Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)


12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Debt [Abstract]  

13. DEBT

On May 22, 2018, we terminated an amended term loan agreement we had with the International Finance Corporation (the “IFC”) (the “Amended Term Loan Agreement”) by prepaying the outstanding principal and accrued interest.  We did not incur any termination or prepayment penalties as a result of the termination of the Amended Term Loan Agreement.

We entered into the Amended Term Loan Agreement on June 29, 2016 through the execution of a Supplemental Agreement with the IFC which, among other things, amended and restated our existing loan agreement to convert the $20.0 million revolving portion of the credit facility, to a term loan with $15.0 million outstanding at that date. The Amended Term Loan Agreement was secured by the assets of our Gabon subsidiary, VAALCO Gabon S.A., and was guaranteed by VAALCO as the parent company. The Amended Term Loan Agreement provided for quarterly principal and interest payments on the amounts outstanding, with interest accruing at a rate of LIBOR plus 5.75%.  

The Amended Term Loan Agreement also provided for an additional $5.0 million, which could be requested in a single draw, subject to the IFC’s approval, through March 15, 2017. On March 14, 2017, we borrowed $4.2 million under this provision of the Amended Term Loan Agreement. The additional borrowings were to be repaid in five quarterly principal installments commencing June 30, 2017, together with interest which will accrue at LIBOR plus 5.75%. 


Until June 29, 2016, under the terms of the original loan agreement with the IFC, we paid commitment fees on the undrawn portion of the total commitment. Commitment fees had been equal to 1.5% of the unused balance of the senior tranche of $50.0 million and 2.3% of the unused balance of the subordinated tranche of $15.0 million when a commitment was available for utilization. With the execution of the Amended Term Loan Agreement with the IFC in June 2016, beginning on June 29, 2016, and continuing through March 14, 2017, commitment fees were equal to 2.3% of the undrawn term loan amount of $5.0 million. There are no further commitment fees owing after March 14, 2017.

The table below shows the components of the “Interest expense” line item of our consolidated statements of operations and the average effective interest rate, excluding commitment fees, on our borrowings:










Year Ended December 31,






(in thousands)

Interest expense related to debt, including commitment fees









Deferred finance cost amortization









Deferred finance cost write-off due to loan modification









Interest income







Other interest expense not related to debt









Interest expense, net

















Average effective interest rate, excluding commitment fees