Max Petroleum Plc (Max Petroleum) is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company operating in Kazakhstan. The Company has a 100% working interest in the Blocks A&E Licence, which includes two onshore blocks extending over 12,455 square kilometers in the Pre-Caspian Basin in Western Kazakhstan. Max Petroleum has made eight post-salt discoveries, including the ZhanaMakat, Borkyldakty, Uytas, Asanketken, East Kyzylzhar I, Sagiz West, Baichonas West and Eskene North Fields. During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 (fiscal 2013), Max Petroleum drilled nine wells, including five exploration wells generating two discoveries at Baichonas West and Eskene North and four appraisal and development wells. During fiscal 2013, the Company also produced 1,221,000 barrels of oil.