Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) is an international oil and gas exploration and production company, as well as a major North American chemical manufacturer. We are the fourth-largest U.S. oil and gas company, based on market capitalization of $48.6 billion at year-end 2008, with more than 10,000 employees and 20,000 contractors on four continents.
Oxy is committed to respecting the environment, maintaining safety and upholding high standards of social responsibility throughout the company's worldwide operations. Oxy's success is built on technical expertise, business acumen, strong partnerships and proven ability to deliver superior results.
Throughout this website, "Oxy" refers to one or more of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, a Delaware corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.
Oxy engages in oil and natural gas exploration and production in three core regions: the United States, Middle East/North Africa and Latin America. We are a worldwide leader in applying advanced technology to boost production from mature oil and natural gas fields and access hard-to-reach reserves. We have consistently replaced and expanded reserves through improved recovery, strategic acquisitions and focused exploration.