Apr 02, 2015, 08:00 ET from Apache Corporation

HOUSTON, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) today announced that it has completed the previously disclosed sale of the Wheatstone LNG project and accompanying upstream oil and gas reserves to Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX: WPL) for total proceeds of $2.817 billion. Proceeds include adjustments of $567 million for reimbursement of Apache's net expenditures in the Wheatstone LNG project, changes in working capital and net receipts from the Balnaves oil project between the effective date, July 1, 2014, and closing. Under the terms of the agreement, Apache has sold equity ownership in its Australian subsidiary, Apache Julimar Pty Ltd, which owns a 13-percent interest in the Wheatstone LNG project and a 65-percent interest in the WA-49-L block and includes the Julimar/Brunello offshore gas fields and the Balnaves oil development. 

The company anticipates the previously announced sale of Apache's 50-percent interest in the Kitimat LNG project and related upstream acreage in the Horn River and Liard natural gas basins in British Columbia, Canada, to Woodside Petroleum Limited will close later this month. Final customary approvals by the project's downstream operator, Chevron Corporation, were received on March 31, 2015. Proceeds are expected to be approximately $854 million, which would include $354 million in adjustments for reimbursement of net expenditures on the project, changes in working capital and other contractual adjustments for the period between the effective date, July 1, 2014, and closing.  

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