Who we are

Cairn is one of Europe's leading independent oil and gas exploration and development companies. At Cairn, we believe in doing things the right way.

For us, that means developing the greatest value from our assets and operations, nurturing the talent of our people and building strong, open and lasting relationships with all of our stakeholders.

It also means we act with respect – for people and their communities, the environment, the rule of law and human rights. We believe in, and act upon, our responsibility to care for people, the environment and society.

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Simon Thomson
Chief Executive

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2015 Preliminary Results: Simon Thomson, Chief Executive

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Our approach

We discover the value in our assets and people to the benefit of all our stakeholders

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We have a more than 20-year history of making large-scale discoveries and realising value for shareholders.

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Annual Report 2016

Delivering a balanced business from exploration and development.

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Corporate Responsibility

In all our activities Cairn lives by the core values of building respect, nurturing relationships and acting responsibly.

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