SOURCE: American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

December 15, 2009 09:00 ET

American Petro-Hunter Completes #24-1 Double H Well -- Prepares for January Oil and Gas Production at Rooney, Kansas

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is very pleased to announce that the completion program at the #24-1 Double H Oil Well on the Rooney Project is now finished and the well is being readied for full scale oil production.

The well was perforated and swabbed at hourly rates of oil flow in keeping with the Company's original estimates of over 200 barrels per day. The down-hole reservoir pressures have remained strong and steady producing excellent quality 44 degree oil which will sell at top dollar to oil purchasers in the area. Consequently, the Company believes that based on the completion results and recent seismic data, the find represents a significant discovery well in a new reservoir at Rooney.

Natural gas associated with the pay zone will necessitate the installation of a gas separator and hook-up to a gas pipeline located less than 1 mile away. Currently, the gas flow is estimated at between 70 to 80 MCF per day which will generate additional income from the well.

Rods are being positioned in the well and site preparations begin tomorrow for the construction of the tank battery, mounting of the pump-jack and installation of gas lines for hook up. The Company and operator plan to expedite all arrangements towards the commencement of full scale commercial oil and gas production currently slated for January 1, 2010.

The completion results confirm the projected Initial Production Rates (I.P.R.) with a possibility of exceeding those estimates. Final production rates will be based on the needs of the reservoir in order to maintain pressures and integrity. Daily production rates will be fully established once production has commenced and actual barrels of oil produced to the tanks are calculated.

About the Rooney Project:

The Rooney Project is located in southwestern Ford County, Kansas 20 miles due south of Dodge City and totals 5,120 acres adjacent to the north edge of existing Morrow Sand oil and gas production. The initial discovery well, #24-1 Double H is anticipated to begin production at rates over 200 barrels per day. After a review of the 3D seismic data in conjunction with the electronic logs, the potential barrels of oil associated well and oil pool is currently estimated at 500,000 barrels. The Company and partners have developed a minimum of 5 target locations to drill that could enable the Company to add 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. Please visit www.americanpetrohunter.com to view background information on the project as well as recent photos of drilling operations in Kansas.

About American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH)

The Company is a goal-oriented exploration and production (E&P) Company aiming to become an intermediate level oil and gas producer within 12 months. The company is in production at the Poston Project in Trego County, Kansas and plans to have the Rooney project in production shortly. With the achievable target of becoming a 1000 BOE producer as our goal, American Petro-Hunter is actively on the "hunt" for domestic petroleum assets. Visit us at: www.americanpetrohunter.com.

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.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
American Petro-Hunter, Inc.
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Robert McIntosh
President & C.E.O.

To find out more about American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH), visit our website at www.americanpetrohunter.com.

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