Tethys Petroleum has received Kazakh state approved oil reserves for its Doris (AKD01) oil discovery in Kazakhstan.

Tethys’ wholly owned subsidiary TethysAralGas (TAG) has received approved oil reserves (in C1 and C2 categories) from the Kazakh State Reserve Committee (part of the State Committee for Geology) for the AKD01 (Doris) oil discovery.

According to the company, this is an important step forward with respect to the approval of TAG’s pilot production project for Doris, which is currently under consideration by the Ministry of Oil and Gas with TAG expecting approval of this project by year end.

Tethys is focused on oil and gas exploration and production activities in Central Asia with activities currently in Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.