Tethys Petroleum is a strong believer that one of the key strategy when operating internationally is to develop a true working partnership with local Energy Ministries, NOC’s, business chambers, industry associations as well as international oil & gas institution both locally and worldwide. Once established, it is Tethys’ priority to foster these relationships and maintain ongoing communication with them.
As the Company has been operating in Central Asia since 2007 Tethys Petroleum has become an active member of the industry associations in the Region.
|American Chamber of Commerce, Kazakhstan|
The American Chamber of Commerce in Kazakhstan represents nearly 200 member companies including US, multi-national, and local businesses in 30 industry sectors. The Chamber provides an opportunity for its members and country government officials to find ways for cooperation and dialogue, promotes an open forum for the exchange of information, ideas, and experience for doing business in Kazakhstan, and serves as a valuable source of information on useful business contacts and information to investors in Kazakhstan.
American Chamber of Commerce, Tajikistan
The American Chamber of Commerce in Tajikistan (AmCham Tajikistan) is a leading national business association providing access to opportunities for networking, business development and advocacy. AmCham has enjoyed tremendous success over the past few years, with its membership base growing three-fold since 2009. This has meant greater leverage over policy-making and more opportunities for its members. Membership is open to any business organization – whether operating inside or outside of Tajikistan – that is willing to contribute toward the goal of a free and favorable economic environment in the country.
On December 10, 2012, The American Chamber of Commerce in Tajikistan informed that the General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO) approved Tajikistan's accession package, allowing the nation to become a member of the global trade body in 2013.
Tajikistan’s President, Emomali Rahmon welcomed the General Council's decision stating: "Today constitutes a landmark in Tajikistan's history and lays solid foundations for further promotion of sustainable social and economic growth. Applying for WTO membership 11 years ago was the right step forward for Tajikistan as it transforms itself into a market economy. Tajikistan will use its WTO membership as a means of fostering future economic growth and prosperity."
On September 28, 2012 the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Tajikistan appointed Tethys Tajikistan’s Director, Mahmadnazir Sharipov as the Chairman of AmCham Tajikistan. Mr. Sharipov has been a head of Tethys’ Representative Office in Dushanbe since September 2007 has been. He has an active role and participation in the economic areas of the country.
|American Chamber of Commerce, Uzbekistan|
Organized in 1997 by members of foreign business community resident in Uzbekistan, the AmCham Uzbekistan is a voluntary, independent association of businesspersons and entities that unites mostly foreign companies originating from US, Europe and South Pacific Asia.
In May 2011 Tethys Petroleum has become a member of KazEnergy. The Association “Kazenergy” unites more than 50 major players in the oil, gas and energy business – extracting, transporting, servicing, geophysical, uranium producing and other transnational companies. KazEnergy is an independent voluntary non-profit organization aimed at creating favorable conditions for the dynamic and sustainable development of oil-and-gas and electric power industry of Kazakhstan.
In October 2012 as a part of its VII KAZENERGY Forum activities, KazEnergy Association awarded distinguished representatives of its member-companies for contribution to the development of oil & gas and energy sector of the Republic of Kazakhstan. This year the company has been acknowledged for the projects it is operating in Western Kazakhstan as well as for maintaining active working relations with state authorities and association. Tethys local management was awarded with KazEnergy medals.
George Mirtskhulava, Head of Kazakhstan Business Unit was awarded for his contribution to the development of oil and gas sector in Aktobe Region and efforts made to build a solid base for Tethys' projects to grow.
Almas Kulumbetov, Deputy Director General was awarded for his contribution to the government relations and Oleg Yurikov, Tethys' Technical Director was awarded for his contribution to the technical side of the projects.
|Kazakhstan Petroleum Association (KPA)|
Kazakhstan Petroleum Association is an organization, uniting more than 50 Kazakhstani and foreign companies from 20 countries, which are involved in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons as well as in the service sector of the oil and gas industry of Kazakhstan. The organization was initially started out as an informal monthly meeting of interested oil and gas companies working in Kazakhstan, and then this forum was officially registered in the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce on 9 December 1997. However, the official birthday of the Association is 6 February 1998, when the KPA opened its representative office in Almaty.
|Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC)|
PBEC is an organization committed to expanding trade, investment and business links in the region and actively engaged in the process of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Since its formation in 1967, the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC) has been committed and actively engaged in promoting free trade and investment through open markets leading to regional economic cooperation and development.
In November 2011, Tethys' Executive Chairman and President, Dr. David Robson was appointed as a Director on the Board of Pacific Basin Economic Council (“PBEC”).
|The Uzbek-British Trade & Industry Council (UBTIC)|
The Uzbek-British Trade & Industry Council (UBTIC) was established under a bilateral agreement in 1992, with the objective of developing closer business links between the two countries and is a government-sponsored trade promotion body, co-chaired by Rt Hon Peter Lilley MP for the UK side and Mr Elyor Ganiev, Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade for the Uzbek side, which supports and assists UK businesses operating or wishing to operate in Uzbekistan. UBTIC comes under the umbrella of the British Government's overseas trade organisation, United Kingdom Trade & Investment (UKTI).