SOURCE: American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

October 20, 2009 09:00 ET

American Petro-Hunter Announces Spud of #1 Keck Oil Well at Colby Prospect, Kansas

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - October 20, 2009) - American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the spud of the #1 Keck Well at the Colby Prospect in Kansas. The rig arrived on site and is drilling ahead towards the planned total depth (T.D.) of 5,000 feet. Drilling operations are anticipated to take approximately 5 days to reach T.D.

The Colby Prospect is located in Thomas County, Kansas, and is approximately 13 miles southwest of the town of Colby. The 500 acre block has a well-defined 3D seismic anomaly which includes 7 potential zones to be tested. The primary objective of the first well is oil in the Lansing and Kansas City Formations. Colby is a potential multi-well opportunity with the #1 Keck well scheduled first in the proposed series.

Engineering estimates place the potential from the 7 indicated pay zones at production in excess of 100 barrels per day. Full development of the field from 3 or 4 offset well locations could produce between 300 and 400 BOPD. Additionally, it is of significant note that a plugged oil well within the lease has been identified, and that this well previously discovered oil during a period when prices were depressed and subsequently was not completed. Given current oil prices moving into the $78 per barrel range and showing continued positive movement, the prospect partners anticipate recompleting the well in order to bring it into production as part of the overall plan for field in the event that the #1 Keck well proves to have commercial viability.

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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.

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