Cairn Oil & Gas, a vertical of Vedanta Limited, is the largest oil and gas exploration and production company in India. Cairn contributed ~25% to India's domestic crude oil production in financial year 2018-19 and has a vision to produce 50% of India’s oil and gas. Cairn has built the world's longest continuously heated and insulated pipeline, executed the world's largest Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) polymer flood project and is implementing the world's largest Alkaline Surfactant Polymer (ASP) project.

Cairn, has a world-class resource base, with a current interest in 58 blocks in India, including the 41 blocks under the Open Acreage Licensing Policy (OALP) Round I auction, 5 blocks each under Round II and Round III, and two awarded under the Discovered Small Fields (DSF) Round-II in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and Gujarat. With the addition of these new blocks, Cairn's portfolio now adds up to ~65,000 square kilometers, paving way for the next wave of hydrocarbon explorations in the country.

    Our History


  • 2020

    CII-ITC sustainability award 2018 Excellence in PR for CSR Award by Public Relations Society of India.



  • Cairn India is the fastest growing Energy Company with the highest profitability.

  • Cairn India delights customers with quality products and services at competitive prices.

  • Cairn India is a Learning Organization, nurturing initiatives, innovations and aspirations with best practices.

  • Cairn India is a team, committed to honesty, integrity, transparency and mutual trust creating employee pride.

  • Cairn India is fully committed to safety, health and environment.

  • Cairn India is a responsible corporate citizen deeply committed to socio-economic development in its areas of operations.

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    Corporate Social responsibility

The Jeevan Amrit project provides access to safe drinking water to local communities through RO plants of capacity 1-2 kilo litres per hour.

 More than 16,300 families have access to safe drinking water from 114 RO plants in Rajasthan, 10 in Gujarat, and two in Andhra Pradesh.

In addition, five bore wells built in areas suffering acute water shortage, provide water to ~5,000 families, under the “Access to Water for All” project in collaboration with the Public Health Engineering Department, Government of Rajasthan.


Solar-powered water ATMs ensure convenient access to safe drinking water, while mobile “Jal Rath” vehicles take water to people located far from plant locations.

    Work Culture

Each person at Cairn comes with a sense of purpose to create shared value in everything they do. Diversity and inclusion are not just part of management theory. We know that diversity and inclusion in gender and culture are integral for organisational profitability, productivity, creativity, and growth. By bringing individuals, cultures, and ideas together, we create a stronger organisation. We learn from those who have different perspectives and foster an agile and flexible approach to working to expand our horizons.

Cairn Leadership Initiative for Managerial and Business Excellence – climb (e) is another program aimed at building leadership capability in the new era oil and gas economy. This program works through a period of six months for high potential candidates, and involves blended learning on executive leadership topics, one–on–one executive leadership coaching and leadership interactions that expose the participants to strategic thought processes of established leaders.

    Safety Culture

Cairn is committed to protect the health, safety, and environment for everyone who is involved with the company’s operations, or is touched by the company in any way. We believe our employees must go back home just as they walked in to work, safely. We also believe in protecting the sustainability of the environment in which we operate.

Accordingly, we have put in place a vision, objectives, strategies, systems, and trainings on health, safety, and environment. These are embedded across our operations, business processes, functions, and are a part of everything we do every day.

The company has initiated preventive as well as reactive measures to preempt and manage operational hazards. The way we build, operate, and work is based strictly on Indian and international oil industry safety standards including API, ASME, NACE, IEC, etc.

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