As part of our longer term frontier exploration programme, Cairn has a number of additional opportunities including offshore Morocco’s Atlantic coast; offshore Republic of Ireland’s west coast; and a non-operated interest offshore Mauritania in West Africa.


Licences across five countries


Appraisal/exploration well on
FEL 2/04 planned for 2017/18


Map of Mauritania assets

Summary of interest

Cap Boujdour I-XV

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

The Foum Draa and Juby Maritime Permits offshore Morocco were relinquished in Q3 and Q4 2015. The CB-1 well drilled in Cap Boujdour (Cairn non-operator), encountered hydrocarbons but the discovery was non-commercial and the well was plugged and abandoned in Q1 2015. Negotiations are ongoing with Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM) for a continued presence in the offshore Boujdour Maritime contract area.