Kazakhstan: Tethys adds Doris production facility

Tethys Petroleum Ltd. has boosted production capacity at its Doris oil field in western Kazakhstan to 2,000-2,500 b/d with the opening of facilities that will turn out refinery grade crude oil for better margins.

Capacity will rise to 4,000 b/d in the fourth quarter of 2011 when a rail loading facilities goes in service, halving the present trucking distance. The production facility and rail terminal are designed for potentially much greater production rates as the company drills more development wells.

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