SOURCE: American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

American Petro-Hunter, Inc.

September 24, 2009 09:00 ET

American Petro-Hunter's Multi-Target Drill Program Underway -- Operations Commence in Kansas and Drill Rig Arrives Early in California

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - September 24, 2009) - American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is extremely pleased to announce the arrival of the drill rig at the Victory Gas Project with an earlier than anticipated spud of the Archer-Myers #1 Well at the Randal Island North Prospect taking place today. The 7,900 well is expected to take approximately 10 days to reach Total Depth (TD). Victory is located approximately 20 miles south of the city of Sacramento and is within the "Eastside Stratigraphic Trend" along the southern edge of the Sacramento Valley.

Victory Gas targets a well defined AVO anomaly from three sands with a cumulative thickness of 54 feet that appear to contain gas. Total gas from the Randal Island North Prospect is estimated at 3.567 BCF. The Company and operator have taken advantage of a logistical opportunity that allowed for a schedule change to the sequence of wells which advances the drill schedule and improves our overall strategic planning.

In related news, American Petro-Hunter is pleased to report that in Kansas the drilling program at the #2 Lutters well on the Poston Prospect, Trego County has reached the final stage of preparation with drilling to commence this evening. As previously reported #2 Lutters is planned for 4,500 feet and is an off-set development project to the #1 Lutters well that has been in production since June. The #2 Lutters well is targeting the producing oil horizon in the Mississippi Dolomite and this second location shows similar 3D Seismic highs which pinpoint an oil bearing zone. Drilling operations should take approximately 5 days to reach total depth (TD), after which testing of the well will take place.

These wells are the first in a series of ambitious projects representing our fall drilling program. The Company is committed to drilling five oil and gas wells over the next sixty days. American Petro-Hunter plans to drill and if successful, complete and tie-in 2 gas wells in California and 3 oil wells in Kansas during this period.

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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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