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

FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)

x QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For Quarterly Period Ended March 31, 2012
or

o TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the Transition period from _______________ to ______________

Commission File Number 000-53952

(Formerly Ante5, Inc.)
(Name of registrant in its charter)

Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
27-2345075
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

10275 Wayzata Blvd. Suite 310, Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Issuer’s telephone Number: (952) 426-1241


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

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

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock as of the latest practicable date.

The number of shares of registrant’s common stock outstanding as of May 14, 2012 was 47,979,990.


 
 
 
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS


PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1.
 
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)
1
   
Condensed Balance Sheets at March 31, 2012 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2011
1
   
Unaudited Condensed Statements of Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and  2011
2
   
Unaudited Condensed Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011
3
   
Notes to the Condensed Financial Statements (Unaudited)
4
ITEM 2.
 
MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
16
ITEM 3.
 
QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
26
ITEM 4.
 
CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES
26
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
 
ITEM 1.
 
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
27
ITEM 1A.
 
RISK FACTORS
27
ITEM 2.
 
UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS
27
ITEM 3.
 
DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES
27
ITEM 4.
 
MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES
27
ITEM 5.
 
OTHER INFORMATION
27
ITEM 6.
 
EXHIBITS
27
   
SIGNATURES
28
 
 
   
 
 

 
 
BLACK RIDGE OIL & GAS, INC. (Formerly Ante5, Inc.)
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
    
   
March 31,
2012
   
December 31,
2011
 
ASSETS
 
(Unaudited)
       
             
Current assets:
           
Cash and cash equivalents
  $ 1,458,575     $ 1,401,141  
Accounts receivable
    423,667       673,003  
Other current assets
    94,062       92,648  
Current portion of contingent consideration receivable
    2,103,000       2,309,752  
Total current assets
    4,079,304       4,476,544  
                 
Contingent consideration receivable, net of current portion and allowance of $878,650
    3,698,569       3,698,850  
Other assets     438,539       -  
Total other assets
     4,137,108       3,698,850  
                 
Property and equipment:
               
Oil and natural gas properties, full cost method of accounting
               
Proved properties
    16,790,801       10,867,443  
Unproved properties
    13,951,164       13,236,057  
Other property and equipment
    82,148       78,489  
Total property and equipment
    30,824,113       24,181,989  
Less, accumulated depreciation, amortization and depletion
    (3,619,250 )     (3,325,497 )
Total property and equipment, net
    27,204,863       20,856,492  
                 
Total assets
  $ 35,421,275     $ 29,031,886  
                 
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
               
                 
Current liabilities:
               
Accounts payable
  $ 7,120,593     $ 2,820,936  
Accounts payable, related parties
    15,418       9,206  
Accrued expenses
    38,089       -  
Royalties payable
    290,079       300,431  
Total current liabilities
    7,464,179       3,130,573  
                 
Asset retirement obligations
    29,443       3,900  
Line of credit
    2,000,000       -  
Deferred tax liability
    857,911       1,012,095  
                 
Total liabilities
    10,351,533       4,146,568  
                 
Stockholders' equity:
               
Preferred stock, $0.001 par value, 20,000,000 shares authorized, no shares issued and outstanding
    -       -  
Common stock, $0.001 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized, 47,402,965 shares issued and outstanding
    47,403       47,403  
Subscriptions payable, 577,025 shares
    438,539       -  
Additional paid-in capital
    28,565,416       28,058,674  
Accumulated (deficit)
    (3,981,616 )     (3,220,759 )
Total stockholders' equity
    25,069,742       24,885,318  
                 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
  $ 35,421,275     $ 29,031,886  

See accompanying notes to financial statements.
   
 
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BLACK RIDGE OIL & GAS, INC. (Formerly Ante5, Inc.)
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
  
   
For the Three Months
Ended March 31,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
             
Oil and gas sales
  $ 666,206     $ 96,940  
                 
Operating expenses:
               
Production expenses
    144,151       5,623  
Production taxes
    75,432       9,430  
General and administrative
    713,891       368,877  
Depletion of oil and gas properties
    286,903       36,148  
Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations
    797       120  
Depreciation and amortization
    6,850       3,122  
Total operating expenses
    1,228,024       423,320  
                 
Net operating loss
    (561,818 )     (326,380 )
                 
Other income (expense):
               
Interest income
    42       1,156  
Interest (expense)
    (353,265 )     -  
Total other income (expense)
    (353,223 )     1,156  
                 
Loss before provision for income taxes
    (915,041 )     (325,224 )
                 
Provision for income taxes
    154,184       274,300  
                 
Net (loss)
  $ (760,857 )   $ (50,924 )
                 
                 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding - basic and fully diluted
    47,402,965       37,839,900  
                 
Net (loss) per share - basic and fully diluted
  $ (0.02 )   $ (0.00 )
 
See accompanying notes to financial statements.
   
 
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BLACK RIDGE OIL & GAS, INC. (Formerly Ante5, Inc.)
CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)

   
For the Three Months
Ended March 31,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
           
Net (loss)
  $ (760,857 )   $ (50,924 )
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:
               
Depletion of oil and gas properties
    286,903       36,148  
Depreciation and amortization
    6,850       3,122  
Amortization of deferred financing costs
    45,984       -  
Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations
    797       120  
Common stock warrants granted
    228,888       -  
Common stock warrants granted, related parties
    40,393       -  
Common stock options granted, related parties
    237,461       133,099  
Decrease (increase) in assets:
               
Accounts receivable
    249,336       (84,881 )
Other current assets
    391,142       (134,358 )
Contingent consideration receivable
    207,033       60,908  
Other assets
    (438,539     -  
Increase (decrease) in liabilities:
               
Accounts payable
    122,902       (40,026 )
Accounts payable, related parties
    6,212       -  
Accrued expenses
    38,089       (43,988 )
Royalties payable
    (10,352 )     (3,045 )
Deferred tax liability
    (154,184 )     (274,300 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities
    498,058       (398,125 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
               
Purchases and increases in oil and gas properties
    (2,436,964 )     (2,496,576 )
Purchases of other property and equipment
    (3,660 )     (18,371 )
Net cash used in investing activities
    (2,440,624 )     (2,514,947 )
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
               
Proceeds from line of credit
    2,000,000       -  
Proceeds from the exercise of common stock options
    -       7,800  
Net cash provided by financing activities
    2,000,000       7,800  
                 
NET CHANGE IN CASH
    57,434       (2,905,272 )
CASH AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD
    1,401,141       8,577,610  
CASH AT END OF PERIOD
  $ 1,458,575     $ 5,672,338  
                 
                 
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
               
Interest paid
  $ -     $ -  
Income taxes paid
  $ -     $ -  
                 
NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
               
Purchase of oil and gas properties paid subsequent to period-end
  $ 6,598,905     $ 1,006,644  
Deposits on purchase of oil and gas properties owed in common stock
  $ 438,539     $ -  
Purchase of oil and gas properties through issuance of common stock
  $ -     $ 2,291,080  
Capitalized asset retirement costs
  $ 24,746     $ -  

See accompanying notes to financial statements.
   
 
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BLACK RIDGE OIL & GAS, INC.
(Formerly Ante5, Inc.)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
  
Note 1 – Organization and Nature of Business

Effective April 2, 2012, Ante5, Inc. changed its corporate name to Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc., and continues to trade its common stock on the OTC QB and OTC BB under the trading symbol “ANFC”.  Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. (Formerly Ante5, Inc.) (the “Company”) became an independent company in April 2010 when the spin-off from our former parent company, Ante4, Inc. (now Voyager Oil & Gas, Inc.), became effective.  We became a publicly traded company when our shares began trading on July 1, 2010.  Since October 2010, we have been engaged in the business of acquiring oil and gas leases and participating in the drilling of wells in the Bakken and Three Forks trends in North Dakota and Montana.  Our strategy is to participate in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas reserves as a non-operating working interest owner in a growing, diversified portfolio of oil and gas wells.  We aggressively seek to accumulate mineral leases to position us to participate in the drilling of new wells on a continuous basis.  Occasionally we also purchase working interests in producing wells.

We also inherited assets from our former parent company prior to our spin off.  These historical assets relate to our former parent company’s business as WPT Enterprises, Inc., when it created internationally branded products through the development, production and marketing of televised programming based on gaming themes.  The primary historical gaming asset is our license agreement with a subsidiary of PartyGaming, PLC, an international online casino gaming company.  We are entitled to royalty payments from that license agreement.  We manage our historical assets to monetize them.

The Company’s focus is the acquisition, exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas properties, primarily in the Bakken and Three Forks trends in North Dakota and Montana.  We believe that our prospective success revolves around our ability to acquire mineral rights and participate in drilling activities by virtue of our ownership of such rights and through the relationships we have developed with our operating partners.

As a non-operating working interest partner, we participate in drilling activities primarily on a heads-up basis.  Before a well is spud, an operator is required to offer all mineral lease owners in the designated well spacing unit the right to participate in the drilling and production of the well.  Drilling costs and revenues from oil and gas sales are split pro-rata based on acreage ownership in the designated drilling unit.  We rely on our operator partners to identify specific drilling sites, permit, and engage in the drilling process.  As a non-operator we are focused on maintaining a low overhead structure.

We commenced our oil and gas business in the fall of 2010.  Our goal is to deploy our capital to maximize our oil and gas production and reserves.


Note 2 – Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies

The interim condensed financial statements included herein, presented in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles and stated in US dollars, have been prepared by the Company, without audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations, although the Company believes that the disclosures are adequate to not make the information presented misleading.

These statements reflect all adjustments, which in the opinion of management, are necessary for fair presentation of the information contained therein. Except as otherwise disclosed, all such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. It is suggested that these interim condensed financial statements be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2011, which were included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2011.  The Company follows the same accounting policies in the preparation of interim reports.

Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amount of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
  
 
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BLACK RIDGE OIL & GAS, INC.
(Formerly Ante5, Inc.)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
  
The oil and gas industry is subject, by its nature, to environmental hazards and clean-up costs.  At this time, management knows of no substantial losses from environmental accidents or events for which the Company may be currently liable.

Cash and Cash Equivalents
Cash equivalents include money market accounts which have maturities of three months or less.  For the purpose of the statements of cash flows, all highly liquid investments with an original maturity of three months or less are considered to be cash equivalents.  Cash equivalents are stated at cost plus accrued interest, which approximates market value.  Cash and cash equivalents consist of the following:

   
March 31,
2012
   
December 31,
2011
 
Cash
  $ 617,468     $ 474,314  
Money market funds
    841,107       926,827  
Total
  $ 1,458,575     $ 1,401,141  

Cash in Excess of FDIC Insured Limits
The Company maintains its cash in bank deposit accounts which, at times, may exceed federally insured limits.  Accounts are guaranteed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) up to $250,000 under current regulations.  The Company had approximately $958,303 and $650,165 in excess of FDIC insured limits At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.  The Company has not experienced any losses in such accounts.

Deferred Financing Costs
Costs relating to obtaining certain debts are capitalized and amortized over the term of the related debt using the straight-line method. The unamortized balance of deferred financing costs at March 31, 2012, and December 31, 2011, was $52,984 and $-0-, respectively. Amortization of deferred financing costs charged to operations was $45,984 and $-0- for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively. When a loan is paid in full, any unamortized financing costs are removed from the related accounts and charged to operations.

Website Development Costs
The Company accounts for website development costs in accordance with ASC 350-50, “Accounting for Website Development Costs” (“ASC 350-50”), wherein website development costs are segregated into three activities:

1)
Initial stage (planning), whereby the related costs are expensed.

2)
Development (web application, infrastructure, graphics), whereby the related costs are capitalized and amortized once the website is ready for use. Costs for development content of the website may be expensed or capitalized depending on the circumstances of the expenditures.

3)
Post-implementation (after site is up and running: security, training, admin), whereby the related costs are expensed as incurred. Upgrades are usually expensed, unless they add additional functionality.

We have capitalized a total of $56,660 of website development costs from inception through March 31, 2012.  We depreciate our website development costs on a straight line basis over the useful life of the assets, which is currently three years.  We have recognized depreciation expense on these website costs of $4,465 and $-0- as of March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

Income Taxes
The Company recognizes deferred tax assets and liabilities based on differences between the financial reporting and tax basis of assets and liabilities using the enacted tax rates and laws that are expected to be in effect when the differences are expected to be recovered.  The Company provides a valuation allowance for deferred tax assets for which it does not consider realization of such assets to be more likely than not.
   
 
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BLACK RIDGE OIL & GAS, INC.
(Formerly Ante5, Inc.)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
   
Segment Reporting
Under FASB ASC 280-10-50, the Company operates as a single segment and will evaluate additional segment disclosure requirements as it expands its operations.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments
Under FASB ASC 820-10-05, the Financial Accounting Standards Board establishes a framework for measuring fair value in generally accepted accounting principles and expands disclosures about fair value measurements.  This Statement reaffirms that fair value is the relevant measurement attribute.  The adoption of this standard did not have a material effect on the Company’s financial statements as reflected herein.  The carrying amounts of cash, accounts payable and accrued expenses reported on the balance sheets are estimated by management to approximate fair value primarily due to the short term nature of the instruments.  The Company had no items that required fair value measurement on a recurring basis.

Non-Oil & Gas Property and Equipment
Property and equipment that are not oil and gas properties are recorded at cost and depreciated using the straight-line method over their estimated useful lives of three to seven years.  Expenditures for replacements, renewals, and betterments are capitalized.  Maintenance and repairs are charged to operations as incurred.  Long-lived assets, other than oil and gas properties, are evaluated for impairment to determine if current circumstances and market conditions indicate the carrying amount may not be recoverable.  The Company has not recognized any impairment losses on non-oil and gas long-lived assets.  Depreciation expense was $6,850 and $3,122 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

Revenue Recognition and Gas Balancing
The Company recognizes oil and gas revenues from its interests in producing wells when production is delivered to, and title has transferred to, the purchaser and to the extent the selling price is reasonably determinable.  The Company uses the sales method of accounting for gas balancing of gas production and would recognize a liability if the existing proven reserves were not adequate to cover the current imbalance situation.

Asset Retirement Obligations
The Company records the fair value of a liability for an asset retirement obligation in the period in which the well is spud or the asset is acquired and a corresponding increase in the carrying amount of the related long-lived asset.  The liability is accreted to its present value each period, and the capitalized cost is depreciated over the useful life of the related asset.  If the liability is settled for an amount other than the recorded amount, a gain or loss is recognized.

Full Cost Method
The Company follows the full cost method of accounting for oil and gas operations whereby all costs related to the exploration and development of oil and gas properties are initially capitalized into a single cost center ("full cost pool").  Such costs include land acquisition costs, geological and geophysical expenses, carrying charges on non-producing properties, costs of drilling directly related to acquisition, and exploration activities.  Internal costs that are capitalized are directly attributable to acquisition, exploration and development activities and do not include costs related to the production, general corporate overhead or similar activities.  Costs associated with production and general corporate activities are expensed in the period incurred.  Capitalized costs are summarized as follows for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively:

   
For the Three
Months Ended
March 31,
2012
   
For the Three
Months Ended
March 31,
2011
 
Capitalized Certain Payroll and Other Internal Costs
  $ 33,049     $ 52,789  
Capitalized Interest Costs
    -       -  
Total
  $ 33,049     $ 52,789  
   
 
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BLACK RIDGE OIL & GAS, INC.
(Formerly Ante5, Inc.)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
   
Proceeds from property sales will generally be credited to the full cost pool, with no gain or loss recognized, unless such a sale would significantly alter the relationship between capitalized costs and the proved reserves attributable to these costs.  A significant alteration would typically involve a sale of 20% or more of the proved reserves related to a single full cost pool.  The Company assesses all items classified as unevaluated property on a quarterly basis for possible impairment or reduction in value.  The assessment includes consideration of the following factors, among others: intent to drill; remaining lease term; geological and geophysical evaluations; drilling results and activity; the assignment of proved reserves; and the economic viability of development if proved reserves are assigned.  During any period in which these factors indicate an impairment, the cumulative drilling costs incurred to date for such property and all or a portion of the associated leasehold costs are transferred to the full cost pool and are then subject to amortization.

Capitalized costs associated with impaired properties and properties having proved reserves, estimated future development costs, and asset retirement costs under FASB ASC 410-20-25 are depleted and amortized on the unit-of-production method based on the estimated gross proved reserves as determined by independent petroleum engineers.  The costs of unproved properties are withheld from the depletion base until such time as they are either developed or abandoned.

Capitalized costs of oil and gas properties (net of related deferred income taxes) may not exceed an amount equal to the present value, discounted at 10% per annum, of the estimated future net cash flows from proved oil and gas reserves plus the cost of unproved properties (adjusted for related income tax effects).  Should capitalized costs exceed this ceiling, impairment is recognized.  The present value of estimated future net cash flows is computed by applying the arithmetic average first day price of oil and natural gas for the preceding twelve months to estimated future production of proved oil and gas reserves as of the end of the period, less estimated future expenditures to be incurred in developing and producing the proved reserves and assuming continuation of existing economic conditions.  Such present value of proved reserves' future net cash flows excludes future cash outflows associated with settling asset retirement obligations.  Should this comparison indicate an excess carrying value, the excess is charged to earnings as an impairment expense.

Impairment
FASB ASC 360-10-35-21 requires that assets to be held and used be reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable.  Oil and gas properties accounted for using the full cost method of accounting (which the Company uses) are excluded from this requirement but continue to be subject to the full cost method's impairment rules.

FASB ASC 310-40 requires that impaired loans be measured based on the present value of expected future cash flows discounted at the loan’s effective interest rate or, as a practical expedient, at the loan’s observable market price or the fair value of the collateral if the loan is collateral dependent.  The Company considers the contingent consideration receivable received pursuant to a sale of substantially all of the assets of the Company, as received in the spin-off on April 16, 2010, to be accounted for in accordance with ASC 310-40.  As such, we test for impairment annually using the present value of expected future net cash flows.

Basic and Diluted Loss Per Share
The basic net loss per common share is computed by dividing the net loss by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding. Diluted net loss per common share is computed by dividing the net loss adjusted on an “as if converted” basis, by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding plus potential dilutive securities.  For the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, potential dilutive securities had an anti-dilutive effect and were not included in the calculation of diluted net loss per common share.

Stock-Based Compensation
The Company adopted FASB guidance on stock based compensation upon inception at April 9, 2010.  Under FASB ASC 718-10-30-2, all share-based payments to employees, including grants of employee stock options, are to be recognized in the income statement based on their fair values.  Pro forma disclosure is no longer an alternative.  Common stock and stock options issued for services and compensation totaled $237,461 and $133,099 for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, using the Black-Scholes options pricing model and an effective term of 6 to 6.5 years based on the weighted average of the vesting periods and the stated term of the option grants and the discount rate on 5 to 7 year U.S. Treasury securities at the grant date.  In addition, $269,281 and $-0- of warrants were amortized during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, pursuant to warrants granted in consideration for a line of credit facility.  The warrants are being amortized over the life of the loan, which was accelerated and terminated on April 12, 2012.
   
 
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BLACK RIDGE OIL & GAS, INC.
(Formerly Ante5, Inc.)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
  
Uncertain Tax Positions
Effective upon inception at April 9, 2010, the Company adopted new standards for accounting for uncertainty in income taxes.  These standards prescribe a recognition threshold and measurement attribute for the financial statement recognition and measurement of a tax position taken or expected to be taken in a tax return.  These standards also provide guidance on de-recognition, classification, interest and penalties, accounting in interim periods, disclosure, and transition.

Various taxing authorities periodically audit the Company’s income tax returns.  These audits include questions regarding the Company’s tax filing positions, including the timing and amount of deductions and the allocation of income to various tax jurisdictions.  In evaluating the exposures connected with these various tax filing positions, including state and local taxes, the Company records allowances for probable exposures.  A number of years may elapse before a particular matter, for which an allowance has been established, is audited and fully resolved.  Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. (formerly Ante5, Inc.) has not yet undergone an examination by any taxing authorities.  The Company has indemnified Voyager Oil and Gas (Ante4), however, for any unrecognized liabilities which is limited to $2,500,000, and terminated on or about April 15, 2012, subject to customary exceptions from these limitations.  In July of 2011 the Internal Revenue Service completed an examination of federal income tax returns of Voyager Oil and Gas (Ante4) for the years ended January 3, 2010 and December 28, 2008.  As a result of the examination we reimbursed Voyager Oil and Gas for their payments of $11,417 of federal taxes and, based on the federal examination, amended state returns in California that totalled an additional $48,666 in state taxes.  In addition, we reimbursed Voyager Oil and Gas for their payments of an additional $37,903 in California payroll taxes related to an underpayment by Ante4 from 2010.

The assessment of the Company’s tax position relies on the judgment of management to estimate the exposures associated with the Company’s various filing positions.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements
In December 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2011-12, “Deferral of the Effective Date for Amendments to the Presentation of Reclassifications of Items out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income in Accounting Standards Update No. 2011-05.  This update defers the requirement to present items that are reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income to net income in both the statement of income where net income is presented and the statement where other comprehensive income is presented.  The adoption of ASU 2011-12 is not expected to have a material impact on our financial position or results of operations.


Note 3 – Other Current Assets

As of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 other current assets included the following:

   
March 31,
2012
   
December 31,
2011
 
Deferred financing costs
  $ 52,984     $ 52,049  
Prepaid expenses
    479,617       40,599  
    $ 532,601     $ 92,648  
    
 
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BLACK RIDGE OIL & GAS, INC.
(Formerly Ante5, Inc.)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
   
Note 4 – Property and Equipment

Property and equipment at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, consisted of the following:

   
March 31,
2012
   
December 31,
2011
 
Oil and gas properties, full cost method:
           
Evaluated costs
  $ 16,790,801     $ 10,867,443  
Unevaluated costs, not subject to amortization or ceiling test
    13,951,164       13,236,057  
      30,741,965       24,103,500  
Other property and equipment
    82,148       78,489  
      30,824,113       24,181,989  
Less: Accumulated depreciation, amortization and depletion
    (3,619,250 )     (3,325,497 )
Total property and equipment, net
  $ 27,204,863     $ 20,856,492  

The following table shows depreciation, depletion, and amortization expense by type of asset:

   
March 31,
2012
   
March 31,
2011
 
Depletion of costs for evaluated oil and gas properties
  $ 286,903     $ 36,148  
Depreciation and amortization of other property and equipment
    6,850       3,122  
Total depreciation, amortization and depletion
  $ 293,753     $ 39,270  


Note 5 – Oil and Gas Properties

The following table summarizes gross and net productive oil wells by state at March 31, 2012 and 2011.  A net well represents our percentage ownership of a gross well.  The following table does not include wells in which our interest is limited to royalty and overriding royalty interests.  The following table also does not include wells which were awaiting completion, in the process of completion or awaiting flow back subsequent to fracture stimulation.

   
March 31, 2012
   
March 31, 2011
 
   
Gross
   
Net
   
Gross
   
Net
 
                         
North Dakota
    37       1.12       7       0.06  

The Company’s oil and gas properties consist of all acreage acquisition costs (including cash expenditures and the value of stock consideration), drilling costs and other associated capitalized costs.  As of March 31, 2012 and 2011, our principal oil and gas assets included approximately 11,259 and 5,686 net acres, respectively, located in North Dakota.

The following table summarizes our capitalized costs for the purchase and development of our oil and gas properties for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively:

   
For the Three
Months Ended
March 31,
2012
   
For the Three
Months Ended
March 31,
2011
 
             
Purchases of oil and gas properties and development costs for cash
  $ 2,436,964     $ 2,496,576  
Purchase of oil and gas properties paid subsequent to period-end
    6,598,905       1,006,644  
Prior year purchase of oil and gas properties paid in current year
    (2,422,150 )     -  
Purchases of oil and gas properties through the issuance of common stock
    -       2,291,080  
Capitalized asset retirement costs
    24,746       -  
Total purchase and development costs, oil and gas properties
  $ 6,638,465     $ 5,794,300  
 
 
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BLACK RIDGE OIL & GAS, INC.
(Formerly Ante5, Inc.)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
 
Potential acquisitions subsequent to the three months ended March 31, 2012

On March 22, 2012, we entered into an asset purchase agreement with Twin City Technical, LLC, a North Dakota limited liability company, and Irish Oil and Gas, Inc., a Nevada corporation, dated March 21, 2012, to acquire all of the Sellers’ right, title and interest in and to certain oil and gas mineral leases comprising approximately 8,655 net acres of undeveloped oil and gas properties primarily located in McKenzie, Mountrail, Williams, Burke, Divide, Dunn Counties, and other associated positions in North Dakota, in consideration for a total of $24,235,036 of cash payable in full at the closing, plus an aggregate of 577,025 shares of the Company’s common stock, which shares of common stock were issued as a deposit on April 30, 2012, and were presented in other assets and as a subscription payable as of March 31, 2012 at the fair value of $438,539, based on the closing stock price on the date of the agreement.  The closing of the purchase and sale of the assets is expected to occur upon the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in the asset purchase agreement, but no later than June 1, 2012, unless the Sellers and us mutually agree in writing to extend the closing date.  Among other things, closing is conditioned on the Company having obtained sufficient capital to pay the cash portion of the purchase price.

Acquisitions during the three months ended March 31, 2012
 
On March 16, 2012, we purchased approximately 259 net acres of oil and gas properties in North Dakota from a total of nine different sellers.  In consideration for their assignment of these mineral leases, we paid the sellers a total of $131,210.

On February 14, 2012, we purchased approximately 543 net acres of oil and gas properties in North Dakota.  In consideration for the assignment of these mineral leases, we paid the seller a total of $944,096.

Acquisitions during the three months ended March 31, 2011

On March 16, 2011, we closed an asset purchase agreement with the Sellers under which we acquired Sellers’ ownership interest in several mineral leases covering approximately 1,105 net acres of undeveloped oil and gas properties and 20 net acres of developed producing properties in Mountrail, Williams and Burke Counties in North Dakota in the Williston Basin.  In consideration for their assignment of the mineral leases, we paid Sellers a total of $1,372,787 of cash and issued to them 871,960 shares of our common stock, and issued an additional 400,000 shares of our common stock to an unaffiliated designee of the Sellers.

On February 28, 2011, we closed an asset purchase agreement with the Sellers under which we acquired Sellers’ ownership interest in several mineral leases covering approximately 732 net acres of oil and gas properties in Williams, Mountrail, Dunn, Burke, Billings, Golden Valley, McKenzie and Stark counties in North Dakota.  In consideration for their assignment of these mineral leases, we paid Sellers a total of $821,270 of cash and issued to them 205,050 shares of our common stock.

On February 11, 2011, we acquired additional oil and gas acreage from three unaffiliated sellers in two separate transactions encompassing mineral leases covering a total of approximately 117 net acres in Mountrail, Williams and Dunn counties in North Dakota for which we paid total cash of $215,975 and issued a total of 17,952 shares of our common stock.


Note 6 – Asset Retirement Obligation

The Company has asset retirement obligations associated with the future plugging and abandonment of proved properties and related facilities.  Under the provisions of FASB ASC 410-20-25, the fair value of a liability for an asset retirement obligation is recorded in the period in which it is incurred and a corresponding increase in the carrying amount of the related long lived asset.  The liability is accreted to its present value each period, and the capitalized cost is depreciated over the useful life of the related asset.  If the liability is settled for an amount other than the recorded amount, a gain or loss is recognized.  The Company has no assets that are legally restricted for purposes of settling asset retirement obligations.

The following table summarizes the Company’s asset retirement obligation transactions recorded in accordance with the provisions of FASB ASC 410-20-25 during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and the year ended December 31, 2011:

   
March 31,
2012
   
December 31,
2011
 
Beginning Asset Retirement Obligation
  $ 3,900     $ -  
Liabilities Incurred for New Wells Placed in Production
    24,746       3,391  
Accretion of Discount on Asset Retirement Obligations
    797       509  
Ending Asset Retirement Obligation
  $ 29,443     $ 3,900  
    
 
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BLACK RIDGE OIL & GAS, INC.
(Formerly Ante5, Inc.)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
  
Note 7 – Related Party

We sublease office space on a month to month basis where the lessor is an entity owned by our former CEO & current Chairman of the Board of Directors, Bradley Berman.  The sublease agreement was amended on April 30, 2012 to expand to occupy approximately 1,142 square feet of office space.  In accordance with this amendment, our lease term remains on a month-to-month basis with base rents of $1,142, plus common area maintenance charges, and monthly parking fees of $240 per month, for the first year commencing on May 1, 2012, and annual increases of $285 per month for each of the subsequent four year periods.  We have paid a total of $3,339 and $3,159 to this entity during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

During the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, we paid $-0- and $4,655 to an entity owned by our CEO, Bradley Berman for administrative services provided.  The Company no longer utilizes these related party administrative services.


Note 8 – Contingent Consideration Receivable

As a result of a transaction between Ante4, Inc. (Ante4”) and Peerless Media Ltd. (“Buyer”) during fiscal year 2009, pursuant to which, Ante4 sold substantially all of its operating assets (the “Transaction”), Ante5, Inc., now Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. (the “Company”), as a result of the spin-off on April 16, 2010, is entitled to receive, in perpetuity, 5% of gross gaming revenue and 5% of other revenue of the Buyer generated by Ante4’s former business and assets that were sold to Buyer in the Transaction, subject to a 5% commission presented as Royalties Payable on the balance sheet. Buyer has guaranteed a minimum payment to us of $3 million for such revenue over the three-year period following the closing of the Transaction on November 2, 2009.  The Company prepared a discounted cash flow model to determine an estimated fair value of this portion of the purchase price as of November 2, 2009.  This value was recorded on the balance sheet of Ante4.  In connection with the spin-off described above, on April 16, 2010 Ante4 distributed this asset to its wholly-owned subsidiary, Ante5, Inc., which was spun-off and a registration statement was filed on Form 10-12/A, along with an Information Statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the purpose of spinning off the Ante5 shares from Ante4, Inc. to its stockholders of record on April 15, 2010.  The following is a summary of the contingency consideration receivable and related royalties payable at March 31, 2012:

   
Contingent
Consideration
Receivable
   
Royalties
Payable
   
Net Contingent
Consideration
Receivable
 
                   
Balance spun-off, April 16, 2010:
  $ 7,532,985     $ (415,000 )   $ 7,117,985  
                         
Net royalties received and commissions paid
    (182,335 )     11,343       (170,992 )
Fair value adjustment
    (878,650 )     80,057       (798,593 )
Balance, December 31, 2010
    6,472,000       (323,600 )     6,148,400  
                         
Net royalties received and commissions paid
    (463,398 )     23,169       (440,229 )
Balance, December 31, 2011
    6,008,602       (300,431 )     5,708,171  
                         
Net royalties received and commissions paid
    (207,033 )     10,352       (196,681 )
Balance, March 31, 2012
  $ 5,801,569     $ (290,079 )   $ 5,511,490  

The Company estimated its current portion of the contingent consideration receivable to be $2,103,000 based on the guaranteed minimum payment to us of $3 million, less payments previously received due on November 2, 2012.
   
 
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BLACK RIDGE OIL & GAS, INC.
(Formerly Ante5, Inc.)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
   
Note 9 – Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The Company adopted FASB ASC 820-10 upon inception at April 9, 2010. Under FASB ASC 820-10-5, fair value is defined as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date (an exit price). The standard outlines a valuation framework and creates a fair value hierarchy in order to increase the consistency and comparability of fair value measurements and the related disclosures. Under GAAP, certain assets and liabilities must be measured at fair value, and FASB ASC 820-10-50 details the disclosures that are required for items measured at fair value.

The Company doesn’t have any financial instruments that must be measured under the new fair value standard.  The Company’s financial assets and liabilities are measured using inputs from the three levels of the fair value hierarchy.  The three levels are as follows:

Level 1 - Inputs are unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the Company has the ability to access at the measurement date.

Level 2 - Inputs include quoted prices for similar assets and liabilities in active markets, quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities in markets that are not active, inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability (e.g., interest rates, yield curves, etc.), and inputs that are derived principally from or corroborated by observable market data by correlation or other means (market corroborated inputs).

Level 3 - Unobservable inputs that reflect our assumptions about the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.


Note 10 –Line of Credit

On May 2, 2011, we entered into a Revolving Credit and Security Agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) with certain lenders (collectively, the “Lenders” and individually a “Lender”) and Prenante5, LLC, as agent for the Lenders (PrenAnte5, LLC, in such capacity, the “Agent”).  The facility provided $10 million in financing to be made available for drilling projects on the Company’s North Dakota Bakken and Three Forks position.  The facility terms stated it would be available for a period of three years over which time we may draw on the line seven times, pay the line down three times, and terminate the facility without penalty one time.  The facility set the minimum total draw at $500,000 and required the Company, upon each draw, to provide the Lender with a compliance certificate that, along with other usual and customary financial covenants, stated that the Company has at least twelve months interest coverage on its balance sheet in cash.  We received our first draw of $2,000,000 on February 24, 2012, and subsequently repaid the balance plus accrued interest of $51,722 on April 12, 2012 when we terminated the line of credit, of which $38,000 was accrued as of March 31, 2012.

Interest expense totaled $353,265 and $-0- for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.  Interest expense consisted of $38,000 of accrued interest on our $2,000,000 draw from our PrenAnte5 Credit Agreement, and $315,265 of amortized finance charges related to obtaining this $10 million financing facility, including $269,281 of amortized warrant costs and $45,984 of amortized deferred financing costs for the three months ended March 31, 2012.


Note 11 – Changes in Stockholders’ Equity

Preferred Stock
The Company has 20,000,000 authorized shares of $0.001 par value preferred stock.  No shares have been issued to date.
   
 
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BLACK RIDGE OIL & GAS, INC.
(Formerly Ante5, Inc.)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
     
Common Stock
The Company has 100,000,000 authorized shares of $0.001 par value common stock.

Potential Reverse Stock Split
Our Board approved resolutions authorizing the Company to implement a reverse stock split of the Company’s outstanding shares of Common Stock at a ratio of up to 1:10 and any related amendment to the Company’s certificate of incorporation.  Our stockholders have also approved the amendment by written consent.

Our Board of Directors or a committee of the Board of Directors has the authority to decide whether to implement a reverse stock split and the exact amount of the split within the foregoing range, if it is to be implemented.  If the reverse split is implemented, the number of issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock would be reduced in accordance with the exchange ratio selected by the Board of Directors or a committee thereof.  The total number of authorized shares of Common Stock will be reduced proportionately as a result of the reverse stock split and the total number of shares of authorized preferred stock will remain unchanged at 20,000,000 shares.

Increase in Capitalization
We intend to amend our Certificate of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of our common stock from 100,000,000 to 500,000,000 shares.  The number of our authorized shares of preferred stock will remain at 20,000,000.

Recent Issuances of Common Stock
On March 22, 2012, we entered into an asset purchase agreement with Twin City Technical, LLC, a North Dakota limited liability company, and Irish Oil and Gas, Inc., a Nevada corporation (the “Sellers”), dated March 21, 2012, to acquire all of the Sellers’ right, title and interest in and to certain oil and gas mineral leases comprising approximately 8,655 net acres of undeveloped oil and gas properties primarily located in McKenzie, Mountrail, Williams, Burke, Divide, Dunn Counties, and other associated positions in North Dakota, in consideration for a total of $24,235,036 of cash payable in full at the closing, plus an aggregate of 577,025 shares of the Company’s common stock, which shares of common stock were issued as a deposit on April 30, 2012, and were presented in other assets and as a subscription payable as of March 31, 2012 at the fair value of $438,539, based on the closing stock price on the date of the agreement.  The closing of the purchase and sale of the assets is expected to occur upon the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in the asset purchase agreement, but no later than June 1, 2012, unless the Sellers and us mutually agree in writing to extend the closing date.  Among other things, closing is conditioned on the Company having obtained sufficient capital to pay the cash portion of the purchase price.


Note 12 – Warrants and Options

Options Granted

We recognized a total of $237,461, and $133,099 of compensation expense during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, on common stock options issued to Officers and Directors during 2010 and 2011 that are being amortized over the implied service term, or vesting period, of the options.  The remaining unamortized balance of these options is $2,274,790 as of March 31, 2012.

Warrants Granted

We recognized a total of $228,888 and $-0- of finance expense during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, on common stock warrants issued to lenders during 2011 that are being amortized over the remaining life of the loan, which was accelerated as of an early termination date of April 12, 2012.  In addition, $40,393 and $-0- of finance expense from a related party was recognized during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively, on common stock warrants issued to lenders during 2011 that are being amortized over the remaining life of the loan.  The remaining unamortized balance of these options is $35,507, including related party amounts of $5,326 as of March 31, 2012.
  
 
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BLACK RIDGE OIL & GAS, INC.
(Formerly Ante5, Inc.)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
  
Options Exercised

No options were exercised during the three month period ending March 31, 2012.


Note 13 – Income Taxes

The Company accounts for income taxes under ASC Topic 740, Income Taxes, which provides for an asset and liability approach of accounting for income taxes.  Under this approach, deferred tax assets and liabilities are recognized based on anticipated future tax consequences, using currently enacted tax laws, attributed to temporary differences between the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and the amounts calculated for income tax purposes.

We currently estimate that our effective tax rate for the year ending December 31, 2012 will be approximately 39%.  Losses incurred during the period from April 9, 2011 (inception) to March 31, 2012 as well as any additional losses incurred during the remainder of 2012 could be used to offset future tax liabilities.  Accounting standards require the consideration of a valuation allowance for deferred tax assets if it is “more likely than not” that some component or all of the benefits of deferred tax assets will not be realized.  As of March 31, 2012, net deferred tax assets were $4,797,854 after a valuation allowance applied to net deferred tax assets of approximately $584,387.  This valuation allowance reflects an allowance on only a portion of the Company’s deferred tax assets which the Company believes it is more likely than not that the benefit of these assets will not be realized.  We have not provided any valuation allowance against our deferred tax liabilities.  As of March 31, 2012, the Company recognized net deferred tax liabilities totaling $5,655,765 related to income taxes on a net contingent consideration receivable resulting from the sale of assets to Party Gaming during 2009 as well income taxes related to differences in the book and tax basis amounts of the Company’s oil and gas properties resulting from the expensing of intangible drilling costs and the accelerated depreciation utilized for tax purposes.

In accordance with FASB ASC 740, the Company has evaluated its tax positions and determined there are no significant uncertain tax positions as of any date on or before March 31, 2012.


Note 14 – Subsequent Events

Common Stock Issuances
On April 30, 2012, the Company issued 577,025 shares in satisfaction of a subscription payable granted on March 22, 2012 as part of a deposit on the possible purchase of certain oil and gas mineral leases comprising approximately 8,655 net acres of undeveloped oil and gas properties primarily located in McKenzie, Mountrail, Williams, Burke, Divide, Dunn Counties, and other associated positions in North Dakota.  The purchase has not yet closed as of the date of this report.

Debt Financing
On April 4, 2012, the Company entered into a new Secured Revolving Credit Agreement with Dougherty Funding, LLC as Lender (the “Credit Facility”).  Under the terms of the Credit Facility, up to $10,000,000 maximum is available from time to time (i) to fund, or to reimburse the Company for, the Company’s pro-rata share of development and production costs for oil wells that relate to the Company’s oil and gas leasehold interests for which there is a valid and enforceable Authorization for Expenditure and that are incurred from and after the date of the Credit Facility, and (ii) to reimburse the Company for amounts that the Company paid from its own funds or from funds that it borrowed under its previous credit facility from Prenante5, LLC as agent pursuant to the Revolving Credit and Security Agreement dated May 2, 2011 (the “Previous Credit Facility”).  Availability under the Credit Facility is subject to payoff of the Previous Credit Facility and release of liens thereunder and other conditions precedent.

Interest on the unpaid principal balance of the Credit Facility shall accrue and be payable monthly at the following per annum rates (i) unless, and except to the extent that, clause (ii) applies, 9.0%; and (ii) if the Company does not raise equity funds in excess of $10,000,0000 and if the then outstanding unpaid principal balance of the Credit Facility exceeds $5,000,000, 9.5% on such balance in excess of $5,000,000.  The Company must also pay the Lender quarterly a commitment fee in an amount equal to 0.25% of the average non-advanced line of credit for the previous quarter.
 
 
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BLACK RIDGE OIL & GAS, INC.
(Formerly Ante5, Inc.)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
   
The Credit Facility is secured by substantially all of the Company’s assets and has typical representations and warranties, covenants, and events of default, including, subject to certain exceptions, incurrence of additional indebtedness.  The Credit Agreement requires that the Company meet certain conditions to obtain additional advances under the Credit Facility, including providing certain documentation related to the Company’s oil and gas properties.  The Lender has the right to approve advances for properties which are not held by production.  In addition, the Company must maintain available cash and specified cash equivalents in an amount that is not less than the greater of (i) $300,000 and (ii) 12 months’ then-regularly scheduled payments of interest on the outstanding amount of advances.

The Credit Facility will mature on March 31, 2014.  The maturity date may be extended two times, each time for an additional one- year period, at the written request of the Company given to the Lender no earlier than sixty (60) days prior to the expiration of the then-existing maturity date provided that as of both the date of the Borrower’s written request and such then-existing maturity date, the Company meets specified conditions similar to those for initial draws under the Credit Facility and the Company pays to the Lender on the first business day of the extended period an extension fee in the amount of $100,000.

We took our fist draw on April 12, 2012 of $2,450,000, and used $2,051,722 of the proceeds to repay and terminate our outstanding PrenAnte5 line of credit, including interest of $51,722.
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
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ITEM 2.  MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

Cautionary Statements

We are including the following discussion to inform our existing and potential security holders generally of some of the risks and uncertainties that can affect our company and to take advantage of the “safe harbor” protection for forward-looking statements that applicable federal securities law affords.

From time to time, our management or persons acting on our behalf may make forward-looking statements to inform existing and potential security holders about our company. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this report regarding our financial position, business strategy, plans and objectives of management for future operations and industry conditions are forward-looking statements. When used in this report, forward-looking statements are generally accompanied by terms or phrases such as “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “target,” “plan,” “intend,” “seek,” “goal,” “will,” “should,” “may” or other words and similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes. Items making assumptions regarding actual or potential future sales, market size, collaborations, trends or operating results also constitute such forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, and important factors (many of which are beyond our control) that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements include the following:

·     
volatility or decline of our stock price;
·     
low trading volume and illiquidity of our common stock, and possible application of the SEC’s penny stock rules;
·     
we are subject to certain contingent liabilities of our former parent company, and we have an indemnification obligation for certain liabilities, if any, that our former parent company may incur to a third party arising from pre-spin-off operations;
·     
potential fluctuation in quarterly results;
·     
our failure to earn revenues or to monetize claims that we have for payments owed to us;
·     
material defaults on monetary obligations owed us, resulting in unexpected losses;
·     
inadequate capital to acquire working interests in oil and gas prospects and to participate in the drilling and production of oil and other hydrocarbons;
·     
unavailability of oil and gas prospects to acquire;
·     
failure to discover or produce commercial quantities of oil, natural gas or other hydrocarbons;
·     
cost overruns incurred on our oil and gas prospects, causing unexpected operating deficits;
·     
drilling of dry holes;
·     
acquisition of oil and gas leases that are subsequently lost due to the absence of drilling or production;
·     
dissipation of existing assets and failure to acquire or grow a new business;
·     
lower royalty income than anticipated or the absence of royalty income due to default or for other reasons;
·     
litigation, disputes and legal claims involving outside parties;
·     
risks related to our ability to be listed on a national securities exchange and meeting listing requirements;  and
·     
risks relate to our recently announced acquisition, our ability to finance the acquisition and obtain necessary capital to participate in related drilling opportunities.

We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and assumptions about future events.  While our management considers these expectations and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control.  Accordingly, results actually achieved may differ materially from expected results in these statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made.
  
 
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Readers are urged not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.  We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect any event or circumstance that may arise after the date of this report, other than as may be required by applicable law or regulation.  Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made by us in our reports filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) which attempt to advise interested parties of the risks and factors that may affect our business, financial condition, results of operation and cash flows.  If one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results may vary materially from those expected or projected.

Overview and Outlook

We are an oil and natural gas exploration and production company.  Our properties are located in North Dakota.  Our corporate strategy is the acquisition, exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas properties, primarily in the Bakken and Three Forks trends in North Dakota and Montana.  As of March 31, 2012, we controlled the rights to mineral leases covering approximately 20,000 net acres for prospective drilling to the Bakken and/or Three Forks formations, including 8,655 net acres under contract.  Looking forward, we are pursuing the following objectives:

 
Acquire high-potential mineral leases;
 
Access appropriate capital markets to fund continued acreage acquisition and drilling activities;
 
Develop and maintain strategic industry relationships;
 
Attract and retain talented associates;
 
Operate a low overhead non-operator business model; and
 
Become a low cost producer of hydrocarbons.

We also inherited material interests from our former parent company prior to our spin off.  These historical interests relate to our former parent company’s business as WPT Enterprises, Inc., when it created internationally branded products through the development, production and marketing of televised programming based on gaming themes.  The primary historical gaming asset is our license agreement with a subsidiary of PartyGaming, PLC, an international online casino gaming company.  We are entitled to royalty payments from that license agreement.  We manage our historical interests to monetize them.  Effective April 2, 2012, we changed our name to Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc.  Our common stock is still currently traded on the OTCBB under the trading symbol “ANFC.”

Recent Developments

Acquisition

On March 22, 2012, we entered into an asset purchase agreement with Twin City Technical, LLC, a North Dakota limited liability company, and Irish Oil and Gas, Inc., a Nevada corporation, which we collectively refer to as  the Sellers, dated March 21, 2012, to acquire all of the Sellers’ right, title and interest in and to certain oil and gas mineral leases comprising approximately 8,655 net acres of undeveloped oil and gas properties primarily located in McKenzie, Mountrail, Williams, Burke, Divide, Dunn Counties, and other associated positions in North Dakota, in consideration for a total of $24,235,036 of cash payable in full at the closing, plus an aggregate of 577,025 shares of the Company’s common stock, which shares of common stock were issued as a deposit on April 30, 2012, and were presented in other assets and as a subscription payable as of March 31, 2012 at the fair value of $438,539, based on the closing stock price on the date of the agreement.  The closing of the purchase and sale of the assets is expected to occur upon the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in the asset purchase agreement, but no later than June 1, 2012, unless the Sellers and us mutually agree in writing to extend the closing date.  Among other things, closing is conditioned on the Company having obtained sufficient capital to pay the cash portion of the purchase price.  Prior to this transaction, the Sellers and the Company have completed sales of mineral leases as reported from time to time in our Form 8-K reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Name Change

Our Board of Directors approved changing the corporate name to Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc.  The name change became effective on April 2, 2012.  The Company’s common stock continues to trade on the OTCBB using the ticker symbol “ANFC”.
  
 
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Increase in Capitalization

We intend to amend our Certificate of Incorporation to increase the number of authorized shares of our common stock from 100,000,000 to 500,000,000 shares because we believe that for us to grow our business, increasing the number of authorized shares of common stock will allow us to acquire other businesses in the future or raise capital.  This may require us to issue a significant number of additional shares of our common stock.  The number of our authorized shares of preferred stock will remain at 20,000,000.  This action has been approved by our stock holders, and will become effective upon filing of an amendment to our certificate of Incorporation with Delaware Secretary of State’s office.

Potential Reverse Stock Split

Our Board approved resolutions authorizing the Company to implement a reverse stock split of the Company’s outstanding shares of Common Stock at a ratio of up to 1:10 and any related amendment to the Company’s certificate of incorporation.  Our stockholders have also approved the amendment by written consent.

Our Board of Directors or a committee of the Board of Directors has the authority to decide whether to implement a reverse stock split and the exact amount of the split within the foregoing range, if it is to be implemented.  If the reverse split is implemented, the number of issued and outstanding shares of Common Stock would be reduced in accordance with the exchange ratio selected by the Board of Directors or a committee thereof.  The total number of authorized shares of Common Stock will be reduced proportionately as a result of the reverse stock split and the total number of shares of authorized preferred stock will remain unchanged at 20,000,000 shares.

We believe that a reverse split would, among other things, (i) better enable the Company to obtain a listing on a national securities exchange, (ii) facilitate higher levels of institutional stock ownership, where investment policies generally prohibit investments in lower-priced securities and (iii) better enable the Company to raise funds to finance its planned operations.  There can be no assurance however that we will be able to obtain a listing on a national securities exchange even if we implement the reverse stock split.

AS OF THE DATE OF THIS FILING, OUR BOARD HAS NOT TAKEN ANY ACTION TO MAKE THE POTENTIAL REVERSE STOCK SPLIT EFFECTIVE.

Production History

The following table presents information about our produced oil and gas volumes during the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.  As of March 31, 2012, we controlled approximately 20,000 net acres in the Williston Basin, including 8,655 net acres under contract.  In addition, the Company owned working interests in 50 gross wells representing 1.70 net wells that are preparing to drill, drilling, awaiting completion, complete or producing.

   
For the Three
Months Ended
March 31, 2012
   
For the Three
Months Ended
March 31, 2011
 
Net Production:
           
Oil (Bbl)
    7,621       1,161  
Natural Gas (Mcf)
    2,548       560  
Barrel of Oil Equivalent (Boe)
    8,046       1,254  
                 
Average Sales Prices:
               
Oil (per Bbl)
  $ 85.43     $ 81.84  
Effect of oil hedges on average price (per Bbl)
  $ -     $ -  
Oil net of hedging (per Bbl)
  $ 85.43     $ 81.84  
Natural Gas (per Mcf)
  $ 5.94     $ 3.50  
Effect of natural gas hedges on average price (per Mcf)
  $ -     $ -  
Natural gas net of hedging (per Mcf)
  $ 5.94     $ 3.50  
                 
Average Production Costs:
               
Oil (per Bbl)
  $ 18.60     $ 4.75  
Natural Gas (per Mcf)
  $ 0.93     $ 0.20  
Barrel of Oil Equivalent (Boe)
  $ 17.92     $ 4.48  
  
 
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Depletion of Oil and Natural Gas Properties

Our depletion expense is driven by many factors including certain exploration costs involved in the development of producing reserves, production levels and estimates of proved reserve quantities and future developmental costs.  The following table presents our depletion expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

   
For the Three
Months Ended
March 31, 2012
   
For the Three
Months Ended
March 31, 2011
 
             
Depletion of oil and natural gas properties
  $ 286,903     $ 36,148  

Productive Oil Wells

The following table summarizes gross and net productive oil wells by state at March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.  A net well represents our percentage ownership of a gross well.  The following table does not include wells in which our interest is limited to royalty and overriding royalty interests.  The following table also does not include wells which were awaiting completion, in the process of completion or awaiting flow back subsequent to fracture stimulation.

   
March 31, 2012
   
March 31, 2011
 
   
Gross
   
Net
   
Gross
   
Net
 
                         
North Dakota
    37       1.12       7       0.06  

Exploratory Oil Wells

The following table summarizes gross and net exploratory wells as of March 31, 2012.  The wells are at various stages of completion and the costs incurred are included in unevaluated oil and gas properties on our balance sheet.
 
   
March 31, 2012
   
March 31, 2011
   
Gross
    Net    
Gross
     
Net
North Dakota
                           
Bakken and Three Forks Trends
 
6
     
0.28
     
7
     
0.49

    
 
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Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011.

The following table summarizes selected items from the statement of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

   
For the three
months ended
March 31, 2012
   
For the three
months ended
March 31, 2011
   
Increase /
(Decrease)
 
                   
Oil and gas sales
  $ 666,206     $ 96,940     $ 569,266  
                         
Operating expenses:
                       
Production expenses
    144,151       5,623       138,528  
Production taxes
    75,432       9,430       66,002  
General and administrative
    713,891       368,877       345,014  
Depletion of oil and gas properties
    286,903       36,148       250,755  
Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations
    797       120       677  
Depreciation and amortization
    6,850       3,122       3,728  
Total operating expenses:
    1,228,024       423,320       804,704  
                         
Net operating loss
    (561,818 )     (326,380 )     235,438  
                         
Total other income (expense)
    (353,223 )     1,156       354,379  
                         
Loss before provision for income taxes
    (915,041 )     (325,224 )     589,817  
                         
Provision for income taxes
    154,184       274,300       (120,116 )
                         
Net (loss)
  $ (760,857 )   $ (50,924 )   $ 709,933  

Revenues:

We recognized $666,206 in revenues from sales of crude oil and natural gas for the three months ended March 31, 2012 compared to revenues of $96,940 for the three months ended March 31, 2011, an increase of $569,266, or 587%.  These revenues are due to the drilling and development of producing wells.  We had 37 gross producing wells as of March 31, 2012, and an additional 13 wells that were either in the drilling preparation, drilling, awaiting completion, or completing stages, compared to 7 gross producing wells, and an additional 10 wells that were either in the drilling preparation, drilling, awaiting completion, or completing stages as of March 31, 2011.  In late September of 2011 one of the wells in which we hold a larger interest experienced pump failure.  The operator restarted production on this well in November of 2011.  The well continued operating at less than the pump jack’s full capacity through the three months ended March 31, 2012.

Expenses:

Production expenses and taxes

Our production expenses of $144,151 and production taxes of $75,432 for the three months ended March 31, 2012, and $5,623 and $9,430 for the three months ended March 31, 2011, are comprised of certain production costs involved in the development of producing reserves in the Bakken formation.  Combined, they represent approximately 33% and 16% of the oil and gas sales for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.  Our production expenses and taxes are greater than the comparative period due to our rapid expansion and increased acreage holdings.  The expenses during the three months ended March 31, 2011 are greater than expected primarily as a result of transportation costs in the Bakken region due to congestion and delays in transporting the disposal of byproducts in the drilling process, in addition, we believe the well that is responsible for the majority of these additional costs is not currently producing at the pump jack’s full capacity.  We anticipate these additional costs related to well water disposal will dissipate in the future as additional waste treatment facilities are opened.
   
 
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General and administrative expenses

General and administrative expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2012 were $713,891, compared to $368,877 for the three months ended March 31, 2011, an increase of $345,014, or 94%.  Our increase in general and administrative expenses was primarily due to increased compensation as a result of hiring additional employees and professionals needed to support our expanding operations as we grew our oil and gas operations.

Depletion of oil and natural gas properties

Our depletion expense is driven by many factors, including certain exploration costs involved in the development of producing reserves, production levels and estimates of proved reserve quantities and future developmental costs.  We recognized depletion expense of $286,903 for the three months ended March 31, 2012, compared to $36,148 for the three months ended March 31, 2011, an increase of $250,755, or 694%.  The increase was due primarily due to our expansion and acquisitions of oil & gas properties during 2011.

Depreciation

Depreciation expense for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was $6,850, compared to $3,122 for the three months ended March 31, 2011, an increase of $3,728, or 119%.  The increased depreciation expense was due to the additional depreciation associated with the purchase of office equipment in 2011.  We anticipate quarterly depreciation of approximately $7,000 during 2012 due primarily to additional depreciation on capitalized websites.

Net operating loss

The net operating loss for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was $561,818, compared to $326,380 for the three months ended March 31, 2011, an increase of $235,438, or 72%.  Our net operating loss consisted primarily of oil & gas production costs, professional fees, officer salaries and depletion expense, netted against our oil and gas income, incurred as we expanded our oil and gas business.

Other income and (expenses)

Other income and (expenses) for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was ($353,223), compared to $1,156 for the three months ended March 31, 2011, a decrease of $354,379.  The net other income and (expenses) for the three months ended March 31, 2012 consisted of $42 of interest income earned on money market accounts, $353,265 of interest expense, consisting of $38,000 of accrued interest on our $2,000,000 draw from our PrenAnte5 Credit Agreement, and $315,265 of amortized finance charges related to obtaining this $10 million financing facility, including $269,281 of amortized warrant costs and $45,984 of amortized deferred financing costs for the three months ended March 31, 2012.  Amortization of these warrants and deferred financing costs were accelerated during the three months ended March 31, 2012 due to the termination of the PrenAnte5 credit facility on April 12, 2012.  Our net other income and (expenses) for the three months ended March 31, 2011 consisted of $1,156 of interest income earned on money market accounts.

Net loss

The net loss for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was $760,857, compared to $50,924 for the three months ended March 31, 2011, an increase of $709,933, or 1,394%.  Our net loss consisted primarily of oil & gas production costs, professional fees, officer salaries and amortization of warrants and deferred financing fees related to our PrenAnte5 credit facility, netted against our oil and gas income and change in provision for income taxes, as we aggressively expanded our oil and gas operations.  Our net loss increased primarily due to the accelerated amortization of warrant costs and deferred financing costs during the three months ended March 31, 2012 due to the termination of the PrenAnte5 credit facility on April 12, 2012, and our increased oil & gas operations during the three months ended March 31, 2012 compared to our relatively new oil & gas operations during the three months ended March 31, 2011.
     
 
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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA

In addition to reporting net income (loss) as defined under GAAP, we also present Adjusted EBITDA.  We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income before (i) interest expense, (ii) income taxes, (iii) depreciation, depletion and amortization, (iv) accretion of abandonment liability, and (v) non-cash expenses relating to share based payments recognized under ASC Topic 718.  We believe the use of non-GAAP financial measures provides useful information to investors regarding our current financial performance, however, Adjusted EBITDA does not represent, and should not be considered an alternative to GAAP measurements.  We believe this measure is useful in evaluating our fundamental core operating performance.  Specifically, we believe the non-GAAP Adjusted EBITDA results provide useful information to both management and investors by excluding certain expenses that our management believes are not indicative of our core operating results.  Although we use adjusted EBITDA to manage our business, including the preparation of our annual operating budget and financial projections, we believe that non-GAAP financial measures have limitations and do not reflect all of the amounts associated with our results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and that these measures should only be used to evaluate our results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP financial measures.  A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income, GAAP, is included below:
  
Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc.
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA

   
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
Net Loss
  $ (760,857 )   $ (50,924 )
                 
Add Back:
               
Interest Expense
    353,265       -  
Income Tax Provision
    (154,184 )     (274,300 )
Depreciation, Depletion, and Amortization
    293,753       39,270  
Accretion of Abandonment Liability
    797       120  
Share Based Compensation
    506,742       133,099  
                 
Adjusted EBITDA
  $ 239,516     $ (152,735 )
  
 
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Liquidity and capital resources

The following table summarizes our total current assets, liabilities and working capital at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively.

   
March 31,
2012
   
December 31,
2011
 
Current Assets
  $ 4,079,304     $ 4,476,544  
                 
Current Liabilities
  $ 7,464,179     $ 3,130,573  
                 
Working Capital
  $
(3,384,875
)   $ 1,345,971  

While we have raised capital to meet our working capital and financing needs in the past, additional financing will be required in order to meet our current and projected cash requirements for the operation of our oil and gas business.  As of March 31, 2012, we had negative working capital of $(3,384,875).

Revolving Credit Facility

On April 4, 2012, the Company entered into a new Secured Revolving Credit Agreement with Dougherty Funding LLC as Lender (the “Credit Facility”).  Under the terms of the Credit Facility, up to $10,000,000 maximum is available from time to time (i) to fund, or to reimburse the Company for, the Company’s pro-rata share of development and production costs for oil wells that relate to the Company’s oil and gas leasehold interests for which there is a valid and enforceable Authorization for Expenditure and that are incurred from and after the date of the Credit Facility, and (ii) to reimburse the Company for amounts that the Company paid from its own funds or from funds that it borrowed under its previous credit facility from Prenante5, LLC as agent pursuant to the Revolving Credit and Security Agreement dated May 2, 2011 (the “Previous Credit Facility”).  Availability under the Credit Facility is subject to payoff of the Previous Credit Facility and release of liens thereunder and other conditions precedent.

Interest on the unpaid principal balance of the Credit Facility shall accrue and be payable monthly at the following per annum rates (i) unless, and except to the extent that, clause (ii) applies, 9.0%; and (ii) if the Company does not raise equity funds in excess of $10,000,000 and if the then outstanding unpaid principal balance of the Credit Facility exceeds $5,000,000, 9.5% on such balance in excess of $5,000,000.  The Company must also pay the Lender quarterly a commitment fee in an amount equal to 0.25% of the average non-advanced line of credit for the previous quarter.

The Credit Facility is secured by substantially all of the Company’s assets and has typical representations and warranties, covenants, and events of default, including, subject to certain exceptions, incurrence of additional indebtedness.  The Credit Agreement requires that the Company meet certain conditions to obtain additional advances under the Credit Facility, including providing certain documentation related to the Company’s oil and gas properties.  The Lender has the right to approve advances for properties which are not held by production.  In addition, the Company must maintain available cash and specified cash equivalents in an amount that is not less than the greater of (i) $300,000 and (ii) 12 months’ then-regularly scheduled payments of interest on the outstanding amount of advances.

The Credit Facility will mature on March 31, 2014.  The maturity date may be extended two times, each time for an additional one- year period, at the written request of the Company given to the Lender no earlier than sixty (60) days prior to the expiration of the then-existing maturity date provided that (i) as of both the date of the Borrower’s written request and such then-existing maturity date, the Company meets specified conditions similar to those for initial draws under the Credit Facility and the Company pays to the Lender on the first business day of the extended period an extension fee in the amount of $100,000.

We took our fist draw on April 12, 2012 of $2,450,000, and used $2,051,722 of the proceeds to repay and terminate our outstanding PrenAnte5 line of credit, including interest of $51,722.
  
 
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We anticipate that we may incur operating losses in the next twelve months.  Although our revenues are expected to grow as our wells are placed into production, our revenues are not expected to exceed our investment and operating costs in 2012.  Our prospects must be considered in light of the risks, expenses and difficulties frequently encountered by companies in their early stage of development.  Such risks for us include, but are not limited to, potential failure to earn revenues or to sufficiently monetize certain claims that we have for payments that are owed to us; an inability to identify investment and expansion targets; and dissipation of existing assets.  To address these risks, we must, among other things, seek growth opportunities through investment and acquisitions in the oil and gas industry, effectively monitor and manage our claims for payments that are owed to us, implement and successfully execute our business strategy, respond to competitive developments, and attract, retain and motivate qualified personnel.  We cannot assure that we will be successful in addressing such risks, and the failure to do so could have a material adverse effect on our business prospects, financial condition and results of operations.

Satisfaction of our cash obligations for the next 12 months.

As of March 31, 2012, our balance of cash and cash equivalents was $1,458,575.  Our plan for satisfying our cash requirements for the next twelve months, in addition to our revenues from oil and gas sales, is through sale of shares of our common stock, third party financing, and/or traditional bank financing.  We will specifically need to raise additional debt or equity financing in order to execute a subsequent purchase of certain oil and gas mineral leases comprising approximately 8,655 net acres of undeveloped oil and gas properties, in consideration for a total of $24,235,036 of cash payable in full at the closing, plus an aggregate of 577,025 shares of the Company’s common stock, which shares of common stock were issued as a deposit on April 30, 2012, and were presented in other assets and as a subscription payable as of March 31, 2012 at the fair value of $438,539, based on the closing stock price on the date of the agreement.  The closing of the purchase and sale of the assets is expected to occur upon the satisfaction or waiver of the conditions set forth in the asset purchase agreement, but no later than June 1, 2012, unless the Sellers and us mutually agree in writing to extend the closing date.  Among other things, closing is conditioned on the Company having obtained sufficient capital to pay the cash portion of the purchase price.  We may realize proceeds from our Royalty Stream payable to us by Peerless Media, Ltd. or from our lawsuit against Deloitte Touche, although we are not currently relying on those revenue sources because of our disputes with them.  Furthermore, royalties in excess of the minimum guarantee on the Royalty Stream are contingent on revenues earned by Peerless Media under the World Poker Tour brand name.  There is no assurance as to whether, or when, we will be paid royalties under our agreement with Peerless Media, Ltd.

Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements

In connection with the transfer of the WPT and other assets to us, we assumed certain liabilities of Ante4 relating to the previous WPT business.  We also agreed to indemnify Ante4 and related individuals from (a) liabilities and expenses relating to operations of Ante4 prior to the effective date of the merger between Ante4 and Plains Energy Investments, Inc., (b) operation or ownership of Ante5’s assets after the merger effective date, and (c) certain tax liabilities of Ante4. Our obligation to indemnify Ante4 for operations before the merger and such tax liabilities is limited to $2.5 million in the aggregate and terminated on or about April 15, 2012, subject to customary exceptions from these limitations.

Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

Our management’s discussion and analysis of financial conditions and results of operations is based on our financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, or GAAP.  The preparation of these financial statements required us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities and expenses.  On an ongoing basis, we evaluate these estimates and judgments, including those described below.  We base our estimates on our historical experience and on various other assumptions that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances.  These estimates and assumptions form the basis for making judgments about the carrying values of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources.  Actual results and experiences may differ materially from these estimates.

While our significant accounting policies are more fully described in notes to our financial statements appearing elsewhere in this Form 10-Q, we believe that the following accounting policies are the most critical to aid you in fully understanding and evaluating our reported financial results and affect the more significant judgments and estimates that we used in the preparation of our financial statements.
  
 
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Stock-Based Compensation

We have accounted for stock-based compensation under the provisions of FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 718-10-55 (Prior authoritative literature: FASB Statement 123(R), Share-Based Payment).  This statement requires us to record any expense associated with the fair value of stock-based compensation.  We used the Black-Scholes option valuation model to calculate stock based compensation at the date of grant.  Option pricing models require the input of highly subjective assumptions, including the expected price volatility.  Changes in these assumptions can materially affect the fair value estimate.

Full Cost Method

We follow the full cost method of accounting for oil and gas operations whereby all costs related to the exploration and development of oil and gas properties are initially capitalized into a single cost center (“full cost pool”).  Such costs include land acquisition costs, geological and geophysical expenses, carrying charges on non-producing properties, costs of drilling directly related to acquisitions, and exploration activities.
   
 
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ITEM 3.  QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.

Commodity Price Risk

The price we receive for our crude oil and natural gas production will heavily influence our revenue, profitability, access to capital and future rate of growth. Crude oil and natural gas are commodities and, therefore, their prices are subject to wide fluctuations in response to relatively minor changes in supply and demand. Historically, the markets for crude oil and natural gas have been volatile, and these markets will likely continue to be volatile in the future. The prices we receive for our production depend on numerous factors beyond our control. Our revenue will generally increase or decrease along with any increases or decreases in crude oil or natural gas prices, but the exact impact on our income is indeterminable given the variety of expenses associated with producing and selling crude oil that also increase and decrease along with crude oil prices.

ITEM 4.  CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES.

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the rules and forms of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Our management, under the direction of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures (as such terms are defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Exchange Act) as of March 31, 2012.  As part of such evaluation, management considered the matters discussed below relating to internal control over financial reporting. Based on this evaluation our management, including the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures were effective as of March 31, 2012 to ensure that the information required to be disclosed in our Exchange Act reports was recorded, processed, summarized and reported on a timely basis.

There have been no changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting during the three month period ended March 31, 2012 that materially affected or are reasonably likely to materially affect the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.
   
 
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PART II - OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1.  LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

None.


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

None.


ITEM 3.  DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES.

None.


ITEM 4.  MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES.

Not applicable.


ITEM 5.  OTHER INFORMATION.

None.


ITEM 6. EXHIBITS.

Exhibit
 
Description
     
31.1
 
Section 302 Certification of Chief Executive Officer
31.2
 
Section 302 Certification of Chief Financial Officer
32.1
 
Section 906 Certification of Chief Executive Officer
32.2
 
Section 906 Certification of Chief Financial Officer
101.INS
 
XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH
 
XBRL Schema Document
101.CAL
 
XBRL Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEF
 
XBRL Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB
 
XBRL Labels Linkbase Document
101.PRE
 
XBRL Presentation Linkbase Document
 
   
 
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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
   

  BLACK RIDGE OIL & GAS, INC.  
       
Dated: May 15, 2012
By:
/s/ Kenneth DeCubellis  
   
Kenneth DeCubellis, Chief Executive Officer
(Principal Executive Officer)
 
       
       
Dated: May 15, 2012 By: /s/ James A. Moe  
   
James A. Moe, Chief Financial Officer
(Principal Financial Officer)
 
       
       
       
       

 
 
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PINX:ANFC Black Ridge Oil & Gas Inc Quarterly Report 10-Q Filing - 3/31/2012
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