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Manas Petroleum Corp. announces the completion of seismic acquisition on block 13 & 14 in Mongolia

(PresseBox) (Baar, Switzerland, ) Manas Petroleum Corporation (OTCBB: MNAP) ("Manas") is pleased to announce that the seismic acquisition on blocks 13 & 14 has been completed without incident. The Chinese contractor DQE International Tamsag (Mongol) LLC acquired 300 km of 2D seismic, representing 100% of the total seismic program 2010 on blocks 13 & 14. Manas expects that the processing of the data will be completed by the end of December 2010.

Manas intends to use the additional 2D seismic data to improve its technical database and its chance of drilling a successful exploration well. After interpretation of the full dataset, Manas will decide whether it is ready to drill one or more exploration wells or that it needs to acquire 3D seismic to define the drilling prospects in better detail. Depending on this decision, Manas hopes to spud the first well in 2011.

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About MNP Petroleum Corporation

Manas Petroleum is an international oil and gas company with primary focus on exploration and development in South‐Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Mongolia. In Albania, Manas participates in a 1.7 million acre exploration project through its equity interest in Petromanas Energy Inc., a Canadian public company. In Kyrgyzstan, Manas has signed a US $54 million farm‐out agreement with Santos International Holdings Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of Australia's third largest oil and gas company. In addition to the development of its Kyrgyzstan project, Santos is developing the company's neighboring Tajikistan license under an option farm out agreement. In Mongolia, Manas owns record title to the two Production Sharing Contracts covering Blocks XIII and XIV through its wholly‐owned subsidiary DWM Petroleum AG, but 26% of the beneficial ownership interest in these blocks is held in trust for others.

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