SOURCE: American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

June 18, 2009 07:00 ET

American Petro-Hunter Announces Commencement of Kansas Oil Production

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - June 18, 2009) - American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is pleased to report that the #1 Lutters Well is expected to commence commercial oil production today. Site preparations were slightly delayed due to wet weather which impacted our previously announced schedule.

Once the pump jack installation is completed today, the well is slated to begin pumping oil with an anticipated Initial Production Rate (I.P.R.) of over 100 BOPD. The Company will report when further data on daily rates are received from the operator and will closely monitor production over the next 30 to 60 days. Predicting actual rates is approximate and the total barrels per day produced may exceed or be less than calculated, therefore oil pumped to the tanks is the most accurate assessment of any early stage producer.

As reported previously, due to the expectations of increased oil production an additional storage tank may be required at the site battery in order to allow for 600 barrels of oil storage capacity. N.C.R.A. (National Co-op Refinery Assoc.) of McPherson, Kansas, will purchase all production at the Lutters lease.

About the Prospect:

The #1 Lutters well targeted oil production 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.

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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