Six Commercial Discoveries

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Zhaikmunai LP
11 June 2008

Six Commercial Discoveries in Chinarevskoye LicenseWestern Kazakhstan

URALSK , June 11, 2008Zhaikmunai L.P. (LSE: ZKM), an independent oil and gas enterprise operating in Northwestern Kazakhstan, is pleased to announce that it has made six commercial discoveries in the Chinarevskoye license, Western Kazakhstan. To this end, Zhaikmunai issued six declarations on May 15 and May 16 which were subsequently submitted to the Kazakh Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources on May 19, 2008. 

Commercial prospects were declared for the following discoveries:

-    Mullinski oil and gas condensate

-    Ardatovsky gas condensate

-    Tournaisian-South oil and gas condensate

-    Famennian gas condensate

-    Biski&Afoninski West gas condensate 

-    Tournaisian-West oil  

The commercial nature of these discoveries was proved by test results from the successful appraisal wells 31, 32 and 33 as announced on the 3 June 2008.

The license conditions stipulate that a work programme for the appraisal of each discovery has to be submitted to the Kazakh authorities within 30 days of the date of declaration. The work programmes for each of the discoveries have been prepared and will be submitted to the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) before June 14, 2008.

Zhaikmunai will continue to appraise the new discoveries after the approval of the work programmes by the Kazakh authorities.

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