Feb 21 (Reuters) - U.S. shale oil producer APA Corp missed Wall Street estimates for fourth-quarter profit on Wednesday, hit by weaker North Sea production.

The Houston, Texas-based company reported adjusted net income of $1.15 per share for the quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with analysts' average estimate of $1.35 per share, according to LSEG data.

(Reporting by Sourasis Bose in Bengaluru; Editing by Pooja Desai)