Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 28, 2017


VAALCO Energy, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in is charter)













(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

9800 Richmond Avenue, Suite 700

Houston, Texas 77042

(Address, including zip code, of principal executive offices)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:

(713) 623-0801


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Item 8.01.  Other.

On November 28, 2017, VAALCO Energy, Inc. (the “Company”) announced that the workover operations for the South Tchibala 2-H and the South Tchibala 1-HB wells were completed, and the entire operation was conducted safely and efficiently with no injuries or environmental incidents.  However, on November 24, the electrical submersible pump (ESP) in a different well on the same platform, the Avouma 2-H well failed, resulting in that well being temporarily shut-in.  The well was producing approximately 1,925 barrels of oil per day (BOPD) gross, or 520 net to the Company, prior to being shut-in. 

As previously announced, the ESP systems failed in both the South Tchibala 2-H and the South Tchibala 1-HB wells on the Avouma Platform. Following completion of workover operations on the South Tchibala 1-HB, which was restored at a rate of 1,100 BOPD gross, or 300 BOPD net to VAALCO, workover operations on the South Tchibala 2-H were completed and that well is currently producing at a stabilized rate of about 1,225 BOPD gross, or 330 BOPD net to VAALCO.  With the addition of the two recent workover wells, and taking into account the suspension of production from the Avouma 2-H well, total Company net production is currently averaging approximately 3,950 BOPD.    A copy of the Company’s press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.




Exhibit Number    




Press Release dated November 28, 2017.



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






Dated: November 30, 2017



/s/ Elizabeth D. Prochnow




Elizabeth D. Prochnow




Controller and Chief Accounting Officer