SOURCE: American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

September 10, 2009 09:00 ET

American Petro-Hunter Acquires Wurster Gas Prospect, California

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - September 10, 2009) - American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the execution of a Purchase and Sale Agreement to acquire a 25% Working Interest in the Wurster Gas Prospect.

The Wurster Gas Prospect is located 20 miles south of the city of Sacramento in the southern part of the Sacramento Valley. The gas play is based on a prospective 3D seismic target. The prospect is along the Upper Cretaceous Winters "Eastside Stratigraphic Trend." Analog production is from the Merritt Island and Hood Franklin fields to the north and the North Franklin field immediately north of the prospect. The Wurster Prospect target lies due east of the Victory Gas Project and the planned Archer-Meyers #1 well that will drill the Randal Island North Prospect as part of the Victory Gas program, of which the Company also has a 25% working interest in.

The Wurster Gas Prospect targets Winters sandstones which have, in the Sacramento Valley, accounted for over 400 BCF of gas production to-date along the aforementioned trend. The North Franklin field to the north contains four wells in the Winters at 7,600 feet which have cumulatively produced 3 BCF gas. The field was discovered in 2004 and tied-in to pipeline and has been producing since 2005. The Company has reviewed the 3D seismic showing AVO in 35 feet of pay and concur that in this Winters and Wurster sand package, located under the 600 plus gross acres of the lease, that the estimated recoverable reserves of 10.5 BCF are indicated.

In the event of a commercially viable well, the estimates on projected initial production rates could be 3,000 MCF per day comparable to the I.P.R.s of the producing wells to the north. The current plan is to spud a gas well immediately after drilling the Victory Gas Project-Randal Island North Prospect. The Company believes that additional wells would be probable in order to fully exploit a discovered gas reservoir at Wurster. In addition, Wurster is approximately 1/2 mile from the existing North Franklin pipeline which is owned and operated by the operator thereby allowing low-cost and rapid tie-in for gas sales. The California gas market continues to be one of the highest priced in the country due to the high demand for natural gas that feeds the State's gas powered electrical generating plants.

American Petro-Hunter anticipates drilling the first 7,900 foot test well in September 2009 at an estimated dry-hole drilling cost of $500,000.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Company will pay the vendor of the play $150,000.00 which includes dry hole drilling costs for the test well and re-payment of pro-rata cost for the recently completed and interpreted 3D seismic shoot. In the event of a successful commercial well, the Company will be responsible for 25% of ongoing completion and well tie-in costs.

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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