SOURCE: American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

September 21, 2010 09:00 ET

American Petro-Hunter Spuds NOJ26 Oil Well at North Oklahoma Project

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - September 21, 2010) -  American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the commencement of drilling operations and the spud of the NOJ26 Well at the North Oklahoma Shale Oil Project. Surface casing has been set and the operator reports that drilling is moving ahead.

The planned T.D. (total depth) of the well is 4,000 feet and is anticipated to intersect multiple objectives that include the primary oil shale along with excellent potential in the Simpson and Wilcox formations. As reported previously, the Wilcox is considered one of the most prolific producers in the area and nearby existing analogous production has cumulatively produced 80,000 barrels of oil per well. Wilcox wells often deliver initial production rates in excess of 100-120 BOPD with 200 MCF of gas.

The Company is satisfied that the multiple objectives considerably minimize risk given the three potentially productive formations and will significantly increase the overall data to be gained regarding shale response to acidization and fracturing. Once this well is drilled, completed and put into production, the Company intends to immediately move forward and implement plans for the commencement of operations at the previously announced horizontal well destined for a nearby location within the property.

NOJ26 will incorporate extensive oil shale analysis tests in order to optimize the stimulation program in order to maximize commercial production. If the stimulation procedure returns flow rates as suggested by preliminary data, it is estimated that the well could potentially be a 200 plus BDP producer. American Petro-Hunter is a 50% partner in the well.

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 with new drilling activity and production underway at the North Oklahoma Oil 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:  

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.

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

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

Contact Information