Cairn's portfolio also contains interests in Africa and the Mediterranean including Malta, Morocco and the Republic of Ireland.


Licences across five countries


new Atlantic Margin licence in 2015


Map of Morocco assets

Summary of interest

Boujdour Maritime

  • Cairn 20% WI, Kosmos, Operator 55% WI, ONHYM 25% WI

In 2015 Cairn relinquished two permits offshore Morocco, the Foum Draa and Juby Maritime permits. In 2016 Cairn and Kosmos signed an agreement with ONHYM on behalf of the government of Morocco regarding a new Petroleum Agreement for contract area offshore Boujdour maritime with a commitment for 3D seismic to be acquired by Q2 2020. In 2015 Cairn also drilled one well in the Cap Boujdour permit (Cairn non-operator). Hydrocarbons were encountered but the discovery was non-commercial and the well was plugged and abandoned.