Occidental’s Oman operations are concentrated at the Mukhaizna Field in south-central Oman, the Safah and Wadi Latham fields, and Block 62 in northern Oman.
2014 marked Occidental's 30th anniversary producing in Oman, where today Occidental is the largest independent oil producer.
At the Mukhaizna Field, Occidental has implemented an aggressive drilling and development program, including a major pattern steam flood project for enhanced oil recovery that utilizes some of the largest mechanical vapor compressors ever built. In 2015, the average gross daily production was over 15 times higher than the production rate in September 2005 when Occidental assumed operations.
Occidental also has operations in the Safah field in northern Oman, and has increased production through a combination of development wells, waterflooding and successful exploration. Occidental’s exploration program in northern Oman is one of the most successful in the company’s history, with a discovery rate of more than 60 percent.