SOURCE: Manas Petroleum Corp.

September 02, 2009 07:00 ET

Manas Petroleum Announces That a New Research Report Has Been Issued by Cohen Independent Research Group

BAAR, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - September 2, 2009) - Manas Petroleum (OTCBB: MNAP) -- A new research report has been issued on Manas Petroleum by Cohen Independent Research Group. The report was commissioned by Manas Petroleum Corp.

Click here for the Manas Report: http://www.cohenresearch.com/reports/mnap_08-26-09.pdf

About Cohen Independent Research Group:

Led by Paul Cohen, Cohen Independent Research Group is Wall Street's #1 Independent Research Firm. As founder of Bear Stearns Western Regional Offices, Paul Cohen was one of the original 12 Dirty Dozen analysts regarded by many to be the top 12 security analysts in the nation. Mr. Cohen was also the West Coast Senior Vice President of CBWL-Hayden Stone-American Express. Mr. Cohen's partners were Sanford I. Weill (past Chairman and CEO of CitiGroup and past Chairman of Solomon Smith Barney) and Arthur Levitt (past Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)).

Cohen Independent Research Group includes nine PhD's (three with MD's), two MD's, six CFA's (chartered financial analyst), three with CPA's (certified public accountant) and 21 analysts covering most industries. For more information readers can visit the company's website at www.cohenresearch.com.

Manas Petroleum is an international oil and gas company focusing on activities in South-Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South America. In Albania, Manas has developed a large exploration project with a total resource potential (P50) of 3 billion barrels (Gustavson 2008). Four blocks are now drill-ready. The council of ministers recently ratified the production-sharing contracts on two blocks to DWM Petroleum, a subsidiary of Manas. A 51-101 compliant estimate is now being prepared. In Kyrgyzstan, Manas has signed a $54 million USD farm-out agreement with Santos LTD ADR covering its 1.2 billion barrels in place (Scott Pickford, 2005). Drilling is currently underway. Manas' development of its license in Tajikistan is now covered by an option farm-in agreement with Santos where a seismic program has recently been completed. In Chile, Manas and its U.S. partner, IPR, farmed out a large natural gas exploration project to a consortium of local operators. In Mongolia, the Company recently completed a phase 1 geological program defining structural trends with potential petroleum accumulations. A seismic program is ongoing. Details of these projects are located on the Company's website: www.manaspete.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are projections of events, revenues, income, future economic performance or management's plans and objectives for future operations. In some cases you can identify forward-looking statements by the use of terminology such as "may," "should," "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "intends," "forecasts," "plans," "future," "strategy," or words of similar meaning. These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including the risks inherent in our industry, the poor capital markets and other risks identified by us in our periodic filings on EDGAR (which can be viewed at http://www.sec.gov). Any of these risks could cause our or our industry's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Cohen research has been compensated $15,000 in cash for this research report. While these forward-looking statements and any assumptions upon which they are based are made in good faith and reflect our current judgment regarding the direction of its business, actual results will almost always vary, sometimes materially, from any estimates, predictions, projections, assumptions or other future performance suggested in this press release. Except as required by applicable law, including the securities laws of the United States and Canada, we do not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform these statements to actual results.

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