SOURCE: American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

May 16, 2011 07:00 ET

American Petro-Hunter Announces Drilling of Horizontal Well at North Oklahoma Project

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is very pleased to announce that drilling operations have commenced at the Company's newest well site on the North Oklahoma Project. Today, drilling equipment has been mobilized with preparations underway for the Company's first horizontal well, designated NOM1H.

NOM1H is scheduled to spud tomorrow and is the first of an anticipated series of horizontal wells designed to exploit the Mississippi Formation. The over 100-foot thick limestone is the central focus of the well documented recent drilling and leasing frenzy in Oklahoma. Hundreds of horizontal wells have been executed, planned and/or implemented by companies such as Sandridge and Calyx in recent months. Of particular note, Sandridge announced in its latest year end filing that it had drilled and completed 29 wells with 8 remaining to be completed in the area.

The NOM1H well is anticipated to take several weeks to reach its engineered total depth, following which it will undergo a period of testing and evaluation. With the high success rate of analog wells in the area American Petro-Hunter has great hopes for a successful producer in this highly sought after oil play.

As the activity in the area has become extremely competitive, and information regarding detailed production rates of commercial quantities of oil and natural gas is increasingly regarded as tightly held information, the Company will endeavor to update stakeholders on a timely basis with drilling results as such information becomes available from the operator.

Company President Robert McIntosh states, "We are extremely pleased to have begun our very first venture into the realm of horizontal well drilling. This venture offers us a possibility like no other, to immediately and significantly increase our oil production. The opportunity to be right in the heart of the hunt for 'big oil' in Oklahoma is an exciting step for the Company and we hope will prove to be beneficial for all concerned."

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 the North Oklahoma Project. 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:

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American Petro-Hunter, Inc.
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Robert McIntosh
President & C.E.O.

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