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Overview

The department enforces the environmental provisions of the Act and legislation to ensure that all petroleum operations are carried out in an environmentally friendly manner employing up to date industry practices and techniques

In carrying out the above mandate PRDS officials work in close consultation with the Central Environmental Authority, the Marine Environment Protection Authority and the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.

Environmental Impact Studies are required prior to authorizing most petroleum operations. Scope of the EIS will be set by the PRDS in consultation with the above agencies.

An Environmental Fund is established to support Environmental Research in Sri Lanka offshore and Contractors are required to make annual contributions during each Contract year as per the applicable Petroleum Resources Agreements (PRAs).

LATEST NEWS

 

February 05, 2020
SRI LANKA FULL TENSOR GRADIOMETRY (FTG) MULTI-CLIENT PROGRAM

January 21, 2020
POST OF DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE PETROLEUM RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT SECRETARIAT

September 04, 2019
Execution of the Amended and Restated Joint Study Agreement with Total E&P Activities Petrolieres

September 04, 2019
Execution of the Airborne Gravity Magnetic Survey Agreement with Bellgeo Space,UK

Archived News
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