May 23, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka has called for expressions of interest from geophysical exploration companies to conduct gravity, gradiometry and magnetic surveys over the offshore Mannar and Cauvery basins of Sri Lanka.
The Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat (PRDS) is seeking further data to strengthen its database of geophysical information on upstream petroleum sites in Sri Lanka.
“With the intention of further strengthening this database, the PRDS wishes to call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from competent and experienced geophysical exploration companies to carry out Gravity / Full Tensor Gradiometry and Magnetic surveys (including data acquisition, processing and interpretation) over the Mannar and Cauvery basins offshore Sri Lanka, utilizing state-of–the-art equipment on a multi-client basis in partnership with the PRDS,” the request said.
“The bidders should indicate their ability to offer both airborne and marine acquisition capability in the event that a specific method yields better results for a particular measurement.”
Sri Lanka is seeking to develop its natural gas resources and exploration work has shown that two prospective offshore sedimentary basins accessible by current technology are situated in Sri Lanka, namely the Cauvery and Mannar basins.
The full request for EOI can be viewed here