if mixing in my 'modified' bread machine, i add the oil to the water. i always do sugar/water/yeast/oil, seperate from the salt and flour. if the yeast shows activity, i add oil. the flour and salt is already in the mixing bowl.
if it's more than my normal .1-1.5% oil (as in, 5% or higher, depends on recipe), i add the flour, salt, and oil to the bread machine. i let it do its 6min 'pulse' cycle, wait another 5, and then add the water/sugar/yeast. i've noticed it tends to give those flaky high oil pockets a LOT better.