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): April 17, 2020


VOC Energy Trust

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 001-35160 80-6183103
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)


The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., Trustee
Global Corporate Trust
601 Travis Street, Floor 16
Houston, Texas
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 1-512-236-6599


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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):


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


Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Units of Beneficial Interest VOC The New York Stock Exchange


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of 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).


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Item 2.02Results of Operations and Financial Condition.


On April 17, 2020, VOC Energy Trust issued a press release announcing the Trust quarterly distribution for the payment period ended March 31, 2020. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.


Pursuant to General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1 is not “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), is not subject to the liabilities of that section and is not deemed incorporated by reference in any filing by VOC Energy Trust under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, but is instead “furnished” for purposes of that instruction.


Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)   Exhibits.


Exhibit No. Description
99.1 VOC Energy Trust Press Release issued April 17, 2020.







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.


  VOC Energy Trust
  By: The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.,
  as Trustee
Date: April 17, 2020 By: /s/ Michael J. Ulrich
      Michael J. Ulrich
      Vice President




Exhibit 99.1


VOC Energy Trust


VOC Energy Trust Announces Trust Quarterly Distribution



The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., Trustee






Houston, Texas, April 17, 2020 — VOC Energy Trust (NYSE Symbol — VOC) announced the Trust distribution of net profits for the first quarterly payment period ended March 31, 2020.


Unitholders of record on April 30, 2020 will receive a distribution amounting to $510,000 or $0.03 per unit, payable May 15, 2020.


Volumes, average sales prices and net profits for the payment period were:


Sales volumes:     
Oil (Bbl)   171,188 
Natural gas (Mcf)   102,303 
Total (BOE)   188,239 
Average sales prices:     
Oil (per Bbl)  $53.94 
Natural gas (per Mcf)  $2.36 
Gross proceeds:     
Oil sales  $9,233,635 
Natural gas sales   241,201 
Total gross proceeds  $9,474,836 
Lease operating expenses  $3,029,692 
Production and property taxes   481,878 
Development expenses   4,166,222 
Total costs  $7,677,792 
Net proceeds  $1,797,044 
Percentage applicable to Trust’s Net Profits Interest   80%
Net profits interest  $1,437,635 
Increase in cash reserve held by VOC Brazos Energy Partners, L.P.   0 
Total cash proceeds available for the Trust  $1,437,635 
Provision for estimated Trust expenses   (927,635)
Net cash proceeds available for distribution  $510,000 





VOC Brazos has reported to the Trustee the West Texas Intermediate spot price of crude oil has dropped sharply from $61.17 per barrel on January 2, 2020 to $19.87 per barrel on April 16, 2020, in response to the economic effects of the recent announcements by Saudi Arabia to abandon output restraints and the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has resulted in widespread and localized health crises that adversely affect general commercial activity, the economies and financial markets of many countries and localities, as well as global demand for oil and natural gas. COVID-19 also has resulted in significant business and operational disruptions, including business closures, disruptions to supply chains, travel restrictions and limitations on the availability of workforces. The full impact of COVID-19 is unknown and is rapidly evolving, and it is not possible to reliably estimate the impact that these developments will have on future periods. If commodity prices for crude oil remain at reduced levels, subsequent distributions in 2020 will be substantially lower than historical distributions, and in certain periods there may be no distribution to unitholders. In light of the current uncertain economic environment, the provision for estimated Trust expenses referenced above includes amounts that would be sufficient to pay estimated Trust expenses over approximately the next twelve months.


This press release contains forward-looking statements. Although VOC Brazos has advised the Trust that VOC Brazos believes that the expectations contained in this press release are reasonable, no assurances can be given that such expectations will prove to be correct. The announced distributable amount is based on the amount of cash received or expected to be received by the Trustee from the underlying properties on or prior to the record date with respect to the quarter ended March 31, 2020. Any differences in actual cash receipts by the Trust could affect this distributable amount. Other important factors that could cause these statements to differ materially include the actual results of drilling operations, risks inherent in drilling and production of oil and gas properties, the ability of commodity purchasers to make payment, the effect, impact, potential duration or other implications of the recent outbreak of COVID-19, and other risk factors described in the Trust’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements made in this press release are qualified by the cautionary statements made in these risk factors. The Trust does not intend, and assumes no obligation, to update any of the statements included in this press release.


Contact: VOC Energy Trust
  The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as Trustee
  Mike Ulrich
  (512) 236-6599
  601 Travis Street, Floor 16, Houston, TX 77002