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 Malta assets

Summary of interest

Area 03; blocks 1,2,3

  • Cairn 60% WI, Operator, Rockhopper 40% WI

Cairn, as operator, participates in one Exploration Study Agreement, in an early-stage exploration phase. This agreement covers “Area 03”, comprising ~6000km2 offshore Malta, where, in April 2014, Cairn completed an extensive (1,715 km) broadband 2D seismic survey. 2D seismic and geological evaluation work is underway ahead of a potential decision later in 2016 to proceed to the next stage of the license.