Cairn India secures Sri Lanka exploration acreage

The government of Sri Lanka has awarded an oil and gas exploration license in the Mannar basin to Cairn India.

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SRI LANKA -- The government of Sri Lanka has awarded an oil and gas exploration license in the Mannar basin to Cairn India.

Block SL 2007-01-001 is offshore northwest Sri Lanka and covers approximately 3,400 sq km (1,313 sq mi) in water depths from 200 m (656 ft) to 1,800 m (5,905 ft).

Cairn India has a working interest in 14 blocks in India, two of which are producing hydrocarbons.

06/05/2008

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