Apache (NYSE:APA) Declares Drilling Victory in Kaybob Dunvegan – APA, DVN, SWN, XCO, TLM

Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) declared that its results utilizing hydraulic fracturing to get well oil from a 40-year-old field northwest of Calgary were promising and it has plans to continue developing the field.

The firm declared that two of its development wells in Canada’s Kaybob Dunvegan play tested at rates of 300 and 280 barrels of oil per day. Apache reported that it has found over 2,000 possible drilling locations in its 238,000 acre leasehold there.

Tim Wall, president of Apache Canada state that these wells were drilled in areas which have been creating for over 40 years other than which have the possible to be totally rejuvenated through the application of horizontal drilling and multistage hydraulic fracturing.

Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) opened at $77.01 with 391.28 million outstanding shares and touch its highest price of $77.28 of the day and then finished at $75.80 by decreasing -1.69%, as in the whole session stocks gain volume of 3.41 million shares which is higher than its average volume.

As the owner ship concerns stock institutional ownership remained 83.36% while insider ownership included 0.36%. The share capital of APA has 391.28 million outstanding shares amid them 389.65 million shares have been floated in market.

For investors focus on the performance of the stocks so the APA showed weekly decrease performance of -1.99% which was maintained for the month at -14.56%. The negative performance for the quarter was remained -14.73% and if took notice on yearly performance that was -22.09% whereas the year to date performance halted at -15.70%.

As the moving toward the returns measures returns on Investment ratio is significant measure which investor should have in consideration, the APA return on investment was recorded as 5.21% as compare to its rivals has Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN)’s ROI 1.93%, Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN)’s ROI -5.75%, EXCO Resources Inc (NYSE:XCO)’s ROI -43.97%, Talisman Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE:TLM)’s ROI -1.80%.

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Published by Steve Hackney

Steve Hackney is a corporate finance professional with over 14 years of experience in cash management and investing. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Florida State University and holds a Certified Treasury Professional certification. Steve lives in Orlando, Florida with his family.

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