2014
2013
2012
2011
  • Key event - Corporate - India

    Part sale of shareholding in Cairn India to Vedanta Resources plc completed

    Cairn retains an approximate 22 per cent shareholding in Cairn India.

2010
  • Key event - India

    Production via the pipeline from the Mangala field in Rajasthan starts

    The Cairn constructed ~600km heated pipeline carries crude from the Mangala Processing Terminal in Rajasthan to Salaya. The Gujarat pipeline is the longest of its type in the world today. Production from the Mangala field is now 140,000 bopd.

  • Key event - Corporate - India

    Proposed part sale of Cairn India to Vedanta Resources plc

    Cairn announces the proposed part sale of up to 51% of its shareholding in Cairn India to Vedanta.

  • Key event - Atlantic Margin

    Start of multi-well and multi-year exploration programme offshore Greenland

  • Key event - Corporate - Bangladesh

    Cairn's interests in Bangladesh acquired by Santos

    Santos acquires all of Cairn's assets in Bangladesh, including its interest in the Sangu gas field and Block 16 exploration acreage.

2008
  • Key event - Corporate

    20 years of Cairn Energy PLC

2007
  • Key event - Corporate - India

    Cairn India listed on BSE and NSE

    IPO of Cairn India Ltd on the Bombay Stock Exchange raises $1.98billion. Cairn Energy PLC retains a 69% holding. At the time, this was the largest IPO in Indian corporate history.

  • Key event - Corporate - Albania - Tunisia

    Acquisition of MedOil plc and Plectrum plc

    The acquisition brings operatorship of three highly prospective blocks, the Joni-5 block offshore Albania, the Louza and Nabeul blocks offshore Tunisia and a number of less-mature assets.

2004
  • Key event - India

    Major discovery of the Mangala field followed by the Aishwariya and Bhagyam fields

    Exploration drilling programme in Block RJ-ON-90/1 leads to the discovery of the Mangala, Aishwariya, Bhagyam, Shakti, Vijaya and Vandana oil fields. Mangala is the largest oil discovery in India for over 20 years.

  • Key event - India

    Gauri field in the Cambay Basin commences gas production

2003
2002
  • Key event - India

    First gas from Lakshmi

    Completes development of the offshore Lakshmi gas field, 29 months after discovery; production started in November at 90mmscfd.

2001
1999
  • Key event - India

    First Rajasthan discovery

    Cairn and Shell discover Guda.

1998
  • Key event - Bangladesh

    First gas from Sangu

    First gas produced from the fast-track Sangu field development, 19 months from the initial discovery.

1997
  • Key event - Corporate - Bangladesh - India

    Bangladesh transaction with Shell

    In July, Cairn and Shell sign an operational alliance over the whole of Bangladesh and parts of India – including the Rajasthan block interest.

1996
  • Key event - Bangladesh

    Discovers Sangu gas field in the Bay of Bengal

    Cairn discovers gas in the Sangu-1 well, Block 16 – the first gas field offshore Bangladesh.

1995
  • Key event - Corporate - Bangladesh

    Acquires HSSH – an Amsterdam listed company

    Cairn acquires a 45% interest in Holland Sea Search N.V (later increased to 100%). HSSH interests are in the Netherlands, Bangladesh, PNG, Australia and Russia via the SOCOPerm Joint Venture. The CEO of HSSH, Dr Mike Watts, joins Cairn.

1994
  • Key event - Bangladesh

    Production Sharing Contract (PSC) signed for Block 16 offshore Bangladesh

  • Key event - India

    Ravva field development commenced leading to significant oil production

1993
  • Key event - Corporate - Bangladesh

    Joint Venture with Holland Sea Search (HSSH)

    HSSH interests are in the Netherlands, Bangladesh, PNG, Australia and Russia via the SOCOPerm Joint Venture. HSSH works with its major shareholder Command Petroleum to review and help secure an early entry position in India, including the Ravva oil field and exploration acreage, as well as Yemen.

1988
  • Key event - Corporate

    Cairn Energy PLC listed on London Stock Exchange

    Cairn acquires all Conoco's onshore UK interests and gains listing on the London Stock Exchange, with a market capitalisation of £25 million.