APACHE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued) Gulf of Mexico Shelf Divestiture On September 30, 2013, Apache completed the sale of its Gulf of Mexico Shelf operations and properties to Fieldwood Energy LLC (Fieldwood), an affiliate of Riverstone Holdings. Under the terms of the agreement, Apache received cash consideration of $3.7 billion, and Fieldwood assumed $1.5 billion of discounted asset abandonment liabilities. Additionally, Apache retained 50 percent of its ownership interest in all exploration blocks and in horizons below production in developed blocks. The effective date of the agreement is July 1, 2013. Apache’s net book value of oil and gas properties was reduced by approximately $4.6 billion of proved property costs and $473 million of unproved property costs as a result of the transaction. Canada LNG Project In February 2013, Apache completed a transaction with Chevron Canada Limited (Chevron Canada) under which each company became a 50 percent owner of the Kitimat LNG plant, the Pacific Trail Pipelines Limited Partnership, and 644,000 gross undeveloped acres in the Horn River and Liard basins. Apache’s net proceeds from the transaction were $396 million after post-closing adjustments, and no gain or loss was recorded. Leasehold and Property Acquisitions Apache completed $367 million, $1.5 billion, and $429 million of leasehold and property acquisitions during 2015, 2014, and 2013, respectively, substantially increasing its drilling opportunities in key focus areas in North America including the Eagle Ford and Canyon Lime plays. Transaction, Reorganization, and Separation Apache recorded $132 million, $67 million, and $33 million of expenses during 2015, 2014, and 2013, respectively, primarily related to various transactions, company reorganization, and employee separation. 3.
DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND HEDGING ACTIVITIES
Objectives and Strategies The Company is exposed to fluctuations in crude oil and natural gas prices on the majority of its worldwide production. Apache manages the variability in its cash flows by occasionally entering into derivative transactions on a portion of its crude oil and natural gas production. When appropriate, the Company utilizes various types of derivative financial instruments, including swaps and options, to manage fluctuations in cash flows resulting from changes in commodity prices. As of December 31, 2015, Apache had no open commodity derivative positions.