Despite a sluggish first half of the year, Oman remains on course to hit the near 940,000 b/d total liquids target it has set for 2013, driven by a better-than-expected performance from independents Daleel Petroleum and CC Energy, a senior official at Oman’s Ministry of Oil and Gas (MOG) says.

Occidental (Oxy) meanwhile continues to struggle in its efforts to boost its output from the Mukhaizna heavy oil field, though a second discovery in the block has offered new hope of hitting the target first set in 2005. (CONTINUED - 1216 WORDS)