdings and all of its entities. The consideration for the conveyance of the membership interests of Ichor Energy Holdings was the assumption by the third party of all of the rights and obligations associated with Ichor Energy Holdings and all of its entities. The assignment agreement contains a right of first refusal, and provides that if the third party receives an arms-length bona fide offer from any third party to purchase any of the membership interests in Holdings, such interests shall first be offered to the Company, who shall have the right, exercisable within thirty (30) calendar days, to elect to purchase such membership interests upon substantially the same terms and conditions as are contained in the offer.

On February 3, 2020, the Company, through its newly formed majority-owned Elysium Energy Holdings, LLC subsidiary (“Elysium Energy Holdings”), acquired interests in oil and gas properties located in Texas and Louisiana, which included leases, working interests, and over-riding royalty interests in oil and gas properties in Texas (approximately 72 wells in 11 counties) and Louisiana (approximately 55 wells in 6 parishes), along with associated equipment. On October 12, 2021, the Company transferred all of the membership interests of Elysium Energy Holdings to a third party, and the third party assumed all of the rights and obligations associated with such membership interests, including the debt and derivatives associated with Elysium Energy Holdings and all of its entities. The consideration for the conveyance of the membership interests of Elysium Energy Holdings was the assumption by the third party of all of the rights and obligations associated with Elysium Energy Holdings and all of its entities.

 

The following table provides condensed aggregate financial information as of and for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, regarding the entities transferred to third parties during October 2021:

 

 

 

September 30,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

Total assets

 

$ 91,008,735

 

 

$ 120,501,052

 

Total liabilities

 

$ 110,681,581

 

 

$ 88,917,536

 

 

 

 

Nine months ended

September 30,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

 

Revenue

 

$ 27,756,694

 

 

$ 28,555,823

 

Operating expenses

 

$ (21,935,805 )

 

$ (22,337,966 )

Interest expenses

 

$ (8,587,349 )

 

$ (8,456,370 )

Amortization of debt discount

 

$ (2,138,508 )

 

$ (1,778,540 )

Gain (loss) on change in fair value of derivatives

 

$ (16,401,270 )

 

$ 8,312,386

 

 

Simson-Maxwell Acquisition

 

On August 6, 2021, the Company acquired approximately 60.5% of the issued and outstanding shares of Simson-Maxwell Ltd., a Canadian federal corporation, for $7,958,159 in cash. Simson-Maxwell is a leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial engines, power generation products, services and custom energy solutions. The company integrates innovative technology with superior products to contribute to global energy sustainability. Operating for over 80 years, Simson-Maxwell’s diverse group of employees at seven branch locations service over 4,000 maintenance contracts and assist with satisfying the energy and power-solution demands of the company’s entire customer-base.

ESG Clean Energy License

 

On August 18, 2021, the Company entered into a license agreement with ESG, a Delaware limited liability company, pursuant to which the Company received (i) an exclusive license to ESG Clean Energy’s patent rights and know-how related to stationary electric power generation (not in connection with vehicles), including methods to utilize heat and capture carbon dioxide in Canada, and (ii) a non-exclusive license to the Intellectual Property in up to 25 sites in the United States that are operated by the Company or its affiliates. See Note 5 for further information regarding this license agreement.

 

The Company intends to sell, lease, and sub-license the intellectual property to third parties using, among others, Simson-Maxwell’s existing distribution channels, and the Company may also utilize the ESG Clean Energy System for its own account, whether in connection with its petroleum operations, Simson-Maxwell’s power generation operations, or otherwise.