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You may be interested in checking out the XCopy deployment packages available from the .NET Developer center:
The XCopy packages include the Instant Client files which you can bundle up with ODP.NET files and distribute as part of your application deployment.
This way you are not dependent on using the "full" Oracle Client and Universal Installer.
You might also be interested in reviewing the documentation on the DllPath configuration item if necessary to help control where the Oracle Client binaries are loaded from.
Also, though it sounds as if you are ready to go into production, there is a fully managed version of the provider which is currently in beta and that will alleviate the need for the traditional client completely.