Mannar Basin, Sri Lanka: SL 2007-01-001
Cairn India subsidiary is the Operator with 100% participating interest. Cairn Lanka (Private) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of CIG Mauritius Private Limited under Cairn India, has played a leading role in establishing the hydrocarbon resources of Sri Lanka. Following the success of Phase-I exploration resulting in two gas discoveries — CLPL-Dorado- 91H/1z and CLPL-Barracuda-1G/1, . Cairn completed drilling of a fourth exploration well as part of the Phase-II exploration programme.
The well encountered high quality reservoir sands, which were water bearing. Consequently the well was plugged and abandoned, and the rig demobilised. Cairn is considering options to appraise, develop and monetise the two discoveries.