Nature of Business and Going Concern
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2017
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|Note 1 - Nature of Business and Going Concern||
Viking Energy Group, Inc. (Viking or the Company) was incorporated under the laws of the State of Florida on May 3, 1989, as Sparta Ventures Corp. and remained inactive until June 27, 1998. After several name changes, the Company merged with and into a wholly-owned subsidiary, SinoCubate, Inc., which remained the surviving entity of the merger. SinoCubate, Inc. was formed in the State of Nevada on September 11, 2008. The merger resulted in a change of name of the Company from Synthenol Inc. to SinoCubate, Inc., and a change in the state of incorporation of the Company from Florida to Nevada. On June 13, 2012, the Company changed its name to Viking Investments Group, Inc., and the Companys ticker symbol was changed to VKIN. On March 17, 2017, the Company changed its name to Viking Energy Group, Inc.
The Company's business plan is to engage in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas properties, both individually and through collaborative partnerships with other companies in this field of endeavor. On March 8, 2016, the Company incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary, Viking Oil & Gas (Canada) ULC, in Alberta, Canada, to hold its Canadian oil and gas interests. In November of 2014, the Company entered into its first contract relative to oil and gas activities involving jointly controlled assets and related liabilities by purchasing an undivided 50% interest in the Joffre project located in Alberta, Canada. On February 23, 2016, the Company closed on the acquisition of working interests in four leases with access to the mineral rights (oil and gas) concerning approximately 281 acres of property in Miami and Franklin Counties in eastern Kansas. On August 30, 2016, the Company created an additional wholly owned subsidiary, Mid-Con Petroleum, LLC (Mid-Con), in the State of Kansas to hold its current acquisitions in the central United States. On October 4, 2016, the Company, through Mid-Con, completed an acquisition whereby the Company (i) increased its working interest in three existing oil and gas leases in Miami and Franklin Counties in Eastern Kansas, and (ii) acquired a working interest in four new oil and gas leases in the same region, comprising approximately 660 acres of property. On August 25, 2017, the Company created an additional wholly owned subsidiary, Mid-Con Drilling, LLC. (Mid-Con Drilling), in the State of Kansas to hold additional acquisitions in the central United States. On September 11, 2017, the Company through Mid-Con Drilling, completed an acquisition of a 90% working interest in four new oil and gas leases in Anderson County in Eastern Kansas, comprising approximately 980 acres of property.
These consolidated financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and the satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. The Company had a net comprehensive loss of $2,666,268, and $1,953,798 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively. The Company has accumulated a stockholders deficit of $3,049,707 as of September 30, 2017. These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Companys ability to continue as a going concern. The Companys ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon its ability to generate future profitable operations and/or to obtain the necessary financing to meet its obligations and repay its liabilities arising from normal business operations when they come due. Management has no formal plan in place to address this concern but considers that the Company will be able to obtain additional funds by equity financing and/or related party advances; however, there is no assurance of additional funding being available. These consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments to the recorded assets or liabilities that might be necessary should the Company have to curtail operations or be unable to continue in existence.
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Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef