Operational Highlights Operational highlights for the year include: North America •
North America onshore liquids averaged 193,483 barrels per day, with crude oil representing 69 percent of the liquids production. When adjusted for asset divestitures, this represents an increase of 4 percent compared to 2014. North America onshore liquids production represented 56 percent of our worldwide liquids production and 36 percent of our overall production.
The Permian region averaged 12 operated rigs during the year, drilling 378 gross wells, 241 net wells. Drilling activity in the region resulted in a production increase of 6 percent relative to the prior year. Over half of the region’s production is crude oil and 20 percent is NGLs. Combined, this represents more than a third of Apache’s total liquids production for 2015. The region averaged 168 Mboe/d during 2015.
The MidContinent/Gulf Coast region averaged 5 operated rigs during the year, drilling 127 gross wells, 76 net wells. The region focused its drilling activities in the Canyon Lime, Eagleford, Marmaton, and Woodford formations during 2015. Apache is active in the SCOOP play in Central Oklahoma targeting the Woodford formation, where we drilled or participated in drilling 33 wells. The region averaged 73 Mboe/d during 2015.
The Canada region averaged 2 operated rigs during the year, drilling 38 gross wells, 21 net wells. Canada primarily focused on advancing growth plays in the Duvernay and Montney formations, with a goal of reducing drilling and completion costs. In the Duvernay, we brought on-line our first sevenwell pad under budget and at production levels that are exceeding our initial expectations. The region averaged 68 Mboe/d during 2015.
International and Offshore •
The Egypt region significantly reduced its drilling program throughout the year, averaging 14 rigs and drilling 122 gross wells, 107 net wells. Despite the reduction, gross production, which is subject to the terms of production sharing contracts, increased 1 percent. Egypt’s net production decreased 3 percent from 2014. Development of the Ptah and Berenice oil fields continued to deliver excellent results, with nine new wells brought on-line and combined gross field production exceeding 26,000 b/d at its peak. The region averaged 145 net Mboe/d during 2015.
The North Sea region averaged 6 rigs, drilling 26 gross wells, 22 net wells. During the year, the region averaged production of 71 Mboe/d. Apache was able to maintain relatively flat production year over year despite a 21 percent reduction in capital expenditures. The 2015 drilling program was extremely successful and sets up excellent growth and profitability opportunities over the next five years. During the fourth quarter of 2015, Apache announced five significant wells in the North Sea: three exploration discoveries and two notable development wells. Exploration Discoveries •
The K discovery, in the Beryl area, is a significant oil discovery with multiple commercial zones across three distinct fault blocks, including one fault block with over 1,500 feet of net pay. Apache is the operator of this discovery with a 55 percent working interest.
The Corona discovery, also located in the Beryl area, logged 225 feet total vertical depth net pay in excellent reservoir-quality sandstone. Apache has a 100 percent working interest in this discovery. 32