FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
WEANT JERRY A
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
CALLON PETROLEUM CO [CPE]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Vice President of Land
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
200 NORTH CANAL STREET
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/31/2016
(Street)

NATCHEZ, MS 39120
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 12/31/2016   M   19,760 A (1) 73,976 D  
Common Stock 12/31/2016   D   19,760 D $ 15.37 54,216 D  

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
2014 Phantom Units - Performance Based (2) (1) 12/31/2016   M     9,880 12/31/2016 12/31/2016 Common Stock 9,880 (1) 0 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
WEANT JERRY A
200 NORTH CANAL STREET
NATCHEZ, MS 39120
      Vice President of Land  

Signatures

 Clay V. Bland as Attorney-in-fact   01/04/2017
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) The terms of this Phantom Unit award specify payment in cash rather than in stock, and includes a provision providing for a variable percentage payout (ranging from 0% to 200%) based on a performance criteria related to the Total Shareholder Return of the Company compared to a group of peer companies. On the vesting date, the reporting person's Phantom Shares held vested at the 200% level. The amount payable was based on the economic value of one share of Callon Petroleum Company common stock, calculated using the closing price on the vesting date.
(2) This Phantom Share award is subject to vesting on December 31, 2016 and is payable in cash rather than stock. In addition, the award is subject to a variable percentage payout based on a performance criteria related to the total Shareholder Return of the Company compared to a group of peer companies. Therefore, this award can range from 0% to 200% of its original value at the vesting date.

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