Washington, D.C. 20549


Form 8-K




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934


February 5, 2020

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)


Zion Oil & Gas, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)


001-33228   20-0065053
(Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)


12655 North Central Expressway, Suite 1000, Dallas, TX 75243

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 214-221-4610


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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the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common   ZN   Nasdaq




Item 8.01 Other Matters


Zion Oil & Gas, Inc., (“Zion”), a Delaware corporation, which has an active petroleum exploration license onshore Israel, the Megiddo-Jezreel License, comprising approximately 99,000 acres, on February 5, 2020, entered into a partially binding letter of intent to purchase a drilling rig, drill pipe and related equipment for importation into Israel to continue its exploration plans. The rig is a 1600 horsepower rig with two 1600 horsepower Caterpillar mud pumps, and it has nearly 15,000 feet of heavy-duty drill pipe. The rig underwent a category 4 certification in late 2017, and it has drilled two (2) wells since then.


Zion and the seller plan to immediately begin negotiating a definitive purchase agreement to close the purchase of the rig for the agreed sum of $5,600,000, subject to satisfactory due diligence. The rig purchase will be a cash purchase payable in full at closing with no financing required. No assurance can be provided that Zion will successfully enter into the rig purchase agreement.


On January 24, 2020, Zion incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary, Zion Drilling, Inc., a Delaware corporation, for the purpose of owning the rig and related equipment, and on January 31, 2020, Zion incorporated another wholly owned subsidiary, Zion Drilling Services, Inc., a Delaware corporation, to act as the contractor providing such drilling services. When Zion is not using the rig for its own exploration activities, Zion Drilling Services may contract with other operators in Israel to provide drilling services at market rates then in effect.


Zion has the trademark “ZION DRILLING” filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Zion has the trademark filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, pursuant to the Madrid Agreement and Protocol. In addition, Zion has the trademark filed with the Israeli Trademark Office in Israel.







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 hereto duly authorized.


Date: February 5, 2020  
Zion Oil and Gas, Inc.  
By: /s/ John M. Brown  
  John M. Brown  
  Chief Executive Officer  



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