Apache Corporation (Texas USA)

Apache Corporation (Texas USA) is a Winner of the 2016/2017 Global Sustainable Development Award and Accredited as a Global 500 Sustainable Development Agencies of the year 2016/2017 in appreciation of its contribution towards Social-Economic Development of the USA and the World through promoting and upholding International Best Practices and standards such us environmental protection,respect for rights of workers,supporting productive corporate social responsibility,but above all maintaining highest quality and standards of oil products. Awarded and Accredited by Public Opinions International (Uganda-East Africa).  

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Apache Corporation is a petroleum and natural gas exploration and production company headquartered in Houston, Texas. In 2016, the company's total production was 521 thousand barrels of oil equivalent (3,190,000 GJ) per day, of which 43% was in the United States, 11% was in Canada, 33% was in Egypt, and 13% was in the North Sea.

As of December 31, 2016, the company had 1.311 billion barrels of oil equivalent (8.02×109 GJ) of estimated proved reserves, of which 56% was in the United States, 13% was in Canada, 21% was in Egypt, and 9% was in the North Sea.

Almost all of the company's reserves in the United States are in the Permian Basin. The company also has reserves in western Oklahoma, the Texas Panhandle, and south Texas.

Apache has been operating in Egypt since 1994. Despite the political turmoil in Egypt, the company's operations, which are in remote areas of the Western Desert, have not experienced production interruptions.

Apache has been operating in the North Sea since 2003, predominately in the Forties oilfield

Apache has built a team unified by our values, our commitment to building shareholder value and our culture, which empowers every employee to make decisions and achieve the company’s goals. Our global team is brought together by a sense of ownership and the knowledge that best answers win. 

APACHE VISION is to be the premier exploration and production company with global assets focused on North American growth.

APACHE MISSION is to grow in an innovative, safe, environmentally responsible and profitable manner for the long-term benefit of our shareholders.

APACHE STRATEGY is to deliver top-tier returns by maximizing recovery and minimizing costs through continuous improvement.


  • Expect top performance and innovation;
  • Seek relentless improvement in all facets;
  • Drive to succeed with a sense of urgency;
  • Safety is not negotiable and will not be compromised;
  • Invest in our greatest asset: our people;
  • Foster a contrarian spirit;
  • Treat our stakeholders with respect and dignity;
  • We derive benefit from the Earth and take our environmental responsibility seriously; and
  • Conduct our business with honesty and integrity.



  • In 1954, the Apache Oil Corporation was founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by Truman Anderson, Raymond Plank and Charles Arnao with $250,000 in funding.
  • In 1955, the first wells were drilled in the Cushing field, between Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
  • In 1960, Apache acquired interests in the Foshay Tower, a Minneapolis landmark. The 32-story imitation of the Washington Monument, became Apache's headquarters from the early 1960s until 1984.
  • In 1967, the oil well Fagerness #1 was drilled, yielding the company's first major discovery.
  • In 1969, Apache Corporation became a public company via an initial public offering and its shares were listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: APA).
  • In 1970, Apache diversified into agriculture with the acquisition of the S&J Ranch in California. The ranch produced citrus fruit, figs, pistachios, olives, and almonds.
  • In 1971, it formed Apache Exploration Company (subsequently "Apexco") as its oil and gas operating company.
  • In 1977, the company sold Apexco and its non-petroleum holdings, including the ranch, and reinvested into a farm-in agreement with GHK to operate its wells in the Anadarko Basin.
  • In 1980, the company acquired a non-operating interest, via a participation in a Royal Dutch Shell joint venture, in operations in the Gulf Of Mexico.
  • In 1981, the company created Apache Petroleum Company (APC), the first public master limited partnership in the United States.
  • In 1985, the company acquired oil and gas wells in 8 states from David Holdings for $200 million. In 1986, the company acquired oil and gas assets in the Gulf of Mexico from Occidental Petroleum.
  • In 1987, the company moved its headquarters from Minneapolis to Denver.
  • In 1991, the company doubled its reserves by acquiring assets from Amoco, including a position in the Permian Basin of West Texas, for $515 million and 2 million shares of Apache.
  • In 1992, Apache moved its headquarters to Houston, Texas and signed a lease for 220,000 square feet of office space.
  • In 1993, Apache acquired Hadson Energy Resources in a $58 million transaction, expanding its assets to offshore Western Australia.
  • In 1994, the company entered Egypt by acquiring a 25 percent non-operated interest in the Qarun Concession, operated by the Phoenix Resource Companies.[7]Production began in December 1995.
  • In 1995, the company acquired Dekalb Energy Canada, marking Apache's return to Canada, in a $285 million stock transaction.
  • In 1995, Apache also acquired 315 oil and gas fields in the Permian Basin, the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast, western Oklahoma, East Texas, the Rocky Mountains and the Gulf of Mexico from Texaco.
  • In 1996, Apache acquired Phoenix Resources and took over operations of the Qarun Concession in Egypt.
  • In 1999, the company acquired fields and leases in the Gulf of Mexico from Royal Dutch Shell for $715 million in cash, plus 1 million shares of stock.
  • In 2001, Apache acquired operations in the Western Desert of Egypt from Repsol YPF for $410 million.
  • In 2002, Apache Corporation drilled its first deepwater wells in the West Mediterranean Concession of offshore Egypt.
  • In February 2003, Apache appointed Floyd R. Price and Rodney J. Eichler as corporate Executive Vice Presidents and Jon A. Jeppesen as corporate Senior Vice President.
  • In 2003, Apache acquired the Forties oilfield, the largest field ever discovered in the United Kingdom North Sea as well as assets in the Gulf of Mexico from BP for $1.3 billion.
  • In 2005, Apache and ExxonMobil completed a series of agreements that provided for transfers and joint ventures across a broad range of properties in Western Canada.
  • Later in 2005, the company partially sold its stake in the deepwater section of Egypt's concession.
  • In 2006, Apache completed the sale of its oil production interest in China to Australia-based ROC Oil Company Limited for US$260 million.
  • In 2006, Apache bought many Gulf of Mexico Shelf properties from BP.
  • In 2007, A test horizontal well at the Van Gogh project, in Exmouth Gulf, Western Australia, produced 9,694 barrels per day.
  • In 2010, Apache started production from the Van Gogh development offshore Western Australia.
  • In 2010, a Federal judge upheld Apache's decision to exclude from its annual meeting ballot a corporate governance proposal from a person who had not proven on a timely basis that he actually was one of the company's shareholders.
  • In 2010, Apache acquired Mariner Energy for $2.7 billion.
  • In 2010, Apache acquired assets in the Gulf of Mexico from Devon Energy for $1.05 billion.
  • In 2010, Apache purchased assets from BP in Texas, southeast New Mexico, western Canada, and Egypt for $7 billion.
  • In 2011, Apache announced the discovery of eight new oil wells in Egypt's Faghur Basin.
  • In 2012, Apache purchased assets in the Beryl field in the North Sea from ExxonMobil.
  • In 2012, Apache completed the acquisition of Cordillera Energy Partners in a deal worth $2.5 billion in cash and 6.3 million shares of common stock. The acquisition added approximately 71 million barrels of oil equivalent (430,000,000 GJ) to Apache's reserves and strengthened its position across western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle.
  • In November 2013, Apache completed the sale of a non-controlling 1/3 share of its Egyptian assets to Sinopec 
  • In 2015, the company sold its assets in Western Australia for $2.1 billion.


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