SOURCE: American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

November 12, 2009 09:00 ET

American Petro-Hunter Announces Commencement of Drilling Operations at #24-1 Double H Oil Well in Kansas

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - November 12, 2009) - American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that drilling operations have commenced at the #24-1 Double H Oil Well site on the Rooney Prospect, Ford County, Kansas.

The drilling rig is scheduled to arrive within 24 hours and is slated to spud the well November 15th. The 5,400 foot test well targets Morrow Sand oil production deemed favorable for its presence on the lease. It is anticipated to take 7 days to reach the total depth (T.D.) after which any prospective oil shows will be tested.

The Rooney Project is located in southwestern Kansas 20 miles due south of Dodge City off US Highway 283. The acreage block presently contains 8 sections totaling 5,120 acres in Ford County. The large contiguous acreage block represents the first land position acquired by the Company that management considers to be a "core" land holding for future development that would provide the basis for the requisite BOE production necessary to meet intermediate and long term goals.

The Rooney Project is directly adjacent to the north edge of existing Morrow Sand oil and gas production. An analog well designated as 3-30-25W in the Morrow pool has cumulatively produced 344,448 Barrels of oil and 933,622 MCF gas. There are multiple wells within 2 miles of our acreage that have produced in the 35,000 to 40,000 barrel range from discrete sand channels.

The Company participated in a 3D seismic shoot this summer which was successful in identifying Morrow potential on the acreage. Based on the seismic data, the Company and partners have developed a minimum of 5 target locations which, subject to results at the #24-1 Double H well, plan towards drilling these additional targets on a monthly basis. This multi well program could enable the Company to add up to 5 additional wells to its portfolio by the end of the third quarter of 2010. The operator of the project is S&W Oil & Gas, LLC of Wichita, Kansas.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Statements in this press release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the development, costs and results of our exploration program at our properties and any anticipated future production. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with petroleum exploration and development stage exploration companies. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-KSB for the most recent fiscal year, our quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

American Petro-Hunter, Inc.
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Robert McIntosh
President & C.E.O.

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