Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Note 2. Restatement

Restatement of Financial Statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015


The Company is restating its financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 to correct various account balances as summarized below.


The restatements are being made in accordance with ASC 250, “Accounting Changes and Error Corrections.” The disclosure provision of ASC 250 requires a company that corrects an error to disclose that its previously issued financial statements have been restated, a description of the nature of the error, the effect of the correction on each financial statement line item and any per share amount affected for each prior period presented, and the cumulative effect on retained earnings (deficit) in the statement of financial position as of the beginning of each period presented.


The effects of the adjustments on the Company’s previously issued unaudited financial statements are summarized as follows:


Selected Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets Information as of September 30, 2016


    Reported     Net Change     Restated  
Petroleum and natural gas rights / oil and gas properties     2,863,046       (253,951 )     2,609,095  
Accumulated deficit     (10,870,110 )     (196,793 )     (11,066,903 )


The Company uses the full cost method of accounting for its oil and gas properties, which requires a capitalized cost limitation test (“ceiling test”) at each report date. This analysis utilizes information included in an annual reserve report. The report originally used did not contemplate the pricing requirements for proved reserves promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The Company obtained a revised reserve report in October 2016, which met the SEC pricing requirements for proved reserves. Based on this report, the Company determined that an impairment of $210,032 should be recorded for the year ended December 31, 2015, consequently reducing the balances carried forward to 2016 and impacting the calculations for depletion.