APA Corp. sold non-core Texas interests and leasehold in the Permian’s Midland Basin and Eagle Ford Shale plays, the company said on May 20. 

Houston-based APA, parent company of Apache Corp., sold producing Texas properties and assets for an aggregate of more than $700 million. Buyers for both transactions were undisclosed.

APA has prioritized debt reduction since closing a $4.5 billion acquisition of Callon Petroleum in April.

The divested properties represent estimated net production of 13,000 boe/d, with about one-third of the volumes oil, APA said.

In the Midland transaction, Apache Corp. and its subsidiaries agreed to sell around 24,000 net royalty acres across several counties in the basin.

The Midland mineral and royalty interests primarily included non-operated properties producing an average 2,000 boe/d net to Apache during the first quarter. 


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In a second transaction, Apache agreed to sell 237,000 net acres in the East Texas Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford plays.

Net production from the Eagle Ford and Austin Chalk assets was approximately 11,000 boe/d during the first quarter. 

APA Corp. Sells $700MM in Non-core Permian, Eagle Ford Assets
Apache has a large acreage position in the Austin Chalk and Eagle Ford Shale plays. (Source: Rextag data)

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The Callon acquisition added a much deeper portfolio on the Delaware side of the Permian Basin.

Callon brought to Apache about 119,000 net Delaware acres across Ward, Reeves, Winkler and Loving counties, Texas, according to RRC data. Callon also held a smaller 26,000-acre footprint in the northern Midland Basin, including Andrews, Borden, Dawson, Howard, Midland and Martin counties, Texas.

APA Corp. Sells $700MM in Non-core Permian, Eagle Ford Assets
Apache’s acquisition of Callon Petroleum gave the combined company a deeper foothold in the Permian’s Delaware Basin. (Source: APA investor presentation)

APA was “looking at non-core asset sales as a source of debt reduction,” President and CFO Steve Riney said on a May 2 earnings call.

Both sales are expected to close early in the third quarter.

“These transactions are consistent with our active management of the portfolio, and we will continue to look for opportunities to exit assets that are unlikely to compete for capital within our portfolio or to monetize non-core assets at attractive prices,” said APA CEO John Christmann IV.

Barclays served as the financial adviser on the Midland Basin transaction, which has an effective date of April 1, 2024. TD Securities served as financial adviser for the Eagle Ford asset sale, which has an effective date of Jan. 1, 2024.


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