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rates. The commercial paper program is fully supported by available borrowing capacity under the Company’s 2015 $3.5 billion committed credit facility. If the Company is unable to issue commercial paper following a significant credit downgrade or dislocation in the market, the Company’s 2015 committed credit facility, which expires in 2020, is available as a 100 percent backstop. As of December 31, 2015, the Company had no borrowings under its commercial paper program, bank facility, or uncommitted bank lines. Off-Balance Sheet Arrangements Apache enters into customary agreements in the oil and gas industry for drilling rig commitments, firm transportation agreements, and other obligations as described below in “Contractual Obligations” in this Item 7. Other than the off-balance sheet arrangements described herein, Apache does not have any off-balance sheet arrangements with unconsolidated entities that are reasonably likely to materially affect our liquidity or capital resource positions. Contractual Obligations The following table summarizes the Company’s contractual obligations as of December 31, 2015. For additional information regarding these obligations, please see Note 6—Debt and Note 8—Commitments and Contingencies in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements set forth in Part IV, Item 15 of this Form 10-K. Contractual Obligations(1)

Debt, at face value . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Interest payments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drilling rig commitments(2) . . . . . . . . . Purchase obligations(3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Firm transportation agreements(4) . . . . Office and related equipment . . . . . . . . Other operating lease obligations(5) . . . Total Contractual Obligations . . . . . . .

Note Reference

Note 6 Note 6 Note 8 Note 8 Note 8 Note 8 Note 8

Total

$

2016

2017-2018 (In millions)

2021 & Beyond

2019-2020

8,831 9,216 405 354 363 342 64

$

1 447 194 28 96 43 22

$

550 889 211 115 125 87 35

$

150 807 139 83 72 6

$

8,130 7,073 72 59 140 1

$ 19,575

$

831

$

2,012

$

1,257

$

15,475

(1)

This table does not include the Company’s liability for dismantlement, abandonment, and restoration costs of oil and gas properties or pension or postretirement benefit obligations. For additional information regarding these liabilities, please see Notes 5 and 9, respectively, in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements set forth in Part IV, Item 15 of this Form 10-K.

(2)

This represents minimum future expenditures for drilling rig services. Apache’s expenditures for drilling rig services will exceed such minimum amounts to the extent Apache utilizes the drilling rigs subject to a particular contractual commitment for a period greater than the period set forth in the governing contract.

(3)

Purchase obligations represent agreements to purchase goods or services that are enforceable, are legally binding, and specify all significant terms, including fixed and minimum quantities to be purchased; fixed, minimum or variable price provisions; and the appropriate timing of the transaction. These include minimum commitments associated with take-or-pay contracts, NGL processing agreements, and drilling work program commitments.

(4)

Firm transportation commitments relate to contractual obligations for capacity rights on third-party pipelines.

(5)

Other operating lease obligations pertain to other long-term exploration, development, and production activities. The Company has work-related commitments for supply and standby vessels, gas pipeline and land leases.

Apache is also subject to various contingent obligations that become payable only if certain events or rulings were to occur. The inherent uncertainty surrounding the timing of and monetary impact associated with these events or rulings prevents any meaningful accurate measurement, which is necessary to assess settlements resulting from litigation. Apache’s management feels that it has adequately reserved for its contingent 49

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