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Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Occidental Replaces 210 Percent of 2008 Production
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) announced today that at year-end 2008, the company's preliminary worldwide proved reserves, on a consolidated basis, totaled 2.98 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) compared to 2.87 billion BOE at the end of 2007. In 2008, the company's consolidated subsidiaries had proved reserve additions from all sources, before the effect of price-related revisions, of 463 million BOE, compared to production of 221 million BOE, for a production replacement ratio of 210 percent. At the end of 2008, Occidental's consolidated reserves-to-production ratio, assuming production remained at the 2008 level, was 13.5 years.