About us

At a glance

Cairn Energy PLC is an independent, UK-based oil and gas exploration and production company.

Cairn has explored, discovered, developed and produced oil and gas in a variety of locations throughout the world with more than 20 years’ experience as operator and partner in all stages of the oil and gas lifecycle. Cairn is listed on the London Stock Exchange with its headquarters in Edinburgh and offices in London, Norway, Senegal and Mexico.

Cairn’s strategy is to deliver value for stakeholders from a balanced portfolio of exploration, development and production assets within the oil and gas lifecycle. Cairn’s portfolio provides exposure to high impact exploration drilling. The Group’s production assets provide the cash flow to sustain exploration and development activity.

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Our exploration activity is principally in frontier and emerging basins where the greatest value potential exists. We are currently focused on generating cash flow from our North Sea assets, developing our Senegal resource base, progressing our North Sea exploration assets and continuing to replenish our exploration portfolio.