CAIRN INDIA ADOPTS TECH TO ACHIEVE ENERGY SELF-SUFFICIENCY
Setting benchmarks of excellence and walking where none dare tread, come as second nature to Cairn India. For more than two decades now, Cairn India has been instrumental in developing India’s oil and gas resources, with a direct bearing on securing energy self-sufficiency for the country.
To date, Cairn India has opened 4 frontier basins with over 40 discoveries, 28 in Rajasthan alone. Leveraging the latest technologies has been the prime mover behind Cairn’s ability to unlock India’s oil potential in general, and of the Rajasthan block in particular.
Cairn India’s Rajasthan block accounted for 23% of India’s domestic crude production in FY2015. The block’s key assets are the Mangala, Bhagyam, Aishwariya and Raageshwari oil and gas fields.
Since the first barrel produced in 2009, the block has delivered more than 300 million barrels to the nation and provided the company with an opportunity to put Rajasthan on the global oil and gas map. The Rajasthan block crossed a cumulative production of 300 million barrels of oil equivalent in the second quarter of 2015, all credit to its application of inventive technology.
Cairn India has been a pioneer in technology application in the Indian oil and gas space. When faced with flow assurance challenge in evacuating waxy crude from its Barmer block, Cairn India built the world’s longest continuously heated and insulated pipeline which would keep the crude above its wax appearance temperature throughout the length of 700 kms and deliver it to buyers in Gujarat.
Cairn is also leveraging horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to unlock oil and gas from its tight reservoirs in Rajasthan Block.
It also applied micro-seismic hydrofrac monitoring technology and completed multistage fraccing of wells with encouraging results.