Cairn India Limited - Oil and Gas Exploration Companies In India

Values and Culture


Our vision is built on the foundation of an entrepreneurial spirit, teamwork, respect and ownership.
Our distinct culture is built on the following strengths and beliefs.


Our culture encourages individuals to take risks, be pioneering and enterprising in their respective domains, and always strive for excellence. This is achieved by giving them freedom and letting them discover their potential while working for Cairn. Thus, our focus is on enriching their role and responsibility at every level in their career with us. We take pride in the fact that individuals are given responsibility early in their careers. This helps foster entrepreneurship within the organization.

Thinking and acting innovatively

Entrepreneurial culture is all about envisioning opportunities and capitalizing on them. This naturally paves the way to innovation. An innovator need not necessarily be a part of the research and development team. Thus, creativity becomes a pivotal element of this culture and is part and parcel of every employee's daily work.

High performance and meritocracy

We have a strong belief in a performance-oriented culture. Employees are recruited, rewarded and given opportunities in the organisation based purely on their merit. The backbone of this culture of meritocracy is the Performance Management System, the aim of which is to evaluate employees’ performance in a fair and transparent manner.

Respect for Diversity

We are an equal opportunity employer and this reflects in our rich and diverse workforce. Our workforce comprises 250+ employees with rich international and leadership experience from 9 nationalities across 4 continents.

Following are our core values we take pride in and live by each day.


Imagine working for a company...


  • Amongst Top 20 global independent E&Ps companies.
  • Fastest-growing energy company in the world for 2013.
  • Largest private sector oil producer in India (~25% of domestic production).


  • Lean company with approximately 1800+ employees.
  • Employees given early responsibility in big projects.
  • Quick adoption of new technologies for overcoming challenges.


  • One of the fundamental needs of the business given its complexity.
  • Experienced team of nine nationalities under one roof.


  • Knowledge + Experience = Confident Decisions.
  • Domain expertise is expected and respected - complete responsibility in the assigned role.
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What Cairn is looking for?

Self-driven people who retain the essence of who they are, build on their strengths, and excel in the Cairn environment.

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Focusing on People First, we will continue to build on Cairn's unique team culture and our Can Do Spirit with a high performance work environment that enables each individual to grow by growing the company into a world-class organization."

CEO, Cairn India