FORM 3
        
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * ANGELO GORDON & CO., L.P. 2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)
8/11/2020 

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol ABRAXAS PETROLEUM CORP [AXAS]
(Last)       (First)       (Middle)
C/O ANGELO, GORDON & CO., L.P., 245 PARK AVENUE, 26TH FLOOR
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)__X__ Director                          ___X___ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)        _____ Other (specify below)
(Street)
NEW YORK, NY 10167      
(City)             (State)             (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(MM/DD/YYYY)
 

6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing(Check Applicable Line)___ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_X_ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(MM/DD/YYYY)
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Warrant (right to buy)  8/11/2020   (1) Common Stock  33445792  $0.01  I  See Footnote (2)

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The warrant is exercisable until the earlier of August 11, 2025 and the date that is two years after the first date in which the Obligations (as defined in the Tem Loan Credit Agreement, dated as of November 13, 2019, among Abraxas Petroleum Corporation, the lenders party thereto from time to time and Angelo Gordon Energy Servicer, LLC, as amended, supplemented, restated or otherwise modified from time to time) has been paid in full in cash.
(2)  These securities are held directly by AG Energy Funding, LLC ("AG Energy Funding") for which Angelo, Gordon & Co, L.P. ("Angelo Gordon") is the manager. Michael L. Gordon is the managing member of JAMG LLC ("JAMG"), which is the managing member of AG Partners, LLC ("AG Partners"), which is the sole general partner of Angelo Gordon and Mr. Gordon is the chief executive officer of Angelo Gordon. Each of Mr. Gordon, JAMG and AG Partners may be deemed to control Angelo Gordon. Each of Angelo Gordon, AG Partners, JAMG and Michael L. Gordon disclaim beneficial ownership of the securities reported herein except to the extent of its or his pecuniary interest therein and this report shall not be deemed to be an admission that any of Angelo Gordon, AG Partners, JAMG or Michael L. Gordon is the beneficial owner of such securities for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purpose.

Remarks:
Todd Dittmann, a managing director of AG Energy Funding, LLC ("AG Energy Funding") and a member of AG Energy Funding's executive committee, is a member of the Board of Directors of Abraxas Petroleum Corporation (the "Issuer"). For purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, AG Energy Funding, Angelo Gordon & Co., L.P., AG Partners, LLC, JAMG LLC and Michael L. Gordon may be deemed to be directors by deputization of the Issuer due to their relationship with Mr. Dittmann.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
ANGELO GORDON & CO., L.P.
C/O ANGELO, GORDON & CO., L.P.
245 PARK AVENUE, 26TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10167
X X

AG Energy Funding, LLC
C/O ANGELO, GORDON & CO., L.P.
245 PARK AVENUE, 26TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10167
X X

AG PARTNERS LP
C/O ANGELO, GORDON & CO., L.P.
245 PARK AVENUE, 26TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10167
X X

JAMG LLC
C/O ANGELO, GORDON & CO., L.P.
245 PARK AVENUE, 26TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10167
X X

GORDON MICHAEL L
C/O ANGELO, GORDON & CO., L.P.
245 PARK AVENUE, 26TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10167
X X


Signatures
/s/ Kirk Wickman, as Attorney-in-Fact for Michael L. Gordon, Managing Member of JAMG LLC, Managing Member of AG Partners, LLC, General Partner of Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P., Manager of AG Funding, LLC 8/21/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
/s/ Kirk Wickman, as Attorney-in-Fact for Michael L. Gordon, Managing Member of JAMG LLC, Managing Member of AG Partners, LLC, General Partner of Angelo, Gordon & Co., L.P. 8/21/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
/s/ Kirk Wickman, as Attorney-in-Fact for Michael L. Gordon, Managing Member of JAMG LLC, Managing Member of AG Partners, LLC 8/21/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
/s/ Kirk Wickman, as Attorney-in-Fact for Michael L. Gordon, Managing Member of JAMG LLC 8/21/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
/s/ Kirk Wickman, as Attorney-in-Fact for Michael L. Gordon 8/21/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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