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Minister of Petroleum Resources Development Arjuna Ranatunga stated that they have commenced Seismic Survey of oil and gas exploration in Mannar basin by BGP pioneer’ vessel. BGP Pioneer’ completed their operations in Lanka basin from JS -05 to JS-06 from 30th March up to now. Minister Arjuna Ranatunga stated that BGP pioneer has reached to Mannar basin today after the completion of data collection in Lanka basin. Collection of 2D seismic data in Mannar basin will take Three weeks.


Petroleum Resources Development Secretary (PRDS) identified 3 basins which are Mannar, Kaveri and Lanka. These basins are divided as follows. Mannar basin from M-01 to M -10, Kaveri basin from C-1 to C5, Lanka basin from JS -01 to JS-06.


“Sri Lankan government has signed an agreement to collect data of oil gas exploration with Total in 2016. There was a difficulty to collect data because of unavailability of a Service Company. We expeditious the data collection by signing a multiservice agreement with SCHLUMBERGER. As a result of that we could be able to collect data in Lanka basin and Kavery basin. We collected data in Kavery basin after 35 years. This project will be funded by SCHLUMBERGER. Sri Lankan government will retain the ownership of data. We will be able to make a profit and cover the operation cost by selling data. We are planning to initiate with exploration after the data acquisition and data analysis” Minister Ranatunga added further.

Director General of Petroleum resources Development Secretariat Vajira Dassanayake was present at the media brief.


Media Unit - Minister Office


Current Local Fuel Prices





Petrol 92 Octane : Rs. 370.00 Per Litre

Petrol 95 Octane : Rs. 510.00 Per Litre

Auto Diesel : Rs. 405.00 Per Litre

Lanka Super Diesel : Rs. 510.00 Per Litre

Lanka Industrial Kerosene : 464.00

Kerosene : Rs 355.00 Per Litre


Source : Ceylon Petroleum Corporation