CAIRN IN­DIA ADOPTS TECH TO ACHIEVE EN­ERGY SELF-SUF­FI­CIENCY

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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.

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