Sri Lanka calls tenders for petroleum development in Mannar Basin

Updated: 12:46 GMT, Feb 13, 2017 | Published: 12:45 GMT, Feb 13, 2017 |

The Sri Lankan government is inviting expressions of interest for partners to undertake the appraisal and development of gas discoveries and prospects in a 2,900-sq km offshore block in the Mannar Basin, a statement said.

The block (M2) will be offered for licensing this year, including the Barracuda and Dorado gas-condensate discoveries, the Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat (PRDS) said.

A data package will be available containing well data and some 2,600 sq km of 3D seismic coverage.

The remainder of Sri Lankan acreage will be released in a bid round in 4Q 2017. WesternGeco is planning 2D and 3D spec seismic ahead of this off the East coast and in the Mannar Basin, the statement added.