Sri Lanka

The government of Sri Lanka awarded the Indian subsidiary of Cairn Energy Ltd., Edinburgh, an exploration license in the Mannar basin 100 miles north of Colombo.

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, June 13 -- The government of Sri Lanka awarded the Indian subsidiary of Cairn Energy Ltd., Edinburgh, an exploration license in the Mannar basin 100 miles north of Colombo.

Block SL 2007-01-001 covers 3,400 sq km in 200-1,800 m of water in the Gulf of Mannar. The petroleum resources agreement will be signed in due course, Cairn Energy said.

It is the northern of three blocks offered in a licensing round in 2007.

More in Area Drilling