SOURCE: American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

February 22, 2010 09:00 ET

American Petro-Hunter Drilling New Oil Well at Rooney Project, Kansas

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - February 22, 2010) -  American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the drill program has commenced on the Shelor 23-2 well location at the Rooney Project, located in Ford County Kansas. The drilling rig has arrived on the lease and the well is set to spud immediately.

The Shelor 23-2 well is the second oil well to be drilled at the project and is part of our goal to drill one well per month in order to develop the newly discovered reservoir at Rooney. The Shelor location is up-dip and North West from the #1 Double H producing well and is planned for a total depth (T.D.) of 5,400 feet. It is expected to take approximately 7 days to reach the T.D. after which any prospective oil shows will be drill stem tested. In the event of a second commercial producer, the Company plans a rapid tie-in to the existing infrastructure at the Rooney lease.

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 commenced commercial production from the Mississippian reservoir in January. The potential barrels of oil associated with the discovery well and underlying oil pool are currently estimated at 500,000 barrels. The Company and partners have developed a minimum of 10 target locations to drill that could add 10 additional wells to our 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: www.americanpetrohunter.com.

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.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
American Petro-Hunter, Inc.
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Robert McIntosh
President & C.E.O.

To find out more about American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH), visit our website at www.americanpetrohunter.com.

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