Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

        Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) February 5, 2004

             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

            Delaware                    1-9210               95-4035997
  (State or other jurisdiction       (Commission         (I.R.S. Employer
        of incorporation)            File Number)       Identification No.)

               10889 Wilshire Boulevard
               Los Angeles, California                            90024
       (Address of principal executive offices)                (ZIP code)

               Registrant's telephone number, including area code:
                                 (310) 208-8800


Item 9.  Regulation FD Disclosure
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     Attached as Exhibit 99.1 is the presentation made on February 5, 2004 by
Dr. Dale R. Laurance, President of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, at the 2004
Credit Suisse First Boston Energy Summit.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                              OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION

DATE:  February 4, 2004       S. P. Dominick, Jr.
                              S. P. Dominick, Jr., Vice President and Controller
                              (Chief Accounting and Duly Authorized Officer)

                                 EXHIBIT INDEX

     99.1      Presentation made by Dr. Dale R. Laurance