Nature of Business and Going Concern
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 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. 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 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. 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 incorporated an additional wholly owned subsidiary, Mid-Con Petroleum, LLC, in the State of Kansas to hold certain of its acquisitions in the central United States. On October 4, 2016, the Company, through Mid-Con Petroleum, 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. On October 2, 2017, the Company, through Mid-Con Drilling, closed on an acquisition, effective October 1, 2017, of a 100% working interest in six new oil and gas leases in Miami and Franklin Counties in Eastern Kansas. Existing production from the acquired interests is approximately twenty-two barrels of oil per day. The purchase includes an undivided interest in all oil and gas wells, equipment, fixtures and other personal property located upon the leased properties and used in connection with oil and gas operations upon the leases attributable to the working interests purchased by Viking, through Mid-Con. On October 4, 2017, the Company, through Mid-Con Drilling, closed on an acquisition of an 80% working interest in six new oil and gas leases in Riley, Geary and Wabaunsee Counties in Kansas. Existing production from the acquired interests is approximately thirteen barrels of oil per day. The purchase includes an undivided interest in all oil and gas wells, equipment, fixtures and other personal property located upon the leased properties. On December 22, 2017, the Company completed an acquisition of 100% of the issued and outstanding membership interests of Petrodome Energy LLC, a privately-owned company, with working interests in multiple oil and gas fields across Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, comprising approximately 11,700 acres. On December 27, 2017, the Company created an additional wholly owned subsidiary, Mid-Con Development, LLC (Mid-Con Development) in the State of Kansas to hold additional acquisition in the central United States. On December 29, 2017, the Company through Mid-Con Development completed an acquisition of working interests in approximately 41 oil leases in Ellis and Rooks Counties in Kansas, comprising several thousand acres.
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 net comprehensive income of $17,828,946 and a net comprehensive loss of $5,288,209 for the years ended December 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. The Company has accumulated a stockholders equity of $22,508,313 as of December 31, 2017. The income and equity in 2017 are reflective of a large bargain purchase gain, and not results of operations in normal course. The Company has generated losses from operations and has a significant working capital deficit. These conditions raise substantial doubt regarding the Company's 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.
The entire disclosure for the nature of an entity's business, major products or services, principal markets including location, and the relative importance of its operations in each business and the basis for the determination, including but not limited to, assets, revenues, or earnings. For an entity that has not commenced principal operations, disclosures about the risks and uncertainties related to the activities in which the entity is currently engaged and an understanding of what those activities are being directed toward.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef