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                      SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION  
                            WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549



                                   FORM  8-K



                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE

                        SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934




Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  April 28, 1994




                               APACHE CORPORATION
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




DELAWARE                             1-4300                41-0747868 
(State or other jurisdiction       (Commission       (I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation)                  File Number)        Identification
                                                              Number)




                            2000 POST OAK BOULEVARD
                                   SUITE 100
                           HOUSTON, TEXAS  77056-4400
                    (Address of Principal Executive Offices)

      Registrant's telephone number, including area code:  (713) 296-6000
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ITEM 5.  OTHER EVENTS

         On April 28, 1994, Apache Corporation issued the press release which
is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.


ITEM 7.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, PRO FORMA FINANCIAL INFORMATION AND EXHIBITS

         (c)              Exhibits

                          EXHIBIT       DOCUMENT

                           99.1         Press Release (Johnson Resigns as Apache
                                        President; Farris Picked as Successor)




                                   SIGNATURES

         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Act of
1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by
the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.



                                        APACHE CORPORATION



Date:  April 28, 1994                   /S/ Zurab S. Kobiashvili             
                                        Zurab S. Kobiashvili
                                        Vice President, General Counsel
                                        and Secretary




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                                                                    EXHIBIT 99.1





Thursday, April 28, 1994                                  Contact: Suzanne Best 
                                                               (713) 296-6154



        Johnson Resigns as Apache President; Farris Picked as Successor

HOUSTON -- Apache Corporation announced today the resignation of William J.
Johnson as President, Chief Operating Officer and a director.  Johnson has
agreed to stay on with the company in a non-executive, consulting capacity.

         Apache's management has recommended G. Steven Farris, Apache's Senior
Vice President -- Exploration and Production, succeed Johnson as President and
Chief Operating Officer.  Apache's board of directors is expected to act on
management's recommendation at its next board meeting, scheduled for May 5,
1994.

         Farris, 46, joined Apache in 1988 as Vice President and was promoted
to Senior Vice President in 1991.  Farris currently oversees all of the
company's domestic oil and gas operations and was responsible for designing and
implementing Apache's integrated exploration and production systems.

         Apache Corporation is an independent energy company engaged in the
exploration for and the development and production of natural gas and crude
oil.  The company's securities are traded on the New York and Chicago Stock
Exchanges (symbol APA).


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