|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2021
|Equity Method Investments and Joint Ventures [Abstract]|
|EQUITY INVESTMENTS||EQUITY INVESTMENTS
Investments accounted for by the equity method during the periods presented consisted of the following:
Grizzly Oil Sands ULC
The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary Grizzly Holdings, owns an approximate 24.5% interest in Grizzly, a Canadian unlimited liability company. As of September 30, 2021, Grizzly had approximately 830,000 acres under lease in the Athabasca, Peace River and Cold Lake oil sands regions of Alberta, Canada. The Company has not paid any cash calls since its decision to cease funding further capital calls in 2019. Grizzly’s functional currency is the Canadian dollar. For the Prior Predecessor Quarter and the Prior Predecessor YTD Period, the Company's investment in Grizzly increased by $3.7 million and decreased by $4.1 million, respectively, as a result of foreign currency translation gains and losses.
Effective as of the Emergence Date, the Company evaluated its investment in Grizzly and determined that the Company no longer has the ability to exercise significant influence over operating and financial policies of Grizzly. As such, the equity method of accounting for its investment was no longer applicable. As a result, the Company will use its previous carrying value of zero (as discussed below) as its initial basis and will subsequently measure at fair value while recording any changes in fair value in earnings.
As discussed in Note 3, the Company reduced the carrying value of its investment in Grizzly to zero upon the Emergence Date. The reduction in valuation was based upon the Company's new management's assessment of the investment and its priority for future funding in its portfolio. In particular, Grizzly’s operations remained suspended, even with improvements in the pricing environment since its initial suspension in 2015. Additionally, the Company does not anticipate funding future capital calls, which will lead to further dilution of its equity ownership interest.Mammoth Energy Services, Inc.As discussed in Note 2, the Company's previously owned shares of the outstanding common stock of Mammoth Energy were used to settle Class 4A claims. The Company's investment carrying value was reduced to zero in the first quarter of 2020 due to the Company's share of cumulative net loss and impairments and the carrying value remained at zero through the Emergence Date.
The entire disclosure for equity method investments and joint ventures. Equity method investments are investments that give the investor the ability to exercise significant influence over the operating and financial policies of an investee. Joint ventures are entities owned and operated by a small group of businesses as a separate and specific business or project for the mutual benefit of the members of the group.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef