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Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development       

Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat

Post of Director General of Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat (Contract Basis)

The Government of Sri Lanka is looking for a dynamic, experienced Sri Lankan Citizen to be appointed as Director General of Petroleum Resources who will head the Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat, Sri Lanka.

Job Description :

Director General of Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat will be required:

  • To be responsible for all technical, financial, legal and management aspects concerning petroleum exploration and exploitation;
  • To liaise with international oil companies in negotiating Production Sharing Contracts and other related matters;
  • To team up with international Petroleum Resources Development Experts in mapping out petroleum resources exploration programmes, bidding documents and evaluation procedures, field development and operations;
  • To work out procedures and programmes to ensure highest possible value from petroleum resources to the economy through sound management and protection of the environment.


The applicant should;

  • Have a Degree in Physical Science or Engineering from a recognized University with specialization (either professionally or through postgraduate qualification) in at least one of the following fields:

Petroleum Geology

Exploration Geophysics

Petroleum Engineering

Reservoir Engineering

Drilling & Production Engineering

Petroleum Economics


  • Have 15 years or more experience in oil exploration activities, preferably with international exposure, including a minimum of 05 years experience in offshore operations.
  • Be computer literate in operating Application Software related to office and project management.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Have qualifications and/or experience in Administration and Project Management at a senior level. Experience in international negotiations will be an added advantage.
  • Be below 60 years of age as at 01st September 2017

Terms & Conditions:

  • Fixed term contract for 03 years with the possibility of extension based on performance.
  • Salary: Negotiable and commensurate with experience.
  • A vehicle including driver will be provided with a fixed monthly fuel allowance. 

Method of Selection:

Short listed candidates only will be invited for an interview.


Applications should submit their full Curriculum Vitae, giving full name, private and official address, contact telephone numbers and email address, educational and professional qualifications, work experience, past service record, expected salary and other relevant personal data under registered cover to reach Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development, 80, Sir Ernest de Silva Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka or via e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before 18th September 2017 Please write “Post of Director General of Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat” on the top left hand corner of the envelope, and type same as the subject title in case of online submission.

Applicants already in service in Government Institutions in Sri Lanka should forward their applications through the respective Heads of Institutions.


Ministry of Petroleum Resources Development

80, Sir Ernest de Silva Mawatha

Colombo – 07

Sri Lanka.


Institutions Under The Purview of Ministry

Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC)

cpcCPC is carrying out all the commercial activities related to importing, refining, blending storing, distributing and retailing of petroleum products (downstream petroleum industry)


Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Limited (CPSTL)

cpstlCPSTL is responsible for storage and distribution of Petroleum Products.



Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat

To ensure that all Sri Lankans benefit from the petroleum resources of the country by managing the industry in an equitable, safe and environmentally sustainable manner