Zion Oil Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers

Zion Oil Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensation Arrangements of Certain Officers.

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On April 9, 2018, memorial services in Jerusalem, Israel were held for Dr. Yehezkel “Charlie” Druckman, age 79, a beloved member of the Board of Directors of Zion Oil and Gas, Inc. (the “Company”) since November 2005. Dr. Druckman’s service on the Zion Board of Directors included serving as Zion’s Liaison to the Israeli Energy Ministry and advising the Company regarding his extensive Israeli geologic expertise. Charlie loved traveling and exploring the outdoors from mountain climbing in Africa to scuba diving in the Red Sea.

Previously, Dr. Druckman was the Petroleum Commissioner for the State of Israel from 1995 until his retirement in 2004, where he supervised the licensing of petroleum rights both onshore and offshore Israel. These efforts led to the discovery of 1.5 trillion cubic feet of gas in the Israeli offshore Mari B and other smaller fields during 1999-2000. Since 1965, he was a member of the professional staff of the Geological Survey of Israel, where he headed the Mapping, Stratigraphy and Oil Division during 1982-1985 and 1991-1994. He was also affiliated with Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge as Research Associate in Geology during 1978-1980 and 1989-1990. He was awarded in 1974 the Israel Geological Society’s Perez Grader award. He was an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Geological Society of Israel (where he served as president in 1982 and for a number of years on the Society's editorial board). He also served as member of the Israeli National Petroleum Commission and Board of Directors of Oil Exploration (Investments) Ltd., an Israeli government company. Dr. Druckman graduated from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he was awarded BSc, MSc and PhD degrees in geology.

About Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZN)

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. is an oil and gas exploration company. The Company holds a petroleum exploration license onshore Israel, the Megiddo-Jezreel License (MJL), comprising approximately 99,000 acres. The MJL is onshore, south and west of the Sea of Galilee. The Company has drilled approximately four exploratory wells. The Company has not generated any revenues.

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