10-Q 1 v384206_10q.htm FORM 10-Q

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(MARK ONE)

 

xQUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended May 31, 2014

 

 

¨TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the transition period from                 to

 

Commission file number 000-53520

 

DISCOVERY ENERGY CORP.
 
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

Nevada   98-0507846
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

One Riverway Drive, Suite 1700, Houston, Texas 77056

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

713-840-6495

(Registrant’s telephone number

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes x    No ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files). Yes x No ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer ¨ Accelerated filer ¨
Non-accelerated filer ¨ Smaller reporting company x

(Do not check if smaller reporting company)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ¨ No x

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common equity, as of the latest practicable date: 138,837,500 common shares as of July 15, 2014

 

 
 

 

PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements.

 

Discovery Energy Corp.

Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)

 

   May 31,   February 28, 
   2014   2014 
Assets          
Current Assets          
Cash  $34,209   $2,483 
Prepaid expenses   12,045    16,817 
Total Current Assets   46,254    19,300 
Oil and gas property – unproved (successful efforts method)   2,421,415    2,421,415 
Total Assets  $2,467,669   $2,440,715 
           
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity          
Current Liabilities          
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities  $39,133   $74,970 
Accounts payable- related parties   129,604    79,599 
Other liabilities   11,441    6,860 
Promissory notes-related parties   179,700    83,500 
Promissory notes   542,294    542,294 
           
Total Current Liabilities   902,172    787,223 
           
Stockholders' Equity          
Preferred stock- 10,000,000 shares authorized, zero issued and outstanding   -    - 
Common stock - 500,000,000 shares authorized, $0.001 par value – 138,837,500  and 138,451,200 shares issued and outstanding as of May 31, 2014 and February 28, 2014, respectively   138,837    138,452 
Additional paid in capital   3,473,499    3,319,365 
Accumulted deficit   (2,044,839)   (1,802,128)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   (2,000)   (2,197)
Total Stockholders' Equity   1,565,497    1,653,492 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity  $2,467,669   $2,440,715 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim financial statements.

 

 
 

 

Discovery Energy Corp.

Statements of Expenses and Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)

(Unaudited)

 

   Three   Three 
   Months
Ended
   Months
Ended
 
   May 31,   May 31, 
   2014   2013 
Expenses          
General and administrative  $17,517   $27,600 
Exploration costs   3,470    35,164 
Professional fees   181,120    65,706 
Rent   3,110    3,184 
Travel   28,800    47,425 
Total expenses   234,017    179,079 
           
Other (Income) Expenses          
Gain on debt for settlement of accounts payable   -    - 
Interest expense   5,095    4,554 
Miscellaneous income   (12)   (42)
Foreign exchange loss/(gain)   3,611    (134)
           
Other (income) expenses   8,694    4,378 
           
Net loss  $(242,711)  $(183,457)
           
Comprehensive loss          
Net loss   (242,711)   (183,457)
Foreign currency translation adjustments   (2,000)   (4,449)
Total comprehensive loss  $(244,711)  $(187,906)
           
Net loss per share – basic and diluted  $(0.00)  $(0.00)
           
Weighted average number of shares outstanding- basic and diluted   138,497,401    138,295,500 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim fnancial statements.

 

 
 

 

Discovery Energy Corp.

Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

 

   Three Months
Ended
   Three Months
Ended
 
   May 31, 2014   May 31, 2013 
Cash flows used in operating activities          
Net loss  $(242,711)  $(183,457)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net Cash used in operating activities          
Shares issued for service   99,520    - 
Changes in assets and liabilities:          
Prepaid expenses   4,772    16,345 
Accounts payable – related party   50,005      
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   (31,060)   (72,562)
Net cash used in operating activities   (119,474)   (239,674)
           
Cash flows from investing activities          
Acquisition of oil and gas property   -    - 
           
Cash flows from financing activities          
Repayments on promissory notes   -    (100,000)
Common Stock issued   55,000    - 
Advances from shareholders   96,200    - 
Net cash flows from financing activities   151,200    (100,000)
           
Foreign exchange effect on cash   -    (4,449)
           
Change in cash during the period   31,726    (344,123)
           
Cash beginning of the period   2,483    430,007 
           
Cash end of the period  $34,209   $85,884 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited interim financial statements.

 

 
 

 

Discovery Energy Corp.

Notes to the Unaudited Financial Statements

 

1.Nature of Operations and Basis of Presentation

 

Discovery Energy’s (The Company) principal business is the proposed exploration and development of the 584,651 gross acres (the “License”) in the State of South Australia covered by Petroleum Exploration License (PEL) 512. The Prospect involves a 100% working interest in the preceding acreage, which overlies portions of the Cooper and Eromanga basins. The Company has not presently determined whether the Prospect contains any crude oil and natural gas reserves that are economically recoverable. While the Company’s present focus is on the Prospect, the Company may consider the acquisition of other attractive oil and gas properties under the right circumstances.

 

In May 2012, the Company incorporated a wholly-owned Australian subsidiary, Discovery Energy SA Ltd. for purposes of acquiring the Prospect.

 

The accompanying unaudited interim financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements and notes thereto contained in the Company’s February 28, 2014 Annual Report filed with the SEC on Form 10-K. In the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, necessary for a fair presentation of financial position and the results of operations for the interim periods presented have been reflected herein. The results of operations for interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year. Notes to the financial statements, which would substantially duplicate the disclosure contained in the audited financial statements for the most recent fiscal year end February 28, 2014, as reported on Form 10-K, have been omitted.

 

The Company has limited operations and is considered to be in the development stage. In the quarter ended May 31, 2014, the Company has elected to early adopt Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-10, Development Stage Entities (Topic 915): Elimination of Certain Financial Reporting Requirements. The adoption of this ASU allows the company to remove the inception to date information and all references to development stage.

 

2.Going Concern

 

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, which implies the Company will continue to realize its assets and discharge its liabilities in the normal course of business. The Company has not generated revenues since inception and has never paid dividends and is unlikely to pay dividends or generate earnings in the immediate or foreseeable future. The continuation of the Company as a going concern is dependent upon the ability of the Company to obtain necessary equity or debt financing to continue operations, the successful development of the Prospect or one or more alternative oil and gas properties, and the attainment of profitable operations. As of May 31, 2014, the Company has not generated any revenues and has an accumulated loss of $2,044,839 since inception. These factors raise substantial doubt regarding the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. These financial statements do not include any adjustments to the recoverability and classification of recorded asset amounts and classification of liabilities that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

 

On May 15, 2013, the Company modified an October 2012 capital raising agreement with Chrystal Capital Partners LLP (“Chrystal”), a corporate finance firm based in London regulated by the British Financial Services Authority. While the Company no longer pays a monthly fee to Chrystal, it is obligated for a period of 18 months beginning May 1, 2013 to pay Chrystal a success fee for any transaction completed with any prospect previously introduced by Chrystal. Subsequent to the agreement modification, Chrystal has introduced the Company to a very small number of further potential investors or joint venture partners. If the Company consummates a transaction with any of these persons, it generally expects to pay to this firm the success fees originally agreed upon.

 

On May 14, 2014, the Company entered into a second amendment of its agreement with Chrystal Capital Partners LLP. This amendment eliminated from success fee consideration certain parties that had previously been eligible for such treatment had any one of them invested in Discovery’s equity, debt or other capital instrument before October 31, 2014. It also provides for the return to the Company of Share Certificate No. 1070, representing 6,472,425 Common Shares. Following such return, this Share Certificate will be canceled and a new certificate for 248,800 Common Shares will be issued to Chrystal, which will have the full power of ownership over this new certificate. The cancelation and reissuance occurred on May 21, 2014.

 

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On March 31, 2014, the Company engaged on a non-exclusive basis the services of ERB Enterprises, LLC, a consulting firm based in San Francisco, California to introduce the Company to sources of debt or equity capital, on a “Best Efforts” basis. The Company has no material obligations under this agreement, unless a successful financing is completed with a party or parties connected to the Company through ERB, in which event it will owe success fees the Company believes to be reasonable and customary.

 

3.Related Party Transactions

 

As of May 31, 2014 and February 28, 2014, the Company owed $129,604 and $79,599, respectively, to certain Company directors for reimbursement of expenses paid on behalf of the Company. In addition, as of May 31, 2014 and February 28, 2014, the Company owed $179,700 and $83,500, respectively, for promissory notes issued to various related parties. These amounts are unsecured, non-interest bearing and due on demand.

 

4.Oil and Gas Properties

 

On May 19, 2014, the Company received notice from the Government of South Australia that had issued certain modifications to the License and suspended the License for a period of six months. Under the amended License, the Company will be required to drill 7 exploratory wells rather than 12, as originally required. These required wells must be drilled in years 3, 4, and 5 (2, 2, and 3 respectively). The amount of required 2D seismic was also reduce to 100 kilometers (in year 3) from 250 kilometers (in year 2) but the total 3D seismic work guaranteed increased to 500 square kilometers from 400 square kilometers. However, the 3D seismic survey requirement is spread over years 2, 3 and 4 (100, 200 and 200 sq. km. respectively). The effect of the suspension is to move the end date of the four years remaining in the initial term of the License six months forward. Hence, year 2 will now end on April 27, 2015, year 3 on April 27, 2016, year 4 on April 27, 2017 and the fifth and final year of the initial term will end April 27, 2018.

 

5.Notes Payable

 

Two promissory notes were issued on October 26, 2012 to Liberty upon delivery of the License with aggregate principal amount of $650,000. The original terms of the note were:

 

(i)One note in the original principal amount of $500,000 is due on April 26, 2013.

 

(ii)The other note in the original principal amount of $150,000 is due on July 26, 2013.

 

(iii)Both notes bear interest at a floating rate equal to the one month term LIBOR rate, plus

 

(iv)an additional 3%.

 

On March 10, 2014, the Liberty note with a total remaining balance of $542,294 was further amended wherein the maturity date was extended to May 12, 2014 (the “Initial Due Date”); provided, however, that if the Company would have made prepayments in the aggregate amount of $250,000 prior to the Initial Due Date, then the due date for the remainder of the principal amount of and accrued interest on the consolidation note would have been extended until June 30, 2014. The note bears interest at a floating rate equal to the one-month term LIBOR rate, plus an additional 3%.

 

On March 18, 2014, the Company entered into an unsecured corporate demand note with a related party, William Begley. The note was in the amount of $45,500, which included the amounts of $5,500 advanced by Mr. Begley in December 2013 and January 2014. Repayment of this note can be demanded, with 5- days notice, at any time after the passage of 20 business days from the date of the note. If no demand is made on the note, the note becomes due and payable in full on its first annual anniversary. The note is non-interest bearing.

 

On March 31, 2014, the Company entered into unsecured corporate demand notes with two related parties, William Begley and Keith Spickelmier. Each note was in the amount of $25,000, and repayment can be demanded, with 5-days notice, at any time after the passage of 20 business days from the date of the note. If no demand is made on a note, the note becomes due and payable in full on its first anniversary. The notes are non-interest bearing.

 

On May 5, 2014, the Company entered into unsecured corporate demand notes with two related parties, William Begley and Keith Spickelmier. Each note was in the amount of $3,100, and repayment can be demanded, with 5-days notice, at any time after the passage of 20 business days from the date of the note. If no demand is made on a note, the note becomes due and payable in full on its first anniversary. The notes are non-interest bearing.

 

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On May 8, 2014, the Liberty note with a total remaining balance of $542,294 was further amended wherein the maturity date was extended to July 11, 2014 (the “Initial Due Date”); provided, however, that if the Company would have made prepayments in the aggregate amount of $250,000 prior to the Initial Due Date, then the due date for the remainder of the principal amount of and accrued interest on the consolidation note would have been extended until August 29, 2014. The note bears interest at a floating rate equal to the one-month term LIBOR rate, plus an additional 3%.

 

6.Common Stock

 

On May 8, 2014, the board of directors approved a private placement of up to 750,000 Common Shares at a price of $0.40 per share. As of May 23, 2014, the Company had received from three separate investors funds totaling $55,000 pursuant to this offering and subsequently issued 137,500 Common Shares.

 

On May 21, 2014 the Company issued 248,800 Common Shares at a price of $.40 per share per the Chrystal Capital Partners, LLP agreement. The fair value of $99,520 has been recognized as stock of services expense. See Note 2.

 

7.Subsequent Events

 

On July 16, 2014, the Company entered into unsecured corporate demand notes with a related party, Keith Spickelmier. The note was in the amount of $10,000, and repayment can be demanded, with 5-days notice, at any time after the passage of 20 business days from the date of the note. If no demand is made on the note, the note becomes due and payable in full on its first anniversary. The note is non-interest bearing.

 

On July 11, 2014, the Liberty note with a total remaining balance of $542,294 was further amended wherein the maturity date was extended to September 12, 2014 (the “Initial Due Date”); provided, however, that if the Company makes prepayments in the aggregate amount of $250,000 prior to the Initial Due Date, then the due date for the remainder of the principal amount of and accrued interest on the consolidation note shall be extended until October 31, 2014. The note bears interest at a floating rate equal to the one-month term LIBOR rate, plus an additional 3%.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis.

 

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT FOR FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future events. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions about us that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “continue,” or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. Factors that might cause or contribute to such a discrepancy include, but are not limited to, those described in our other Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our Financial Statements and related Notes thereto included elsewhere in this report.

 

General

 

Our company, Discovery Energy Corp., was incorporated under the laws of the state of Nevada on May 24, 2006 under the name "Santos Resource Corp." Our current business plan is to explore for and produce oil and gas from a tract of land (the "Prospect") covered by Petroleum Exploration License (PEL) 512 (the "License") in the State of South Australia. We adopted this business plan near the end of our fiscal 2012, after having previously abandoned our initial business plan involving mining claims in Quebec, Canada and after we had been dormant from a business perspective for a period of time. In connection with the adoption of our current business plan, we had a change in control of our company, a change in our management, a change in our corporate name, and a change of our status from a “shell” company, as that term is defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 and Rule 12b-2 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

 

After having made significant strides in our business plan during our fiscal 2013 (including the formal grant of the License after the satisfaction of a number of significant preconditions), during our fiscal 2014 we focused our efforts to complete a major capital raising transaction or procure a major joint venture partner to further our business plan. The achievement of either of these goals (or some combination of the two) would likely enable us to start the development of the Prospect in a meaningful way. We were not able to achieve either of these goals during our fiscal 2014, although we are continuing concerted efforts to do so. Our inability to achieve either of these goals has placed significant pressure on us, as we have certain pressing payments and expenditures with respect to which we will suffer material adverse effects if we fail to make. These payments, expenditures and consequences are discussed in detail herein. We have no assurance that we will be successful in completing a major capital raising transaction, procuring a major joint venture partner, or avoiding the materially adverse effects resulting from a failure to do so.

 

A positive development occuring during the quarter overed by this Report was the modification and extension of the work commitment relating to the License. The details of this development are discussed herein. The modification reduces our obligations under the work commitment, and management believes will enhance our ability to complete a major capital raising transaction, or procure a joint venture partner, or both, although we have no assurance of this.

 

In the remainder of this Report, Australian dollar amounts are prefaced by "AU$" while United States dollar amounts are prefaced simply by "$" or (when used in close proximity to Australian dollar amounts) by "US$." When United States dollar amounts are given as equivalents of Australian dollar amounts, such United States dollar amounts are approximations only and not exact figures. During the past year, that exchange rate has varied from a low of US$1.00/AU$0.948 to a high of US$1.00/AU$1.147.

 

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Plan of Operation

 

General

 

We intend to engage primarily in the exploration and development of oil and gas on the Prospect in an effort to develop oil and gas reserves. Our principal products will be crude oil and natural gas. Our development strategy will be directed in the multi-pay target areas of South Australia, with principal focus on the prolific Cooper/Eromanga Basin, towards initiating and rapidly expanding production rates and proving up significant reserves primarily through exploratory drilling. Our mission will be to generate superior returns for our stockholders by working with industry partners, suppliers and the community to build a focused exploration and production company with strong development assets in the oil and gas sector.

 

In the right circumstances, we might assume the entire risk of the drilling and development of the Prospect. More likely, we will determine that the drilling and development of the Prospect can be more effectively pursued by inviting industry participants to share the risk and the reward of the Prospect by financing some or all of the costs of drilling wells. Such arrangements are frequently referred to as "farm-outs." In such cases, we may retain a carried working interest or a reversionary interest, and we may be required to finance all or a portion of our proportional interest in the Prospect. Although this approach will reduce our potential return should the drilling operations prove successful, it will also reduce our risk and financial commitment to a particular prospect. Prospective participants regarding possible "farm-out" arrangements have already approached us.

 

There can be no assurance that we will be successful in our exploratory and production activities. The oil and gas business involves numerous risks, the principal ones of which are listed in our 2014 Annual Report on Form 10-K in "Item 1A. Risk Factors -RISKS RELATING TO OUR INDUSTRY - PARTICIPANTS IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY ARE SUBJECT TO NUMEROUS RISKS." As we become more involved in the oil and gas exploration and production business, we will give more detail information regarding these risks.

 

Although our primary focus is on the exploration and development of the Prospect, we have received information about, and have had discussion regarding possible acquisition of or participation in, other oil or gas opportunities. None of these discussions has led to any agreement in principle. Nevertheless, given an attractive opportunity and our ability to consummate the same, we could acquire one or more other crude oil and natural gas properties, or participant in one or more other crude oil and natural gas opportunities.

 

Proposed Initial Activities

 

We have just begun the initial phase of our plan of operation. To date we have not commenced any drilling or other exploration activities on the Prospect, and thus we do not have any estimates of oil and gas reserves. Consequently we have not reported any reserve estimates to any governmental authority. We cannot assure anyone that we will find commercially producible amounts of oil and gas. Moreover, at the present time, we cannot finance the initial phase of our plan of operation solely through our own current resources. Therefore, we have undertaken certain financing activities described in " Liquidity and Capital Requirements - Major Financing Efforts and Other Sources of Capital" below. The success of the initial phase of our plan of operation depends upon our ability to obtain additional capital to acquire seismic data with respect to the Prospect, and to drill exploratory and developmental wells. We cannot assure anyone that we will obtain the necessary capital.

 

The License is subject to a five-year work commitment. We have completed the first year of this work commitment and in this first year we conducted geological and geophysical studies including interpretation of existing seismic data. In management’s view, the geotechnical work completed in the first year was sufficient to satisfy this requirement, and we filed our report in this connection with the South Australian government. We have received no comments from the government relating to this report.

 

In May 2014, we received from the South Australian Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy notice of the approval of our application for the modification and six-month extension of the work commitment relating to the License. Until this modification and extension, our remaining work commitment involved the following:

 

*Year 2 ending about October 26, 2014 - Conduct a new 2D seismic survey totaling at least 250 kilometers.
*Year 3 ending about October 26, 2015 - Acquire new 3D seismic data totaling at least 400 square kilometers and drill two wells
*Year 4 ending about October 26, 2016 - Drill five wells
*Year 5 ending about October 26, 2017 - Drill five wells

 

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As modified and extend, our remaining work commitment involves the following:

 

*Year 2 ending about April 27, 2015 - Conduct a new 3D seismic survey totaling at least 100 square kilometers.
*Year 3 ending about April 27, 2016 - Acquire new 2D seismic data totaling at least 100 kilometers, acquire 3D seismic data totaling at least 200 square kilometers and drill two wells
*Year 4 ending about April 27, 2017 - Acquire new 3D seismic data totaling at least 200 square kilometers and drill two wells
*Year 5 ending about April 27, 2018 - Drill three wells

 

The modification reduces our obligations under the work commitment, and management believes will ease our ability to complete a major capital raising transaction, or procure a joint venture partner, or both, although we have no assurance of this.

 

The prices of the equipment and services that we must employ to fulfill the work commitment vary based on both local and international demand for such products by others involved in exploration for and production of oil and gas. Recent high worldwide energy prices have resulted in growing demand, which lends support to higher prices being charged by suppliers. Therefore, we have no assurance that the steps in the work plan (e.g. shooting 100 square kilometers of 3D seismic) can be accomplished at current or lower costs.

 

Based on our research and technical analysis to date, we believe that the License work plan can be justified. Hence, the initial phase of our plan of operation involved (among other things) conducting a 3D seismic surveys totaling 400 square kilometers (approximately 154 sq. miles), conducting a 2D seismic survey of 100 kilometers (approximately 62 miles) and drilling of at least two exploration wells. This activity will take place on the south portion of the Prospect and meets the near-term work requirements under the License. Subject to the availability of funds plus proper equipment and personnel or a farm-out arrangment, management feels that US$19 million or more can be productively invested within the first two years after we commence exploration in earnest.

 

We intend to seek a joint venture partner who or which might act as the operator to conduct seismic work and drill our wells. If we are unsuccessful in procuring such a partner, we will engage the services of a qualified seismic company to acquire additional 3D seismic data and (once we have identified proposed drilling sites) a third party contractor for drilling operations. Management foresees no problem in procuring the services of one or more qualified operators and drillers in connection with the initial phase of our plan of operation, although a considerable increase in drilling activities in the area of our properties could make difficult (and perhaps expensive) the procurement of operating and drilling services. In all cases, the operator will be responsible for all regulatory compliance regarding the well, including any necessary permitting for the well. In addition to regulatory compliance, the operator will be responsible for hiring the drilling contractor, geologist and petroleum engineer to make final decisions relative to the zones to be targeted, well design, and bore-hole drilling and logging. Should the well be successful, the operator would thereafter be responsible for completing the well, installing production facilities and interconnecting with gathering or transmission pipelines if economically appropriate. We expect to pay third party operators (i.e. not joint venture partner with us) commercially prevailing rates.

 

The operator will be the caretaker of the well once production has commenced. Additionally, the operator will formulate and deliver to all interest owners an operating agreement establishing each participant's rights and obligations in that particular well based on the location of the well and the ownership. The operator will also be responsible for paying bills related to the well, billing working interest owners for their proportionate expenses in drilling and completing the well, and selling the production from the well. Unless each interest owner sells its production separately, the operator will collect sale proceeds from oil and gas purchasers, and, once a division order has been established and confirmed by the interest owners, the operator will issue the checks to each interest owner in accordance with its appropriate interest. The operator will not perform these functions when each interest owner sells its production separately, in which case the interest owners will undertake these activities separately. After production commences on a well, the operator also will be responsible for maintaining the well and the wellhead site during the entire term of the production or until such time as the operator has been replaced.

 

The principal oil, natural gas and gas liquids transportation hub for the region of South Australia surrounding the Prospect is located in the vicinity of Moomba. This processing and transportation center is approximately 60 km (36 miles) due east of the Prospect's eastern boundary. Large diameter pipelines deliver oil and gas liquids from Moomba south to Port Bonython (Whyalla). Natural gas is also moved south to Adelaide or east to Sydney. A gas transmission pipeline also connects Moomba to Ballera, which is located northeastward in the State of Queensland. From Ballera gas can be moved to Brisbane and Gladstone, where a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project is under development. The Moomba treating and transportation facilities and the southward pipelines were developed and are operated by a producer consortium led by Santos Limited (no relation to us).

 

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We cannot accurately predict the costs of transporting our production until we locate our first successful well. The cost of installing infrastructure to deliver our production to Moomba or elsewhere will vary depending upon distance traversed, negotiated handling/treating fees, and pipeline tariffs.

 

Results of Operations

 

Our results of operation for the three-month periods ended May 31, 2014 and 2013 are summarized in the table below:

 

   Three months
Ended May 31
   Three months
Ended May 31
 
   2014   2013 
         
Revenue  $0   $0 
Operating Expenses  $234,017   $179,079 
Other (income)/expenses  $8,694   $4,378 
Net Loss  $(242,711)  $(183,457)

 

Our operating expenses for the three-month periods ended May 31, 2014 and 2013 are outlined in the table below:

 

   Three months
Ended May 31
   Three months
Ended May 31
 
   2014   2013 
         
General and Administrative  $17,517   $27,600 
Exploration Costs  $3,470   $35,164 
Professional Fees   $181,120   $65,706 
Travel  $28,800   $47,425 
Rent  $3,110   $3,184 
Total  $234,017   $179,079 

 

Results of Operations for the Three-Month Periods Ended May 31, 2014 and 2013

 

Revenues. We did not earn any revenues for either the quarter ended May 31, 2014 or the similar period in 2013. We do not anticipate earning revenues until such time as we have entered into commercial production of oil and natural gas. We are presently in the exploration stage of our business, and we can provide no assurance that we will discover commercially exploitable levels of hydrocarbons on our properties, or if such resources are discovered, that we will enter the commercial production

 

Expenses. The total expenses incurred during the quarter ended May 31, 2014 were approximately 31% more than those incurred during the quarter ended May 31, 2013. The increase of approximately $55,000 reflects increase in professional fees offset by reductions in travel expenses, exploration costs and general and administrative expenses. The bulk of our activities during the quarter ended May 31, 2014 were aimed at raising capital. If the company had not made the extraordinary professional fee payment with common stock described below, its total expenses would have been 25% less in the quarter ended May 31, 2014 compared to the quarter ended May 31, 2013.

 

The largest component of our expenses was professional fees during both of the periods shown above. For the quarter ended May 31, 2014, investment banking and financial advisory fees (third party fund raising assistance) were substantially higher than the comparable period in 2013. Additionally, we made a one-time payment of common stock to a former advisor for the early release of certain potential funding sources from their post-termination non-circumvent status. Such non-circumvention arrangements are customary and in management’s judgment the probabilities of success with the parties released under the agreement were enhanced absent the advisor’s potential compensation claim. This increase was partially offset by lower legal billings. The net result was an increase of approximately $115,000 in professional fees during the quarter ended May 31, 2014 compared to the quarter ended May 31, 2013.

 

Our exploration costs during the quarter ended May 31, 2014 declined by about 90% compared to those costs incurred during the comparable period ended May 31, 2013. Because the License work program is currently suspended, there was very little technical work required during the most recent quarterly period compared to the quarter ended May 31, 2013.

 

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Travel expenses during the quarter ended May31, 2014 were nearly $18,000 lower than for the quarter ended May 31, 2013. This savings reflects an increased basing of fund raising work from Houston. The principal exception was a visit to Australia for face-to-face meetings with both investment bankers and potential farm-in partners.

 

General and administrative expenses were also substantially lower for the quarter ended May 31, 2014 compared to the 3-month period ending May 31, 2013. The reduction of approximately $10,000 is principally attributable to a marked decrease in all areas of activity except those targeted at fund raising.

 

Net loss. Our net loss for the quarter ended May 31, 2014 increased by approximately $59,000 (a 32% increase) as compared to the quarter ended May 31, 2013. This result was driven by higher professional fees and payments to financial advisors and consultants, partially offset by lower exploration, travel and general corporate expenses. If the company had not made the extraordinary professional fee payment with common stock described above, the net loss for the quarter ended May 31, 2014 would have been approximately 22% less than for the quarther ended May 31, 2013.

 

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

 

We have no off-balance sheet arrangements.

 

Liquidity and Capital Requirements

 

Financing History and Immediate, Short-Term Capital Needs

 

Since the change in our corporate direction in January 2012, we have financed our business primarily through private placements of common stock. Since January 2012 we conducted several rounds of financing in which we raised total "seed" capital in the amount of $2,363,750 resulting in the issuance of 18,607,500 shares of our common stock. These figures include the results to-date of the current private placerment discussed below. As of May 31, 2014, we had drawn $10,650 in funds against our bank credit card. From time to time, short term funds have been advanced by our officers and directors. As of July 16, 2014, we had oustanding loans totalling $189,700 from two directors and an entity controlled by one officer. These loans are each evidenced by demand notes, which are non-interest bearing. Since we changed our business focus in January 2012, we entered into a related party loan transaction only two other times, and subsequently these loans were either paid off quickly or converted into shares of our common stock.

 

As of May 31, 2014, we had cash in the approximate amount of $34,200, and we had a working capital deficit of about $856,000. As of July 16, 2014, we had the US dollar equivalent of approximately $12,000 of cash on hand. The bulk of the current working capital deficit is associated with the consolidation promissory note in the original princpal amount of $542,294 made payable to Liberty Petroleum Corporation (“Liberty”). As extended, this consolidation promissory note is due and payable on or before September 12, 2014, provided that if we make prepayments in the aggregate amount of $250,000 prior to the due date, then the due date for the remainder of the principal amount of and accrued interest on the note would be extended until October 31, 2014. Short term loans from related parties noted above were also a notable contributor to our working capital deficit.

 

Given the amount of cash on hand, we anticipate the need to raise an estimated $4.8 million of additional funds by April 2015 for operating expenses, retirement of the Liberty note and completion of the second year of our work commitment. We intend to try to do this by common stock private placements to individual and institutional investors. We have no assurances that we will be successful in raising required additional funds. If we are unsuccessful in raising required additional funds in the immediate future, we will need (among other things) to seek a further extension of the Liberty note. While Liberty has accommodated us in the past in this regard, we have no assurance that it would accommodate us again. Our failure to raise required additional funds or obtain an extension of the Liberty note in the immediate future could have adverse consequences for us, including our inability to continue our business plan, which could result in a complete loss of stockholders' equity.

 

Long-Term Capital Needs

 

The five-year work commitment relating to the License imposes certain financial obligations on us. In management’s view, the geotechnical work completed in year-one was sufficient to satisfy the requirement for year-one, and we filed our report in this connection with the South Australian government. We have received no comments from the government relating to this report. However, we will need to obtain additional financing beyond that discussed above before we can fully implement our current plan of operation. This includes monies to meet the second year requirements of the work commitment. This second year will end near the end of April 2015. Moreover, we expect to need a substantial amount of funds to develop the Prospect. In addition to the preceding, we will need working capital to satisfy our general and adminstrative expenses.

 

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Between May 2015 and the end of April 2016, we estimate that at least US$17.0 million of additional capital will be required to continue operations and satisfy our the obligations for the third year of our work commitment. This amount will be needed before we are able to commence production on the Prospect. Accordingly, this amount must be raised. Moreover, this amount would not allow us to develop the Prospect in any meaningful way.

 

Beyond the third License year, we have developed a work plan for the Prospect that is expected to include additional 3D seismic surveying and exploratory drilling. Assuming availability of funding, timely governmental approvals, and access to proper equipment and trained personnel, we feel that a total of about US$21.6 million of outside capital must be invested across the Prospect the final two years of the initial Liciense term.

 

If we are successful with the early wells, we will continue with a full development plan, the scope of which is now uncertain but will be based on technical analysis of acquired seismic data collected and/or reprocessed, field drilling reports and well log reports. However, all of the preceding plans are subject to the availability of sufficient funding and the procurement of all governmental approvals. We do not now have sufficient available funds to undertake these tasks, and will need to procure a joint venture partner or raise additional funds as described above. The failure to procure a joint venture partner or raise additional funds will preclude us from pursuing our business plan, as well as exposing us to the loss of the License, as discussed below. Moreover, if our business plan proceeds as just described, but our first wells do not prove to hold producible reserves, we could be forced to cease our exploration efforts on the Prospect.

 

Major Financing Efforts and Other Sources of Capital

 

During October 2012, we engaged the services of a corporate finance firm based in London regulated by the British Financial Services Authority. This firm assisted us in connections with our efforts to complete a major capital raising transaction by introducing us to a number of potential investors and joint venture partners. In May 2013, we and this firm modified our agreements so that this firm is not expected to introduce us to a meaningful number of further potential investors or joint venture partners, and we no longer pay a monthly fee to it. However, we may have future discussions with potential investors and joint venture partners introduced to us by this firm, although these are expected to be few in number. If we consummate before November 2014 a transaction with any person introduced to us by this firm, we generally expect to pay to this firm the success fees to which we originally agreed. In May 2014, we reached an agreement that reduced somewhat the number of potential companies for which the firm can potentially earn success fees in exchange for which we issued the firm 248,800 shares of Common Stock.

 

After the modification of our engagement with the London-based corporate finance firm described above, our major capital raising efforts began focusing on a transaction with Global Energy International Inc. (“Global”), with which we entered into a letter of intent dated May 28, 2013 (the "Letter of Intent"). Although the Letter of Intent is generally non-binding, it contained certain agreements that we regarded as material and definitive. Specifically, the Letter of Intent contained a binding agreement on our part to afford to Global the exclusive right to consider making a major investment in us in consideration of a payment that Global agreed to make to us. The Letter of Intent was amended several times, ultimately giving Global the preceding exclusive right until August 31, 2013 in consideration of a contractual US$7.0 million payment that Global had already acknowledged that it owed to us by virtue of previous earlier exclusive rights given by us. Global has failed to make timely the US$7.0 million payment. Accordingly, we believe that we no longer owe any obligations to Global with respect to any exclusive right. While we may have future discussions with Global, we have shifted our capital raising emphasis in the manner described in the following paragraph. We are currently evaluating our plans with regard to the delinquent US$7.0 million payment. However, we have no assurance that we will be able to collect all or any portion of this amount, and the anticipated costs in pursuing it (in view of the likelihood of a recovery) may not justify such a pursuit.

 

During November 2013, we engaged on a non-exclusive basis the services of SourceRock Advisors, LLC, an oil and gas finance advisory firm based in Washington, DC and Houston, Texas, and Headwaters BD, LLC, a registered broker dealer and member of FINRA/SIPC, to act as our transaction agent to secure senior debt, subordinated debt, or equity capital on a “best efforts” basis. SourceRock’s role under the agreement will be to provide advisory services with respect to asset valuation, marketing, and capital budgeting. As the transaction agent, Headwaters role will be to identify, contact, evaluate and solicit potential debt and equity investment interest in us. We have no material obligations under this agreement, unless a successful financing is completed, in which event we will owe fees, which we believe to be reasonable and customary.

 

In addition to the preceding efforts using firms that specialize in capital procurement, we are pursuing our own independent capital raising initiatives, and we have several prospects in this regard.

 

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Our capital strategy for most of the past year or so has been to try to engage in a single major capital raising transaction to provide sufficient funds to satisfy our capital needs for a number of years to come. While we are not completely abandoning this strategy, we are shifting our emphasis in an effort to try to engage in one or more smaller capital raising transactions to provide sufficient funds to satisfy our capital needs through April 2015. We are engaged in discussions regarding smaller financings at this time, but we have not reached an agreement in principle, much less a definitive agreement, in this regard. We have no assurance that we will be successful in obtaining required funds.

 

In addition to smaller, equity placements for short-term needs and a major capital raising transaction for long-term needs, we expect to have available other possible sources of capital. For example, one source of funding under investigation is the sale of a portion of our interest in the Prospect to a joint venture partner for a cash payment and/or a work commitment. We have had preliminary discussions with several companies to become joint venture partners. To obtain the maximum combination of cash and work commitment in connection with the sale of an interest in the Prospect, we have conducted extensive geological and geophysical work, including the reporcessing existing 3D seismic data relating to a portion of the Prospect, and we may seek to add further value by completing a 3D seismic survey over other portions of the Prospect. We have no assurance that we will secure a joint venture partner. A joint venture arrangement is unlikely to help with our immediate cash needs, but (if secured) one would help with our longer-term cash needs.

 

In May 2014 we placed 137,500 Common Shares with accredited investors at a price of $0.40 per share. As a result, we raised $55,000 to meet our immediate cash needs.

 

Production from successful exploration and drilling efforts would provide us with cash flow. The proven reserves associated with production would increase the value of our rights in the Prospect. This, in turn, should enable us to obtain bank financing (after the wells have produced for a period of time to satisfy the related lender). Both of these results would enable us to continue with our development activities. Cash flow is a critical factor to our plan of operation in the long run. Management believes that, if our plan of operation progresses (and production is realized) as planned, sufficient cash flow and debt financing will be available for purposes of properly pursuing our plan of operation, although we can make no assurances in this regard.

 

Finally, to conserve on our cash requirements, we may try to satisfy some of our obligations by issuing shares of our common stock, which will result in dilution to our existing stockholders.

 

Consequences of a Financing Failure

 

The amount of cash on hand, the pending maturity of the Liberty note, and the need to raise additional capital of at least US$4.8 million by the end of April 2015 to continue operations and satisfy our obligations for the second year of our work commitment have all heightend our need to raise a significant amount of additional capital in the near future. If required financing is not available on acceptable terms, we could be prevented from satisfying our debt or work commitment obligations, or developing the Prospect. Our failure to pay timely the Liberty note could result in Liberty’s exercise of the rights of an unsecured creditor and possibly levy encumbrances on all or a large part of our assets. Our failure to honor our work commitment could result in our loss of the Prospect. Our failure to procure required financing on acceptable terms could prevent us from developing the Prospect. If any of the preceding events were to occur, we could be forced to cease our business plan altogether, which could result in a complete loss of stockholders' equity. If we do not obtain additional financing through an equity or debt offering, we may be constrained to attempt to sell some portion of the Prospect under unfavorable circumstances and at an undesirable price. However, we cannot assure anyone that we will be able to find interested buyers or that the funds received from any such sale would be adequate to fund our activities. Our future liquidity will depend upon numerous factors, including the success of our business efforts and our capital raising activities.

 

Item 4T. Controls and Procedures.

 

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

 

Under the supervision and with the participation of our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, we have evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of its disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13a-15(e) and Rule 15d-15(e) as of the end of the period covered by this quarterly report. Based on that evaluation, the principal executive officer and principal financial officer have identified that the lack of segregation of accounting duties as a result of limited personnel resources is a material weakness of its financial procedures. Other than for this exception, the principal executive officer and principal financial officer believe the disclosure controls and procedures are effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms and that our disclosure and controls are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. There were no significant changes in our internal controls or in other factors that could significantly affect internal controls subsequent to the date of their evaluation and there were no corrective actions with regard to significant deficiencies and material weaknesses.

 

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Limitations on Effectiveness of Controls and Procedures

 

Our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, does not expect that our disclosure controls and procedures or our internal controls will prevent all error and all fraud. A control system, no matter how well conceived and operated, can provide only reasonable, not absolute, assurance that the objectives of the control system are met. Further, the design of a control system must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints and the benefits of controls must be considered relative to their costs. Because of the inherent limitations in all control systems, no evaluation of controls can provide absolute assurance that all control issues and instances of fraud, if any, within our company have been detected. These inherent limitations include, but are not limited to, the realities that judgments in decision-making can be faulty and that breakdowns can occur because of simple error or mistake. Additionally, controls can be circumvented by the individual acts of some persons, by collusion of two or more people, or by management override of the control. The design of any system of controls also is based in part upon certain assumptions about the likelihood of future events and there can be no assurance that any design will succeed in achieving its stated goals under all potential future conditions; over time, control may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

 

Changes in Internal Controls over Financial Reporting

 

There have not been any changes in our internal control over financial reporting, as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act, during the period of this report that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect our internal control over financial reporting.

 

PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 6. Exhibits.

 

(10)      The following exhibits are filed with this Quarterly Report or are incorporated herein by reference:

 

Exhibit    
Number   Description
     
31.01   Certification pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
31.02   Certification pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
32.01   Certification Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.02   Certification Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
101.INS   XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema
101.CAL   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase
101.DEF   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase
101.LAB   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Labels Linkbase
101.PRE   XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase

 

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SIGNATURES

 

In accordance with the requirements of the Exchange Act, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

  DISCOVERY ENERGY CORP.
  (Registrant)
     
  By: /s/ Keith J. McKenzie  
    Keith J. McKenzie,
    Chief Executive Officer
    (Principal Executive Officer)
     
  By: /s/ William E. Begley  
    William E. Begley,
    Chief Financial Officer
    (Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer)

 

July 21, 2014

 

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