|9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2015
Kinder Morgan Crude & Condensate, LLC Lease
On July 15, 2014, the Company entered into an Equipment Lease/Option to Purchase Agreement (Lease) with Kinder Morgan Crude & Condensate, LLC (Kinder Morgan). In accordance with the terms and conditions of the agreement, Kinder Morgan agreed to lease and test the effectiveness of the Companys AOT technology and equipment on one of Kinder Morgans operating pipelines. Equipment provided under the Lease includes a single AOT Midstream pressure vessel with a maximum flow capacity of 5,000 gallons per minute.
The initial term (Initial Term) of the Lease is four months, with an option to extend the Lease for up to a maximum of 84 months. During the Initial Term, either the Company or Kinder Morgan may terminate the Agreement for any reason on 45 days written notice. Lease payments shall be $20,000 per month; provided however, that in the event the Equipment is removed from service at its initial location during the Initial Term, the monthly lease payments shall be reduced to $5,000 until the Equipment is placed back in service at its new location, at which time the Lease payments shall resume at $20,000 per month. The agreement further provides that Kinder Morgan shall have an option to purchase the equipment during the term of the Lease for a fixed price of between $600,000 and $1,200,000, depending upon the date of purchase.
The equipment was delivered to Kinder Morgan in December 2014 and installed in March 2015. In April 2015, the AOT pressure vessel experienced an electrical short and was replaced by another AOT pressure vessel. Subsequently, it was determined that the AOT needed further modification and as a result, a modified AOT unit was installed in July 2015. Subsequently, the Company and Kinder Morgan agreed to hold off acceptance of the AOT unit subject to further laboratory testing and system modifications which are scheduled to be completed during the first quarter of FY 2016.
TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. Lease
On August 1, 2013, the Company entered into an Equipment Lease/Option to Purchase Agreement (Lease) with TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, L.P. by its agent TC Oil Pipeline Operations, Inc. (TransCanada) which agreed to lease and test the effectiveness of the Companys AOT technology and equipment on one of TransCanadas operating pipelines. The initial term of the lease was for six months at an amount of $60,000 per month. During the initial term, either the Company or TransCanada had the right to terminate the Agreement for any reason on 90 days written notice. TransCanada had an option to purchase the equipment during the term of the lease for approximately $4.3 million.
In June 2014, the equipment was accepted by TransCanada and the lease commenced. The Company accounted for the TransCanada Lease as an operating lease, and recognized lease revenue of $180,000 and $240,000 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014, respectively.
In October 2014, the lease was mutually terminated by the Company and TransCanada and the AOT equipment was subsequently returned to the Company.