SOURCE: American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

May 04, 2011 07:00 ET

American Petro-Hunter Begins Multi-Stage Surge Frack at North Oklahoma Project

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") announced today the commencement of a "multi-stage surge frack" regarded as the final event in the completion process at the NOS227 well prior to the onset of commercial oil production.

The fracture stimulation ("frack") program is a newly designed approach intended to break apart the reservoir allowing for a significant increase in the flow of oil. The process has proven to be highly effective in dramatically increasing production from the Mississippi formation elsewhere in the area. Currently, all requisite equipment has arrived onsite and efforts have commenced.

As previously reported, analogous vertical wells located nearby and to the north of NOS227 and having undergone an identical stimulation program have paid out in less than 90 days. The new completion technologies offer the potential to deliver vastly higher production through the use of the latest enhanced reservoir stimulation technologies. The "multi-stage surge frack" is a proven advanced technology that has delivered excellent results regionally and was chosen as the approach presenting the best potential yield results given the geology of the location. The frack of the well will stimulate 85 feet of the pay in the Mississippi Formation and American Petro-Hunter has targeted an initial production rate (I.P.R.) post-frack of 300 BPOD.

American Petro-Hunter has a 50% interest in the well and production from NOS227 will be sold alongside output from the No. 1 and NOJ26 wells to Sunoco, the regional purchaser. West Texas Intermediate Crude today has recently been priced at $112 per barrel and continues to rise based on instability in the Middle East.

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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