SOURCE: American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

February 10, 2010 09:00 ET

American Petro-Hunter Announces Details of New Discovery at Rooney Project, Kansas

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - February 10, 2010) - American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is pleased to provide updated information regarding the nature of the Rooney Project, located in Ford County, Kansas.

The production of oil at Rooney appears to represent the discovery of a new and unanticipated reservoir. This conclusion is based on data resulting from the test of promising 3D seismic information targeting the Morrow sands in the area.

During the drilling of the #24-1 Double H well, the Morrow formation was intersected with good oil and gas shows but little porosity and permeability. A timely decision was made to continue drilling to the Mississippian St. Louis Formation where the strike was subsequently achieved. The Rooney is producing oil and gas from this Mississippian Limestone reservoir and will be the primary focus of all upcoming exploration.

There appears to be great reserve potential in this limestone reservoir given the aerial extent throughout the acreage. The Company and engineers are now drawing direct analogous comparisons to the Ingalls field, which is another St. Louis Mississippian regional producer.

The Ingalls field is located 30 miles west of Dodge City and 10 miles from Cimarron in neighboring Gray County. Discovered in the early 1980s, the 5,100 foot deep field is comprised of 30 producing wells and 16 plugged and abandoned and dry wells. Producing wells vary from lows of 19 BPD to 185 BPD with gas rates in the 150 MMCF per day range. A central line of 5 wells through the core of the trend produces between 150 and 180 BPD each.

Historically, the Ingalls field produced over 2.5 million barrels from acreage that is smaller and from pay zones less than what the Company has mapped at Rooney. Given that Ingalls offers analogous data to Rooney there is a heightened probability that with proper development the Rooney project may exceed Ingalls in scope. Current estimates by Company engineers estimate this newly discovered potential to be in excess of 3 million barrels.

American Petro-Hunter is also pleased to report that it continues to anticipate great promise and potential for future Morrow Sand oil and gas exploration at Rooney and may encounter locations that have multiple objectives in future wells. The next well in the planned 10 well Rooney Development Program is the Shelor 23-2, which is scheduled to spud on February 15th. The well is up-dip and North West from the producing #1 Double H well and is slated for a total depth (T.D.) of 5,400 feet. Once drilling commences it is anticipated to require 7 days to reach the T.D. after which any prospective oil shows will be tested. 

About the Rooney Project:
The Rooney Project is located in southwestern Ford County, Kansas, 20 miles due south of Dodge City, and totals 7,040 acres adjacent to the north edge of existing Morrow Sand oil and gas production. The initial discovery well, #24-1 Double H, began production at initial rates of over 200 barrels per day. After a review of the 3D seismic data in conjunction with the electronic logs, the potential barrels of oil under this location are currently estimated at 500,000 barrels. The Company and partners have developed a minimum of 10 target locations to drill that could enable the Company to develop up to a total of 12 additional wells to its portfolio by the end of the fourth quarter of 2010 at a planned drilling schedule of one new well per month. The operator of the project is S&W Oil & Gas LLC of Wichita, Kansas. The purchaser of the oil production at Rooney is N.C.R.A. of McPherson, 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 at the Rooney Project in Ford County, Kansas. 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:

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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