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2014-01-30 08:24:47

HOUSTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) said today that recent drilling results, approval of three new development leases and expanded natural gas processing facilities in the West Kalabsha area have set the stage for continued growth and investment in Egypt's Western Desert in 2014. Apache operates in Egypt in partnership with Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation, which owns a one-third minority interest in Apache's...

2013-05-07 08:24:57

HOUSTON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) today announced drilling success with three new discovery wells in Egypt's Western Desert. "Apache's discoveries, made in three separate basins, highlight the company's diverse potential for new oil and gas developments across its concessions. This exploration success extends the company's production base to the northeast at the North Ras Qattara Concession and to the southwest in the Siwa Concession," said Thomas...

2012-03-26 02:21:43

HOUSTON, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) today reported that approval of seven new development leases in the Faghur Basin has enabled the company to add 5,200 barrels per day of new production in Egypt's Western Desert. "Apache is pushing Jurassic, Cretaceous and Paleozoic plays farther south and westward in the Faghur Basin," said Tom Voytovich, Egypt Region vice president. "This significant expansion in development acreage in the Faghur Basin...

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2010-08-26 06:35:00

Egypt's Ministry of Culture announced Wednesday that archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a 3,500-year-old trading settlement in one of the country's desert oases that predates earlier cities by a thousand years. The Yale University mission discovered the ancient settlement in Umm El-Kharga Oasis, one of Egypt's five western deserts, located around 375 miles south of Cairo. The university found the site while working to map ancient routes in the western desert. The settlement lies...

2010-06-16 06:00:00

HOUSTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) today announced that new production from its Faghur Basin fields has propelled its Egyptian gross-operated oil and gas production above 330,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day, surpassing the company's late-2005 goal of doubling output from Egypt's Western Desert within five years. Incremental production from several Faghur Basin discoveries - including Phiops - pushed output from the basin above...

2010-02-18 10:47:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) announced today that Egypt's Ministry of Petroleum has finalized extension of the Khalda Offset and East Bahariya concessions in the Western Desert. The extensions will permit Apache to continue its exploration program across approximately 1.5 million acres. Apache also announced the West Kanayes E-1X discovery on a concession adjacent to Khalda Offset in the Matruh Basin. The well tested at an aggregate...