Oct 23, 2018

Seismic study begins in Mannar Basin Featured

A three-week long seismic data study in the Mannar Basin for natural gas and oil began yesterday (22), said petroleum minister Arjuna Ranatunga.

Speaking to the media, he said it would take around six months to determine the exact locations of the deposits.

Sri Lanka will retain full ownership of the data that would be gathered in the study by the Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat, said the minister.

Tenders will be called for every deposit, he added.