SOURCE: American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

June 09, 2009 08:00 ET

American Petro-Hunter Announces Arrival of Completion Rig at #1 Lutters Well

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) - American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") today is pleased to announce that the Company has been informed by the operator of the Poston Prospect, S & W Oil & Gas, LLC of Wichita, that the #1 Lutters Well service rig arrived yesterday June 8th in order to begin the completion process at the oil well. The program will involve the installation of rods and tubing following the perforation of the oil pay zones.

The Company anticipates that commercial production at the #1 Lutters Oil Well at the Poston Prospect will begin on June 15th. The oil tank battery and separator equipment is scheduled to be delivered and set in place this week as surface construction nears completion. A permanent connection to local electric power is also planned during this upcoming week. Current arrangements and information provided by the operator indicate that their proposed production schedule is currently on-track and should readily facilitate the planned commencement of oil extraction on or near June 15th.

As announced previously, an oil purchase contract has been executed with N.C.R.A. (National Co-op Refinery Assoc.) of McPherson, Kansas to purchase all production at the Lutters lease.

About the Prospect:

The #1 Lutters Well targeted oil in the Mississippi Dolomite and/or Cherokee sands. The location showed a significant 3D Seismic anomaly pinpointing an oil bearing zone. In addition, the 750 acre lease block has the potential for a multi-well program with 2 to 3 offset locations possible to fully exploit the acreage. Engineering estimates of the potential production from the indicated pay zone is between 35 and 100 barrels per day from a successful well. Full development of the field could produce up to 400 BOPD of light oil. There is excellent transportation and support infrastructure in the area easily supporting a requisite storage tank battery at the location.

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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