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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2012

Commission File Number 000-52590

Worthington Energy, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Nevada
20-1399613
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
220 Montgomery Street, Suite 1094
San Francisco, California 94104
(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)
 
(415) 529-3480
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
295 Highway 50, Suite 2, Lake Village Professional Building, Stateline, NV 89449
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 1148, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448-1148
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

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
o

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
o

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 o
Accelerated filer ¨
Non-accelerated filer o
Smaller reporting company x
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).

Yes
o
No
x

As of August 14, 2012, issuer had 231,465,299 outstanding shares of common stock, par value $0.001.

 
 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 
Page
   
PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
 
Item 1. Financial Statements                                                                                                                    
2
 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)                                                                                                              
3
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)                                                                                                              
4
 
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)  (Unaudited)
5
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)                                                                                                              
6
 
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)                                                                                                              
7
 
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations                                                                                                               
30
 
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk                                                                                                                    
44
 
Item 4. Controls and Procedures                                                                                                                    
45
     
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
Item 1. Legal Proceedings                                                                                                                    
47
 
Item 1A. Risk Factors                                                                                                                    
47
 
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds                                                                                                                    
47
 
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities                                                                                                                    
50
 
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
51
 
Item 5. Other Information                                                                                                                    
51
 
Item 6. Exhibits                                                                                                                    
52
 
Signatures                                                                                                                    
54
 
 
 

 

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION


ITEM 1.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Worthington Energy, Inc. (formerly Paxton Energy, Inc.), has included its unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets as of June 30, 2012, and December 31, 2011 (the end of its most recently completed fiscal year); unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, and for the period from June 30, 2004 (date of inception) through June 30, 2012, unaudited condensed consolidated statement of stockholders’ equity (deficit) for the six months ended June 30, 2012, and unaudited condensed consolidated statements of cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, and for the period from June 30, 2004 (date of inception) through June 30, 2012, together with unaudited condensed notes thereto.  In the opinion of the management of Worthington Energy, Inc., the condensed consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments, all of which are normal recurring adjustments, necessary to fairly present the consolidated financial condition, results of operations, and cash flows of Worthington Energy, Inc., for the interim periods presented.  The condensed consolidated financial statements included in this report on Form 10-Q should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements of Worthington Energy, Inc., and the notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2011, included in its annual report on Form 10-K.

 
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WORTHINGTON ENERGY, INC.
FORMERLY KNOWN AS PAXTON ENERGY, INC.
(AN EXPLORATION-STAGE COMPANY)
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
   
June 30,
   
December 31,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
             
ASSETS
           
             
Current Assets
           
  Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 546     $ 1,552  
  Receivable from attorneys' trust accounts
    -       668  
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    5,301       20,276  
Total Current Assets
    5,847       22,496  
                 
Property and Equipment, net of accumulated depreciation
    15,740       14,211  
Oil and gas properties, using full cost accounting
    8,413,091       6,286,449  
Deferred financing costs
    295,000       199,451  
Earnest money deposit
    100,000       -  
Other assets
    14,610       14,610  
                 
Total Assets
  $ 8,844,288     $ 6,537,217  
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
               
                 
Current Liabilities
               
  Accounts payable
  $ 240,293     $ 463,499  
  Accrued liabilities
    1,094,725       1,047,005  
  Payable to Ironridge Global IV, Ltd.
    1,212,025       -  
  Payable to Bayshore Exploration L.L.C.
    10,738       114,538  
  Payable to related parties
    5,000       9,400  
  Notes payable
    -       345,000  
  Unsecured convertible promissory notes payable, net of discount
    229,100       64,218  
  Secured notes payable, net of discount
    1,928,709       500,000  
  Convertible debentures, net of discount
    2,550,000       917,812  
  Accrued registration rights penalties and interest
    13,783       13,222  
Total Current Liabilities
    7,284,373       3,474,694  
                 
Long-Term Liabilities
               
  Long-term asset retirement obligation
    37,174       37,060  
  Derivative liabilities
    7,299,395       2,825,909  
Total Long-Term Liabilities
    7,336,569       2,862,969  
                 
Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)
               
  Preferred stock, $0.001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized, none issued and outstanding
    -       -  
  Common stock, $0.001 par value; 500,000,000 shares authorized, 145,983,347 and 64,699,621 shares issued and outstanding, respectively
    145,983       64,700  
  Additional paid-in capital
    20,972,414       19,270,130  
  Deficit accumulated during the exploration stage
    (26,895,051 )     (19,135,276 )
Total Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)
    (5,776,654 )     199,554  
                 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity (Deficit)
  $ 8,844,288     $ 6,537,217  
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 
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WORTHINGTON ENERGY, INC.
FORMERLY KNOWN AS PAXTON ENERGY, INC.
(AN EXPLORATION-STAGE COMPANY)
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
                           
For the Period from
 
                           
June 30, 2004
 
   
For the Three Months Ended
   
For the Six Months Ended
   
(Date of Inception)
 
   
June 30,
   
June 30,
   
through
 
   
2012
   
2011
   
2012
   
2011
   
June 30, 2012
 
                               
 Oil and gas revenues, net
  $ -     $ 175     $ -     $ 5,654     $ 370,437  
                                         
Costs and Operating Expenses
                                       
  Lease operating expenses
    -       (80 )     -       3,310       148,812  
  Impairment loss on oil and gas properties
    -       -       -       -       3,847,192  
  Accretion of asset retirement obligations
    57       87       114       173       8,868  
  General and administrative expense
    478,102       646,613       1,047,409       1,069,512       5,425,200  
  Share-based compensation
    71,793       3,439,027       189,797       3,523,125       7,873,731  
    Total costs and operating expenses
    549,952       4,085,647       1,237,320       4,596,120       17,303,803  
                                         
Loss from operations
    (549,952 )     (4,085,472 )     (1,237,320 )     (4,590,466 )     (16,933,366 )
                                         
Other income (expense)
                                       
  Interest income
    -       -       -       -       63,982  
  Change in fair value of derivative liabilities
    (762,016 )     1,349,520       (3,377,583 )     1,312,339       (3,222,223 )
  Gain on transfer of common stock from Bayshore Exploration, L.L.C.
    -       -       -       -       24,000  
  Interest expense
    (257,180 )     (54,785 )     (413,176 )     (72,522 )     (1,244,627 )
  Amortization of deferred financing costs
    (58,351 )     (67,576 )     (199,451 )     (67,576 )     (531,688 )
  Amortization of discount on convertible debentures and notes and other debt
    (1,254,324 )     (113,420 )     (2,532,245 )     (267,511 )     (5,051,129 )
      Total other income (expense)
    (2,331,871 )     1,113,739       (6,522,455 )     904,730       (9,961,685 )
                                         
Net Loss
  $ (2,881,823 )   $ (2,971,733 )   $ (7,759,775 )   $ (3,685,736 )   $ (26,895,051 )
                                         
Basic and Diluted Loss Per Common Share
  $ (0.02 )   $ (0.07 )   $ (0.08 )   $ (0.11 )        
                                         
Basic and Diluted Weighted-Average
                                       
  Common Shares Outstanding
    117,997,465       40,436,426       93,041,871       32,288,112          
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
 
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WORTHINGTON ENERGY, INC.
FORMERLY KNOWN AS PAXTON ENERGY, INC.
(AN EXPLORATION-STAGE COMPANY)
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2012
(Unaudited)
                     
Deficit
       
                     
Accumulated
   
Total
 
               
Additional
   
During the
   
Stockholders'
 
   
Common Stock
   
Paid-In
   
Exploration
   
Equity
 
   
Shares
   
Amount
   
Capital
   
Stage
   
(Deficit)
 
                               
 Balance - December 31, 2011
    64,699,621     $ 64,700     $ 19,270,130     $ (19,135,276 )   $ 199,554  
                                         
   Issuance of common stock upon conversion of notes payable and accrued interest, February 2012 to June 2012, $0.0039 to $0.0322 per share
    23,471,226       23,471       540,946       -       564,417  
                                         
   Issuance of common stock in connection with the Black Cat Purchase and Sale Agreement, March 2012, $0.038 per share
    22,500,000       22,500       832,500       -       855,000  
                                         
   Issuance of common stock for fees in connection with Ironridge settlement transaction, March 2012, $0.04 per share
    1,000,000       1,000       39,000       -       40,000  
                                         
   Issuance of common stock to Ironridge in settlement of liabilities, March 2012 to June 2012, estimated at $0.00567 per share
    30,750,000       30,750       143,603       -       174,353  
                                         
   Issuance of common stock for services, June 2012, $0.0095 and $0.0098 per share
    3,562,500       3,562       31,181       -       34,743  
                                         
   Share-based compensation from grant of common stock options and issuance of common stock warrants to officers, directors and consultants
    -       -       115,054       -       115,054  
                                         
   Net loss
    -       -       -       (7,759,775 )     (7,759,775 )
                                         
 Balance - June 30, 2012
    145,983,347     $ 145,983     $ 20,972,414     $ (26,895,051 )   $ (5,776,654 )
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
 
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WORTHINGTON ENERGY, INC.
 
FORMERLY KNOWN AS PAXTON ENERGY, INC.
 
(AN EXPLORATION-STAGE COMPANY)
 
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 
(Unaudited)
 
               
For the Period from
 
               
June 30, 2004
 
   
For the Six Months Ended
   
(Date of Inception)
 
   
June 30,
   
through
 
   
2012
   
2011
   
June 30, 2012
 
                   
Cash Flows From Operating Activities
                 
  Net loss
  $ (7,759,775 )   $ (3,685,736 )   $ (26,895,051 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash used in operating activities:
                       
Impairment loss on oil and gas properties
    -       -       3,847,192  
Share-based compensation for services
    189,797       3,573,125       7,873,731  
Amortization of deferred financing costs and discount on convertible debentures and notes and other debt
    2,731,696       335,087       5,582,817  
Gain on transfer of common stock from Bayshore Exploration, L.L.C.
    -       -       (24,000 )
Accretion of asset retirement obligations
    114       173       8,868  
Depreciation expense
    2,067       305       8,882  
Change in fair value of derivative liabilities
    3,377,583       (1,312,339 )     3,222,223  
Changes in assets and liabilities:
                       
Accounts receivable
    -       -       16,818  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets
    14,975       (5,557 )     (5,301 )
Other assets
    -       (14,610 )     (14,610 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
    820,946       259,523       2,762,102  
Payable to related parties
    (4,400 )     (30,000 )     5,000  
Accrued registration rights penalties and interest
    561       558       304,097  
  Net Cash Used In Operating Activities
    (626,436 )     (879,471 )     (3,307,232 )
                         
Cash Flows From Investing Activities
                       
  Acquisition of oil and gas properties
    (196,642 )     (1,523,563 )     (3,636,720 )
  Earnest money deposit
    (100,000 )     -       (100,000 )
  Purchase of property and equipment
    (3,596 )     (2,356 )     (24,622 )
  Net Cash Used In Investing Activities
    (300,238 )     (1,525,919 )     (3,761,342 )
                         
Cash Flows From Financing Activities
                       
Proceeds from the issuance of common stock and warrants, net of registration and offering costs
     -       90,000       3,134,970  
Proceeds from issuance of convertible notes and other debt, and related beneficial conversion features and common stock
    950,668       90,000       2,525,000  
Proceeds from issuance of convertible debentures
    -       2,550,000       2,550,000  
Proceeds from related parties for issuance of secured convertible notes and other debt, and related beneficial
                       
   conversion features and common stock      -             180,000  
Payment of deferred financing costs
    -       (374,000 )     (406,000 )
Payment of payable to Bayshore Exploration L.L.C.
    -       -       (489,600 )
Payment of principal on notes payable to stockholder
    -       -       (325,000 )
Payment of principal on notes payable
    (25,000 )     -       (100,250 )
Net Cash Provided By Financing Activities
    925,668       2,356,000       7,069,120  
Net Increase (Decrease) In Cash And Cash Equivalents
    (1,006 )     (49,390 )     546  
Cash and Cash Equivalents At Beginning Of Period
    1,552       53,421       -  
Cash and Cash Equivalents At End Of Period
  $ 546     $ 4,031     $ 546  
 
Supplemental Cash Flow Information - Note 13.
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
 
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WORTHINGTON ENERGY, INC.
FORMERLY PAXTON ENERGY, INC.
(An Exploration Stage Company)
Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

Note 1 - Organization and Significant Accounting Policies

Organization Paxton Energy, Inc. was organized under the laws of the State of Nevada on June 30, 2004.  During August 2004, shareholder control of the Company was transferred, a new board of directors was elected and new officers were appointed.  These officers and directors managed the Company until March 17, 2010, at which time, the existing members of the Company’s board of directors resigned, new members were appointed to the board of directors, and managerial control of the Company was transferred to new management.  The new board of directors immediately commenced, among other things, the placement of unsecured convertible promissory notes to raise funds for working capital and held a meeting of stockholders on June 29, 2010, at which the stockholders approved 1) a 1-for-3 reverse common stock split, 2) a second reverse stock split of approximately 1 share for 2.4 shares of common stock, 3) the amendment of the Company’s certificate of incorporation to increase the Company’s authorized capital from 100 million to 500 million shares of common stock and from 5 million to 10 million shares of preferred stock, and 4) the adoption of the 2010 Stock Option Plan.  On January 27, 2012, Paxton Energy, Inc. changed its name to Worthington Energy, Inc. (the “Company”).

Nature of Operations As further described in Note 2 to these condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company commenced acquiring working interests in oil and gas properties in June 2005.  The Company owns oil and gas properties in the Cooke Ranch prospect in LaSalle County, Texas, where the Company is engaged primarily as a joint interest owner with Bayshore Exploration L.L.C. in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties and the production and sale of oil and gas.   In May 2011, the Company acquired a 70% leasehold working interest, with a net revenue interest of 51.975%, in certain oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico.  And in March 2012, the Company acquired certain assets from Black Cat Exploration & Production LLC consisting of a 2% override interest in the Mustang Island 818-L lease, covering 14,400 acres in the Gulf of Mexico, with a 10.35% carried interest in the recently drilled I-1 well, located on the lease.

The Company is considered to be in the exploration stage due to the lack of significant revenues.  

Condensed Interim Consolidated Financial Statements – The accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of Worthington Energy, Inc., have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q.  Accordingly, these condensed consolidated financial statements do not include all of the information and disclosures required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements.  These condensed consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Company’s annual consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto for the year ended December 31, 2011, and for the period from June 30, 2004 (date of inception) through December 31, 2011, included in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K.  In the opinion of the Company’s management, the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments (consisting of only normal recurring adjustments) necessary to fairly present the Company’s consolidated financial position as of June 30, 2012, its consolidated results of operations for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, and its consolidated results of operations and cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 and for the period from June 30, 2004 (date of inception), through June 30, 2012.  The results of operations for the three months and the six months ended June 30, 2012, may not be indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2012.

 
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Business ConditionThe accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming that the Company will continue as a going concern.  The Company has not had significant revenue and is still considered to be in the exploration stage.  The Company incurred losses of $2,881,823 and $7,759,775 for the three months and the six months ended June 30, 2012 and $6,897,552 for the year ended December 31, 2011.  The Company also used cash of $626,436 and $1,083,443 in its operating activities during the six months ended June 30, 2012 and the year ended December 31, 2011, respectively.  Through June 30, 2012, the Company has accumulated a deficit during the exploration stage of $26,895,051.  At June 30, 2012, the Company has a working capital deficit of $7,278,526 including current liabilities of $7,284,373.  These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.

As described in Note 2 to these condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company has recently acquired certain oil and gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico and is currently seeking equity, debt, and transaction financing to fund the development of these properties, as well as evaluating other potential acquisitions and other expenditures.  Additionally, as described in Note 4, the Company has entered into an arrangement to satisfy approximately $1.4 million of current liabilities through the issuance of the Company’s common stock.  Management also expects that oil and gas revenue will significantly increase in the near future from the properties acquired in March 2012, providing cash to meet operating expenses.  The Company will have to raise additional funds to develop its properties, to acquire additional properties in the future, and to continue operations.  Although the Company does not have any contracts or commitments for either debt or equity financing at this time, the Company does have a pre-approval commitment for an $8,500,000 credit facility for the refinancing of existing related debt, working capital  and drilling of the VM179 well and a term sheet for a $6,000,000 credit facility for acquisition, rework capital expense, and working capital for the D-Bar acquisition. Neither of these facilities contain common stock or warrants. The Company will have to raise additional funds to continue operations and, while we have been successful in doing so in the past, there can be no assurance that we will be able to do so in the future. The Company anticipates receiving up to $7,500,000 from a committed equity facility with one investor and may receive up to $4,000,000 from a capital equity facility from another investor.

The Company’s continuation as a going concern is dependent upon its ability to obtain necessary additional funds to continue operations and to attain profitable operations.

Basic and Diluted Loss per Common Share – Basic loss per common share amounts are computed by dividing net loss by the weighted-average number of shares of common stock outstanding during each period.  Diluted loss per share amounts are computed assuming the issuance of common stock for potentially dilutive common stock equivalents. All outstanding stock options, warrants, stock awards, convertible promissory notes, and other obligations to be satisfied with the issuance of common stock are currently antidilutive and have been excluded from the diluted loss per share calculations.  None of the options, warrants, and stock awards to acquire 48,786,952 shares of common stock; the promissory notes and debentures convertible into 811,949,022 shares of common stock; or the 213,856,468 estimated shares issuable to Ironridge under the arrangement to settle liabilities were included in the computation of diluted loss per share at June 30, 2012.  None of the options and warrants to acquire 43,170,427 shares of common stock, or the promissory notes and debentures convertible into approximately 18,847,075 shares of common stock and warrants to purchase 106,138 shares of common stock were included in the computation of diluted loss per share at June 30, 2011.

Fair Values of Financial Instruments – The carrying amounts reported in the condensed consolidated balance sheets for receivable from attorneys’ trust accounts, accounts payable, payable to Ironridge Global IV, Ltd., payable to Bayshore Exploration L.L.C., and payable to related parties approximate fair value because of the immediate or short-term maturity of these financial instruments.  The carrying amounts reported for notes payable, unsecured convertible promissory notes payable, secured notes payable, and convertible debentures approximate fair value because the underlying instruments are at interest rates which approximate current market rates.  The fair value of derivative liabilities are estimated based on the method disclosed in Note 9 to these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 
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Recently Issued Accounting Statements – There are currently no new accounting pronouncements that are of significance, or potential significance, to the Company that are not effective.

Note 2 - Oil and Gas Acquisition Agreements and Operations

Black Cat Purchase and Sale Agreement

On March 5, 2012, the Company entered into a First Amendment to Purchase and Sale Agreement with Black Cat Exploration & Production LLC (“Black Cat”), which amended the Purchase and Sale Agreement for Oil & Gas Properties and Related Assets entered into between the Company and Black Cat on November 14, 2011 (the “Black Cat Agreement”).  As amended, the Black Cat Agreement provided for Black Cat to sell the Company all rights, title and interest that Black Cat owns in certain wells in the Gulf of Mexico in exchange for $175,000, a junior promissory note in the amount of $1,075,000, of which $100,000 was due on May 31, 2012 and the balance payable on the later date of (i) June 25, 2012 or (ii) 30 days after production commences from the Mustang Island Well, and the issuance of 45 million shares of the Company’s common stock.  

On March 9, 2012, the Company acquired certain assets from Black Cat pursuant to the Black Cat Agreement, as amended.  The Company acquired a 2% override interest in the Mustang Island 818-L lease, covering 14,400 acres in the Gulf of Mexico, with a 10.35% carried interest in the recently drilled I-1 well, located on the lease. The Company paid $175,000 in cash, issued a note for $1,075,000 and agreed to issue 45 million shares of common stock, of which 22.5 million shares were issued to Black Cat at the time of closing and the remaining 22.5 million shares will be issued when the well commences production.  The leasehold interest has been capitalized in the amount of $2,126,642, representing $1,250,000 in cash and promissory note, $855,000 for the common stock based on a closing price of $0.038 per share on the closing date, and $21,642 in acquisition costs.  No drilling or production has commenced as of June 30, 2012.

As further described in Note 14 to these condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company entered into an employment agreement effective April 26, 2012 with Anthony Mason to serve as the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company.  Mr. Mason is the sole owner of Black Cat.

Montecito Asset Sale Agreement

On May 6, 2011, the Company completed its acquisition of certain assets pursuant to an Asset Sale Agreement (the Montecito Agreement) with Montecito Offshore, L.L.C. (Montecito).   The assets consist of certain oil and gas leases located in the Vermillion 179 tract, which is in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico offshore from Louisiana.  Pursuant to the terms of the Montecito Agreement, as amended, Montecito agreed to sell the Company a 70% leasehold working interest, with a net revenue interest of 51.975%, of certain oil and gas leases owned by Montecito, for $1,500,000 in cash, a subordinated promissory note in the amount of $500,000, and 15 million shares of common stock.  The leasehold interest has been capitalized in the amount of $5,698,563, representing $2,000,000 in cash and promissory note, $3,675,000 for the common stock based on a closing price of $0.245 per share on the closing date, and $23,563 in acquisition costs.  No drilling or production has commenced as of June 30, 2012.

In December 2011, Montecito filed a lawsuit in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans of the State of Louisiana against the Company by filing a Petition to Rescind Sale.  In this action, Montecito is seeking to rescind the asset sale transaction, whereby Montecito sold to the Company interests in certain oil and gas leases, as described in the previous paragraph.  The Company has filed a motion to dismiss the case on the grounds that Montecito’s petition states no cause of action for contractual rescission of the asset sale transaction. The Company intends to vigorously defend itself against the lawsuit.

 
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Texas Oil and Gas Operations

Commencing in the year ended December 31, 2005 and continuing into the year ended December 31, 2009, the Company participated in oil and gas exploration and development activities in Texas, principally with Bayshore in La Salle County, Texas.  During 2005, the Company acquired from Bayshore a 31.75% working interest (23.8125% net revenue interest) in the Cooke Ranch prospect, consisting of approximately 8,883 acres.  During 2006, the Company entered into an agreement with Bayshore to acquire a 50% working interest in approximately 3,200 acres of oil and gas leases and oil and gas lease options located in La Salle County, Texas, for the purpose of oil and gas exploration and production.  The Company was also granted an option to increase its working interest in the leases to 75% within 90 days of the date of the agreement, on the same terms and conditions.  On June 13, 2006, the Company exercised its option to increase its working interest to 75% (56.25% net revenue interest). To date, the Company has acquired a 75% working interest in approximately 2,268 acres.  Additionally during 2006, the Company entered into a Joint Exploration Agreement with Bayshore covering the 8,883 acres of the Cooke Ranch prospect. The Exploration Agreement provides for the Company and Bayshore to join together for the purpose of drilling exploratory wells and performing studies of the Cooke Ranch prospect acreage and acquiring additional prospective oil and gas properties on which to explore for, develop, and produce oil and gas.  During 2008, Bayshore entered into a lease of 220 acres in LaSalle County, Texas within the area of mutual interest covered by the exploration agreement.  The Company exercised its right to purchase its proportionate share (31.75%) of that lease and paid Bayshore for the Company’s share of the lease bonus and related expenses.  In connection with that new lease, the Company entered into a participation in a farm out whereby the Company retained approximately a 4% fully carried working interest in the Cartwright No. 3 well drilled on the new lease by third parties.

During the period of time commencing with the year ended December 31, 2005 and continuing into the year ended December 31, 2009, the Company participated with Bayshore in the drilling of ten wells.  Three of these wells were determined to be dry and were plugged and abandoned.  The Company has sold all or part of its interests in two wells to Bayshore in order to reduce its indebtedness to Bayshore.  At June 30, 2012, the Company has remaining interests in six wells in Texas with working interests ranging from 4.0% to 31.75%.  At June 30, 2012, given that the Company is still considered to be in the exploration stage, a determination has not been made about the extent of oil reserves that should be classified as proved reserves.  Consequently, the oil and gas properties have not been subjected to amortization of the full cost pool.

Each year, the Company has evaluated whether oil and gas properties are impaired.  During 2006, 2008, and 2009, the Company determined that capitalized costs for wells drilled, for leasehold interest, and other related costs were in excess of the present value of estimated future cash flows from those properties.  As a result, the Company recognized impairment losses in the total amount of $3,847,192 during those years, including reducing the carrying value of wells drilled to zero.  During the years ended December 31, 2011 and 2010, management of the Company has performed evaluations of its oil and gas properties.  Management has also considered the market value of its nonproducing properties and concluded that there has been no impairment of the carrying value of these properties at either December 31, 2011 or 2010.

 
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At June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, oil and gas properties, net of impairment losses recognized, consist of the following:

   
June 30,
   
December 31,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
             
Leasehold interest costs - Vermillion 179
  $ 5,698,563     $ 5,698,563  
Leasehold interest costs - Mustang Island
    2,126,642       -  
Leasehold interest costs - Texas
    505,663       505,663  
Exploration agreement cost - Texas
    1,200       1,200  
Geological and geophysical costs - Texas
    81,023       81,023  
Wells - Texas
    -       -  
                 
    $ 8,413,091       6,286,449  
                 

Note 3 - Accrued Liabilities

Accrued liabilities consisted of the following at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011:
 
   
June 30,
   
December 31,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
             
Accrued salaries
  $ 345,792     $ 573,644  
Accrued payroll taxes
    73,337       54,215  
Accrued director fees
    59,533       35,533  
Accrued interest
    613,563       381,113  
Other accrued expenses
    2,500       2,500  
                 
Total accrued liabilities
  $ 1,094,725     $ 1,047,005  
                 

As more fully described in Note 4 to these condensed consolidated financial statements, certain creditors of the Company sold their receivables to Ironridge Global IV, Ltd.  Included in the amounts sold were accrued compensation of $392,142 and accrued interest of $86,312.
 
Note 4 – Payable to Ironridge Global IV, Ltd.

In March 2012, Ironridge Global IV, Ltd. (“Ironridge”) filed a complaint against the Company for the payment of $1,388,407 in outstanding accounts payable, accrued compensation, accrued interest, and notes payable of the Company (the “Claim Amount”) that Ironridge had purchased from various creditors of the Company.  The lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of the State of California for the County of Los Angeles Central District, and the case is Ironridge Global IV, Ltd. v. Worthington Energy, Inc., Case No. BC 480184.  On March 22, 2012, the court approved an Order for Approval of Stipulation for Settlement of Claims (the "Order").

The Order provided for the immediate issuance by the Company of 10,150,000 shares of common stock (the “Initial Shares”) to Ironridge towards settlement of the Claim Amount.  The Order also provides for an adjustment in the total number of shares which may be issuable to Ironridge based on a calculation period for the transaction, defined as that number of consecutive trading days following the date on which the Initial Shares were issued (the "Issuance Date") required for the aggregate trading volume of the common stock, as reported by Bloomberg LP, to exceed $4.2 million (the "Calculation Period"). Pursuant to the Order, Ironridge will retain 1,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock as a fee, plus that number of shares (the "Final Amount") with an aggregate value equal to (a) the sum of the Claim Amount plus reasonable attorney fees through the end of the Calculation Period, (b) divided by 70% of the following: the volume weighted average price ("VWAP") of the Common Stock over the length of the Calculation Period, as reported by Bloomberg, not to exceed the arithmetic average of the individual daily VWAPs of any five trading days during the Calculation Period.

 
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Pursuant to the Order, for every 4.2 million shares of the Company's common stock that trade during the Calculation Period, or if at any time during the Calculation Period a daily VWAP is below 90% of the closing price on the day before the Issuance Date, the Company will immediately issue additional shares (each, an "Additional Issuance"), subject to the limitation in the paragraph below. Since the issuance of the Initial Shares, the Company has issued an additional 21,600,000 shares of common stock during the quarter ended June 30, 2012.  At the end of the Calculation Period, (a) if the sum of the Initial Shares and any Additional Issuance is less than the Final Amount, the Company shall immediately issue additional shares to Ironridge, up to the Final Amount, and (b) if the sum of the Initial Shares and any Additional Issuance is greater than the Final Amount, Ironridge shall promptly return any remaining shares to the Company and its transfer agent for cancellation.

However, the Order provides that under no circumstances shall the Company issue to Ironridge a number of shares of common stock in connection with the settlement of claims which, when aggregated with all shares of common stock then owned or beneficially owned or controlled by Ironridge and its affiliates, at any one time exceed 9.99% of the total number of shares of common stock of the Company then issued and outstanding.

The total issuances of 31,750,000 has been accounted for as 1) the issuance of 1,000,000 shares for fees in connection with the settlement transaction and 2) the issuance of 30,750,000 shares in settlement of liabilities acquired by Ironridge.  The fee shares were valued at the closing price of the Company’s common stock of $0.04 per share on March 22, 2012, or $40,000, and recorded as share-based compensation for services.  As described above, the Final Amount of shares to be issued will be equal to (a) the sum of the Claim Amount plus reasonable attorney fees through the end of the Calculation Period, (b) divided by 70% of the VWAP of the Common Stock over the length of the Calculation Period, as reported by Bloomberg, not to exceed the arithmetic average of the individual daily VWAPs of any five trading days during the Calculation Period.  Through June 30, 2012, based on this calculation, the settlement price per share would be $0.00567 and would require the ultimate issuance of an estimated 244,606,468 shares of common stock.  However, as discussed above, the actual number of shares of common stock that will be issued will depend of the average VWAP for the entire Calculation Period, as reported by Bloomberg, not to exceed the arithmetic average of the individual daily VWAPs of any five trading days during the Calculation Period.  The Company has accounted for the issuance of the 30,750,000 shares of common stock as settlement of a proportional amount of the Claim Amount, or an estimated $174,353 of liabilities.  The remaining liability to Ironridge as of June 30, 2012 is recorded on the condensed consolidated balance sheet in the amount of $1,212,025.
 
Note 5 - Notes Payable

On September 3, 2008, the Company issued $225,000 of secured promissory notes to four individuals who were unaffiliated with the Company and $75,000 of secured promissory notes to two individuals who were related parties at the time.  All of these promissory notes accrued interest at 12% per annum, with interest payable monthly.  The promissory notes were originally due September 1, 2009 and were secured by all of the assets of the Company.  With the change in management control in March 2010, accrued interest on these notes was paid through January 31, 2010 and the due dates of the promissory notes were extended to August 31, 2010.  The notes came due on August 31, 2010, but were not paid.  Both the non-payment of interest and the Company’s failure to repay the notes when they matured constituted events of default under the notes.  Upon the occurrence of an event of default, the note holders had the right to exercise their rights under the security agreement associated with the notes.  These rights included, among other things, the right to foreclose on the collateral if necessary.  On or about November 2, 2011, the note holders filed a lawsuit in the First Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada in and for Carson City.  The plaintiffs were seeking a judgment for the payment of the outstanding notes and for immediate possession and/or sale of assets of the Company that were pledged pursuant to a security agreement, plus costs and attorney fees.  In March 2012, the plaintiffs sold their claims against the Company to Ironridge.  As further explained Note 4 to these condensed consolidated financial statements, in March 2012 the Company and Ironridge entered into a stipulation to settle this and other claims acquired by Ironridge through the issuance of the Company’s common stock to Ironridge.  As a result of these transactions, the Company expects that the plaintiffs will dismiss the lawsuit.

 
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Between July 9, 2009 and December 31, 2009, the Company’s two former officers and directors loaned the Company a total of $30,000 to provide working capital for the immediate needs of the Company.  These notes accrued interest at 12%, were not collateralized, and were originally due December 30, 2009.  With the change in management control in March 2010, accrued interest on these notes was paid through January 31, 2010 and the due dates of the promissory notes were extended to August 31, 2010.  The notes came due on August 31, 2010, but were not paid.  Both the non-payment of interest and the Company’s failure to repay the notes when they matured constitute events of default under the notes.  These note holders are among the plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit, as discussed in the previous paragraph, seeking a judgment for the payment of the outstanding notes. In March 2012, these plaintiffs also sold their claims against the Company to Ironridge.

To provide working capital to the Company, four parties advanced the Company $115,000 between March 28, 2011 and April 6, 2011.  As consideration for their advances, the Company issued warrants to these parties to acquire 115,000 shares of the Company’s common stock.  The warrants were originally exercisable for a period of five years at an exercise price of $0.30 per share.  The warrants contain full ratchet anti-dilution protection.  The Company has determined that this anti-dilution reset provision of the warrants is subject to derivative liability treatment and is required to be accounted for at its fair value.  Upon issuance, the Company determined the fair value of the warrants was $6,509 and recorded a corresponding discount to the liability for the advances.  On various dates during the six  months ended June 30, 2012, the conversion of certain unsecured convertible promissory notes and related issuance of common stock triggered the reset of the exercise price of these warrants pursuant to the full ratchet anti-dilution protection provisions of these agreements.  As of June 30, 2012, the reset exercise price of the warrants is $0.0039 per share based on the lowest of the conversion prices through that date.  As further explained in Note 15, the exercise price of these warrants has been further adjusted subsequent to June 30, 2012 pursuant to the full ratchet anti-dilution protection provisions.  Of the amounts advanced, $100,000 was satisfied through the issuance of convertible debentures and warrants, as disclosed in Note 8.  The remaining $15,000 was to be repaid out of the first closing of the convertible debenture financing.  However, the advance was not repaid out of the first closing of that financing.  The advance accrued interest at the rate of 10% per annum.  In March 2012, this liability was sold to Ironridge.

A summary of notes payable at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 is as follows:
 
   
June 30,
   
December 31,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
             
2008 secured promissory notes to six individuals
  $ -     $ 300,000  
2009 unsecured promissory notes to former officers
    -       30,000  
March 2011 advance
    -       15,000  
                 
    $ -     $ 345,000  
                 

 
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Note 6 - Unsecured Convertible Promissory Notes Payable

At various dates commencing in April 2010 and continuing through June 2012, the Company has issued ten unsecured convertible promissory notes to an unaffiliated entity.  Aggregate proceeds from the convertible promissory notes total $375,000.  The convertible promissory notes bear interest at 8% per annum.  The principal and unpaid accrued interest are generally due approximately nine months after the issuance date.  In general, the notes are convertible until maturity at a variable conversion price equal to 50% of the average of the lowest three closing bid prices from the ten trading days prior to the date of the conversion notice.  Additionally, the notes contain a reset provision that provides that if the Company issues or sells any shares of common stock for consideration per share less than the conversion price of the notes, that the conversion price will be reduced to the amount of consideration per share of the stock issuance.  Through December 2011, the Company received notices of conversion of notes totaling $160,000 and accrued interest of $6,400, which were converted into 5,742,621 shares of common stock, or a weighted-average conversion price of $0.0290 per share.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company received notices of conversion of notes totaling $97,000 and accrued interest of $3,400, which were converted into 11,576,857 shares of common stock, or a weighted-average conversion price of $0.00867 per share.  This variable conversion price and the anti-dilution reset provision constitute an embedded derivative under generally accepted accounting principles and are required to be valued at fair value.  The fair value of these beneficial conversion features has been estimated at a total of $496,779 for the ten notes, which has been recorded as discounts to the carrying amount of the convertible promissory notes.  In the event the fair value of the beneficial conversion feature exceeds the face amount of the note, the excess is amortized immediately as interest expense.  The remaining discounts are amortized over the period from the issuance dates to the maturity dates or to the conversion dates, whichever is earlier.  The Company recognized interest expense from the amortization of the discounts in the amount of $110,746 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and $177,835 for the six months ended June 30, 2012.  The Company recognized interest expense from the amortization of the discounts in the amount of $39,187 for the three months ended June 30, 2011 and $59,717 for the six months ended June 30, 2011.  The carrying amount of these convertible promissory notes is $35,238 at June 30, 2012, representing their unconverted face amount of $118,000 less the unamortized discount of $82,762.  The carrying amount of these convertible promissory notes was $32,801 at December 31, 2011, representing their unconverted face amount of $120,000 less the unamortized discount of $87,199.   

In August 2011, March 2012, and May 2012, the Company received proceeds pursuant to three unsecured convertible promissory notes to another unaffiliated entity.  Proceeds from the convertible promissory notes totaled $225,000.  The convertible promissory notes bear interest at 6% per annum.  The principal and unpaid accrued interest are generally due approximately one year after the issuance date.  The notes are convertible any time after February 10, 2012 until maturity at a variable conversion price equal to 70% of the lowest closing bid price from the five trading days prior to the date of the conversion notice.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company received notices of conversion of notes totaling $124,100 and accrued interest of $2,743, which were converted into 10,183,993 shares of common stock, or a weighted-average conversion price of $0.0125 per share.  This variable conversion price constitutes an embedded derivative under generally accepted accounting principles and is required to be valued at fair value.  The fair value of the beneficial conversion feature has been estimated at $208,944 for the three notes, which has been recorded as a discount to the carrying amount of the convertible promissory notes.  The discounts are being amortized over the period from the issuance date to the maturity dates or to the conversion dates, whichever is earlier.  The Company recognized interest expense from the amortization of the discounts in the amount of $63,208 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and $110,995 for the six months ended June 30, 2012.  The carrying amount of these convertible promissory notes is $23,986 at June 30, 2012, representing their unconverted face amount of $100,900 less the unamortized discount of $76,914.  The carrying amount of the convertible promissory note was $26,305 at December 31, 2011, representing its unconverted face amount of $75,000 less the unamortized discount of $48,695.   

 
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Commencing in November 2011 and continuing through April 2012, the Company has issued thirteen additional unsecured convertible promissory notes to various unaffiliated entities or individuals.  Aggregate proceeds from these convertible promissory notes total $307,000.  In connection with twelve of these notes totaling $287,000, the Company also issued warrants to purchase 2,870,000 shares of common stock.  The warrants are exercisable at $0.15 per share and expire on December 31, 2016.  The convertible promissory notes bear interest at 8% per annum.  The principal and unpaid accrued interest are due on dates ranging from August 1, 2012 to October 26, 2012.  In general, the notes are convertible until maturity at a variable conversion price equal to 50% of the average of the lowest three closing bid prices from the ten trading days prior to the date of the conversion notice.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company received a notice of conversion of one note of $25,000 and accrued interest of $211, which was converted into 1,710,376 shares of common stock, or $0.0147 per share.  This variable conversion price and the anti-dilution reset provision constitute an embedded derivative under generally accepted accounting principles and are required to be valued at fair value.  The fair value of these beneficial conversion features has been estimated at a total of $528,240 for the thirteen notes, which has been recorded as discounts to the carrying amount of the convertible promissory notes.  In the event the fair value of the beneficial conversion feature exceeds the face amount of the note, the excess is amortized immediately as interest expense.  The remaining discounts are amortized over the period from the issuance dates to the maturity dates or to the conversion dates, whichever is earlier.  The Company recognized interest expense from the amortization of the discounts in the amount of $165,113 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and $383,721 for the six months ended June 30, 2012.  The carrying amount of these convertible promissory notes is $169,876 at June 30, 2012, representing their unconverted face amount of $282,000 less the unamortized discount of $112,124.   

Upon execution of an equity facility with an LLC, the Company issued the LLC a convertible note in the principal amount of $295,000 for payment of an implementation fee of $250,000, legal fees of $35,000, and due diligence fees of $10,000.  The implementation fee, legal fees, and due diligence fees have been recorded as deferred financing costs in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet.  The convertible note, in the aggregate principal amount of $295,000, matures on March 22, 2013 and bears interest at the rate of 8% per annum.  The Company is not required to make any payments until the maturity date.  The LLC is permitted, at any time after 180 days from June 22, 2012, to convert the outstanding principal on the note into common stock at a conversion price per share equal to 50% of the average of the three lowest daily intraday trading prices of the common stock during the ten trading days immediately preceding the conversion date.  The LLC agreed to restrict its ability to convert the debenture and receive shares of our common stock such that the number of shares of common stock held by the LLC and its affiliates after such conversion does not exceed 4.99% of the then issued and outstanding shares of the Company’s common stock.  The variable conversion price constitutes an embedded derivative under generally accepted accounting principles and is required to be valued at fair value.  The fair value of this beneficial conversion feature has been estimated at $472,572, which has been recorded as a discount to the carrying amount of the convertible promissory note.  To the extent that the fair value of the beneficial conversion feature exceeded the face amount of the note, the excess was amortized immediately as interest expense.  The remaining discount will be amortized over the period from the issuance date to the maturity dates or to the conversion dates, whichever is earlier.  The Company recognized interest expense from the amortization of the discount in the amount of $177,572 for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2012.  The carrying amount of this convertible promissory note is $0 at June 30, 2012, representing its unconverted face amount of $295,000 less the unamortized discount of $295,000.
 
 
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A summary of unsecured convertible promissory notes at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 is as follows:
 
   
June 30, 2012
   
December 31, 2011
 
   
Unpaid
Principal
 
Unamortized
Discount
 
Carrying
Value
 
Unpaid
 Principal
 
Unamortized
Discount
 
Carrying
Value
 
                                     
Unsecured Convertible Promissory Notes
  $ 795,900     $ 566,800     $ 229,100     $ 247,000     $ 182,782     $ 64,218  
 
Note 7 - Secured Notes Payable

Subordinated Note Payable

As further described in Note 2, on May 6, 2011, the Company acquired a leasehold interest in oil and gas properties from Montecito Offshore, L.L.C. (Montecito).  Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, as amended, the Company issued a subordinated promissory note in the amount of $500,000 as partial consideration for the purchase.  The note is secured by a second lien mortgage, subordinated to the convertible debentures issued in May 2011, as further described in Note 8 to these condensed consolidated financial statements.  The note bears interest at 9% per annum.  The note and unpaid interest were originally due ninety days after the date of the promissory note, but the due date was extended to August 15, 2011.  The note came due on August 15, 2011 and has not been paid.  The Company’s failure to repay the note when due constitutes an event of default under the note.  Upon the occurrence of an event of default, the note holder has the right to exercise its rights under the security agreement associated with the note.  These rights include, among other things, the right to foreclose on the collateral if necessary.  The Company is exploring alternatives for a partial sale, a farm-in, or the refinancing of the Vermillion 179 tract in order to pay off this note, with accrued interest.

In December 2011, Montecito filed a lawsuit in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans of the State of Louisiana against the Company by filing a Petition to Rescind Sale.  In this action, Montecito is seeking to rescind the asset sale transaction, whereby Montecito sold to the Company interests in certain oil and gas leases, as described in the previous paragraph.  The Company intends to vigorously defend itself against the lawsuit.

Bridge Loan Note

On March 6, 2012, the Company issued a secured bridge loan note in the amount of $277,500 and issued a warrant to purchase 1,250,000 common stock of the Company to an individual.  Proceeds to the Company from this loan were $250,000.  The bridge loan note bears interest at 11% per annum and the Company agreed to pay the note holder $277,500 by the maturity date of May 5, 2012.  The bridge loan note is secured by a deed of trust on certain oil and gas properties acquired by Black Cat as described in Note 2.  The warrants have an exercise price of $0.15 per share and expire on December 31, 2016.  In the event of default, the note holder is entitled to 80% of the proceeds from the sale of production from the collateral property and the principal amount due under the note will be increased by $27,500.  This note was not repaid by May 5, 2012 and is in default.  Accordingly, the principal amount of the note has been increased by $27,500 to $305,000.

Upon issuance, the Company determined the fair value of the warrants was $8,639 and recorded a corresponding discount to the convertible debentures.  The Company also recorded $27,500 as the original issue discount on this note.  The total discount of $36,139 has been amortized over the sixty day term of the note.  The Company recognized interest expense from the amortization of the discount in the amount of $21,081 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and $36,139 for the six months ended June 30, 2012.

 
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Junior Secured Promissory Note

As further described in Note 2, on March 9, 2012, the Company acquired certain assets from Black Cat pursuant to the Black Cat Agreement, as amended.  Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, as amended, the Company issued a junior secured promissory note in the amount of $1,075,000 as partial consideration for the purchase.  $100,000 of the junior secured promissory note is due on May 31, 2012 and the balance is payable at the later of (i) June 25, 2012 or (ii) 30 days after production commences from the Mustang Island Well.  The Company has paid $25,000 toward the principal of this note, but is in default with regard to the remaining $75,000 that was due on May 31, 2012.  Upon the occurrence of an event of default, the note holder has the right to exercise its rights under the security agreement associated with the note.  These rights include, among other things, the right to foreclose on the collateral if necessary.  The note bears interest at 11% per annum.  The note is secured by a second lien mortgage on the properties acquired from Black Cat and is subordinated to the bridge loan note described above.

Secured Promissory Note

On April 19, 2012, the Company issued a secured promissory note in the principal face amount of $100,000 in exchange for $100,000 from an accredited investor.  Pursuant to a deed of trust, security agreement and financing statement covering as extracted collateral, the Company granted the investor a security interest in all of the Company’s prospective 6% working interest in the Alvey Lease.  The Company agreed to repay $125,000 on June 18, 2012, plus interest at the rate of 11% per annum.  The secured promissory note was not repaid by the due date and is in default.

In lieu of repayment in cash, the investor has the option of converting the obligation represented by the secured promissory note into a 3.75% carried working interest in the Alvey Lease, which the investor was required to advise the Company of whether it intended to exercise such option on or prior to the maturity of the secured note.  Although the period for exercise of the option has expired, the Company and the investor have had discussions to extend the date to exercise such option to any time prior to repayment.

Proceeds from the secured promissory note were used to pay an earnest money deposit under a Purchase and Sale Agreement with D Bar Leasing.

Secured Convertible Debenture and Equity Investment Agreement

The Company and La Jolla Cove Investors, Inc. (“La Jolla”) entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) dated as of April 30, 2012 (the “Closing Date”).  Pursuant to the SPA, the Company issued La Jolla a Convertible Debenture in the amount of $200,000 (the “Convertible Debenture”) and an Equity Investment Agreement (the “Equity Investment Agreement”) in exchange for $100,000 in cash and a Secured Promissory Note (the “Promissory Note”) from La Jolla in the amount of $100,000 which is due on demand by the Company at any time after April 30, 2013.  La Jolla is required to repay the Promissory Note on January 25, 2013 if certain conditions are met at that date.

Pursuant to the Convertible Debenture, the Company agreed to pay La Jolla the principal sum of $200,000 (subject to adjustment as provided in the Convertible Debenture) on April 30, 2014 or such earlier date as required by the Convertible Debenture. Interest on the outstanding Convertible Debenture accrues at a rate of 4.75% per annum. The conversion price of the Convertible Debenture is equal to the lesser of (i) $.45 or (ii) 75% of the three lowest volume weighted average prices (“VWAPs”) during the 21 days prior to the date of the conversion notice submitted by La Jolla. If on the date La Jolla delivers a conversion notice, the applicable conversion is below $.02 (the “Floor Price”), the Company shall have the right exercisable within two business days after the Company’s receipt of the Conversion Notice to prepay that portion of the Convertible Debenture that La Jolla elected to convert.  Any such prepayment shall be made in an amount equal to 120% of the sum of (i) the principal amount to be converted as specified in the applicable conversion notice plus (ii) any accrued and unpaid interest on any such principal amount.

 
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Among the conditions that constitute an event of default is the situation where the average VWAP per share of the Company’s common stock for any period of three consecutive trading days during the term of the Convertible Debenture is less than $0.01 per share.  This condition initially occurred in early June 2012 and has continued through the end of the quarter.  On June 14, 2012, La Jolla notified the Company of the event of default and that it was accelerating the repayment of the Convertible Debenture (net of the $100,000 note receivable), repayment premium, and accrued interest in the aggregate amount of $120,586.  However, in July 2012, La Jolla withdrew it notification.  But, since an event of default has occurred, and has not been cured by the Company or the requirement has not been waived by La Jolla, the Convertible Debenture continues to be callable by La Jolla.  As such, the Convertible Debenture is classified among the current liabilities of the Company and is presented net of the $100,000 note receivable.

Pursuant to the Equity Investment Agreement, La Jolla has the right from time to time during the term of the agreement to purchase up to $2,000,000 of the Company’s Common Stock in accordance with the terms of the agreement.  Beginning October 27, 2012 and for each month thereafter, La Jolla shall purchase from the Company at least $100,000 of common stock, at a price per share equal to 125% of the VWAP on the Closing Date, provided, however, that La Jolla shall not be required to purchase common stock if (i) the VWAP for the five consecutive trading days prior to the payment date is equal to or less than $0.02 per share or (ii) an event of default has occurred under the SPA, the Convertible Debenture or the Equity Investment Agreement. Pursuant to the Equity Investment Agreement, La Jolla has the right to purchase, at any time and in any amount, at La Jolla’s option, common stock from the Company at a price per share equal to 125% of the VWAP on the Closing Date.

La Jolla has the right, at any time on or prior to January 25, 2013, to purchase an additional debenture on the same terms and conditions of the Convertible Debenture in the amount of $400,000 and enter into an additional equity investment agreement on the same terms and conditions of the Equity Investment Agreement, except that the amount of stock that La Jolla can purchase shall be $4,000,000.

In connection with the issuance of the Convertible Debenture, Charles F. Volk, Jr., Anthony Mason and Samuel J. Butero issued a Secured Continuing Personal Guaranty pursuant to which they guaranteed the Company’s obligations under the Equity Investment Agreement and the Convertible Debenture, up to a total of $100,000.

The variable conversion price constitutes an embedded derivative under generally accepted accounting principles and is required to be valued at fair value.  The fair value of the beneficial conversion feature has been estimated at $165,086, which has been recorded as a discount to the carrying amount of the Convertible Debenture.  The discount is being amortized over the period from the issuance date to the maturity date or to the conversion date, whichever is earlier.  The Company recognized interest expense from the amortization of the discounts in the amount of $13,795 for the three months and the six months ended June 30, 2012.  The carrying amount of this Convertible Debenture is $(51,291) at June 30, 2012, representing the unconverted face amount of $200,000, less the unamortized discount of $151,291 and less the note receivable due from La Jolla in the amount of $100,000.

 
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A summary of secured notes payable at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 is as follows:
 
   
June 30, 2012
   
December 31, 2011
 
   
Unpaid
 Principal
   
Unamortized
Discount
   
Carrying
Value
   
Unpaid
Principal
   
Unamortized
 Discount
   
Carrying
Value
 
                                     
Junior Secured Promissory Note
  $ 1,050,000     $ -     $ 1,050,000     $ -     $ -     $ -  
Subordinated Promissory Note
    500,000       -       500,000       500,000       -       500,000  
Bridge Loan Note
    305,000       -       305,000       -       -       -  
Secured Promissory Note
    125,000       -       125,000       -       -       -  
Secured Convertible Debenture
    100,000       151,291       (51,291 )     -       -       -  
                                                 
    $ 2,080,000     $ 151,291     $ 1,928,709     $ 500,000     $ -     $ 500,000  
                                                 
 
Note 8 - Convertible Debentures and Related Warrants

In May 2011 the Company sold units to certain investors for aggregate cash proceeds of $2,550,000 at a price of $30,000 per unit. Each unit consisted of a secured convertible debenture in the principal amount of $30,000 and a warrant to purchase 200,000 shares of the Company’s common stock.  The convertible debentures were issued in three tranches, mature one year after issuance on May 5, 2012, May 13, 2012, and May 19, 2012, and originally accrued interest at 9% per annum.  The debentures are convertible at the holder’s option at any time into common stock at a conversion price originally set at $0.15 per share.  The debentures will automatically be redeemed with a 30% premium upon a Change of Control or Listing Event (each as defined in the convertible debenture). Interest on the debentures is payable quarterly in arrears in cash.  The Company is in default under the convertible debentures because it has not made the interest payments that were due on July 1, 2011, October 1, 2011, January 1, 2012, April 1, 2012, May 5, 2012, May 13, 2012, and May 19, 2012, and has not repaid the principal which matured on May 5, 2012, May 13, 2012, and May 19, 2012.  As such, the Company is in default on unpaid principal of $2,550,000 and total accrued interest of $501,320 as of June 30, 2012.  The default interest rate is 18% per annum.  Interest on the convertible debentures has been accrued at 18% in the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements commencing on July 1, 2011, the date when the Company first defaulted on an interest payment.  To date, such default has not been either cured by the Company or waived by the holders of the convertible debentures.  Upon the occurrence of an event of default, the debenture holders have the right to exercise their rights under the Mineral Mortgage associated with the debentures.  These rights include, among other things, the right to foreclose on the collateral if necessary.  The Company is currently working to resolve the default on these debentures.  The Company can provide no assurance that it will obtain a resolution, or that the secured creditors will not eventually foreclose if not paid in the near term.  The Company is exploring alternatives for a partial sale, a farm-in, or the refinancing of the Vermillion 179 tract in order to pay off the debentures, with accrued interest.

The debentures contain full ratchet anti-dilution protection.  In addition, the conversion price shall be adjusted if the conversion price of securities in a subsequent offering by the Company is adjusted pursuant to a make good provision.  The shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of the debentures are entitled to piggyback registration rights.  The Company has determined that this anti-dilution reset provision caused the conversion feature to be bifurcated from the debentures, treated as a derivative liability, and accounted for at its fair value.  Upon issuance, the Company determined the fair value of the conversion feature was $1,110,308 and recorded a corresponding discount to the convertible debentures.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the conversion of certain unsecured convertible promissory notes and related issuance of common stock triggered the reset of the conversion price of the convertible debentures pursuant to the full ratchet anti-dilution protection provisions of these agreements.  As of June 30, 2012, the reset conversion price of the debentures is $0.0039 per share based on the lowest of the conversion prices.  As further explained in Note 15, the conversion price of these debentures has been further adjusted subsequent to June 30, 2012 pursuant to the full ratchet anti-dilution protection provisions.

 
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In connection with this placement of convertible debentures, the Company issued warrants to acquire 17 million shares of the Company’s common stock to the debenture holders.  The warrants were originally exercisable for a period of five years at an exercise price of $0.30 per share.  The warrants will be exercisable on a cashless basis at any time six months after issuance if there is not an effective registration statement registering for resale the shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants. The shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants are entitled to piggyback registration rights.  The warrants contain full ratchet anti-dilution protection.  The Company has determined that this anti-dilution reset provision of the warrants is subject to derivative liability treatment and is required to be accounted for at its fair value.  Upon issuance, the Company determined the fair value of the warrants was $1,256,886 and recorded a corresponding discount to the convertible debentures.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the conversion of certain unsecured convertible promissory notes and related issuance of common stock triggered the reset of the exercise price of these warrants pursuant to the full ratchet anti-dilution protection provisions of these agreements.  As of June 30, 2012, the reset exercise price of the warrants is $0.0039 per share based on the lowest of the conversion prices.  As further explained in Note 15, the exercise price of these warrants has been further adjusted subsequent to June 30, 2012 pursuant to the full ratchet anti-dilution protection provisions.

The total discount to the debentures of $2,367,194 has been amortized over the one year term of the debentures using the effective interest method.  The Company recognized interest expense from the amortization of the discounts in the amount of $702,809 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and $1,632,188 for the six months ended June 30, 2012.  The Company recognized interest expense from the amortization of the discounts in the amount of $67,724 for the three months and the six months ended June 30, 2011.  The carrying amount of the convertible debentures was $2,550,000 at June 30, 2012, representing their unconverted face amount of $2,550,000 since the discount is now fully amortized.  The carrying amount of the convertible debentures was $917,812 at December 31, 2011, representing their unconverted face amount of $2,550,000 less the unamortized discount of $1,632,188.

In connection with this sale of convertible debentures and warrants, the Company 1) incurred a placement fee with its placement agent of $356,000, 2) issued five-year warrants to its placement agent to acquire 1.7 million shares of common stock, which was 10% of the aggregate number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon conversion of the debentures, and 3) paid $50,000 for legal services in connection with the issuance of these convertible debentures and warrants.  The warrants issued to the placement agent were originally exercisable at $0.30 per share, may be exercised on a cashless basis, and contain full ratchet anti-dilution protection.  The Company has determined that this anti-dilution reset provision of the warrants is subject to derivative liability treatment and is required to be accounted for at its fair value.  Upon issuance, the Company determined the fair value of the warrants was $125,688 and recorded a corresponding charge to deferred financing costs.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the conversion of certain unsecured convertible promissory notes and related issuance of common stock triggered the reset of the exercise price of these warrants pursuant to the full ratchet anti-dilution protection provisions of these agreements.  As of June 30, 2012, the reset exercise price of the warrants is $0.0039 per share based on the lowest of the conversion prices.  As further explained in Note 15, the exercise price of these warrants has been further adjusted subsequent to June 30, 2012 pursuant to the full ratchet anti-dilution protection provisions.

Total deferred financing costs recorded for the issuance of convertible debentures was $531,688.  Deferred financing costs have been amortized over the one year term of the debentures using the effective interest method.  The Company amortized deferred financing costs in the amount of $58,351 for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and $199,451 for the six months ended June 30, 2012.  The Company amortized deferred financing costs in the amount of $67,576 for the three months and the six months ended June 30, 2012.

 
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Pursuant to the debentures and warrants, no holder may convert or exercise such holder’s debenture or warrant if such conversion or exercise would result in the holder beneficially owning in excess of 4.99% of our then issued and outstanding common stock. A holder may, however, increase or decrease this limitation (but in no event exceed 9.99% of the number of shares of common stock issued and outstanding) by providing the Company with 61 days’ notice that such holder wishes to increase or decrease this limitation.

Pursuant to a Mineral Mortgage between the Company and the purchasers of the debentures and warrants, the Company granted a first priority lien on all assets acquired from Montecito Offshore, L.L.C., as further discussed in Note 2 to these condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
Note 9 - Derivative Liabilities

Convertible Debenures and Related Warrants

As described in Notes 8 and 10 to these condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company issued convertible debentures and various warrants which contain full ratchet anti-dilution protection.  The Company has determined that these anti-dilution reset provisions of the convertible debentures and these warrants are subject to derivative liability treatment and are required to be accounted for at fair value.  Upon issuance, the Company determined the aggregate fair value of the embedded derivative was $2,833,829.  The Company has determined the aggregate fair value of the embedded derivative was $5,947,393 at June 30, 2012 and $2,471,483 at December 31, 2011.  The Company has recorded a loss on the change in the derivative liability of $879,236 and $3,475,910 for the three months and the six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively, and recorded a gain on the change in the derivative liability of $1,215,900 for the three months and the six months ended June 30, 2011.

The Company estimated the fair value of the embedded derivative using multinomial lattice models. Accordingly, the fair value of the embedded derivative as determined using the lattice model is affected by the Company’s stock price on the date of issuance as well as assumptions regarding a number of complex and subjective variables. These variables include, but are not limited to, the expected stock price volatility over the term of the debentures and warrants, actual and projected redemptions and conversion price resets.  Expected volatility is based primarily on the historical volatility of other comparable oil and gas companies.  Volatility used in the calculation ranged from a low of 50% in year one to a high of 143% in year five.  Management estimated that the probability of the debentures being redeemed at 0% initially, increasing by 1% per month thereafter to a maximum of 20%.

Convertible Promissory Notes

As described above in Notes 6 and 8 to these condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company has issued unsecured convertible promissory notes to unaffiliated entities and individuals which contain variable conversion prices and in some cases, anti-dilution reset provisions, which are treated as embedded derivatives under generally accepted accounting principles and are required to be accounted for at fair value.  The Company has estimated the fair value of these beneficial conversion features using multinomial lattice models. Accordingly, the fair value of the beneficial conversion features as determined using the lattice models is affected by the Company’s stock price on the date of issuance as well as assumptions regarding a number of complex and subjective variables. These variables include, but are not limited to, our expected stock price volatility over the term of the notes, actual and projected redemptions and conversion price resets.  Expected volatility is based primarily on the historical volatility of other comparable oil and gas companies.

 
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The fair value of the embedded derivatives for unconverted notes was estimated to be $1,352,002 and $354,426 as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.  The Company recognized a gain from the change in fair value of these derivative liabilities of $117,220 and $98,327 for the three months and the six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively, and recognized a gain from the change in fair value of these derivative liabilities of $133,620 and $96,439 for the three months and the six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively.
 
Note 10 – Common Stock

Issuance of Common Stock to Consultants for Services

On June 1, 2012, the Company issued 562,500 shares of common stock to a consulting firm and its owner as compensation for consulting services rendered to the Company.  For accounting purposes, this issuance has been recorded at $5,343, or $0.0095 per share, the closing price of the common stock on the date the issuance was made.

On June 21, 2012, the Company issued 3,000,000 shares of common stock to a consulting firm as compensation for consulting services rendered to the Company.  For accounting purposes, this issuance has been recorded at $29,400, or $0.0098 per share, the closing price of the common stock on the date the issuance was made.

Issuance of Common Stock to Officers

Effective June 3, 2011, the Board of Directors approved the issuance of 15,750,000 shares of common stock to two of the executive officers of the Company as additional bonus compensation for their accomplishments since the change of control of the Company on March 17, 2010.  For accounting purposes, this issuance has been recorded at $2,992,500, or $0.19 per share, the closing price of the common stock on the date the issuance was authorized.

Issuance of Common Stock for Legal Services

On May 5, 2011, the Company issued 200,000 shares of common stock to a law firm as compensation for legal services rendered to the Company.  For accounting purposes, this issuance has been recorded at $50,000, or $0.25 per share, the closing price of the common stock on the date the issuance was made.

Issuance of Common Stock and Warrants for Cash

During the six months ended June 30, 2011, the Company sold 600,000 shares of common stock and warrants to purchase 300,000 shares of common stock.  The warrants are exercisable at $0.45 per share and expire on August 31, 2013.  Proceeds to the Company from the sale were $90,000, which were allocated $60,780 to the common stock and $29,220 to the warrants based on their relative fair values.
 
Note 11 - Stock Options and Warrants

Stock Options and Compensation-Based Warrants

On June 29, 2010, the stockholders of the Company approved the adoption of the 2010 Stock Option Plan.  The Plan provides for the granting of incentive and nonqualified stock options to employees and consultants of the Company.  Generally, options granted under the plan may not have a term in excess of ten years.  Upon adoption, the Plan reserved 20 million shares of the Company’s common stock for issuance there under.

 
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Generally accepted accounting principles for stock options and compensation-based warrants require the recognition of the cost of services received in exchange for an award of equity instruments in the financial statements, is measured based on the grant date fair value of the award, and requires the compensation expense to be recognized over the period during which an employee or other service provider is required to provide service in exchange for the award (the vesting period).  No income tax benefit has been recognized for share-based compensation arrangements and no compensation cost has been capitalized in the accompanying condensed balance sheet.

A summary of stock option and compensation-based warrant activity for the six-month period ended June 30, 2012 is presented below:
 
             
Weighted
     
   
Shares
   
Weighted
 
Average
     
   
Under
   
Average
 
Remaining
 
Aggregate
 
   
Option or
   
Exercise
 
Contractual
 
Intrinsic
 
   
Warrant
   
Price
 
Life
 
Value
 
                     
Outstanding at December 31, 2011
    18,050,000     $ 0.21  
 6.1 years
  $ -  
Granted or issued
    2,950,000       0.17            
Expired or forfeited
    -       -            
                           
Outstanding at June 30, 2012
    21,000,000       0.15  
 4.3 years
  $ 21,700  
                           
Exercisable at June 30, 2012
    20,266,657     $ 0.15  
 4.3 years
  $ 21,700  
                           
 
During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company granted options and issued compensation-based warrants certain consultants to acquire an aggregate of 2,950,000 shares of common stock at exercise prices ranging from $0.15 to $0.25 per share.  Of these options and compensation-based warrants, 2,350,000 vested immediately and 600,000 vest over twelve months.  During the six months ended June 30, 2011, the Company granted options to an employee and to a new director to acquire an aggregate of 1,250,000 shares of common stock at $0.30 per share.  Of these options, 416,733 vested immediately and 833,267 vest over periods of up to two years.  Additionally, during the six months ended June 30, 2011, options to acquire 3,500,000 shares of common stock were modified to reduce the exercise price from $0.38 to $0.30 per share and options to acquire 1,500,000 shares of common stock were canceled as part of the termination of services of a consultant.  The effects of these modifications on share-based compensation were not material.

The fair value of these stock options and compensation-based warrants was estimated on the date of grant or issuance using the Black-Scholes option pricing model.  The weighted-average fair value of the stock options granted and compensation based warrants issued during the six months ended June 30, 2012 was $0.0281 per share.  The weighted-average assumptions used for the options granted and compensation-based warrants issued during the six months ended June 30, 2012 were risk-free interest rate of 0.31%, volatility of 219%, expected life of 2.0 years, and dividend yield of zero.  The weighted-average fair value of the stock options granted during the six months ended June 30, 2011 was $0.1780 per share.  The weighted-average assumptions used for the options granted during the six months ended June 30, 2011 were risk-free interest rate of 1.58%, volatility of 234%, expected life of 5.1 years, and dividend yield of zero.  The assumptions employed in the Black-Scholes option pricing model include the following.  The expected life of the options granted is equal to the average of the vesting period and the term of the option, as allowed for under the simplified method prescribed by Staff Accounting Bulletin 107.  The expected volatility is based on the historical price volatility of the Company’s common stock.  The risk-free interest rate represents the U.S. Treasury constant maturities rate for the expected life of the related stock options. The dividend yield represents anticipated cash dividends to be paid over the expected life of the stock options.

 
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In June 2011, the Company issued warrants to acquire 7 million shares of common stock to its placement agent under a consulting agreement, all of which have been earned upon issuance.  The warrants are exercisable at $0.18 per share and contain full ratchet anti-dilution protection.  The Company has determined that this anti-dilution reset provision of the warrants is subject to derivative liability treatment and is required to be accounted for at its fair value.  Upon issuance, the Company determined the fair value of the warrants was $334,438 and recorded share-based compensation in that amount.

Additionally, during the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company granted stock awards of 800,000 shares of common stock to a consulting firm and one of its principals.  The stock awards vest on a monthly basis over eight months of service.  The value of the stock awards was calculated on the grant date based on the closing price of the stock ($0.05 per share) and is being recognized as stock-based compensation over the vesting period.  The common stock subject to these stock awards have not been issued and is not included in the issued and outstanding common stock.

For the three-month periods ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, the Company reported compensation expense related to stock options, compensation-based warrants, and stock awards of $37,050 and $446,527.  For the six-month periods ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, the Company reported compensation expense related to stock options, compensation-based warrants, and stock awards of $115,054 and $530,625.  As of June 30, 2012, there was approximately $93,000 of unrecognized compensation cost related to stock options, compensation-based warrants, and stock awards that will be recognized over a weighted average period of approximately 0.75 years.  The intrinsic values at June 30, 2012 are based on a closing price of $0.007 per share.

Other Stock Warrants

A summary of other stock warrant activity for the six-month period ended June 30, 2012 is presented below:
 
             
Weighted
     
         
Weighted
 
Average
     
   
Shares
   
Average
 
Remaining
 
Aggregate
 
   
Under
   
Exercise
 
Contractual
 
Intrinsic
 
   
Warrant
   
Price
 
Life
 
Value
 
                     
Outstanding at December 31, 2011
    23,096,952     $ 0.32  
 3.9 years
  $ -  
Issued
    3,800,000       0.15            
Expired or canceled
    -       -            
                           
Outstanding at June 30, 2012
    26,896,952     $ 0.09  
 3.6 years
  $ 58,327  
                           
                           
 
As discussed more fully in Notes 5 and 8 to these condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company issued warrants to purchase 18,815,000 shares of common stock at $0.30 per share principally during May 2011 in connection with the issuance of convertible debentures, plus the Company issued compensation-based warrants in June 2011 to purchase 7,000,000 shares of common stock at $0.18 per share that contain full ratchet anti-dilution protection.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the conversion of certain unsecured convertible promissory notes and related issuance of common stock triggered the reset of the exercise price of these warrants to purchase 25,815,000 shares of common stock pursuant to the full ratchet anti-dilution protection provisions of these agreements.  As of June 30, 2012, the reset exercise price of the warrants is $0.0039 per share based on the lowest of the conversion prices.  As further explained in Note 15, the exercise price of these warrants has been further adjusted subsequent to June 30, 2012 pursuant to the full ratchet anti-dilution protection provisions.
 
 
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Note 12 - Fair Value Measurements

For assets and liabilities measured at fair value, the Company uses the following hierarchy of inputs:

 
 
Level one — Quoted market prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities;
       
 
 
Level two — Inputs other than level one inputs that are either directly or indirectly observable; and
       
 
 
Level three — Unobservable inputs developed using estimates and assumptions, which are developed by the reporting entity and reflect those assumptions that a market participant would use.

Liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis at June 30, 2012 are summarized as follows:
 
 
 
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
   
Total
 
                         
Derivative liability - conversion feature of debentures and related warrants
  $ -     $ 5,947,393     $ -     $ 5,947,393  
                                 
Derivative liability - beneficial conversion feature and reset provisions of notes
  $ -     $ 1,352,002     $ -     $ 1,352,002  
 
Liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis at December 31, 2011 are summarized as follows:
 
 
 
Level 1
   
Level 2
   
Level 3
   
Total
 
                                 
Derivative liability - conversion feature of debentures and related warrants
  $ -     $ 2,471,483     $ -     $ 2,471,483  
                                 
Derivative liability - beneficial conversion feature and reset provisions of notes
  $ -     $ 354,426     $ -     $ 354,426  

As further described in Note 9, the fair value of the derivative liabilities for the beneficial conversion features of the convertible notes, convertible debentures and related warrants is measured using multinomial lattice models.
 
Note 13 - Supplemental Cash Flow Information

During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company had the following noncash investing and financing activities:
 
 
The Company issued 11,576,857 shares of common stock as a result of the conversion of $97,000 of principal of 8% convertible promissory notes and $3,400 of related accrued interest.
     
 
The Company issued 10,183,993 shares of common stock as a result of the conversion of $124,100 of principal of 6% convertible promissory notes and $2,743 of related accrued interest with an unaffiliated entity.
 
 
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The Company issued 1,710,376 shares of common stock as a result of the conversion of $25,000 of principal of 8% convertible promissory notes and $211 of related accrued interest.
     
 
The Company issued 22,500,000 shares of common stock and a junior secured promissory note in the amount of $1,075,000 in connection with its acquisition of certain oil and gas properties from Black Cat Exploration & Production LLC.
     
 
Ironridge Global IV, Ltd. purchased approximately $1.4 million of outstanding liabilities from certain of the Company’s creditors, including notes payable, accrued compensation and interest, and other accounts payable.
     
 
The Company issued 30,750,000 shares of common stock to Ironridge Global IV, Ltd. in settlement of approximately $174,353 of the liability that it had acquired from the Company’s creditors.
     
 
The Company issued a convertible promissory note to an LLC in payment of deferred financing costs totaling $295,000, which are recorded in the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet.

 
During the six months ended June 30, 2011, the Company had the following noncash investing and financing activity:
 
 
The Company issued 2,743,592 shares of common stock as a result of the conversion of $130,000 of principal of 9% convertible promissory notes and $9,923 of related accrued interest.
     
 
The Company issued 1,186,315 shares of common stock as a result of the conversion of $41,000 of principal of 8% convertible promissory notes with an unaffiliated entity and $2,000 of related accrued interest.
     
 
The Company issued 3,084,386 shares of common stock as a result of the conversion of $150,000 of principal of 6% convertible promissory notes with an unaffiliated entity and $4,219 of related accrued interest.
     
 
The Company issued 15 million shares of common stock and a subordinated promissory note in the amount of $500,000 in connection with its acquisition of certain oil and gas leases from Montecito Offshore, L.L.C.
     
 
In connection with the sale of convertible debentures and warrants, the Company issued five-year warrants to its placement agent to acquire 1.7 million shares of common stock.  These warrants had a fair value of $125,688, which was capitalized as deferred financing costs.
 
The Company paid $15,000 and $5,000 for interest during the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.
 
 
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Note 14 – Employment Agreements

Anthony Mason

Effective April 26, 2012, the Company entered into an employment agreement (the “Mason Agreement”) with Anthony Mason to serve as Chief Executive Officer and President.  The Mason Agreement has an initial term until December 31, 2015, and automatically renews for additional one year terms unless either party provides 60 days prior written notice of such party’s intention to terminate the Mason Agreement.  The Company may terminate the Mason Agreement (i) at any time for cause or (ii) upon six months prior written notice without cause and a severance payment of one year of base salary.  Mr. Mason may terminate the Mason Agreement at any time upon four months prior written notice.

The initial base salary under the Mason Agreement is $240,000 per annum, which shall be increased when the Company achieves production of certain barrel of oil equivalent per day (“BOEPD”) as follows:

Annual Base Salary
   
BOEPD
 
     
 
 
$ 300,000       500  
$ 420,000       2,000  
$ 540,000       4,000  

Furthermore, upon the Company achieving 500 BOEPD, Mr. Mason shall be entitled to the use of a Company-leased Jaguar XJ or other comparable lease.  Mr. Mason shall also receive stock options to purchase 3,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, with 750,000 of the options vesting on the first anniversary and 62,500 of the options vesting each month thereafter for a period of 36 months. In addition, Mr. Mason is entitled to participate in any and all benefit plans, from time to time, in effect for the Company’s employees, along with vacation, sick and holiday pay in accordance with its policies established and in effect from time to time.

Charles Volk

Effective April 26, 2012, the Company amended the employment agreement (the “Volk Agreement”) with Charles Volk.  With the prospective appointment of Mr. Mason to serve as Chief Executive Officer and President, Mr. Volk’s position was changed to Chairman of the Board of Directors and the term of the Volk Agreement was extended to December 31, 2013.  The base salary under the Volk Agreement was changed to include the provision that Mr. Volk’s annual base salary would become the following when the Company achieves production of certain barrel of oil equivalent per day (“BOEPD”):

Annual Base Salary
   
BOEPD
 
     
 
 
$ 300,000       500  
$ 420,000       2,000  
$ 540,000       4,000  

Furthermore, upon the Company achieving 500 BOEPD, Mr. Volk shall be entitled to the use of a Company-leased Jaguar XJ or other comparable lease.  In addition, Mr. Volk shall also receive health insurance paid for by the Company.
 
 
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Note 15 - Subsequent Events
 
Issuance of Unsecured Promissory Notes

On July 31, 2012, the Company issued an unsecured promissory note in the amount of $100,000 and issued a warrant to purchase 1,000,000 shares of common stock of the Company to two individuals.  The promissory note and interest of $15,000 is due on October 31, 2012.  The warrant has an exercise price of $0.01 per share and expires on July 31, 2015.  Proceeds from the note were paid on the Bridge Loan Note that is discussed in further detail in Note 7 to these condensed consolidated financial statements.

On August 9, 2012, we issued a promissory note to an individual in exchange for proceeds of $25,000.  The promissory note is due on or before November 9, 2012 by payment of $28,750, including interest of $3,750 for the three month term.  In addition, we issued the individual a common stock purchase warrant to purchase 250,000 shares of common stock.  The warrant has an exercise price of $0.01 per share of common stock and will be exercisable until October 9, 2015.  

Issuance of Unsecured Convertible Promissory Notes

In July 2012, the Company issued an unsecured convertible promissory note in the amount of $75,000 to a limited liability company.  The convertible promissory note bears interest at 8% per annum and is due March 22, 2013.  The note is convertible until maturity at a variable conversion price equal to 50% of the average of the lowest three intraday trading prices from the ten trading days prior to the date of the conversion notice.  

During July and August 2012, the Company received $100,000 under an unsecured note arrangement with an unaffiliated entity.  This unsecured convertible promissory note accrues interest at 6% per annum.  The principal and unpaid accrued interest are due July 24, 2013.  Amounts due under the note are convertible until maturity at a variable conversion price equal to 70% of the lowest closing bid price from the five trading days prior to the date of the conversion notice. 

On July 17, 2011, the Company issued an unsecured convertible promissory note to an unaffiliated entity.  Proceeds from the convertible promissory note were $37,500.   The convertible promissory note bears interest at 8% per annum and is due on April 19, 2013.  In general, the note is convertible until maturity at a variable conversion price equal to 50% of the average of the lowest three closing bid prices from the ten trading days prior to the date of the conversion notice.  

Conversion of Promissory Notes

Between July 9, 2012 and July 11, 2012, $23,000 of the unsecured convertible promissory notes with an unaffiliated entity, plus accrued interest of $1,400, was converted into 8,865,079 shares of common stock at a weighted-average conversion price of $0.00275 per share.

Between July 2, 2012 and July 31, 2012, $100,900 of unsecured convertible promissory notes with another unaffiliated entity, plus accrued interest of $2,083, was converted into 32,357,475 shares of common stock at a weighted-average conversion price of $0.00318 per share.

On July 26, 2012, the three unsecured convertible promissory notes were purchased by and assigned to a new investor, and were restated to mature on July 26, 2013 and to bear interest at the annual rate of 6%.  Under the restated notes, the Company is not required to make any payments until the maturity date.  The new investor is permitted to convert the outstanding principal and accrued interest on the debenture into common stock at a conversion price per share equal to seventy percent (70%) of the lowest closing bid price of the common stock during the five trading days immediately preceding and including the date of conversion, subject to a floor conversion price of $.0001 per share.  As of August 14, 2012, $15,000 of the restated notes has been converted into 3,759,398 shares of common stock, or $0.04 per share.
 
 
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Certain of these conversions and issuances of common stock triggered the reset of the conversion price of the convertible debentures in the amount of $2,550,000 and the reset of the exercise price of related warrants to purchase 25,815,000 shares of common stock pursuant to the full ratchet anti-dilution protection provisions of these agreements.  See Notes 5, 8, and 11 for further disclosure of these provisions.  As of August 14, 2012, the reset conversion price of the debentures and exercise price of the related warrants is $0.00259 per share based on the lowest of the conversion prices.
 
Issuance of Common Stock to Ironridge
 
Between July 16, 2012 and August 14, 2012, the Company issued an additional 40,500,000 shares of common stock to Ironridge Global IV, Ltd. pursuant to the settlement of claims as further described in Note 4 to these condensed consolidated financial statements.  The Company will account for the issuance of these shares of common stock as a further reduction of the Payable to Ironridge Global IV, Ltd., consistent with the calculations specified in the Stipulation for Settlement of Claims based on the average VWAP during the Calculation Period.
 
 
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ITEM 2.  MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

The following discussion should be read in conjunction with our unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements and notes to our financial statements included elsewhere in this report.  This discussion contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties.  Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors discussed elsewhere in this report.

Certain information included herein contains statements that may be considered 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, such as statements relating to our anticipated revenues, costs and operating expenses and results, estimates used in the preparation of our financial statements, future performance and operations, plans for future oil and gas exploration, sources of liquidity, and financing sources.  Such forward-looking information involves important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect anticipated results in the future, and accordingly, such results may differ from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made herein.  These risks and uncertainties include those relating to the availability of funding from external sources on terms acceptable to us for planned exploration, development, or acquisitions; the ability of our management to develop and execute an effective exploration, development, and acquisition plan; the ability of third-party project operators and contractors to identify suitable prospects and conduct required operations effectively and economically and in accordance with contractual requirements; future results of drilling individual wells and other exploration and development activities; future variations in well performance as compared to initial test data; the prices at which we may be able to sell oil or gas; domestic or global economic conditions; the inherent uncertainty and costs of prolonged arbitration or litigation; and changes in federal or state tax laws or the administration of such laws.
 
Company Overview
  
Worthington Energy, Inc. (formerly Paxton Energy, Inc.) is an oil and gas exploration and production company with assets in Texas and recently acquired properties in the Gulf of Mexico.  Our assets in Texas consist of a minority working interest in limited production and drilling prospects in the Cooke Ranch area of La Salle County, Texas, and Jefferson County, Texas, all operated by Bayshore Exploration L.L.C.  The Texas asset had limited revenues and substantial losses, which we expect for the foreseeable future. We have recently determined to expand our operations.  In May 2011, we acquired our assets in the Gulf of Mexico referred to as Vermilion 179 (“VM 179”) consisting of a leasehold working interest in certain oil and gas leases located offshore from Louisiana, upon which no drilling or production has commenced as of yet.  We recently completed the acquisition of a 10.35% interest in the I-1 well and a 2% overriding royalty interest (“ORRI”) in 1,400 acres in the 818-L Mustang Island lease.
 
In Texas, we have working interests ranging from 4% to 31.75% (net revenue interests ranging from 3% to 23.8125%) in the various wells in which we have participated.  In the Gulf of Mexico, we have a 70% leasehold working interest, with a net revenue interest of 51.975% of certain oil and gas leases in the Vermillion 179 tract.  VM 179 is adjacent to Exxon's VM 164 #A9 well.  Also in the Gulf of Mexico, we have a 10.35% interest in the I-1 well and a 2% ORRI in the 1,400 Mustang Island lease. The interest in the I-1 well comprises of a 8.35% carried interest (CI) and an additional 2% ORRI in the I-1 well. Additionally, we will earn the 2% ORRI on any production that is to flow through the I-1 well platform. It is proposed to drill up to three additional wells in order to fully develop and exploit the full potential of the 818-L lease.

We are seeking to make additional acquisitions that are currently producing oil in the United States as a way to increase our cash flow.  Other than as disclosed herein, we currently do not have any contracts or agreements to acquire additional companies and/or working interests in existing wells, and no assurances can be given that we will identify or acquire such additional acquisitions on terms acceptable to us, if at all.  Additional acquisitions will likely require the issuance of equity or debt securities, either directly or indirectly to raise funds for such acquisitions.

 
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Organization

Worthington Energy, Inc. (formerly, Paxton Energy, Inc.) was organized under the laws of the State of Nevada on June 30, 2004.  On March 17, 2010, we entered into a “Change of Control and Recapitalization Agreement” with Charles Volk of San Francisco, California (the “Change of Control Agreement”).  On that same day, all our directors and officers resigned and were replaced by Charles F. Volk, Jr., James E. Burden, and Clifford Henry as directors and Charles F, Volk, Jr. as CEO, Treasurer and Chairman of the Board of Directors and James E. Burden as President and Secretary.  The Change of Control Agreement provides for us to issue 62,700,000 shares of our common stock to Mr. Volk and others upon the transfer to us of producing and non-producing oil and gas properties with minimum net tangible worth of $2,000,000, and an annual net cash flow of $1,000,000. In July 2011, we and Mr. Volk entered into an agreement whereby Mr. Volk agreed to reduce the total number of shares issuable pursuant to the Change of Control Agreement to 10 million.
 
Recent Developments

Black Cat Acquisition

On March 9, 2012, we acquired certain assets from Black Cat Exploration & Production, LLC, a Texas limited liability company (“Black Cat”) pursuant to the Asset Sale Agreement, entered into on November 17, 2011 and amended on March 5, 2012 between us and Black Cat (the “Black Cat Agreement”). Pursuant to the terms of the agreement, Black Cat sold us a 2% override interest in the Mustang Island 818-L lease, covering 14,400 acres in the Gulf of Mexico, with a 10.35% interest in the recently drilled I-1 well, located on the lease. We paid $175,000 in cash, issued a junior secured promissory note to Black Cat for $1,075,000 (the “Black Cat Note”) and agreed to issue 45 million shares of our common stock, of which 22.5 million were issued to Black Cat at the time of closing and the remaining 22.5 million shares will be issued when the well commences production.

$100,000 of the Black Cat Note was due May 31, 2012 and the balance being due at the later of: (i) June 25, 2012; or (ii) thirty (30) days after production commences on the Mustang Island Well. The Black Cat Note is secured by a deed of trust covering the properties, which is junior to the deed of trust securing $277,500 of additional financing we received, which amount shall increase to $305,000 in the event of a default under the secured note.  As discussed below, we are currently in default under the Black Cat Note.

D Bar Leasing Agreement

On April 26, 2012, we entered into a Purchase and Sale Agreement (the “Agreement”) with D Bar Leasing Inc. (“D Bar”).

Pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, at closing, we will purchase from D Bar, all rights, title and interest that D Bar owns in certain wells in the State of Texas (the “Assets”) in exchange for $3,500,000 and the issuance of 2.5 million shares of our common stock.  In addition, D Bar shall retain a 15% carried interest in the Assets and we shall be committed to spending approximately $1.1 million on work-over operations on the Assets, commencing with a nine well work over program of proven behind pipe reserves.

The closing of the Agreement is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, as well as the following closing conditions, among others:
 
 
Each of us and D Bar shall have performed and complied with all terms of the Agreement required to be performed or complied with by it at or prior to closing;
     
 
All consents, approvals and authorizations of assignments related to the purchase of the Assets have been completed;
     
 
The representations and warranties made by each party shall be true and correct in all material respects on the closing date and on the date the Agreement was executed;
 
 
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The satisfaction of the due diligence to be performed by us on certain matters, including with specific reference D-Bar’s title to the Assets being sold; and
     
 
We shall have obtained the necessary financing to complete the transaction.
 
The closing of the Agreement was to be on or before June 10, 2012 although the parties are currently extending the closing date to accommodate our financial partner in this venture.

Change in Management

Effective April 26, 2012, Charles F. Volk, Jr. resigned as our Chief Executive Officer and President.  Mr. Volk remains as our Chairman of the Board of Directors. Effective April 26, 2012, our Board of Directors appointed Anthony Mason as our Chief Executive Officer and President.  

Results of Operations

Comparison of Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

Oil and Gas Revenues

Our oil and gas revenue was $0 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $175 and $5,654 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively. The decrease in oil and gas revenue is due to Bayshore ceasing to report to us the amounts of our respective share in oil and gas revenues. Accordingly, we did not report oil and gas revenues from our Texas operations for the three or six months ended June 30, 2012.  The historical level of oil and gas production has not been significant and management does not believe that the omission of oil and gas revenues from the Texas operations has a significant effect on our reported results of operations.  Because the level of oil and gas production has not been significant in the past, we continue to be characterized as an exploration-stage company.

Cost and Operating Expenses
 
Our costs and operating expenses were $549,952 and $1,237,320 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively, compared to $4,085,647 and $4,596,120 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively, representing decreases of $3,535,695 and $3,358,800 for the three and six month periods, respectively.  The decrease in our costs and operating expenses is primarily a result of a decrease in share-based compensation charges, as discussed below.

Lease Operating Expenses – Lease operating expenses were $0 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively, compared to $(80) and $3,310 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively.  The decrease in lease operating expenses is due to Bayshore ceasing to report to us the amounts of our respective share in lease operating expenses. Accordingly, we did not report lease operating expenses from our Texas operations for the three or six months ended June 30, 2012.  The historical level of oil and gas production has not been significant and our amount of lease operating expenses is relatively consistent in relation to our oil and gas production.

Accretion of Asset Retirement Obligations – Accretion of asset retirement obligations was $57 and $114 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively, compared to $87 and $173 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively.  The amount of accretion of asset retirement obligations expenses principally reflects the fact that the original accretion period for most wells is complete.
 
General and Administrative Expense – General and administrative expense was $478,102 and $1,047,409 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively, compared to $646,613 and $1,069,512 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively, representing decreases of $168,511 and $22,103 for the three and six month periods, respectively.  The decrease in general and administrative expense during the three months ended June 30, 2012 is primarily related to a decrease of $122,016 for compensation and related payroll taxes from a temporary decrease in the number of officers and a salary reduction resulting from the amendment of the employment agreement for one officer, and decreases in legal and consulting costs of $104,534.  These decreases were offset by an increase of $29,137 in meals and entertainment, and other minor increases in outside services, rent, and various other expenses.  The decrease in general and administrative expense during the six months ended June 30, 2012 is related to a decrease of $162,460 for compensation and related payroll taxes from a temporary decrease in the number of officers and a salary reduction resulting from the amendment of the employment agreement for one officer.  This decrease was offset primarily by increases in legal, consulting and auditing costs of $27,375, outside services of $27,424, rent and telephone of $26,529, meals, entertainment, and travel of $45,910, and director fees of $10,467.  The causes of these increase are: (1) legal and audit services due to legal costs related to litigation, due diligence costs for prospective financing, and increased complexity of our accounting; (2) travel, meals and entertainment expenses are principally related to promotional costs in connection with investor presentations; (3) outside services are principally related to increased use of temporary office personnel; (4) rent is primarily due to the leasing of new office space; and (5) director fees are due to the addition of another outside director in June 2011.  
 
 
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Share-Based CompensationWe have entered into various transactions that have resulted in the recording of share-based compensation during the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011.  Share-based compensation for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 was $71,793 and $189,797, respectively.  The transactions during the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 were as follows:
 
 
 
During the period since the change of control transaction, we have granted options to acquire common stock to our officers and employees, as well as to certain consultants. Certain of these options vested immediately, while other options vest over periods of up to thirty months from the grant date. Additionally, we have granted stock options and issued compensation-based warrants and stock awards to consulting firms.  Share-based compensation is measured on the grant date for stock options and on the issue date for compensation-based warrants and stock awards, and recognized over the vesting period. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, we reported share-based compensation related to these stock options, stock warrants, and stock awards of $37,050 and $115,054, respectively;
     
 
In March 2012, we issued 1,000,000 shares of common stock to Ironridge Global IV, Ltd. in connection with a court-approved Order for Approval of Stipulation for Settlement of Claims.  The Order provided, among other things, for the immediate issuance by us of 1,000,000 shares of common stock to Ironridge as a fee in connection with the settlement.  This issuance of 1,000,000 shares of common stock was recorded at $40,000 of share-based compensation, based on the closing price of the common stock on the date of issuance.  Subsequently, we have issued an additional 71,250,000 shares to Ironridge towards the Final Amount pursuant to the settlement of claims as further described herein;
     
 
In June 2012, we issued 3,000,000 shares of common stock to Haverstock Master Fund, Ltd. as an implementation fee in connection with Committed Equity Facility Agreement.  The shares were fully earned on the date of the agreement.  The issuance of common stock was recorded at $29,400, based on the closing price of the common stock on the date of issuance; and
     
 
In June 2012, we issued a total of 562,500 shares of common stock to National Securities Corp. and Michael Bezdek under an agreement that provided for capital raising, investment banking and financial advisory services to us.  The issuance of common stock was recorded at $5,343, based on the closing price of the common stock on the date of issuance.
 
 
Share-based compensation for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011 was $3,439,027 and $3,523,125, respectively.  The transactions during the three and six months ended June 30, 2011 were as follows:
   
 
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Effective June 3, 2011, we issued 15,750,000 shares of common stock, pursuant to the Amended and Restated 2010 Incentive Stock Option Plan,  to two executive officers as additional bonus compensation for their accomplishments since the change of control of the Company on March 17, 2010.  For accounting purposes, this issuance has been recorded at $2,992,500, or $0.19 per share, the closing price of the common stock on the date the issuance was authorized; and
     
 
During the period since the change of control, we have granted options to acquire common stock to our officers and employees, as well as to certain consultants. Certain of these options vested immediately, while other options vest over periods of up to thirty months from the grant date. Additionally, we have issued compensation-based warrants to financial advisory firms.  Share-based compensation is measured on the grant date for stock options and on the issue date for compensation-based warrants, and recognized over the vesting period. For the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, we reported share-based compensation related to these stock options and warrants of $446,527 and $530,625, respectively.
     

Although the net changes with respect to our revenues and our costs and operating expenses for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, are summarized above, the trends contained therein are limited and should not be viewed as a definitive indication of our future results.

Other Income (Expense)

Change in fair value of derivative liabilities – As more fully discussed in Notes 6, 7 and 9 to the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements, we issued unsecured convertible promissory notes commencing in April 2010 which contain a variable conversion price and anti-dilution reset provisions.  In addition, as more fully discussed in Notes 8, 9 and 11 to the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements, during the quarter ended June 30, 2011, we issued convertible debentures and warrants that contain full ratchet anti-dilution protection.  These beneficial conversion features are treated as embedded derivatives under generally accepted accounting principles and are required to be accounted for at fair value. We have estimated the fair value of the beneficial conversion features of the unsecured convertible promissory notes, the convertible debentures, and the related warrants using multinomial lattice models.  The fair value of these derivative liabilities was estimated to be $7,299,395, 5,813,079, and $2,825,909 as of June 30, 2012, March 31, 2012, and December 31, 2011, respectively.  We recognized non-cash losses from the change in fair value of these derivative liabilities of $762,016 and $3,377,583 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively.  The change was caused by a decrease in the stock price between December 31, 2011 and June 30, 2012. We recognized non-cash gains from the change in fair value of these derivative liabilities of $1,349,520 and $1,312,339 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively. The change was caused by an increase in the stock price between December 31, 2010 and June 30, 2011.

Interest Expense – We incurred interest expense of $257,180 and $413,176 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively, compared to $54,785 and $72,522 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively, representing increases of $202,395 and $340,654 for the three and six month periods, respectively. The increase in interest expense is primarily due to the issuance of convertible debentures totaling $2,550,000 in May 2011, which are currently in default and accruing interest at the rate of 18% per annum.  Interest on the convertible debentures for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 was $116,025 and $232,050, respectively, compared to $34,670 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011.  The remainder of the increase was due to the general increase in borrowings from promissory notes associated with the acquisition of oil and gas properties and from the issuance of unsecured convertible promissory notes for working capital.

Amortization of deferred financing costs – In connection with the sale of convertible debentures and warrants, we 1) incurred a placement fee with our placement agent of $356,000, 2) issued five-year warrants to our placement agent to acquire 1.7 million shares of common stock, and 3) paid $50,000 for legal services.  We determined the fair value of the warrants was $125,688.  Total deferred financing costs recorded for the issuance of convertible debentures was $531,688.  Deferred financing costs have been amortized over the one year term of the debentures using the effective interest method.  We amortized deferred financing costs in the amount of $58,351 and $199,451 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively, compared to $67,576 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011. 

 
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Amortization of discount on convertible notes and other debt – As more fully discussed in Notes 6, 7, 8 and 9 to the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements, we have issued convertible promissory notes and debentures to several individuals or entities, commencing in April 2010. In each case, the notes and debentures have a favorable conversion price in comparison to the market price of our common stock on the date of the issuance of the notes. Additionally, the convertible debentures and certain of the convertible promissory notes contain anti-dilution reset provisions.  The fair value of these beneficial conversion features is measured on the issue date of the notes. Generally, a discount is recorded for these beneficial conversion features and amortized over the term of the note or debenture as a non-cash charge to the statement of operations. We have amortized $1,254,324 and $2,532,245 of discount on convertible notes and debentures for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012, respectively, compared to $113,420 and $267,511 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively. The increase in the amount of discount amortized is due to the effects of the effective interest method, which results in more expense later in the term of the debt instrument, and due to the general increase in the amount of debt.  As of June 30, 2012, there is $718,091 of recorded, but unamortized, discount on the secured and unsecured convertible promissory notes that will be amortized and recorded as a non-cash expense over the remaining terms of the respective notes or debentures.  The discount on the convertible debentures has now become fully amortized.
 
Liquidity and Capital Resources

During the year ended December 31, 2011 and the six months ended June 30, 2012, our principal sources of liquidity consisted of proceeds from the sale of unsecured convertible promissory notes, convertible debentures, common stock and warrants. During the year ended December 31, 2011 and the six months ended June 30, 2012, our sources of capital resources were 1) a private placement of convertible debentures in the aggregate amount of $2,550,000, 2) the issuance of several separate unsecured convertible promissory notes totaling $822,000, 3) a private placement of common stock and warrants in the aggregate amount of $90,000, 4) the issuance of a bridge loan note of $250,000, 5) the issuance of a secured convertible debenture of $100,000, 6) the issuance of a secured promissory note of $100,000, and 7) the issuance of an unsecured note for $15,000.  At June 30, 2012, we had $546 in cash. At June 30, 2012, we had a working capital deficit of $7,278,526, as compared to a deficit of $3,452,198 as of December 31, 2011. The working capital deficit is principally the result of historical losses with operations and oil and gas property acquisitions financed through trade creditors and through the use of short-term debt.  The increase in the working capital deficit for the six months ended June 30, 2012 is principally due to 1) the issuance of new short-term debt totaling $2,400,000; 2) net decrease in debt discounts of approximately $1,100,000 principally related to amortization of discounts; 3) increases in accounts payable and accrued liabilities of approximately $760,000; 4) less debt conversions and debt payments of approximately $445,000, and 5) decrease in current assets of approximately $17,000.  In addition, we have total stockholders’ deficit of $5,776,654 at June 30, 2012, compared to total stockholders’ equity of $199,554 at December 31, 2011, a decrease in the stockholders’ equity (deficit) of $5,976,208.  The decrease for the six months ended June 30, 2012 is principally due to net losses of approximately $7.76 million, offset by the value of common stock issued for debt conversions, property acquisition, and services of approximately $1.78 million.

Our operations used net cash of $626,436 during the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $879,471 of net cash used during the six months ended June 30, 2011.  Net cash used in operating activities during the six months ended June 30, 2012 consisted of our net loss of $7,759,775, less non-cash expenses of the change in fair value of derivative liabilities of $3,377,583, stock-based compensation of $189,797, amortization of deferred financing costs and discount on convertible notes of $2,731,696, depreciation expense of $2,067 and accretion of asset retirement obligations of $114, and further reduced by non-cash changes in working capital of $832,082.
 
Investing activities during the six months ended June 30, 2012 included cash paid totaling $196,642 toward the acquisition of oil and gas properties from Black Cat, an earnest money deposit of $100,000 toward the D Bar Leasing Purchase and Sale Agreement, and the purchase of office equipment with a total cost of $3,596.  Investing activities during the six months ended June 30, 2011 included cash paid totaling $1,523,563 toward the acquisition of oil and gas leases under the Montecito Agreement and the purchase of office equipment with a cost of $2,356.

 
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Financing activities provided $925,668 of cash during the six months ended June 30, 2012, compared to $2,356,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2011. Cash flows from financing activities during the six months ended June 30, 2012 primarily relate to 1) the receipt of proceeds from the placement of unsecured convertible promissory notes in the amount of $500,000, 2) proceeds of $250,000 from the issuance of a bridge loan promissory note, 3) proceeds of $100,000 from a secured promissory note, and 4) $100,000 from the issuance of a secured convertible debenture.  We also repaid $25,000 on the bridge loan promissory note.  Cash flows from financing activities during the six months ended June 30, 2011 relate to 1) proceeds from a private placement of convertible debentures in the aggregate amount of $2,550,000, less issuance costs of $374,000, 2) the receipt of proceeds from the placement of unsecured convertible promissory notes in the amount of $75,000, 3) proceeds of $90,000 from the issuance of common stock and warrants, and 4) proceeds from an unsecured note payable of $15,000.

We are currently seeking debt and equity financing to fund potential acquisitions and other expenditures, although we do not have any contracts or commitments for either at this time. We will have to raise additional funds to continue operations and, while we have been successful in doing so in the past, there can be no assurance that we will be able to do so in the future. Our continuation as a going concern is dependent upon our ability to obtain necessary additional funds to continue operations and the attainment of profitable operations.  We believe that the cash flow from the Mustang Island properties, when production commences and after the promissory note issued in connection with the acquisition is repaid, will be sufficient to sustain operations.  Additionally, we anticipate that working capital will become available via financing activities currently contemplated with regards to VM-179 and the D-Bar acquisition.

May 2011 Private Placement

In May 2011, we completed a financing which generated aggregate gross cash proceeds of $2,550,000 through the sale of the convertible secured debentures and common stock purchase warrants.  The convertible debentures matured in May 2012 and bear interest at 9% per annum and are convertible at the holder’s option at any time into common stock at a conversion price of $0.15 per share. The convertible debentures will automatically be redeemed with a 30% premium upon a Change of Control or Listing Event (each as defined in the Note). Interest on the convertible debentures is payable quarterly in arrears in cash. The convertible debentures contain full ratchet anti-dilution protection. In addition the conversion price shall be adjusted if the conversion price of securities in a subsequent offering by us is adjusted pursuant to a make good provision. The shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of the convertible debentures are entitled to piggyback registration rights.  As of August 9, 2012, all of the debentures have matured.  We are in default under the convertible debentures because we have not (i) repaid the debentures in the aggregate principal face amount of $2,550,000 or (ii) made the interest payments that were due starting on July 1, 2011 and continuing through the maturity dates.  As of June 30, 2012, the total interest that is due is $501,320 with interest continuing to accrue at the default interest rate of 18% per annum.  Furthermore, as a result of the conversions of notes payable between February and July 2012, the conversion price of the debentures has been reset to $0.00259 per share, which would result in the issuance of approximately 985 million shares of common stock upon conversion of the principal amount, not including accrued interest.

The common stock purchase warrants are exercisable for a period of five years at an exercise price of $0.30 per share. The warrants contain full ratchet anti-dilution protection. The warrants will be exercisable on a cashless basis at any time six months after issuance if there is not an effective registration statement registering for resale the shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants. The shares of common stock issuable upon exercise of the warrants are entitled to piggyback registration rights.  As a result of the conversions of notes payable between February and July 2012, the exercise price of the warrants has been reset to $0.00259 per share.
 
Pursuant to the convertible debentures and related warrants, no holder may convert or exercise such holder’s debenture or warrant if such conversion or exercise would result in the holder beneficially owning in excess of 4.99% of our then issued and outstanding common stock. A holder may, however, increase or decrease this limitation (but in no event exceed 9.99% of the number of shares of common stock issued and outstanding) by providing the Company with 61 days’ notice that such holder wishes to increase or decrease this limitation.

 
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Pursuant to the security agreement, between ourselves and the investors, we granted the investors a first priority lien on all assets acquired from Montecito pursuant to the Montecito Agreement.

Montecito Promissory Note

On May 6, 2011, in connection with our acquisition of certain assets from Montecito, we issued Montecito a subordinated promissory note in the amount of $500,000.  The subordinated promissory note is subordinated to the secured convertible notes we issued in the private placement that closed on May 5, 2011.  The Montecito Note was due in September 2011 and accrued interest at the rate of 9% per annum until maturity and accrues interest at the highest legal rate allowed since maturity since the Montecito Note is in default for failure to pay principal and interest when due.

GEL Properties Financing

On August 10, 2011, we entered into an agreement with GEL Properties, Inc., an accredited investor (“GEL”), pursuant to which we issued GEL three convertible notes. The first note, due August 10, 2012 in the principal amount of $75,000 (the “GEL I Note”), was issued in exchange for $75,000.  The second note, due March 15, 2013 in the principal amount of $75,000 (the “GEL II Note”), was issued in exchange for a promissory note from GEL in the amount of $75,000 (the “GEL II Payment Note”).   The third note, due May 1, 2013 in the principal amount of $75,000 (the “GEL III Note”, was issued in exchange for a promissory note from GEL in the amount of $75,000 (the “GEL III Payment Note”).   

The GEL II Payment Note was due on March 15, 2012, or August 10, 2012 in the event that we did not meet the current information requirements pursuant to Rule 144 on March 15, 2012.  The GEL II Payment Note was secured by a $100,000 debt obligation owned to GEL by Hotcloud Mobile, Inc.  The GEL II Payment Note was repaid, with interest, in March 2012.

The GEL III Payment Note was due on May 1, 2012, or August 10, 2012 in the event that we did not meet the current information requirements pursuant to Rule 144 on May 1, 2012.  The GEL III Payment Note was secured by a (i) $25,000 debt obligation owned to GEL by Hotcloud Mobile, Inc., (ii) $25,000 debt obligation owned to GEL by Revonergy, Inc., and (iii) $25,000 debt obligation owned to Tripod Group, LLC by Latitude Powerboats.  The GEL III Payment Note was repaid, with interest, in May 2012.

On July 24, 2012, we entered into an agreement with GEL pursuant to which we issued GEL five convertible notes. The first note, due July 24, 2013 in the principal amount of $100,000 (the “GEL IV Note”), was issued in exchange for $100,000.  

The second note, due July 24, 2013, in the principal amount of $75,000 (the “GEL V Note”), was issued in exchange for a promissory note from GEL each in the amount of $75,000 (the “GEL V Payment Note”).   The third note, due July 24, 2013, in the principal amount of $75,000 (the “GEL VI Note”), was issued in exchange for a promissory note from GEL each in the amount of $75,000 (the “GEL VI Payment Note”).   The fourth note, due July 24, 2013, in the principal amount of $75,000 (the “GEL VII Note”), was issued in exchange for a promissory note from GEL each in the amount of $75,000 (the “GEL VII Payment Note”).   The fifth note, due July 24, 2013, in the principal amount of $75,000 (the “GEL VIII Note” and together with the GEL I, GEL II, GEL III, GEL IV, GEL V, GEL VI and GEL VII Notes, the “GEL Notes”), was issued in exchange for a promissory note from GEL in the amount of $75,000 (the “GEL VIII Payment Note”).   

The GEL V Payment Note is due on March 24, 2013, or July 24, 2013 in the event that we do not meet the current information requirements pursuant to Rule 144 on March 24, 2013.  The GEL V Payment Note is secured by a $75,000 debt obligation owned to GEL by Silver Dragon Resources, Inc.  

 
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The GEL VI Payment Note is due on April 24, 2013, or August 24, 2013 in the event that we do not meet the current information requirements pursuant to Rule 144 on April 24, 2013.  The GEL VI Payment Note is secured by a $75,000 debt obligation owned to GEL by Silver Dragon Resources, Inc.  

The GEL VII Payment Note is due on May 24, 2013, or September 24, 2013 in the event that we do not meet the current information requirements pursuant to Rule 144 on May 24, 2013.  The GEL VII Payment Note is secured by a $75,000 debt obligation owned to GEL by Savwatt usa, Inc.

The GEL VIII Payment Note is due on June 24, 2013, or October 24, 2013 in the event that we do not meet the current information requirements pursuant to Rule 144 on June 24, 2013.  The GEL VIII Payment Note is secured by a $75,000 debt obligation owned to GEL by Savwatt usa, Inc.

Interest on the GEL Notes accrues at the rate of 6% per annum and must be paid in shares of our common stock at the conversion price.  We are not required to make any payments on the GEL Notes until maturity.  We have the ability to repay the GEL Notes at any time at 150% of the unpaid principal amount upon five days prior written notice to the Investor.

GEL may convert the outstanding principal on the GEL Notes into shares of our common stock at a conversion price per share equal to seventy percent (70%) of the lowest closing bid price of the common stock during the five trading days immediately preceding and including the date of conversion, subject to a floor conversion price of $.0001 per share, except for the GEL IV Note, which is subject to a floor conversion price of $.00001 per share.  

As of August 14, 2012, the GEL I, GEL II, AND GEL III Notes have been entirely converted into common stock and the entire principal on the GEL IV, GEL V, GEL VI, GEL VII and GEL VIII Notes remain outstanding.

Asher Financings

On March 5, 2012, May 14, 2012, June 7, 2012, and July 17, 2012 we entered into securities purchase agreements with Asher Enterprises, Inc., an accredited investor (“Asher”), providing for the sale by us to Asher of 8% convertible debenture in the aggregate principal amount of $132,500 (the “Asher Debentures”).

The Asher Debentures mature on December 7, 2012, January 30, 2013, March 11, 2013, and April 19, 2013, respectively, (the “Asher Maturity Dates”) and bear interest at the annual rate of 8%.  We are not required to make any payments until the Asher Maturity Dates.

Asher is permitted to convert, starting on September 1, 2012, October 24, 2012, December 24, 2012, and January 13, 2013, the outstanding principal and accrued interest on the Asher Debentures into shares of our common stock at a conversion price per share equal to fifty percent (50%) of the average of the three (3) lowest closing bid prices of the common stock during the 10 trading days immediately preceding the conversion date.

Asher agreed to restrict its ability to convert the Asher Debentures and receive shares of common stock such that the number of shares of common stock held by Asher in the aggregate and its affiliates after such conversion or exercise does not exceed 4.99% of the then issued and outstanding shares of our common stock.

What Happened Financings

On November 21, 2011, we entered into a subscription agreement with What Happened LLC, an accredited investor (“WH LLC”), providing for the sale by us to WH LLC of an 8% convertible debenture in the principal amount of $20,000 (the “WH Debenture”).

On July 26, 2012, the WH Debenture was purchased by and assigned to Prolific Group, LLC (“Prolific”), and was amended to change the maturity date from August 3, 2012 to July 26, 2013 and to change the interest rate from 8% to 6% per annum.  We are not required to make any payments until the maturity date.  Prolific is permitted to convert the outstanding principal and accrued interest on the WH Debenture into common stock at a conversion price per share equal to seventy percent (70%) of the lowest closing bid price of the common stock during the five trading days immediately preceding and including the date of conversion, subject to a floor conversion price of $.0001 per share.  As of August 14, 2012, $15,000 of the WH Debenture has been converted into common stock and $5,000 of principal remains outstanding.

 
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On April 19, 2012, we issued a secured promissory note in the principal face amount of $100,000 (the “Secured Note”) in exchange for $100,000 from WH LLC.  Pursuant to a deed of trust, security agreement and financing statement covering as extracted collateral, we granted WH LLC a security interest in all of our prospective 6% working interest in the Alvey Lease. We agreed to repay $125,000 on June 18, 2012, plus interest at the rate of 11% per annum.  The Secured Note was not repaid by the due date and is in default.

In lieu of repayment in cash, WH LLC had the option of converting the obligation represented by the Secured Note into a 3.75% carried working interest in the Alvey Lease, which WH LLC was required to advise us of whether it intended to exercise such option on or prior to the maturity of the Secured Note.  Although the period for exercise of the option has expired, we and WH LLC have had discussions to extend the date to exercise such option to any time prior to repayment.

Debenture and Warrant Financing

Between December 2011 and April 2012, we entered into subscription agreements with WH LLC, Luis Urroz, John Reed, Charles Lamberson, Halley Lamberson, Hemangini Parikh, Marshall Berol, Sean Whalen, New Rock Capital, LLC, Balakrishna B. Divana and Sunitha Yeliyur, and John Seeley, each an accredited investor (the “Investors”), providing for the sale by us of 8% convertible debentures in the aggregate principal amount of $287,000 (the “Debentures”) and common stock purchase warrants to purchase an aggregate of 2,870,000 shares of common stock (the “Warrants”).

The Debentures mature between August 1, 2012 and November 1, 2012 (the “Maturity Dates”) and bear interest at the annual rate of 8%.  We are not required to make any payments until the Maturity Dates.  The Investors are permitted to convert the outstanding principal and accrued interest on the Debentures into common stock at a conversion price per share equal to fifty percent (50%) of the average of the three (3) lowest closing bid prices of the common stock during the 10 trading days immediately preceding the conversion date.  One of the Debentures in the amount of $25,000 has been converted into common stock.

 On July 26, 2012, the Debentures issued to WH LLC in the aggregate face amount of $20,000 were purchased by and assigned to Prolific, and were amended to change the maturity dates to July 26, 2013 and to change the interest rate to 6% per annum.  Prolific is permitted to convert the outstanding principal and accrued interest on the Debentures into common stock at a conversion price per share equal to seventy percent (70%) of the lowest closing bid price of the common stock during the five trading days immediately preceding and including the date of conversion, subject to a floor conversion price of $.0001 per share.  

The Warrants have an exercise price of $0.15 per share of common stock and will be exercisable until December 31, 2016.  The Warrants can be exercised on a cashless basis.

The Investors have agreed to restrict their ability to convert the Debentures and receive shares of our common stock such that the number of shares of common stock held by each investor in the aggregate and their affiliates after such conversion or exercise does not exceed 4.99% of the then issued and outstanding shares of our common stock.

Sanjay Kapoor - Secured Debt Financing

On March 6, 2012, we issued a secured promissory note in the principal face amount of $277,500 (the “Secured Note”) in exchange for $250,000 from Sanjay Kapoor (“Kapoor”).  The principal face amount of the Secured Note was due on May 5, 2012, together with interest accruing at the rate of 11% per annum.  Upon an event of default, the principal face amount of the Secured Note will increase to $305,000 and we are required to pay 80% of all production to Kapoor until the Secured Note is repaid in full, including interest.  A payment of $100,000 has been made on the Secured Note, but the remaining $205,000 has not been repaid and is in default.

 
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In addition, we agreed to issue Kapoor a common stock purchase warrant to purchase 1,250,000 shares of common stock (the “Kapoor Warrant”).  The Kapoor Warrant has an exercise price of $0.15 per share of common stock and will be exercisable for a period of five years from issuance.  The Kapoor Warrant can be exercised on a cashless basis.

Pursuant to a deed of trust, security agreement and financing statement covering as extracted collateral, PaxAcq granted Kapoor a first priority lien on all assets acquired from Black Cat as security for the repayment of the Secured Note.

Black Cat Exploration & Production LLC

On March 9, 2012, we acquired certain assets from Black Cat pursuant to the Black Cat Agreement.  Pursuant to the terms of the Black Cat Agreement, we issued a junior secured promissory note in the amount of $1,075,000 as partial consideration for the purchase.  $100,000 of the junior secured promissory note was due on May 31, 2012 and the balance is payable at the later of (i) June 25, 2012 or (ii) 30 days after production commences from the Mustang Island Well.  The note bears interest at 11% per annum.  The note is secured by a second lien mortgage on the properties acquired from Black Cat and is subordinated to the secured note with Sanjay Kapoor described above.  We have paid $25,000 towards the principal of this promissory note, the remaining portion of the $100,000 that was due on May 31, 2012 is in default.

La Jolla Cove Investors, Inc.

We entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement (the “SPA”) with La Jolla Cove Investors, Inc. (“La Jolla”) dated as of April 30, 2012 (the “Closing Date”).  Pursuant to the SPA, we issued La Jolla a Convertible Debenture in the amount of $200,000 (the “Convertible Debenture”) and an Equity Investment Agreement (the “Equity Investment Agreement”) in exchange for $100,000 in cash and a Secured Promissory Note (the “Promissory Note”) from La Jolla in the amount of $100,000 which is due on demand by the Company at any time after April 30, 2013.  La Jolla is required to repay the Promissory Note on January 25, 2013 if certain conditions are met at that date.

Pursuant to the Convertible Debenture, we agreed to pay La Jolla the principal sum of $200,000 (subject to adjustment as provided in the Convertible Debenture) on April 30, 2014 or such earlier date as required by the Convertible Debenture. Interest on the outstanding Convertible Debenture accrues at a rate of 4.75% per annum. The conversion price of the Convertible Debenture is equal to the lesser of (i) $.45 or (ii) 75% of the three lowest volume weighted average prices (“VWAPs”) during the 21 days prior to the date of the conversion notice submitted by La Jolla. If on the date La Jolla delivers a conversion notice, the applicable conversion is below $.02 (the “Floor Price”), the Company shall have the right exercisable within two business days after the Company’s receipt of the Conversion Notice to prepay that portion of the Convertible Debenture that La Jolla elected to convert.  Any such prepayment shall be made in an amount equal to 120% of the sum of (i) the principal amount to be converted as specified in the applicable conversion notice plus (ii) any accrued and unpaid interest on any such principal amount.

Among the conditions that constitute an event of default is the situation where the average volume weighted average price per share of the Company’s common stock for any period of three consecutive trading days during the term of the Convertible Debenture is less than $0.01 per share.  This condition initially occurred in early June 2012 and has continued through the end of the quarter.  On June 14, 2012, La Jolla notified the Company of the event of default and that it was accelerating the repayment of the Convertible Debenture (net of the $100,000 note receivable), repayment premium, and accrued interest in the aggregate amount of $120,586.  However, in July 2012, La Jolla withdrew it notification and acceleration of repayment.
 
Pursuant to the Equity Investment Agreement, La Jolla has the right from time to time during the term of the agreement to purchase up to $2,000,000 of our Common Stock in accordance with the terms of the agreement.  Beginning October 27, 2012 and for each month thereafter, La Jolla shall purchase from the Company at least $100,000 of common stock, at a price per share equal to 125% of the VWAP on the Closing Date, provided, however, that La Jolla shall not be required to purchase common stock if (i) the VWAP for the five consecutive trading days prior to the payment date is equal to or less than $0.02 per share or (ii) an event of default has occurred under the SPA, the Convertible Debenture or the Equity Investment Agreement. Pursuant to the Equity Investment Agreement, La Jolla has the right to purchase, at any time and in any amount, at La Jolla’s option, common stock from the Company at a price per share equal to 125% of the VWAP on the Closing Date.

 
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La Jolla has the right, at any time on or prior to January 25, 2013, to purchase an additional debenture on the same terms and conditions of the Convertible Debenture in the amount of $400,000 and enter into an additional equity investment agreement on the same terms and conditions of the Equity Investment Agreement, except that the amount of stock that La Jolla can purchase shall be $4,000,000.

In connection with the issuance of the Convertible Debenture, Charles F. Volk, Jr., Anthony Mason and Samuel J. Butero issued a Secured Continuing Personal Guaranty pursuant to which they guaranteed our obligations under the Equity Investment Agreement and the Convertible Debenture, up to a total of $100,000.

Claudell and Nancy LeBlanc Financing

On July 31, 2012, we issued a promissory note to Claudell and Nancy LeBlanc (the “LeBlancs”) in exchange for proceeds of $100,000.  The promissory note is due on or before October 31, 2012 by payment of $115,000, including interest of $15,000 for the three month term.  In addition, we issued the LeBlancs a common stock purchase warrant to purchase 1,000,000 shares of common stock (the “LeBlanc Warrant”).  The LeBlanc Warrant has an exercise price of $0.01 per share of common stock and will be exercisable for a period of three years from issuance.  The LeBlanc Warrant can be exercised on a cashless basis.

Haverstock Equity Facility Agreement

On June 22, 2012, we entered into a committed equity facility agreement (the “Equity Facility”) with Haverstock Master Fund, Ltd. (“Haverstock”), pursuant to which Haverstock has committed to purchasing up to $7.5 million of shares of our common stock, at our request, in accordance with the Equity Facility.  We will need to file and obtain effectiveness of a registration statement registering shares of common stock available for sale to Haverstock pursuant to the Equity Facility.  After the registration statement is declared effective, we are allowed to deliver to Haverstock, once every five trading days, an advance request, which shall be the greater of (i) $100,000, or (ii) the lower of (A) the average of the daily value of our stock traded for the five trading days prior to the delivery of the advance request, or (B) the average of the daily value of our stock traded for the 30 trading days prior to the delivery of the advance request.

On the sixth trading day after delivery of an advance notice, we are required to deliver to Haverstock such number of shares of common stock equal to the amount of the advance notice, divided by 90% of the lowest daily volume weighted average price of our common stock during the five trading days following the delivery of the advance request and Haverstock will deliver us the amount of the advance request.

Upon execution of the Equity Facility, we issued to Haverstock (i) 3,000,000 shares of common stock and a convertible debenture in the principal amount of $250,000 as an implementation fee and (ii) a convertible debenture in the principal amount of $45,000 representing $35,000 of Haverstock legal fees and $10,000 of Haverstock due diligence fees.  The convertible debenture, in the aggregate principal amount of $295,000, matures on March 22, 2013 and bears interest at the rate of 8% per annum.  We are not required to make any payments until the maturity date.  Haverstock is permitted, at any time after 180 days from June 22, 2012, to convert the outstanding principal on the debenture into common stock at a conversion price per share equal to fifty percent (50%) of the average of the three (3) lowest daily intraday trading prices of the common stock during the 10 trading days immediately preceding the conversion date.  Haverstock agreed to restrict its ability to convert the debenture and receive shares of our common stock such that the number of shares of common stock held by Haverstock and its affiliates after such conversion does not exceed 4.99% of the then issued and outstanding shares of our common stock.
 
 
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Common Stock, LLC Financing

On June 22, 2012, we entered into a subscription agreement with Common Stock, LLC, an accredited investor (“CS LLC”), providing for the sale by us to CS LLC of an 8% convertible note in the principal amount of $75,000 (the “CS Note”) and providing for a second funding of $35,000 upon the filing of a registration statement on Form S-1 in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Equity Facility by and between us and Haverstock. Proceeds from the CS Note were received by us in July 2012.  The CS Note matures on March 22, 2013 and bears interest at the annual rate of 8%.  We are not required to make any payments prior to March 22, 2013.
 
CS LLC is permitted to convert the outstanding principal and accrued interest on the CS Note into common stock at a conversion price per share equal to fifty percent (50%) of the average of the three (3) lowest intraday trading prices of the common stock during the 10 trading days immediately preceding the conversion date.

CS LLC agreed to restrict its ability to convert the CS Note and receive shares of our common stock such that the number of shares of common stock held by CS LLC in the aggregate and its affiliates after such conversion or exercise does not exceed 4.99% of the then issued and outstanding shares of our common stock.

Ronald W. Moeckel Financing

On August 9, 2012, we issued a promissory note to Ronald W. Moeckel (“Moeckel”) in exchange for proceeds of $25,000.  The promissory note is due on or before November 9, 2012 by payment of $28,750, including interest of $3,750 for the three month term.  In addition, we issued Moeckel a common stock purchase warrant to purchase 250,000 shares of common stock (the “Moeckel Warrant”).  The Moeckel Warrant has an exercise price of $0.01 per share of common stock and will be exercisable until October 9, 2015.  The Moeckel Warrant can be exercised on a cashless basis.

Ironridge Debt Settlement

In March 2012, we entered into an Order resolving a lawsuit with Ironridge relating to $1,388,407.06 in Accounts Payable that Ironridge purchased from various creditors of ours.  The Order provides for the issuance by us of 10,150,000 shares of common stock as the Initial Shares to Ironridge in settlement of the Accounts Payable.  The Order also provides for an adjustment in the total number of shares which may be issuable to Ironridge based on a Calculation Period for the transaction, defined as that number of consecutive trading days following the Issuance Date required for aggregate trading volume of our common stock to exceed $4.2 million. Pursuant to the Order, Ironridge will retain 1,000,000 shares of our common stock as a fee, plus the Final Amount with an aggregate value equal to (a) the sum of the Accounts Payable plus reasonable attorney fees through the end of the Calculation Period, (b) divided by 70% of the VWAP of the common stock over the length of the Calculation Period, as reported by Bloomberg, not to exceed the arithmetic average of the individual daily VWAPs of any five trading days during the Calculation Period.

Pursuant to the Order, for every 4.2 million shares of our common stock that trade during the Calculation Period, or if at any time during the Calculation Period a daily VWAP is below 90% of the closing price on the day before the Issuance Date, we will immediately issue additional shares (each, an "Additional Issuance"), subject to the limitation in the paragraph below. At the end of the Calculation Period, (a) if the sum of the Initial Shares and any Additional Issuance is less than the Final Amount, we shall immediately issue additional shares to Ironridge, up to the Final Amount, and (b) if the sum of the Initial Shares and any Additional Issuance is greater than the Final Amount, Ironridge shall promptly return any remaining shares to us and our transfer agent for cancellation.  Between March 2012 and August 14, 2012, we have issued 71,250,000 shares to Ironridge towards the Final Amount pursuant to the settlement of claims as further described in Note 4 to the condensed consolidated financial statements.  As of June 30, 2012, an interim estimation was made of the number of shares that would equal the Final Amount based on the (a) the sum of the Accounts Payable plus reasonable attorney fees through June 30, 2012, (b) divided by 70% of the VWAP of the common stock over the period from the Issuance Date through June 30, 2012, as reported by Bloomberg, not to exceed the arithmetic average of the individual daily VWAPs of any five trading days during the period from the Issuance Date through June 30, 2012, as if June 30, 2012 represented the end of the Calculation Period.  At that date, the Final Amount would have been approximately 245 million shares.  However, since the Calculation Period was not completed as of June 30, 2012 and has not yet been completed as of the date hereof, the Final Amount is not yet known and will likely be more than the previous estimate of 245 million shares.

 
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However, the Order provides that under no circumstances shall we issue to Ironridge a number of shares of common stock in connection with the settlement of claims which, when aggregated with all shares of common stock then owned or beneficially owned or controlled by Ironridge and its affiliates, at any one time exceed 9.99% of the total number of shares of our common stock then issued and outstanding.

Critical Accounting Policies

We have identified the policies outlined below as critical to our business operations and an understanding of our results of operations.  The list is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all of our accounting policies.  In many cases, the accounting treatment of a particular transaction is specifically dictated by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, with no need for management's judgment in their application.  The impact and any associated risks related to these policies on our business operations is discussed throughout Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations where such policies affect our reported and expected financial results.  For a detailed discussion on the application of these and other accounting policies, see the Notes to the December 31, 2011 Financial Statements filed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 16, 2012.  Note that our preparation of the financial statements requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of our financial statements, and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period.  There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ from those estimates.
 
Stock-based Compensation
 
We calculate the fair value of all share-based payments to employees and non-employee directors, including grants of stock options and stock awards and amortize these fair values to share-based compensation in the statement of operations over the respective vesting periods of the underlying awards.  Share-based compensation related to stock options is computed using the Black-Scholes option pricing model.  We estimate the fair value of stock option awards using assumptions about volatility, expected life of the awards, risk-free interest rate, and dividend yield rate. The expected volatility in this model is based on the historical volatility of our common stock. The risk-free interest rate is based on the U.S. Treasury constant maturities rate for the expected life of the related options. The expected life of the options granted is equal to the average of the vesting period and the term of the option, as allowed for under the simplified method prescribed by Staff Accounting Bulletin 107.  The expected dividend rate takes into account the absence of any historical payments and management’s intention to retain all earnings for future operations and expansion.  We estimate the fair value of restricted stock awards based upon the closing market price of our common stock at the date of grant. We charge the fair value of non-restricted awards to share-based compensation upon grant.
 
We account for equity instruments issued in exchange for the receipt of goods or services from other than employees and non-employee directors in accordance with ASC 505-50, Equity-Based Payments to Non-Employees.  Costs are measured at the estimated fair market value of the consideration received or the estimated fair value of the equity instruments issued, whichever is more reliably measurable.  The value of equity instruments issued for consideration other than employee services is determined on the earlier of a performance commitment or completion of performance by the provider of goods or services.  The fair value of the equity instrument is charged directly to share-based compensation expense and credited to paid-in capital.

Convertible Debt and Derivative Accounting
 
For convertible debt that is issued with beneficial conversion features, we perform an allocation of the proceeds of the convertible note between the principal amount of the note and the fair value of the beneficial conversion feature.  The fair value of the beneficial conversion feature is recorded as a discount to the principal amount of the note, but not in excess of the principal amount of the note.  The discount is amortized over the period from the issuance date to the maturity date or the date of conversion, whichever occurs earlier, as a non-cash charge to the statement of operations.  Upon the issuance of the note, an assessment is made of the beneficial conversion feature to determine whether the beneficial conversion feature should be accounted for as equity or liability.  In the case of a variable conversion price or anti-dilution reset provisions, the features are accounted for as a derivative liability and carried at fair value on the balance sheet.  The fair value of the derivative liability is remeasured each reporting period and the change in fair value to recorded in the statement of operations.

 
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For convertible debentures and various warrants which contain full ratchet anti-dilution protection, we have determined that the convertible debentures and warrants are subject to derivative liability treatment and are required to be accounted for at their fair value.  We estimated the fair value of the full ratchet anti-dilution protection of the convertible debentures and the warrants using multinomial lattice models. Accordingly, the fair value of the full ratchet anti-dilution protection of the convertible debentures and warrants as determined using the lattice models is affected by our stock price on the date of issuance as well as assumptions regarding a number of complex and subjective variables. These variables include, but are not limited to, our expected stock price volatility over the term of the debentures and warrants, actual and projected redemptions and conversion price resets.  Expected volatility is based primarily on the historical volatility of other comparable oil and gas companies.
 
Revenue Recognition

All revenues are derived from the sale of produced crude oil and natural gas.  Revenue and related production taxes and lease operating expenses are recorded in the month the product is delivered to the purchaser.  Typically, payment for the revenue, net of related taxes and lease operating expenses, is received from the operator of the well approximately 45 days after the month of delivery.  Accounts receivable are stated at the amount management expects to collect.  Management provides for probable uncollectible amounts through a charge to earnings and a credit to an allowance based on its assessment of the collectability of the receivable. 
 
Income Taxes

Provisions for income taxes are based on taxes payable or refundable and deferred taxes.  Deferred taxes are provided on differences between the tax bases of assets and liabilities and their reported amounts in the financial statements and tax operating loss carryforwards.  Deferred tax assets and liabilities are included in the financial statements at currently enacted income tax rates applicable to the period in which the deferred tax assets and liabilities are expected to be realized or settled.  As changes in tax laws or rates are enacted, deferred tax assets and liabilities are adjusted through the provision for income taxes.

Impairment of Long-Lived Assets

Long-lived assets, including oil and gas properties, are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying value of an asset may not be recoverable.  Recoverability is measured by a comparison of the carrying amount of an asset or asset group to estimated future undiscounted net cash flows of the related asset or group of assets over their remaining lives.  If the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its estimated future undiscounted cash flows, an impairment charge is recognized for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the estimated fair value of the asset.  Impairment of long-lived assets is assessed at the lowest levels for which there are identifiable cash flows that are independent of other groups of assets.  The impairment of long-lived assets requires judgments and estimates.  If circumstances change, such estimates could also change.
 
ITEM 3.  QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

Not applicable.


 
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ITEM 4.  CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

a) Evaluation of disclosure controls and procedures.
 
Our management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Rule 13a-15 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives. In addition, the design of disclosure controls and procedures must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints and that management is required to apply its judgment in evaluating the benefits of possible controls and procedures relative to their costs.
 
Based on our evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer concluded that, as a result of the material weaknesses described below, as of June 30, 2012, our disclosure controls and procedures are not designed at a reasonable assurance level and are ineffective to provide reasonable assurance that information we are required to disclose in reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in SEC rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. The material weaknesses, which relate to internal control over financial reporting, that were identified are: 
  
 
a) 
We did not have sufficient personnel in our accounting and financial reporting functions.  As a result, we were not able to achieve adequate segregation of duties and were not able to provide for adequate review of the financial statements. This control deficiency, which is pervasive in nature, results in a reasonable possibility that material misstatements of the financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis;
 
 
b) 
We did not maintain sufficient personnel with an appropriate level of technical accounting knowledge, experience, and training in the application of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U.S. GAAP”) commensurate with our complexity and our financial accounting and reporting requirements. This control deficiency is pervasive in nature. Further, there is a reasonable possibility that material misstatements of the financial statements including disclosures will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis as a result;

 
c) 
We lack a system to administratively review, audit or verify the reporting by Bayshore of revenues and expenditures in connection with the oil and gas properties on which we conduct activities.  Similarly, we have not obtained units of production or similar third-party purchaser confirmation of the details of our oil and gas production.  There is a reasonable possibility that material misstatements of the financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis without the ability to independently review and verify the results of our revenue and expenses related to our operations, and
 
 
d)
We lack a system to review agreements that are executed and actions taken by the Company to determine if such events trigger obligations with the Securities and Exchange Commission to disclose such events on a Current Report on Form 8-K.  There have been numerous instances of events that have occurred that were required to be filed on a Form 8-K that were either not timely reported on a Form 8-K or were reported as part of our annual report on Form 10-K or quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.  Many of these events are not determined until our outside legal and accounting personnel are involved in the preparation and review of the annual or quarterly reports.
 
The material weaknesses identified did not result in the restatement of any previously reported financial statements or any other related financial disclosure, and management does not believe that the material weaknesses had any effect on the accuracy of our financial statements for the current reporting period.

We are committed to improving our financial organization. As part of this commitment, we will create a segregation of duties consistent with control objectives and will look to increase our personnel resources and technical accounting expertise within the accounting function by the end of fiscal 2012 to resolve non-routine or complex accounting matters. In addition, when funds are available to us, which we expect to occur by the end of fiscal 2012, we will take the following action to enhance our internal controls: Hiring additional knowledgeable personnel with technical accounting expertise to further support our current accounting personnel, which management estimates will cost approximately $75,000 per annum. We have in the past, and will continue to engage outside consultants in the future as necessary in order to ensure proper treatment of non-routine or complex accounting matters.  In addition, management is working to establish a system to administratively review, audit or verify the reporting by Bayshore of revenues and expenditures in connection with the oil and gas properties on which we conduct activities.

 
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Management believes that hiring additional knowledgeable personnel with technical accounting expertise will remedy the following material weaknesses: (A) lack of sufficient personnel in our accounting and financial reporting functions to achieve adequate segregation of duties; and (B) insufficient personnel with an appropriate level of technical accounting knowledge, experience, and training in the application of U.S. GAAP commensurate with our complexity and our financial accounting and reporting requirements. 

Management believes that the hiring of additional personnel who have the technical expertise and knowledge with the non-routine or technical issues we have encountered in the past will result in both proper recording of these transactions and a much more knowledgeable finance department as a whole. Due to the fact that our accounting staff consists of a Chief Financial Officer working with other members of management, additional personnel will also ensure the proper segregation of duties and provide more checks and balances within the department. Additional personnel will also provide the cross training needed to support us if personnel turnover issues within the department occur. We believe this will greatly decrease any control and procedure issues we may encounter in the future.

We will continue to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures and our internal controls over financial reporting on an ongoing basis and are committed to taking further action and implementing additional enhancements or improvements, as necessary and as funds allow.

 (b) Changes in internal control over financial reporting.
 
There were no changes in our internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the quarter ended June 30, 2012 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting. 

 
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PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1.  LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

From time to time, we may become involved in various lawsuits and legal proceedings which arise in the ordinary course of business. Litigation is subject to inherent uncertainties, and an adverse result in these or other matters may arise from time to time that may harm our business. Except as disclosed below, we are currently not aware of any such legal proceedings or claims that we believe will have, individually or in the aggregate, a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition or operating results.

Montecito Offshore Litigation

On or about December 5, 2011, Montecito Offshore, LLC filed a lawsuit in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans of the State of Louisiana against the Company by filing a Petition to Rescind Sale.  The case is Montecito Offshore, LLC v. Paxton Energy, Inc. and Paxacq, Inc., Case No. 2011-12640.  In this action, the plaintiff seeks to rescind the asset sale transaction, whereby Montecito sold us interests in certain oil and gas leases in exchange for a $500,000 promissory note and 15,000,000 shares of the Company’s common stock.  The Company has filed a motion to dismiss the case on the grounds that plaintiff’s petition states no cause of action for contractual rescission of the asset sale transaction. The Company intends to vigorously defend against this action.

Auction Specialists Litigation

On or about November 2, 2011, several debt holders of the Company filed a lawsuit in the First Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada in and for Carson City against the Company by filing a Complaint.  The case is Auction Specialists, et al. v. Paxton Energy, Inc., Case No. 11 0C003451B.  In this action, the plaintiff seeks a judgment for the payment of the outstanding notes and for immediate possession and/or sale of assets of the Company that were pledged pursuant to a security agreement.  The Company has filed an answer denying the allegations.  The Company is currently negotiating a mutual release agreement with Auction Specialists and a stipulation of dismissal with prejudice, that is expected to be filed in the near future.

ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS
 
Not required under Regulation S-K for “smaller reporting companies.”

ITEM 2.  UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

On April 4, 2012, we issued 91,870 shares of common stock to GEL Properties, Inc. upon the conversion of $2,000 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On April 20, 2012, we issued 225,918 shares of common stock to GEL Properties, Inc. upon the conversion of $3,100 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On April 23, 2012, we issued 557,088 shares of common stock to GEL Properties, Inc. upon the conversion of $4,900 of an outstanding convertible promissory note and $2,743 of accrued interest.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On April 24, 2012, we issued 182,216 shares of common stock to GEL Properties, Inc. upon the conversion of $2,500 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 
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On April 25, 2012, we issued 510,204 shares of common stock to GEL Properties, Inc. upon the conversion of $7,000 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On April 26, 2012, we issued 262,391 shares of common stock to GEL Properties, Inc. upon the conversion of $3,600 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On May 1, 2012, we issued 5,100,000 shares of common stock to Ironridge Global IV, Ltd. pursuant to an Order for Approval of Stipulation for Settlement.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On May 3, 2012, we issued 118,390 shares of common stock to GEL Properties, Inc. upon the conversion of $1,500 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On May 8, 2012, we issued 118,390 shares of common stock to GEL Properties, Inc. upon the conversion of $1,500 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On May 9, 2012, we issued 5,000,000 shares of common stock to Ironridge Global IV, Ltd. pursuant to an Order for Approval of Stipulation for Settlement.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On May 14, 2012, we issued 84,034 shares of common stock to GEL Properties, Inc. upon the conversion of $1,000 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On May 18, 2012, we issued 709,555 shares of common stock to GEL Properties, Inc. upon the conversion of $7,500 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On May 18, 2012, we issued 1,558,442 shares of common stock to Asher Enterprises, Inc. upon the conversion of $12,000 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On May 23, 2012, we issued 1,710,526 shares of common stock to Asher Enterprises, Inc. upon the conversion of $13,000 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On May 30, 2012, we issued 2,425,532 shares of common stock to Asher Enterprises, Inc. upon the conversion of $10,000 of an outstanding convertible promissory note and $1,400 of accrued interest.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On May 30, 2012, we issued 206,349 shares of common stock to GEL Properties, Inc. upon the conversion of $1,300 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On May 30, 2012, we issued 1,710,376 shares of common stock to Hemangini Parikh upon the conversion of $25,000 of an outstanding convertible promissory note and $211 of accrued interest.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 
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On May 31, 2012, we issued 158,730 shares of common stock to GEL Properties, Inc. upon the conversion of $1,000 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On June 1, 2012, we issued 275,625 shares of common stock to Michael Bezdek for services pursuant to a contract for consulting services.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On June 1, 2012, we issued 286,875 shares of common stock to National Securities Corp. for services pursuant to a contract for consulting services.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On June 6, 2012, we issued 1,047,619 shares of common stock to GEL Properties, Inc. upon the conversion of $5,500 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On June 11, 2012, we issued 285,714 shares of common stock to GEL Properties, Inc. upon the conversion of $1,500 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On June 11, 2012, we issued 5,000,000 shares of common stock to Ironridge Global IV, Ltd. pursuant to an Order for Approval of Stipulation for Settlement.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On June 12, 2012, we issued 952,381 shares of common stock to GEL Properties, Inc. upon the conversion of $5,000 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On June 19, 2012, we issued 459,184 shares of common stock to GEL Properties, Inc. upon the conversion of $2,700 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On June 20, 2012, we issued 425,170 shares of common stock to GEL Properties, Inc. upon the conversion of $2,500 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On June 21, 2012, we issued 3,000,000 shares of common stock to Haverstock Master Fund, Ltd. as an implementation fee in connection with Committed Equity Facility Agreement.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On June 25, 2012, we issued 435,540 shares of common stock to GEL Properties, Inc. upon the conversion of $2,500 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On June 26, 2012, we issued 261,324 shares of common stock to GEL Properties, Inc. upon the conversion of $1,500 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On June 27, 2012, we issued 6,500,000 shares of common stock to Ironridge Global IV, Ltd. pursuant to an Order for Approval of Stipulation for Settlement.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 
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On June 28, 2012, we issued 190,476 shares of common stock to GEL Properties, Inc. upon the conversion of $1,000 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

On June 29, 2012, we issued 3,076,923 shares of common stock to Asher Enterprises, Inc. upon the conversion of $12,000 of an outstanding convertible promissory note.  The securities were issued in a transaction pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
 
ITEM 3.  DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

On September 3, 2008, we issued $300,000 of secured promissory notes to six individuals, two of whom were related parties at the time of issuance.  All of these promissory notes bear interest at 12% per annum, with interest payable monthly.  The promissory notes were originally due on September 1, 2009 and are secured by all of our assets.  With the change in management control in March 2010, accrued interest on these notes was paid through January 31, 2010 and the due dates of the promissory notes were extended to August 31, 2010.  The notes came due on August 31, 2010 and have not been paid.  Both the non-payment of interest and our failure to repay the notes when they matured constitute events of default under the notes.  As a result of the event of default, the noteholders have the right to exercise their rights under the security agreement associated with the notes.  These rights include, among other things, the right to foreclose on the collateral.  The secured lenders filed a lawsuit in November 2, 2011 as a result of the defaults described herein. The Company believes that the claims for this lawsuit were sold to Ironridge as part of the disclosure below and has contacted Ironridge to have the lawsuit dismissed.

In May 2011, we completed a financing which generated aggregate gross cash proceeds of $2,550,000 through the sale of the convertible secured debentures and common stock purchase warrants.  Pursuant to the security agreement, between ourselves and the investors, we granted the investors a first priority lien on all assets acquired from Montecito pursuant to the Montecito Agreement.  The convertible debentures matured in May 2012 and bear interest at 9% per annum and are convertible at the holder’s option at any time into common stock at a conversion price of $0.15 per share. The convertible debentures will automatically be redeemed with a 30% premium upon a Change of Control or Listing Event (each as defined in the Note). Interest on the convertible debentures is payable quarterly in arrears in cash. The convertible debentures contain full ratchet anti-dilution protection. In addition the conversion price shall be adjusted if the conversion price of securities in a subsequent offering by us is adjusted pursuant to a make good provision. The shares of common stock issuable upon conversion of the convertible debentures are entitled to piggyback registration rights.  As of August 9, 2012, all of the debentures have matured.  We are in default under the convertible debentures because we have not (i) repaid the debentures in the aggregate principal face amount of $2,550,000 or (ii) made the interest payments that were due starting on July 1, 2011 and continuing through the maturity dates.  As of June 30, 2012, the total interest that is due is $501,320 with interest continuing to accrue at the default interest rate of 18% per annum.  Furthermore, as a result of the conversions of notes payable between February and July 2012, the conversion price of the debentures has been reset to $0.00259 per share, which would result in the issuance of approximately 985 million shares of common stock upon conversion of the principal amount, not including accrued interest.

On May 6, 2011, in connection with our acquisition of certain assets from Montecito, we issued Montecito a subordinated promissory note in the amount of $500,000.  The subordinated promissory note is subordinated to the secured convertible notes we issued in the private placement that closed on May 5, 2011.  The Montecito Note was due in September 2011 and accrued interest at the rate of 9% per annum until maturity and accrues interest at the highest legal rate allowed since maturity since the Montecito Note is in default for failure to pay principal and interest when due.

On March 6, 2012, we issued a secured promissory note in the principal face amount of $277,500 (the “Secured Note”) in exchange for $250,000 from Sanjay Kapoor (“Kapoor”).  Pursuant to a deed of trust, security agreement and financing statement covering as extracted collateral, PaxAcq granted Kapoor a first priority lien on all assets acquired from Black Cat as security for the repayment of the Secured Note.  The principal face amount of the Secured Note was due on May 5, 2012, together with interest accruing at the rate of 11% per annum.  Upon an event of default, the principal face amount of the Secured Note will increase to $305,000 and we are required to pay 80% of all production to Kapoor until the Secured Note is repaid in full, including interest.  A payment of $100,000 has been made on the Secured Note, but the remaining $205,000 has not been repaid and is in default.

 
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On March 9, 2012, we acquired certain assets from Black Cat pursuant to the Black Cat Agreement.  Pursuant to the terms of the Black Cat Agreement, we issued a junior secured promissory note in the amount of $1,075,000 as partial consideration for the purchase.  $100,000 of the junior secured promissory note was due on May 31, 2012 and the balance was due June 25, 2012.  The note bears interest at 11% per annum.  The note is secured by a second lien mortgage on the properties acquired from Black Cat and is subordinated to the secured note with Sanjay Kapoor described above.  We have paid $25,000 towards the principal of this promissory note, the remaining portion is in default.

On April 19, 2012, we issued a secured promissory note in the principal face amount of $100,000 in exchange for $100,000 from WH LLC.  We agreed to repay $125,000 on June 18, 2012, plus interest at the rate of 11% per annum.  The note was not repaid by the due date and is in default.

ITEM 4.  MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

None.

ITEM 5.  OTHER INFORMATION

(a) Form 8-K Information

GEL Properties Financings
 
Please see “Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Liquidity and Capital Resources – GEL Properties Financing” for a description of  financings conducted with GEL on May 1, 2012 and July 24, 2012.

Asher Financings

Please see “Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Liquidity and Capital Resources – Asher Financings” for a description of financings conducted with Asher on May 14, 2012, June 7, 2012 and July 17, 2012.

What Happened Financings

Please see “Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Liquidity and Capital Resources – What Happened Financings” for a description of a financing conducted with WH LLC on April 19, 2012 and amendments made on July 26, 2012 to the WH Debenture.

Claudell and Nancy LeBlanc Financing

Please see “Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Liquidity and Capital Resources – Claudell and Nancy LeBlanc Financing” for a description of a financing conducted with the LeBlancs on July 31, 2012.

Haverstock Equity Facility Agreement

Please see “Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Liquidity and Capital Resources – Haverstock Equity Facility Agreement” for a description of a financing conducted with Haverstock on June 22, 2012.
 
 
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Common Stock, LLC Financing

Please see “Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Liquidity and Capital Resources – Common Stock, LLC Financing” for a description of a financing conducted with CS LLC on June 22, 2012.

Ronald W. Moeckel Financing

Please see “Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations – Liquidity and Capital Resources – Ronald W. Moeckel Financing” for a description of a financing conducted with Moeckel on August 9, 2012.

Issuances of Common Stock

Please see “Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds” for a description of issuances of shares of unregistered common stock.

ITEM 6.  EXHIBITS
 
10.01
Securities Purchase Agreement, dated as of May 14, 2012, by and between Worthington Energy, Inc. and Asher Enterprises, Inc.

10.02
Form of Convertible Promissory Note, issued May 14, 2012 to Asher Enterprises, Inc.

10.03
Convertible Note, dated May 1, 2012, issued to GEL Properties, Inc.

10.04
Securities Purchase Agreement, dated as of June 7, 2012, by and between Worthington Energy, Inc. and Asher Enterprises, Inc.

10.05
Form of Convertible Promissory Note, issued June 7, 2012 to Asher Enterprises, Inc.

10.06
Form of Subscription Agreement, dated as of June 22, 2012 by and between Worthington Energy, Inc. and Common Stock, LLC

10.07
Form of Convertible Promissory Note, issued June 22, 2012 to Common Stock, LLC

10.08
Securities Purchase Agreement, dated as of July 17, 2012, by and between Worthington Energy, Inc. and Asher Enterprises, Inc.

10.09
Form of Convertible Promissory Note, issued July 17, 2012 to Asher Enterprises, Inc.

10.10
Form of Subscription Agreement, dated as of July 31, 2012 by and between Worthington Energy, Inc. and Claudell and Nancy LeBlanc

10.11
Form of Convertible Promissory Note, issued July 31, 2012 to Claudell and Nancy LeBlanc

10.12
Form of Common Stock Purchase Warrant, issued July 31, 2012 to Claudell and Nancy LeBlanc

10.13
Committed Equity Facility Agreement, dated June 22, 2012 by and between Worthington Energy, Inc. and Haverstock Master Fund, Ltd.

10.14
Form of Convertible Debenture, issued June 22, 2012 to Haverstock Master Fund, Ltd.

 
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10.15
Form of Secured Convertible Promissory Note, issued April 19, 2012 to What Happened, LLC

10.16
Form of Convertible Promissory Note, issued August 9, 2012 to Ronald W. Moeckel

10.17
Form of Common Stock Purchase Warrant, issued August 9, 2012 to Ronald W. Moeckel

10.18
Form of $100,000 Convertible Promissory Note, issued July 24, 2012 to GEL Properties, Inc.

10.19
Form of $75,000 Convertible Promissory Note, issued July 24, 2012 to GEL Properties, Inc.

10.20
Form of $75,000 Secured Promissory Note, issued July 24, 2012 by GEL Properties, Inc.

10.21
Form of $75,000 Secured Promissory Note, issued July 24, 2012 by GEL Properties, Inc.

31.01
Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a), as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

31.02
Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Exchange Act Rules 13a-14(a) and 15d-14(a), as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

32.01
Certifications of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

101 INS
XBRL Instance Document*

101 SCH
XBRL Schema Document*

101 CAL
XBRL Calculation Linkbase Document*

101 LAB
XBRL Labels Linkbase Document*

101 PRE
XBRL Presentation Linkbase Document*