New Delhi, October 2022.

Cairn Oil & Gas, India’s largest private oil and gas exploration and production company, has touched milestone 500 mmbbl production of oil from its Mangala oilfield. Discovered in 2004 and put into production in 2009, Mangala is part of the MBA (Mangala Bhagyam Aishwarya) trinity situated in the Barmer district of Rajasthan. Mangala is India’s largest onshore oilfield and, during its discovery, was considered the largest onshore hydrocarbon find in India in thepreceding two decades.

Speaking of the milestone, Prachur Sah, Deputy CEO, Cairn Oil & Gas, said, “We are happy to have achieved this milestone of producing 500 mmbbl of oil from our Mangala oilfield. This brings us closer to our target of doubling our production capacities in line with our Chairman’s vision to contribute 50% to India’s domestic oil and gas production, and contribute towards the country’s energy Aatmanirbharta.”

The Rajasthan block is of crucial national significance and is home to a number of technology firsts. The field has been the firstin the country to apply micro seismic hydrofrac monitoring technology and has also executed the world’s largest jet-pump operation. It is also home to the world’s largest Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) polymer flood project and the world’s largest Alkaline Surfactant Polymer (ASP) project. These technology firsts have enabled the Mangala field to defy age and continue its contribution to India’s domestic crude production. The field also marks the starting point of the Mangala pipeline – the world’s longest continuously heated and insulated pipeline that carries crude from the fields of Rajasthan to refineries in Gujarat.

Along with aiding India’s energy needs, the Mangala field has also contributed significantly to improving socio-economic conditions in its vicinity. Since Cairn commenced operations, the district of Barmer has registered a 650% increase in per capita income – taking it above both the national and state averages. Initiatives across water, biodiversity, education, women, and child development, etc., have touched the lives of over 8 crore people in the region. This has generated rich social wealth that is visible in the changed landscape and livelihoods of western Rajasthan today.