APA Corporation Announces Second-Quarter 2023 Financial and Operational Results

Key Takeaways

  • Reported production of 399,000 barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) per day; adjusted production, which excludes Egypt noncontrolling interest and tax barrels, was 325,000 BOE per day; 
  • Generated net cash from operating activities of $1 billion;
  • Returned 131% ($123 Million) of Free Cash Flow to shareholders in the second quarter;
  • Appraisal at Krabdagu-3 on Block 58 offshore Suriname confirms extension of oil resource 14 kilometers from the discovery well;
  • Long-term natural gas supply contract with Cheniere commenced Aug. 1; and
  • On track to deliver total adjusted oil production growth of more than 10% for the year, driven by U.S. and Egypt performance.

HOUSTON, Aug. 2, 2023 – APA Corporation (Nasdaq: APA) today announced its financial and operational results for the second quarter of 2023. 
APA reported net income attributable to common stock of $381 million, or $1.23 per diluted share. When adjusted for items that impact the comparability of results, APA’s second-quarter earnings were $264 million, or $0.85 per diluted share. Net cash provided by operating activities was $1.0 billion, and adjusted EBITDAX was $1.2 billion. The company generated $94 million in free cash flow during the quarter.  

“APA delivered a strong second quarter, driven by steady operational execution and ongoing cost management,” said John J. Christmann IV, APA’s CEO and president. “Global adjusted production was at the high end of expectations, led by above-guidance oil production growth in the Permian Basin. In Suriname, appraisal of the Krabdagu fairway is ongoing. While there is more technical work to do, the results to date have provided more confidence as we advance toward developing the country’s first offshore oil hub.” 

Second-Quarter Summary
Second-quarter reported production was 399,000 BOE per day, and adjusted production, which excludes Egypt noncontrolling interest and tax barrels, was 325,000 BOE per day. Adjusted production grew by 2% compared to the first quarter, driven primarily by a 6% increase in U.S. oil volumes. Gross oil production in Egypt was in line with guidance. 

APA’s second-quarter upstream capital investment of $516 million was below guidance, as were lease operating expenditures and G&A. These results were primarily a result of the company’s continued focus on cost management. 

Capital and Activity Update

For the remainder of the year, drilling activity in the U.S. and Egypt is expected to remain at current levels, as this activity pace optimizes operational efficiencies. In Suriname, the focus is on completing the Krabdagu appraisal program and scoping an oil hub project to develop the combined Sapakara and Krabdagu resource. No additional drilling will be necessary in Suriname during 2023. Accordingly, when combined with deferred platform drilling activity in the North Sea and ongoing cost management efforts, APA is reducing full-year upstream capital investment guidance to $1.9 billion. Additionally, the company is lowering its full-year LOE outlook by $100 million to $1.4 billion.   

Christmann concluded, “We are tracking in line with the full-year production guidance issued in February and are particularly pleased with the oil production growth we are currently generating on a reduced capital budget.”

Conference Call

APA will host a conference call to discuss its second-quarter 2023 results at 10 a.m. Central time, Thursday, Aug. 3. The conference call will be webcast from APA’s website at and Following the conference call, a replay will be available for one year on the “Investors” page of the company’s website.

About APA

APA Corporation owns consolidated subsidiaries that explore for and produce oil and natural gas in the United States, Egypt and the United Kingdom and that explore for oil and natural gas offshore Suriname and the Dominican Republic. APA posts announcements, operational updates, investor information and press releases on its website, Additional details regarding Suriname, ESG performance and other investor-related topics are posted at

Additional Information

Additional information follows, including reconciliations of adjusted earnings, adjusted EBITDAX, upstream capital investment, net debt, cash flows from operations before changes in operating assets and liabilities and free cash flow (non-GAAP financial measures) to GAAP measures and information regarding adjusted production. APA’s quarterly supplement is available at

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

APA’s financial information includes information prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as well as non-GAAP financial information. It is management’s intent to provide non-GAAP financial information to enhance understanding of our consolidated financial information as prepared in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted earnings, adjusted EBITDAX, upstream capital investment, net debt, cash flows from operations before changes in operating assets and liabilities and free cash flow are non-GAAP measures. This non-GAAP information should be considered by the reader in addition to, but not instead of, the financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Each non-GAAP financial measure is presented along with the corresponding GAAP measure so as not to imply that more emphasis should be placed on the non-GAAP measure.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “seeks,” “believes,” “continues,” “could,” “estimates,” “expects,” “goals,” “guidance,” “may,” “might,” “outlook,” “possibly,” “potential,” “projects,” “prospects,” “should,” “will,” “would,” and similar references to future periods, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future plans, expectations, and objectives for operations, including statements about our capital plans, drilling plans, production expectations, asset sales, and monetizations. While forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and analyses made by us that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, whether actual results and developments will meet our expectations and predictions depend on a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause our actual results, performance, and financial condition to differ materially from our expectations. See “Risk Factors” in APA’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, and in our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of risk factors that affect our business. Any forward-looking statement made in this news release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. APA and its subsidiaries undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future development or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Cautionary Note to Investors

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission permits oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only proved, probable, and possible reserves that meet the SEC's definitions for such terms. APA may use certain terms in this news release, such as "resources," "potential resources," "resource potential," "estimated net reserves," "recoverable reserves," and other similar terms that the SEC guidelines strictly prohibit APA from including in filings with the SEC. Such terms do not take into account the certainty of resource recovery, which is contingent on exploration success, technical improvements in drilling access, commerciality, and other factors, and are therefore not indicative of expected future resource recovery and should not be relied upon. Investors are urged to consider carefully the disclosure in APA’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 2022 available from APA at or by writing APA at: 2000 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 100, Houston, TX 77056 (Attn: Corporate Secretary). You can also obtain this report from the SEC by calling 1-800-SEC-0330 or from the SEC's website at

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