| Apache is an independent energy company that explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids. Co. had exploration and production operations in United States, Egypt, and offshore United Kingdom in the North Sea. Co. also has exploration interests in Suriname. Co. markets its United States crude oil production to main oil companies, marketing, and transportation companies, and refiners based on a West Texas Intermediate price or other regional pricing indices. Co. has two international regions: The Egypt includes onshore conventional assets in Egypt's Western Desert. The North Sea region includes offshore assets based in United Kingdom. |
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