PERTH - Apache Energy and Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company have agreed to supply gas to Chevron's proposed Wheatstone gas export project in Australia, U.S. energy major Chevron Corp said on Thursday.

Under the agreement, Apache and KUFPEC will supply gas from their Julimar and Brunello gas fields in north-western Australia to Chevron's wholly owned Wheatstone liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, Chevron said in a statement.

Apache will own a 16.25 percent equity stake in Wheatstone, and KUFPEC will hold 8.75 percent. (Reporting by Fayen Wong; editing by Sue Thomas)