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Cairn India: Private oil dynamo

Cairn India is deploying technology and human capital across the upstream, strengthening its place as the country’s leading private oil and gas firm

The Mangala Development Pipeline- the world's longest continuously insulated and heated crude-oil pipeline-is among Cairn India's standout achievements. It runs nearly 700km from Barmer, Rajasthan, to Gujarat, shipping up to 175,000 barrels a day of heavy, waxy crude from the Mangala field to the west coast's Jamnagar refining district. The project-operated by Cairn and 70% owned by it-encapsulates the company's technology-led mindset, says acting chief executive Sudhir Mathur. "We've been chasing technology as an enabler for quite some time now," he tells Petroleum Economist. "It's made a big difference to us. We've been open-minded in getting people from anywhere in the world who can help

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