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): December 18, 2012 (December 12, 2012)



VAALCO Energy, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in is charter)




Delaware   1-32167   76-0274813

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

4600 Post Oak Place, Suite 300

Houston, Texas 77027

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

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:

(713) 623-0801



Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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SECTION 7 — Financial Information


Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure

On December 12, 2012, VAALCO Energy, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), purchased the totality of the 9.99% non-controlling interest in VAALCO International, Inc., a Delaware corporation, from Sojitz Corporation for the purchase price of $26.2 million. With this purchase the Company now owns 100% of VAALCO International, Inc.

VAALCO International, Inc. owns VAALCO (Gabon) Etame, Inc. which is comprised of the Company’s interest in the Etame Marine concession located offshore Gabon.


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: December 18, 2012     By:   /s/ Gregory R. Hullinger
      Gregory R. Hullinger
      Chief Financial Officer