SOURCE: American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

October 14, 2009 09:00 ET

American Petro-Hunter Updates Drilling of Archer-Tsakopoulos #2 Well at Wurster Gas Prospect, California

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is pleased to provide a current update regarding drilling progress at the Archer-Tsakopoulos #2 gas well at the Wurster Gas Prospect located near Sacramento, California where drilling is proceeding on schedule and has now passed the halfway point with a current depth of over 4,000 feet.

The well is planned for a 7,800 foot test for gas in the prolific Winters sandstone which to-date has accounted for over 400 BCF of gas production along the target formation known as the "Eastside Stratigraphic Trend" in the Sacramento Valley. Should drilling continue at the current rate of descent, the Company anticipates encountering the target zone and running electronic logs within approximately 3 days. Mud logging crews will shortly be arriving on site to monitor progress and to prepare for the next stage of operations.

The Wurster Prospect is part of, and lies directly south of, the Hood-Franklin field where four Winters gas producing wells are situated at a depth of 7,600 feet. These wells have cumulatively produced 3 BCF gas since the field was discovered in 2004 and have been in continuous production since 2005. The Company believes that given the close proximity of these analog wells, combined with the Operator's extensive knowledge of the reservoir conditions at Hood-Franklin make the Wurster a well documented and extremely worthwhile target. The Company has reviewed the re-processed 3D seismic data and concurs with the Operators assessment as regards the presence of a strong AVO anomaly indicating a gross pay zone target of 35 feet.

The estimate of recoverable reserves at Wurster is 10.5 BCF gas. A commercially viable well could produce at initial production rates of 3,000 MCF per day given that the nearby analog wells have been tested with Absolute Open Flow Rates (A.O.F.) of up to 5,000 Mcf per day. Additionally, the Archer-Tsakopoulos #2 well is 1/2 mile from the Hood-Franklin pipeline, which is owned by the Operator, thereby immensely simplifying and facilitating a low-cost and rapid tie-in for gas sales. Natural gas is currently being sold in this pipeline to PGE-Citygate. Current gas prices are quoted in the $4.00 range with futures already trending to the $6.00 range for early 2010.

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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.

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

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