Cairn India, the operator of nation's biggest onshore oilfield, yesterday reported a 24 percent drop in June quarter net profit due to a slide in international oil prices.

Net profit in April-June at Rs 835 crore, or Rs 8.36 per share, was 24 percent lower than Rs 1,093 crore, or Rs 18.17 a share, in the same period a year ago, the company said in a statement.

Turnover fell 41 percent to Rs 2,627 crore. Cairn got USD 56 per barrel for oil it sold in the first quarter of the current fiscal, 42 percent lower than USD 97 a barrel realisation in the year-ago period. Oil production from its prime Rajasthan block was 6 percent down at 1,72,224 barrels per day.

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