Occidental has been producing in Oman for over 30 years, where we have steadily increased production and reserves and today are the largest independent oil producer operating in the country.
Our major operations are concentrated in south-central Oman at the Mukhaizna Field and in northern Oman, primarily at the Safah Field and Block 62. Occidental was awarded three new exploration blocks in 2018, near existing operations and infrastructure, more than doubling its land position in Oman to 6 million gross acres.
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. Since assuming operations in Mukhaizna, Occidental has drilled over 3,280 new wells.
Occidental has increased production at Safah field in northern Oman 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, resulting in many significant sizable discoveries such as Wadi Latham, Wadi Aswad North, Khamilah and Safah North B fields.