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  • Every Drop Builds A Nation

    Playing a leading role in
    establishing the hydrocarbon
    resources of Sri Lanka

Cairn Lanka (Private) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of CIG Mauritius Holdings Private Limited under Cairn India. Cairn India Limited is one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in India with a market capitalisation of ~US$ 11 billion. Cairn India was rated as the fastest-growing energy company in the world, as per 2012 & 2013 Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings. Cairn Lanka Limited has played a leading role in establishing the hydrocarbon resources of Sri Lanka

In July 2008, the Government of Sri Lanka and Cairn India signed the Petroleum Resources Agreement for the exploration licence permitting Cairn India to explore oil and natural gas in the Mannar Basin.

The Block SL 2007-01-001, which is in offshore North West Sri Lanka and covers approximately 3,000 Km2 in water depths of 200 to 1,800m, was awarded to Cairn India through a bid round held in 2008. Cairn Lanka is the operator with 100 % participating interest.

Through this exploration licence, Cairn Lanka (Private) Limited revived the hydrocarbon exploration activity in Sri Lanka after more than two decades and also, as a result, heralded initiation of deep-water exploration in Sri Lanka.

The exploration activities carried out by Cairn Lanka (Private) Limited resulted in two successive gas discoveries: the CLPL-Dorado-91H/1z well and, the CLPL-Barracuda-1G/1 well.

In 2013, Cairn Lanka concluded appraisal and commercial studies to determine the next steps for the gas discoveries made on the block. The company is in discussions with the Sri Lankan Government regarding commercial terms necessary to monetize the discovered gas resources on the block. Cairn Lanka also participated in Sri Lanka’s offshore bidding round for M-5 block, south of our current block in the Mannar Basin in November 2013.

KEY MILESTONES

2014

CAIRN COMPLETES 20 YEARS OF OPERATIONS IN INDIA
Contributes ~28% of India’s crude oil requirements in FY2014

2013

CAIRN LANKA APPRAISAL & COMMERCIAL STUDIES ONGOING
Appraisal & Commercial studies for discoveries in Sri Lanka

2013

COMMENCEMENT OF OIL & GAS SALES FROM AISHWARIYA FIELD (RAJASTHAN, INDIA)
Commences production from the Aishwariya field and commercial gas sales from Rajasthan block

2012

CAIRN ENTERS SOUTH AFRICA
PetroSA and Cairn India sign agreement for Block 1 in South Africa

2012

START OF OIL PRODUCTION FROM BHAGYAM FIELD (RAJASTHAN, INDIA)
ONGC and Cairn commenced production from the Bhagyam Field in Rajasthan.

2012

CAIRN INDIA NOTIFIES OF 2ND DISCOVERY IN ONSHORE KG BASIN (ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA)
Oil discovery in the onshore block KG-ONN-2003/1, in the Krishna-Godavari Basin on the east coast of India.

2011

CAIRN LANKA DISCOVERS HYDEROCARBON IN MANNAR BLOCK, SRI LANKA
First to discover hydrocarbons in the frontier basin

2011

CAIRN LANKA SETS UP SCHOOL LIBRARIES IN SRI LANKA
Signs MoU with GOSL for setting-up libraries in schools

2010

VEDANTA PLC ACQUIRES MAJORITY STAKE IN CAIRN INDIA
Proposed part sale of shareholding in Cairn India Limited to Vedanta Resources Plc

2010

MANGALA SALES COMMENCE THROUGH PIPELINE
Cairn India & ONGC commence sales through the world’s longest continuously heated & insulated crude oil pipeline

2009

CAIRN LANKA COMMENCES 3D SEISMIC ACQUISITION IN MANNAR BASIN
Cairn Lanka commenced its 3D seismic survey in the Mannar Basin

2009

FIRST OIL FROM INDIA’S BIGGEST ONSHORE DISCOVERY IN TWO DECADES
Commences production from the Mangala field (Rajasthan, India)

2008

EXPLORATION LICENSE TO EXPLORE OIL AND NATURAL GAS IN THE MANNAR BASIN
Signs Petroleum Resources Agreement with the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) for exploration license

2007

INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING
Cairn India listed on Bombay Stock Exchange & National Stock Exchange

2004

MANGALA DISCOVERY (RAJASTHAN INDIA)
Largest onshore oil discovery in India in more than 2 decades and the biggest discovery of 2004

2000

CAMBAY DISCOVERIES (GUJARAT INDIA)
Lakshmi, Gauri and Ambe fields (Gujarat, India)

1998

GAS DISCOVERIES IN RAVVA (ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA)
Satellite gas discoveries in Ravva

1994

PSC FOR RAVVA FIELD (ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA) SIGNED
PSC for exploration, development & production of Ravva field signed, with Command Petroleum as the operator

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