BRIEF-Oxy says stock buybacks "probably" in company's future

April 25 Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:40pm EDT

April 25 (Reuters) - Occidental Petroleum Corp : * Sees modest growth in Q2 U.S. liquids production, higher growth rates in

second half of year - slide * Says expects Q2 international production, excluding Iraq, to return to Q4

2012 levels - slide * CEO says in early phases of cost reduction in California, wants more cuts

before adding rigs in state * CEO says stock buybacks probably in the company's future

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