SOURCE: American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

February 06, 2012 09:00 ET

American Petro-Hunter Begins Completion Phase of Third Horizontal Oil Well in Oklahoma

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Feb 6, 2012) - American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company's 3rd horizontal well in North Oklahoma has concluded drilling operations in the Mississippi Lime formation and has begun the completion phase as the next and final step prior to commencement of commercial oil & gas production.

The NOM-3H drilled a total of 1,988 feet in the horizontal well segment penetrating into the 100 plus foot thick Mississippi pay zone. Excellent oil & gas shows were encountered across the entire length of the lateral portion of the well, including extensive fractured zones which are critical in the Mississippi Lime in order to ensure commercial quantities of oil & gas.

Production infrastructure is also undergoing completion with pump equipment, tank facilities and a gas feed to pipeline hookup currently under construction. A frack crew has been contracted and will commence operations following the installation of a permanent electrical service. The NOM-3H well is anticipated to be in commercial production by month-end and will bring the Company to a total of 8 producing wells by mid Q1 2012.

As reported earlier, the NOM-3H well will be the first well in the program to undertake a completion procedure using a submersible pump immediately after the well is fracked. A similar completion technique on a neighboring well resulted in immediate outstanding production for both oil and gas. That particular well was drilled and completed using the same technology and procedures currently undertaken in the development of the North Oklahoma Mississippi acreage owned by American Petro-Hunter.

The Company currently owns an interest in approximately 6,000 acres in the area which is known as one of the hottest horizontal oil plays in the continental United States. Approximately 20 horizontal wells have now been drilled in the immediate area of American Petro-Hunter's leases producing from both the Woodford Shale and the Mississippi Limestone. Both of these formations are oil producers with very high BTU wet natural gas.

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: www.americanpetrohunter.com

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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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