Cairn Energy targets first operated UK exploration well

Simon Thomson, Chief Executive of Cairn Energy

Scottish oil firm Cairn Energy said today that it would get to work on its first operated exploration well in UK waters later this year.

Operations on Ekland are slated to begin in the central North Sea in the third quarter.

Edinburgh-headquartered Cairn holds a 45% stake in Ekland, Zennor Petroleum has 30% and Petrogas International has 25%.

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