Apache Utilizes DigitalGlobe's High-Resolution Satellite Imagery in Global Oil and Gas Operations

LONGMONT, Colo., Feb. 22 — DigitalGlobe(R), provider of the world’s highest resolution commercial satellite imagery, announced today that Texas-based Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) has joined DigitalGlobe’s Enterprise Partner Program, a mechanism that streamlines access to geospatial products, and provides quick and easy data viewing and ordering in a desktop environment.

The Enterprise Partner Program, launched in September 2004, offers a centralized geospatial solution for global organizations with multiple offices or procurement centers and employees of varied software skill levels. Program partners pay an annual fee for a bulk amount of imagery from DigitalGlobe’s ImageLibrary and future imagery acquisitions. Images are delivered in multiple formats, permitting image sharing within separate divisions of an organization.

"High-resolution satellite imagery is valuable for a variety of uses in the oil and gas industry," said G. Steven Farris, president and CEO of Apache Corporation. "With the QuickBird satellite’s 2-foot pixel size providing high-resolution imagery, our global operations can now utilize the data for evaluating regional geologic features, locating well spots, planning seismic operations, and mapping facilities," he added.

"We have invested a tremendous amount of time listening to our customers’ needs, and for large companies such as Apache, this program is an ideal solution for helping to solve the age-old issue of information sharing," said Herb Satterlee, DigitalGlobe’s CEO. "Our comprehensive package, which addresses the diverse needs of all users within large organizations, will streamline access to geospatial products to boost the effectiveness of decision makers throughout the company."

About Apache Corporation
Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) is a large oil and gas independent with core operations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom North Sea, Egypt and Western Australia. For more information, visit www.apachecorp.com.

About DigitalGlobe
Longmont, Colo.-based DigitalGlobe (www.digitalglobe.com) is the clear leader in the global commercial Earth imagery and geospatial information market. The company’s technical superiority and innovation, unparalleled commitment to customer service, extensive business partner network and open systems philosophy make DigitalGlobe the preferred supplier of imagery products. DigitalGlobe’s QuickBird satellite is the world’s highest resolution commercial imaging satellite, and the company will launch its next-generation WorldView no later than 2006. The company’s updated and growing ImageLibrary contains over one hundred million square kilometers of global imagery for countless mapping and planning needs.
DigitalGlobe is a registered trademark of DigitalGlobe, Inc.