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Commitments and Contingencies

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Commitments and Contingencies
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract]  
Commitments and Contingencies

Note 9 – Commitments and Contingencies

 

Management Additions and Changes

 

On March 3, 2017, the Company announced the appointment of Christopher Jarvis and Kevin J. Sylla to its senior management team. Mr. Jarvis is a current Director of Foothills Exploration and FPI and has taken on the full-time role of Executive Vice President of Finance for the Company and Vice President of Risk Management for FPI. Mr. Sylla has been appointed Director and Chief Executive Officer of FPI, which oversees the Company’s oil and gas operations. These appointments reinforce the Company’s team of oil and gas industry professionals.

 

Legal proceedings

 

SCI Welding & Oilfield Service vs. Tiger Energy Operating LLC. (Case Number 169000023, Eighth District Court-Roosevelt Duchesne County, State of Utah)

 

This case concerns the collection of unpaid debt owed by Tiger Energy Operating, LLC (TEO), concerning the workover of wells in Duchesne County, Utah. SCI Welding was granted a judgment in the amount of $67,470 on April 27, 2016. A garnishment was filed by SCI resulting in their collection of $17,063 prior to our acquisition of TEO. Presently, writs of execution have been issued against TEO properties in Duchesne and Uintah Counties, Utah. In addition, the writs seek execution upon various land parcels in Duchesne and Uintah Counties, Utah. As of December 31, 2016, the Company recorded a contingent liability in the amount of $53,407. The Company and SCI Welding recently reached an agreement to settle the matter for $35,000 and the parties are currently working out the settlement agreement details.

 

Graco Fishing & Rental Tools, Inc. vs. Tiger Energy Operating LLC., (Case No. 160800005 Eighth Judicial District Court in and for Duchesne County, State of Utah)

 

This case concerns the collection of unpaid debt owed by TEO for services performed by plaintiff. A default judgment in the amount of $159,965 was obtained on June 1, 2016, against TEO, for unpaid accounts in connection with its workover of wells in Duchesne County, Utah. Graco has filed a writ of execution against the A Rust 2, Dye-Hall 2-21 A1, Wilkins 1-24 A5 and Rust 3-22A-4 wells located in Duchesne County. A Motion to Set Aside a sheriff’s sale concerning these properties was filed based on the fact that TEO is not the owner of these properties. A hearing for this matter was held on May 1, 2017, in Duchesne County, Utah, at which a Company representative was present to comply with the court’s order to produce documents. Prior to the hearing, TEO made an initial settlement offer, which was eventually rejected by the Plaintiffs. The matter remains unresolved as of the filing of this report. As of June 30, 2017, the Company recorded a contingent liability in the amount of $159,965. The Company and Graco are in negotiations to settle this matter but as of the date of this report no firm settlement agreement had yet been reached by the parties.