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Energy Stocks News; American Petro-Hunter (OTCBB: AAPH) Adds 2,000 Acres of Prime Horizontal Well Opportunities at North Oklahoma Project

SCOTTSDALE, AZ � March 25, 2011 (Investorideas.com energy newswire) - American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTC.BB:AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") today is pleased to announce that the Company has acquired a majority working interest in an additional 2,000 acres of lands located in Payne County, Oklahoma. The acreage augments the Company's holdings at the North Oklahoma Project to 3,400 total gross acres.
With this recent acquisition, the Company has designated the new lands as the "Ripley Prospect" and the original lands as the "Yale Prospect," with both areas held as regional components of the North Oklahoma Project. The newly acquired Ripley acreage is located in a key area of an emerging horizontal drilling play where over 100 foot thick sections of Mississippi Formation are currently being aggressively exploited by regional players deploying laterally drilled, horizontal wells.
Surrounding the Ripley Prospect, numerous lease holdings are under development by Tulsa-based Calyx Energy, a private company. To date, Calyx has drilled 3 horizontal wells on leases within a mile and a quarter (1� mile) south of the Ripley block and, of major significance to the Company, the nearby C&N 25-1H well has been speculated to have had initial production rates (I.P.) of 1,000 barrels per day (BPD). Calyx also has plans for further wells immediately north of our Ripley Prospect holdings and is currently exploiting prospects on over 40,000 acres in central and eastern Oklahoma.
The 2,000 acre Ripley Prospect block is now part of the central focus of the Company's 2011 development plan. A location for our first Mississippi horizontal has been engineered and proposed. The 1,500 to 4,000 foot lateral will drill down and along the Mississippi which sits directly over the Woodford Shale. The lease block would allow, if successful, for the drilling of 5 horizontals on 320 acre parcels. Further information will be released regarding potential spud dates and particulars on the play.
Company President Robert McIntosh states, "We are very pleased to have added this encouraging and very interesting horizontal Mississippi play to the North Oklahoma Project. With the new drilling combined with our existing lands encompassing both Woodford and Mississippi prospects, we have secured sufficient acreage to drill many horizontal and vertical wells in 2011. If we are successful, we will rapidly move the Company forward to our stated production goals and targets."
Given the added expense of horizontal drilling, American Petro-Hunter has developed a prudent "watch & learn" approach based on the experiences of the well-funded major operators at the Yale Prospect area. As the drill programs currently under development by the major players adjacent to our Yale Prospect are not yet underway, the opportunity to quickly move into a proven and highly productive area less than 10 miles away at Ripley presented itself as a desirable near term opportunity. The Company will continue to explore and develop vertical wells in the Yale area and plans to immediately follow up the NOS227 well dependent on completion results.
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: 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.
Robert McIntosh
President & C.E.O.
To find out more about American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTC.BB:AAPH), visit our website at www.americanpetrohunter.com
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