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): July 1, 2004

                               APACHE CORPORATION
               (Exact name of registrant as specified in 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



An international arbitrator hearing the claims made by Texaco China, B.V.,
against our subsidiaries Apache China Corporation LDC and Apache Bohai
Corporation LDC, involving a 1998 farmout in Bohai Bay, People's Republic of
China, issued an award against Apache China and Apache Bohai and in favor of
Texaco China in the amount of $71 million, which includes interest. Apache
believes that the finding of the arbitrator is unsupported by the facts and the
law, and Apache expects to pursue an appeal of the award in federal court.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities 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:  July 2, 2004                         /s/ P. Anthony Lannie
                                       P. Anthony Lannie
                                       Senior Vice President and General Counsel