About us

At a glance

Cairn Energy PLC is an independent, UK-based oil and gas exploration and development company with near-term production. Cairn holds a balanced portfolio of exploration, development and production assets with interests in the UK and Norway, West Africa and along the Atlantic Margin including Senegal, Mexico and the Republic of Ireland.

For over 20 years, Cairn has explored, discovered, developed and produced oil and gas in a variety of locations across the world. During that time, we have gained extensive experience as an operator and partner in all stages of the oil and gas lifecycle. We are listed on the London Stock Exchange, with headquarters in Edinburgh and offices in London, Norway and Senegal.

Our strategy is to deliver value for stakeholders by building and maintaining a balanced portfolio of exploration, development and production assets within the oil and gas lifecycle. Our exploration activities' focus is on frontier and emerging basins acreage, from which the greatest value can be created. The Group’s production assets provide the cash flow to sustain exploration and development activity.

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Our exploration is currently focused on frontier and emerging basin acreage offshore Senegal, Mexico, Western Sahara, the Republic of Ireland and Norway, and mature exploration acreage in the UK and Norway. Our development and near-term production interests consist of non-operated interests in two of the largest UK North Sea development projects, Kraken and Catcher.