Investorideas.com energy stocks newswire

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Woodford Shale Emerging as a Leading Domestic Oil and Gas Play

Point Roberts WA - March 30, 2011 - www.Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specialized in sector research including oil and gas stocks, releases the following CFA commentary on the Woodford Shale play from Patrick J. Murphy, featuring American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTC.BB:AAPH).
Patrick J. Murphy is the owner of Murphy Analytics LLC, a provider of sponsored research coverage on smallcap stocks.
Woodford Shale Emerging as a Leading Domestic Oil and Gas Play
As noted by American Petro-Hunter (OTCBB:AAPH) CEO Robert McIntosh in the Company's January 2011 Corporate Newsletter, production in the Woodford Shale has skyrocketed over the last few years. CEO McIntosh and others have referred to the Woodford as a world class oil and gas target, an assertion that seems justified given that the Woodford Shale now ranks second domestically in gas production and fifth in oil production. Following is data and commentary related to the operations and outlook for some of the Woodford Shale's most active players.
Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN): In a presentation at the Oppenheimer Unconventional Oil and Gas Conference, DVN noted that its Woodford assets benefit from a low cost of entry at approximately $2,200 per acre and a low average royalty burden at approximately 21%. The Company also notes that it recently completed construction of a gas processing plant, and after drilling 87 wells in 2010, DVN plans to drill over 200 wells in the Cana-Woodford Shale in 2011. Discussing the Company's Q4 2010 earnings, CFO and Executive Vice President Jeffrey Agosta commented on DVN's interest in the shale:
"Moving to the Cana-Woodford Shale in Western Oklahoma, we continue to add to our acreage position during the fourth quarter and now have approximately 243,000 net acres. Devon is currently operating 23 out of the 39 rigs running play-wide."
Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO): At a recent Credit Suisse conference, MRO noted its interest in the Anadarko Woodford Shale play, with 3 rigs operating currently and 8 planned by the end of 2011. The company also observed that returns there are among the highest of domestic resource plays, and while exiting 2010 at approximately 1,500 BOED, MRO estimates that, by 2015, it could reach a peak rate of 30,000 BOED. In the Company's Q4 2010 conference call, Executive Vice President David Roberts noted that MRO plans to more than double its acreage in the area:
"Marathon also holds 86,000 acres in the Anadarko Woodford area, an area where we have operated for decades, and we have line in sight on new opportunity to increase that position to over 100,000 acres shortly. Importantly, we will have eight rigs in the play by 2011 by the end of this year."
Continental Resources (NYSE: CLR): In its October 2010 Investor Day Presentation, CLR noted that the Company is the top leaseholder in Anadarko Woodford, with 252,000 net lease acres. The Company also notes that its first Woodford well was completed in Q1 08, and had increased to over 25 by July of 2010. For 2011, 20% of CLR's $1.4 billion capex budget will be spent in Woodford, which it refers to as one of the plays critical for tripling the Company's production from 2010 to 2014. Commenting on CLR's view of the Woodford during the Q4 earnings call, President and COO Jeffrey Hume said:
"We're very encouraged with what we are seeing in Anadarko Woodford. In early 2010, we stepped out into the Northwest in the Anadarko Woodford in Blaine and Dewey Counties and demonstrated that the Anadarko Woodford was much larger and had more potential than just the core Canadian County part of the play. We were successful and other operators have followed. Activity has ramped up dramatically in the Northwest Cana where there are now 43 rigs drilling."
Cimarex Energy (NYSE: XEC): Noted in the Credit Suisse presentation, XEC has over 100,000 net acres leased in the western Oklahoma Cana-Woodford play, and with eight operating rigs, this is the Company's largest single investment area. In 2010, XEC spent $335 million in capex in Woodford, increasing by 65% over 2009 its net wells drilled in the region, and XEC notes it expects "significant future drilling" in the Woodford. Commenting on the Company's view of the Woodford opportunity in the Q4 earnings call, Executive Vice President of Exploration Thomas Jorden stated:
"There's a lot here we're still trying to figure out, but we are absolutely delighted with this play and what it will contribute to our 2011 and beyond. This is a huge, huge impact to our reserves production and future capital program. We're having very, very good results."
Newfield Exploration (NYSE: NFX): As noted in its presentation for the Simmons & Company International Energy Conference, NFX plans to double or triple the number of wells drilled 2011 in the Woodford Shale, where the Company has 172,000 net acres. NFX also plans to continue to assess additional locations in the western area of its acreage, which the Company considers to be "oily drilling" and in the eastern area of its acreage, which NFX characterizes as more gas prone. In the Company's Q4 2010 earnings call, Chairman, CEO and President Lee Boothby address the Company's growing understanding of the Woodford play as well as the commitment to further investment there:
"Last week, we talked about a new play for us in the area: the Oily Woodford. Over the last two years, we've drilled a half a dozen wells to assess the Woodford on the western side of our Arkoma Basin acreage. We see the potential to drill more than 100 wells in this new play area, a great option to have during a period of low gas prices. For those of you that remember our original Woodford maps or toured the Woodford Shale back in 2006, you may recall a line that ran north to south across our acreage, separating the basin centered gas acreage to the east from the wet gas oil prone acreage to the west. Our tremendous learning curve in drilling efficiency gains and learnings relative to oil shales for the last couple of years have helped us crack the code in this new play area…Because of the oil and rich gas, the economics of this play have pushed it toward the top of our investment list. We plan to drill 12 to 18 wells here in 2011."
New production technology and higher overall energy prices have not only made shale gas reserves an important of our domestic energy policy, but also create an appealing investment opportunity for those interested in the major oil and gas producers as well as the juniors, like American Petro-Hunter. While the majors ramp up production much more quickly than is possible for the juniors, the smaller producers do benefit significantly from the knowledge gained by the majors, and are able to incorporate this information into their drilling activity, enabling juniors like AAPH and others to benefit from the significantly larger capex budgets of the majors, and making them an investment opportunity worth investigating.
Patrick Murphy Bio:
Patrick J. Murphy is the owner of Murphy Analytics LLC, a provider of sponsored research coverage on smallcap stocks. Mr. Murphy has over 15 years of capital markets experience providing institutional investment and transaction analysis across a range of asset classes including microcap equities, commercial real estate debt and equity, municipal derivatives and public finance, venture capital, fixed income, CMBS and mortgage REIT's. In addition to his work with Murphy Analytics, Mr. Murphy also serves as a consultant to a municipal derivatives advisory firm. Mr. Murphy is an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame (1991), with an undergraduate degree in Economics, and earned a Masters Degree in Finance from St. Louis University in 1997. Mr. Murphy is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of St. Louis.
Patrick Murphy Disclaimer:
Readers are advised that the above article is solely for information purposes and should not to be construed as an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security. The views expressed herein are based upon the author's analysis of the issuer's public disclosures, and assumes both their accuracy and completeness. The opinions and statements included herein are based on sources (including the companies discussed and public sources) believed to be reliable and in good faith, but no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to their accuracy, completeness or correctness. The author has not independently verified the information contained herein. This information is not intended to be used as the sole basis of any investment decisions, nor should it be construed as advice designed to meet the investment needs of any particular investor. You should review a complete information package on all companies, which should include, but not be limited to, the Company's annual report, quarterly reports, press releases and all regulatory filings. The foregoing discussion contains statements which are based on current expectations, estimates and projections, and differences from such expectations, estimates and projections can be expected.
The author, Patrick Murphy, was compensated $350 for writing this article by InvestorIdeas.com. Mr. Murphy does not own shares of any of the companies mentioned in this article. Mr. Murphy expects his research firm, Murphy Analytics, to be engaged for the provision of a research report on AAPH in March 2011.
More info: 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. www.americanpetrohunter.com
Company Research
http://www.aaphreport.com/
Visit the AAPH showcase profile at Investorideas.com
http://www.investorideas.com/CO/AAPH/
Request News and Info on AAPH
http://www.investorideas.com/Resources/Newsletter.asp
Contact American Petro-Hunter:
Mountainview IR Services, Inc.
1-888-521-7762
investors@americanpetrohunterinc.com
About InvestorIdeas.com:
InvestorIdeas.com is a leading global investor and industry research resource portal specialized in sector investing, covering leading industry sectors including energy and mining stocks.
Disclaimer/ Disclosure: The following news is paid for and /or published as information only for our readers. American Petro-hunter Inc. (AAPH.OB) is a showcase energy stock on Investorideas.com and all related energy portals and blogs ( averaging two thousand per month) Investorideas.com is a third party publisher of news and research .Our sites do not make recommendations, but offer information portals to research news, articles, stock lists and recent research. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. All investment involves risk and possible loss of principal .This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising.
Investorideas.com Disclaimer: http://www.investorideas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp
Investorideas.com Disclosure: http://www.investorideas.com/About/News/Clientspecifics.asp
For Additional Information about Investorideas.com energy portals: 800-665-0411 or cvanzant@investorideas.com
Visit the AAPH showcase profile at Investorideas.com
Request News and Info on AAPH
Disclosure, Disclaimer/ AAPH is a paid advertising client on Investorideas.com.
American Petro-hunter Inc. (AAPH.OB) Oct 2010 - one month showcase energy stock on Investorideas.com and energy portals and blogs (three thousand per month)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Oil and Gas Stocks News; American Petro-Hunter (OTCBB: AAPH) Announces NOS227 Well Completion Underway at North Oklahoma Project

SCOTTSDALE, AZ � March 29, 2011 (Investorideas.com energy newswire) - American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTC.BB:AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the NOS227 well completion is underway at the North Oklahoma Project. The work over rig has arrived on site and commenced activities in order to finish the well and put it into commercial production.
When completed, NOS227 will become the 3rd production well at the North Oklahoma Project in Payne County, Oklahoma. The well was drilled to 3,820 feet and the completion plan has begun to test and complete for immediate and future production of the three objective formations which include 85 feet in the Mississippi, 45 feet in the Woodford Shale, and 4 feet in the Simpson. It is anticipated that co-mingled Mississippi/Woodford production could result in 100 to 150 BPD potential.
Electronic log data of the oil bearing formations underlying NOS227 indicates that the lower Simpson formation provides oil shows offering excellent permeability and porosity and will be perforated and tested first. Following that, the Company plans to move up hole and acidize the Woodford which appears to have better porosity characteristics than what was encountered at the previously drilled No. 1 well where acidizing resulted in swab rates of 80 barrels per day. As part of the completion of this formation, a light fracture stimulation ("Frac") of the Woodford is anticipated. Lastly, the 85 foot thick Mississippi will be acidized and fracked.
All three zones contain oil shows having the requisite permeability and porosity to produce oil in commercial quantities and the well has been cased to depth. Based on an engineering analysis of the well and logs, the Company believes the possibility of a Mississippi-Woodford well with comingled production from both formations is estimated to have a 100-150 BPD potential. Additional production may occur from the Simpson however, as the zone is limited, it may prove prudent to hold the added resource behind pipe with the reserve categorized as Proved Undeveloped.
American Petro-Hunter has a 50% interest in the well. Production from NOS227 will be sold alongside output from the No. 1 and NOJ26 wells to Sunoco, the regional purchaser. West Texas Intermediate Crude today has recently been priced at $104 per barrel.
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
Contact:
Investor Relations:
Mountainview IR Services, Inc.
1-888-521-7762
investors@americanpetrohunterinc.com
Visit the AAPH showcase profile at Investorideas.com
Request News and Info on AAPH
Disclosure, Disclaimer/ AAPH is a paid advertising client on Investorideas.com.
American Petro-hunter Inc. (AAPH.OB) Oct 2010 - one month showcase energy stock on Investorideas.com and energy portals and blogs (three thousand per month)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Energy Stocks to Watch for March 28th; (OTCBB: AAPH), (NASDAQ:TNGS), (NASDAQ:IVAN), (OTCBB: UTOG)

Point Roberts, WA - March 28, 2011 (Investorideas.com Energy Newswire) - InvestorIdeas.com, a leader in sector research for investors including energy stocks, reports on oil and gas stocks to watch March 28th.
Oil closed at $105.05 -0.35 -0.33%. Spreading unrest across the Middle East keeps oil above US$100. US stocks showed gains on Friday due to corporate earnings and improved economic data. Oil prices are a wild card in terms of how high it will go and at what point it starts to hurt the economic growth.
One way for investors to play the rising oil prices is to trade stocks within the sector.
Energy stocks to watch include American Petro-hunter Inc (OTCBB: AAPH), Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL), ATP Oil & Gas Corp. (NASDAQ: ATPG), and Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: IVAN).
Sector Snapshot: (Trading at close March 25)
  • American Petro-hunter Inc (OTCBB: AAPH) trading at $0.35, up 0.02 (6.06%)
  • Titan Oil & Gas, Inc. (OTCBB: TNGS) trading at $1.30, up 0.02 (1.56%)
  • Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: IVAN) trading at $2.97, up 0.02 (0.68%)
  • UNIONTOWN ENERGY INC, (OTCBB: UTOG) tradingat $1.71 on over 5 Million shares in volume
Oil and Gas Stocks News
American Petro-hunter Inc (OTCBB: AAPH) Recent Press
Latest News:
Oil Stocks News Alert; 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.”
Full News at¨http://www.investorideas.com/CO/AAPH/news/2011/03251.asp
About American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTC.BB: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 the North Oklahoma 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
Visit the AAPH showcase profile on Investorideas.com:
http://www.investorideas.com/CO/AAPH/
UNIONTOWN ENERGY INC, (OTCBB: UTOG) Recent Press
Latest News:
UnionTown Energy Inc. Announces Major Authorized Stock Reduction " BILLINGS, MT-- - 03/25/11 - UnionTown Energy Inc. (OTC.BB: UTOG) today reported the initiation of a reduction in authorized capital to 300 million common shares to provide strong shareholder protection and exceptional corporate growth. The Company is focused on shareholder value and views this corporate action as a major step in propelling Uniontown Energy towards its goal of becoming a successful major oil and gas entity.
The Company is discussing agreements with counsel for the immediate CUSIP and a name change to accommodate the aggressive corporate moves to acquisition and production. This may result in delivery of all Union Energy Inc. stock to the Company's current transfer agent on an immediate delivery protocol.”
Full News at: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/UnionTown-Energy-Inc-iw-1382215689.html?x=0&.v=1
Ivanhoe Energy Inc. ( NASDAQ: IVAN) Recent Press
Latest News:
Ivanhoe Energy reports 2010 financial results and operational highlights
" CALGARY, March 17 Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:IVAN) today announced summary financial results and operating highlights for the year ended December 31, 2010. All figures reported are in US dollars unless otherwise noted. Ivanhoe Energy has filed its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010.
Highlights
Ivanhoe Energy marked a major advance towards commercial production at its Tamarack Project with the submission of its regulatory application to the Government of Alberta in November 2010.
Subsequent to year end, Ivanhoe Energy announced that probable plus possible reserves were recognized for the Tamarack Project. GLJ Petroleum Consultants of Calgary assigned estimated (2P) bitumen reserves of 176 million barrels and probable plus possible (3P) bitumen reserves of 220 million barrels and probable to Tamarack. Along with the reserves additions, the independent 2010 evaluation recognized 345 million barrels of best estimate contingent resource.”
Full News at: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Ivanhoe-Energy-reports-2010-prnews-2576133429.html?x=0&.v=28
Titan Oil & Gas, Inc. ( OTCBB: TNGS) Recent Press
Latest News:
Titan Oil & Gas Provides Update on Production Opportunities
"Press Release Source: Titan Oil & Gas Inc. On Tuesday March 22, 2011
LAS VEGAS , NV-- - Titan Oil & Gas, Inc. (OTC.BB: TNGS) ("Titan" or "the Company") is pleased to provide an update on recent corporate developments.
In the past thirty days, several groups have approached Titan with a large number of partnership, acquisition, and joint venture opportunities.
Titan has completed its initial review of approximately twenty properties and as a result of its due diligence process, has identified three high-priority targets. Each target has the potential for immediate production and would provide the company with near-term cash-flow.”
Full News at: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Titan-Oil-Gas-Provides-Update-iw-481847867.html?x=0
About InvestorIdeas.com:
Sign up for free investor stock alerts :
http://www.investorideas.com/Resources/Newsletter.asp
InvestorIdeas.com is a leading global investor and industry research resource portal specialized in sector investing, covering leading industry sectors including mining and gold stocks, in addition to global markets including China, India, the Middle East and Australia. Investorideas.com is known for its comprehensive stock directories in each sector and sector specific newswires.
About our Oil and Gas portal:
Research more energy stocks:
Visit the oil and gas stocks directory listing publicly traded stocks from multiple global stock exchanges including TSX, ASX, OTC, NASDAQ and NYSE.
http://www.investorideas.com/OGSN/Stock_List.asp
www.OilandGasStocksNews.com is a global meeting place for investors and industry following the energy sector, within Investorideas.com. Global visitors use the site daily to research the latest news, articles, audio, research reports and our oil and gas and natural gas stock directories. Investors can also follow energy commentary from energy expert Karl Miller.
Disclaimer: The following American Petro-Hunter Inc news is paid for by third party on behalf of showcase energy stock AAPH ( averaging two thousand per month). Investorideas.com is a third party publisher of news and research .Our sites do not make recommendations, but offer information portals to research news, articles, stock lists and recent research. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising.
Investorideas.com Disclaimer:http://www.investorideas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp
Investorideas.com Disclosure: http://www.investorideas.com/About/News/Clientspecifics.asp
For info on American Petro-hunter Inc ( OTCBB: AAPH) contact the company IR directly.
For info on Investorideas.com
Contact:
C Van Zant: 800-665-0411 - cvanzant@investorideas.com
Source - Investorideas.com


Visit the AAPH showcase profile at Investorideas.com
Request News and Info on AAPH
Disclosure, Disclaimer/ AAPH is a paid advertising client on Investorideas.com.
American Petro-hunter Inc. (AAPH.OB) Oct 2010 - one month showcase energy stock on Investorideas.com and energy portals and blogs (three thousand per month)

Friday, March 25, 2011

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
Contact:
Investor Relations:
Mountainview IR Services, Inc.
1-888-521-7762
investors@americanpetrohunterinc.com
Visit the AAPH showcase profile at Investorideas.com
Request News and Info on AAPH
Disclosure, Disclaimer/ AAPH is a paid advertising client on Investorideas.com.
American Petro-hunter Inc. (AAPH.OB) Oct 2010 - one month showcase energy stock on Investorideas.com and energy portals and blogs (three thousand per month)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Oil and Gas Stocks Trading Alert; Aroway Energy Inc. (TSX.V: ARW) Continues Drilling Success in 2011

CALGARY, ALBERTA - March 22, 2011 (Investorideas.com Newswire) - AROWAY ENERGY INC. (TSX VENTURE:ARW; PINK SHEETS:ARWJF) (the "Company") Further to its March 3, 2011 news release, the Company provides the following update on its 2011 joint venture drilling operations in the Peace River Arch area of Alberta. The Company's first well of the 2011 exploration program has now been drilled, cased and completed and is awaiting pipeline tie-in. This multi-prospect exploration well was drilled to an approximate depth of 2300 meters targeting the Leduc formation. The Company is paying 50% of all costs associated with this well to earn a 50% interest in the well. Upon completion of the tie-in to its joint venture partner's pipeline and facilities, stabilized production numbers for this successful well will be released.
Drilling operations have begun on the Company's second Leduc exploration well. The multi-prospective well will be drilled to an approximate depth of 2260 meters targeting the Leduc formation. The 3D seismically defined multi-zone prospective well is also being operated by the Company's joint venture farm in partner with the Company paying 75% of all costs associated with this well to earn a 50% interest in the well. This exploration well is expected to take approximately 10 days to reach total depth.
These are the first two of a possible six wells planned for the joint venture partnership's 2011 drill program. All of the planned exploration and/or development wells to be drilled are defined by 3D seismic, have multi-zone prospectivity, and are close to infrastructure.
About Aroway Energy Inc.:
Aroway Energy Inc. is junior oil and gas exploration Company focused on high working interest non-operated oil and gas exploration prospects. Aroway is currently participating in two exploration wells which are programmed to a total depth into the Leduc formation in the Peace River Arch area of Alberta. The Company will pay 75% of all costs to earn 50% of all revenues in the exploration program.
ON BEHALF OF AROWAY ENERGY INC.
Chris Cooper, President
BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Contact Aroway Energy Inc
Judy-Ann Pottinger
Aroway Energy Inc.
(604) 304-4090 or Cell: (604) 617-5290
(604) 909-2679 (FAX)
jpottinger@arowayenergy.com
www.arowayenergy.com
(647) 258-3311 or Toll Free: (888) 258-3323
Investor Cubed Inc.
(416) 363-7977 (FAX)
info@investor3.ca
Disclosure: ARW is a paid advertising client on Investorideas.com and our energy, natural gas, and oil and gas portals.
Visit the ARW showcase profile at Investorideas.com
Request News and Info on ARW

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Energy Stocks News; American Petro-Hunter (OTCBB: AAPH) Advises NOS227 a Commercial Oil Well

SCOTTSDALE, AZ � March 15, 2011 (Investorideas.com energy newswire) - American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTC.BB:AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is very pleased to announce that as part of an ongoing drill program at the North Oklahoma Project in Payne County, Oklahoma, the latest oil well identified as NOS227 was drilled to a T.D. (total depth) of 3,820 feet and has been categorized as commercially viable.
NOS227 cut all three objectives as planned, these being the Mississippi of 85 feet, Woodford Shale of 45 feet and the lower Simpson of 4 feet. All three zones contain oil shows and following a suite of electronic logs, have the requisite permeability and porosity to produce oil in commercial quantities such that an immediate casing election was made.
The productive Woodford and Mississippi Formations were the primary objectives of the well and both thick section of pay will be completed along with the lower pay in the Simpson formation. Based on an engineering analysis of the well and logs, the Company believes the possibility of a Mississippian-Woodford well with comingled production from both formations is estimated to have a 100-150 BPD potential. American Petro-Hunter has a 50% interest in the well. An update regarding completion plans and timing will be released shortly as the Company plans to expedite the process in order to meet the rigorous drilling timetable for 2011.
As reported earlier, recent horizontal successes in the Mississippian and Woodford by other E&P companies active in Payne County has provided valuable information as to the potential of these two prolific formations for horizontal oil and gas potential. It has been confirmed on leases controlled by the Company that the combined 125 feet of Mississippi-Woodford is a highly attractive horizontal candidate.
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
Contact:
Investor Relations:
Mountainview IR Services, Inc.
1-888-521-7762
investors@americanpetrohunterinc.com
Visit the AAPH showcase profile at Investorideas.com
Request News and Info on AAPH
Disclosure, Disclaimer/ AAPH is a paid advertising client on Investorideas.com.
American Petro-hunter Inc. (AAPH.OB) Oct 2010 - one month showcase energy stock on Investorideas.com and energy portals and blogs (three thousand per month)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Energy Stocks News; American Petro-Hunter (OTCBB: AAPH) Announces Drilling Underway at NOS227 Well on North Oklahoma Oil Project

SCOTTSDALE, AZ � March 7, 2011 (Investorideas.com energy newswire) - American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTC.BB:AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is pleased to announce today that the NOS227 Well at the North Oklahoma Project located in Payne County, Oklahoma has spud and the well is drilling ahead.
It is anticipated that NOS227 will reach its planned depth of 4,000 feet in seven days. As previously reported, the primary objective is the productive Woodford and Mississippi Formations with secondary opportunities identified in the Miesner and Skinner Sands. The location exhibits the potential for 80 plus feet of pay from the known productive formations which offset to the northwest and southeast.
American Petro-Hunter is currently producing oil from the Woodford and the Mississippian at its No.1 and NOJ26 wells. The new NOS227 is a direct offset to the recently completed commercial oil well at the NOJ26 location and takes advantage of a favorable oil producing geological trend up dip and to the west offsetting existing production.
A successful Mississippian-Woodford well with comingled production from both formations is estimated to offer a 150-250 BPD potential. American Petro-Hunter has a 50% interest in the well.
Company President Robert McIntosh states, "The NOS227 location offers targets in the Mississippian and Woodford formations which are the current focus of all the considerable recent E&P excitement in Payne County. As the play in Northern Oklahoma unfolds throughout the year ahead, we anticipate announcements of big discovery wells from horizontal drilling in the area that rival some of the early Bakken Play results. The Company is strategically positioned with leases and locations that have prime Mississippian-Woodford access that will allow us to participate with drilling operations right in the heart of the play."
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
Contact:
Investor Relations:
Mountainview IR Services, Inc.
1-888-521-7762
investors@americanpetrohunterinc.com
Visit the AAPH showcase profile at Investorideas.com
Request News and Info on AAPH
Disclosure, Disclaimer/ AAPH is a paid advertising client on Investorideas.com.
American Petro-hunter Inc. (AAPH.OB) Oct 2010 - one month showcase energy stock on Investorideas.com and energy portals and blogs (three thousand per month)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Oil and Gas Stocks Directory Grows to over 700 Stocks; Includes Bakken Stocks, Woodford Shale and Oil Sands Stocks

POINT ROBERTS, Wash. - March 4, 2011 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a leader in sector research for investors, including energy stocks, updates the oil and gas stocks directory for March, now listing over 700 publicly traded oil and gas stocks. As oil continues to rise, hitting $103. the energy stocks directory is one of the most visited pages at Investorideas.com.
The oil and gas stocks directory features over seven hundred stocks listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading Stock Exchanges. The directory also features a section on Bakken stocks and oil sands stocks.
Preview the directory here: http://www.investorideas.com/OGSN/Stock_List.asp
Featured Energy Stock:
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. www.americanpetrohunter.com
Company Research
http://www.aaphreport.com/
Visit the AAPH showcase profile at Investorideas.com
http://www.investorideas.com/CO/AAPH/
Request News and Info on AAPH
http://www.investorideas.com/Resources/Newsletter.asp
Contact American Petro-Hunter:
Mountainview IR Services, Inc.
1-888-521-7762
investors@americanpetrohunterinc.com
Investorideas.com energy stock directories for investors:
Oil and Gas Stocks Directory - Global Oil and Gas Stocks Directory of Publicly traded oil and gas stocks listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges. The comprehensive directory gives investors a full range and choice of micro cap to large cap stocks in the energy sector. The directory in PDF format, features hyperlinks to over 600 stocks symbol(s), company's URL and company's description.
Coal Stocks Directory - Global Directory of Publicly traded Coal stocks listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM, China and other leading global Stock Exchanges . The comprehensive directory gives investors a full range and choice of micro cap to large cap stocks in the coal sector, including clean coal and coking coal stocks. The directory in PDF format, features hyperlinks to coal stocks symbol(s), company's URL and company's description.
Natural Gas Stocks Directory - Global Directory of Publicly traded Natural Gas Stocks listed on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges. The directory includes small cap, micro cap as well as large cap NYSE listed stocks for review. Natural gas stocks included range from LNG, Coal Bed Methane to exploration and producers in the sector. The directory in PDF format, features hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company's URL and company's description.
Renewable Energy Stocks Directory - Global Green and Renewable Energy Stocks Directory in PDF format includes over 1200 stocks on the TSX, TSX Venture, OTC, NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE, ASX, AIM and other leading global Stock Exchanges . The directory features hyperlinks to stocks symbol(s), company’s URL and company’s description. The directory includes info and links on Alternative Energy Funds, Biogas and Ethanol Stocks, Energy Efficiency Stocks, Flywheel Stocks, Fuel Cell Stocks, Geothermal Stocks, Hydrogen Production, Micro Turbine Stocks, Solar Stocks, Smart Grid Stocks, Green Transportation, Wind Power and Wind Energy Stocks and Green Infrastructure Stocks. For investors following green stocks, this is the most comprehensive global stock directory online.
Investorideas.com members can access all energy stock directories, in addition to biotech, nanotech, water, defense and the newly added tech stocks for cloud computing and social network stocks.
Visit the Investor Ideas membership page to learn more at: http://www.investorideas.com/membership/
Sign up for the free investor news letter and get stock alerts in leading sectors! http://www.investorideas.com/Resources/Newsletter.asp
About InvestorIdeas.com:
Investor Ideas is a global financial media online destination specialized in sector investing content.
Disclosure: American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTC.BB: AAPH) is a paid advertising showcase company on Investorideas.com ( two thousand per month blended average)
Disclaimer: Our sites do not make recommendations. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. We attempt to research thoroughly, but we offer no guarantees as to the accuracy of information presented. All Information relating to featured companies is sourced from public documents and/ or the company and is not the opinion of our web sites. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising. www.InvestorIdeas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp
For Additional Information and or interest in becoming a content /revenue partner:
Dawn Van Zant: 800-665-0411 - dvanzant@investorideas.com
Source - Investorideas.com

Friday, March 4, 2011

Oil and Gas Stocks Trading Alert; Aroway Energy Inc. (TSX.V: ARW) Trading up 14.93 % on News

Point Roberts, WA - March 3, 2011 (Investorideas.com Newswire) - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a leader in sector research including energy stocks, releases a technical stock trading alert and stock chart for energy stock Aroway Energy Inc. (TSX.V: ARW). The stock at the time of the release is trading at$ 0.385, up 0.05 (14.93%) on 123,530 shares. The company reported news today their 20111 drilling program has commenced. The stock has traded as high as $0.41.
Trading stock chart March 3
Investorideas.com Newswire News:
Oil and Gas Stocks; Aroway Energy Inc. (TSX-V: ARW; PINK: ARWJF) Begins 2011 Drill Program
"CALGARY, ALBERTA - March 3, 2011 (Investorideas.com energy stocks newswire) - Aroway Minerals Inc. (TSX-V:ARW; PINK:ARWJF) (www.arowayenergy.com) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has begun drilling operations on its first well of the Company's 2011 Peace River Arch exploration drilling program. The 3D seismically defined multi-zone prospective well is located on the newly acquired lands announced by the Company on February 14, 2011. The well is targeting the Leduc formation at a depth of approximately 2,300 meters. The drilling operations of this well are being operated by the Company's joint venture farm in partner with the Company paying 50% of all costs associated with this well to earn a 50% interest in the well. This exploration well is expected to take approximately 17 days to reach total depth."
Full Article: http://www.investorideas.com/CO/ARW/news/2011/03031.asp
About Aroway Energy Inc.:
Aroway Energy Inc. is junior oil and gas exploration Company focused on high working interest non-operated oil and gas exploration prospects. Aroway is currently participating in two exploration wells which are programmed to a total depth into the Leduc formation in the Peace River Arch area of Alberta. The Company will pay 75% of all costs to earn 50% of all revenues in the exploration program.
Contact Aroway Energy Inc
Judy-Ann Pottinger
Aroway Energy Inc.
(604) 304-4090 or Cell: (604) 617-5290
(604) 909-2679 (FAX)
jpottinger@arowayenergy.com
www.arowayenergy.com
(647) 258-3311 or Toll Free: (888) 258-3323
Investor Cubed Inc.
(416) 363-7977 (FAX)
info@investor3.ca
Visit the company's showcase page at http://www.investorideas.com/CO/ARW/
Visit the Company's website at
www.arowayenergy.com
About Investor Ideas Oil and Gas portal:
OilandGasStocksNews.com is a global meeting place for investors and industry following the energy sector, within Investorideas.com. Global visitors use the site daily to research the latest news, articles, audio, research reports and our oil and gas and natural gas stock directories.
Research more oil and gas stocks :
http://www.investorideas.com/OGSN/Stock_List.asp
Disclaimer: The following Aroway Energy Inc news is paid for on behalf of ARW ($2000) per month. Investorideas.com is a third party publisher of news and research .Our sites do not make recommendations, but offer information portals to research news, articles, stock lists and recent research. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities. This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising.
Investorideas.com Disclaimer: http://www.investorideas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp
Investorideas.com Disclosure: http://www.investorideas.com/About/News/Clientspecifics.asp
C Van Zant: 800-665-0411 - cvanzant@investorideas.com
Source - Investorideas.com
Disclosure: ARW is a paid advertising client on Investorideas.com and our energy, natural gas, and oil and gas portals.
Visit the ARW showcase profile at Investorideas.com
Request News and Info on ARW

Oil and Gas Stocks; Aroway Energy Inc. (TSX-V:ARW; PINK:ARWJF) Begins 2011 Drill Program

CALGARY, ALBERTA - March 3, 2011 (Investorideas.com energy stocks newswire) – Aroway Minerals Inc. (TSX-V:ARW; PINK:ARWJF) (www.arowayenergy.com) (the "Company") is pleased to announce that the Company has begun drilling operations on its first well of the Company's 2011 Peace River Arch exploration drilling program. The 3D seismically defined multi-zone prospective well is located on the newly acquired lands announced by the Company on February 14, 2011. The well is targeting the Leduc formation at a depth of approximately 2,300 meters. The drilling operations of this well are being operated by the Company's joint venture farm in partner with the Company paying 50% of all costs associated with this well to earn a 50% interest in the well. This exploration well is expected to take approximately 17 days to reach total depth.
This is the first of a possible six wells planned for the 2011 drill program. All of the planned exploration and / or development wells to be drilled are defined by seismic, have multi-zone prospectivety, and are close to infrastructure.
About Aroway Energy Inc.
Aroway Energy Inc. is a Western Canadian junior oil and gas production and exploration company participating in "non-operated" Peace River Arch oil and gas exploration prospects, through a joint venture partnership. Aroway is currently producing approximately 225 boe/day of oil, gas liquids and gas net to Aroway
ON BEHALF OF AROWAY ENERGY INC.
Chris Cooper, President
BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
Contact:
Judy-Ann Pottinger
Aroway Energy Inc.
(604) 304-4090 or Cell: (604) 617-5290
(604) 909-2679 (FAX)
jpottinger@arowayenergy.com
www.arowayenergy.com
(647) 258-3311 or Toll Free: (888) 258-3323
Investor Cubed Inc.
(416) 363-7977 (FAX)
info@investor3.ca
Disclosure: ARW is a paid advertising client on Investorideas.com and our energy, natural gas, and oil and gas portals.
Visit the ARW showcase profile at Investorideas.com
Request News and Info on ARW

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

“Oil and natural gas will continue to meet the majority of the world’s growing energy needs for decades to come.”

Oil and natural gas will continue to meet the majority of the world’s growing energy needs for decades to come.”[1]

Point Roberts WA- March 2, 2011– www.Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specialized in sector research including energy stocks, releases the following CFA commentary from Patrick J. Murphy, featuring American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTC.BB: AAPH). 

Patrick J. Murphy is the owner of Murphy Analytics LLC, a provider of sponsored research coverage on smallcap stocks.

Oil and natural gas will continue to meet the majority of the world’s growing energy needs for decades to come.”[2]

Continuing the argument presented in the Company’s “Outlook for Energy – A View to 2030”[3], ExxonMobil’s assertion delivered at the recent Goldman Sachs Global Energy Conference is based on the expectation that shifts in energy usage and technology will continue to evolve gradually, over decades rather than years, as has been the case historically.  While it is undoubtedly true that ExxonMobil (NYSE:  XOM) has a vested interest in the continued dominance of oil and gas as power sources, it’s also true that this forecast is difficult to refute. 

The macro-economic trends in support of ExxonMobil’s assertion are easily identified and the far-reaching impact of the BRIC and other developing nations has been discussed ad nauseam, but it is illuminating nevertheless to attempt to think about these trends in terms of specific data points.  As one example, the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) estimates[4] that there were approximately 840 motor vehicles per 1,000 U.S. citizens in 2008.   While the DOE estimate is 140 vehicles per 1,000 citizens for Brazil, the estimate for India is 13 and the estimate for China is 36 vehicles per 1,000 citizens as of 2008.    In terms of the aggregate growth in this ratio for the decade ended 2008, the DOE estimates the U.S. fleet grew by 8% compared to 31% for Brazil, 74% for India, and 300% for China - in 1998, there were approximately 9 vehicles per 1,000 Chinese citizens, and this grew to 36 vehicles by 2008. 

Country
Vehicles per 1,000 Citizens (2008)
Approximate  # of Vehicles (2008)
Theoretical # of Vehicles Applying U.S. Ratio
Brazil
140
201,000,000
28,140,000
169,041,000
India
13
1,173,000,000
15,249,000
986,493,000
China
36
1,330,000,000
47,880,000
1,118,530,000
United States
841
310,000,000
260,710,000
260,710,000
Total

3,050,000,000
368,085,000
2,534,774,000
Sources:




http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/facts/2010_fotw617.html





Utilizing the population estimates provided by the CIA Factbook, and assuming no change in the vehicle ratio from 2008 to today, it is likely there are 370 million vehicles in Brazil, India, China, and the United States, which collectively represent about 45% of the world’s 6.8 billion population.   If it seems unlikely that the developing world will ever require the same level of motor vehicle dependence that has evolved in the U.S., it is worth noting that Canada’s ratio as of 2008 was 623, with 563 for the Pacific, and 593 for Western Europe.  Outside of these regions, in generally lesser developed countries, the ratios fall significantly, likely implying substantial future demand in these areas well:  300 vehicles per 1,000 citizens for Eastern Europe, 132 for Central and South America, 103 for the Middle East, 54 for the Far East and 27 for Africa. 

While predicting additions to the global fleet cannot be accomplished with precision, the general trend is clear – there will be hundreds of millions and likely billions of motor vehicles added over the coming decades.  Even ignoring all the other ways in which we devour energy, including the increasingly prominent role of natural gas in power generation, it’s hard to imagine the demand for oil and gas decreasing for any meaningful amount of time in the foreseeable future.  It’s significantly easier to find data that support the argument that the demand for oil will continue climbing over the long-term, and that developing alternative fuels in quantities sufficient enough to meet growing demand in a manner that competes with oil economically is likely to take decades, not years.  This is the view taken not only by ExxonMobil, but also by the DOE, which forecasts that despite the rapid growth of renewable energy sources over the coming years and decades, fossil fuels will still provide 78% of U.S. energy use in 2035.[5]

There are a number of ways to invest in this long-term trend including direct investment, commodity futures, and in the stocks of oil services firms or majors such as ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM), BP (NYSE: BP) and Chevron (NYSE:  CVX).  There is also potential opportunity with independent producers like Chesapeake (NYSE:  CHK), Devon Energy (NYSE:  DVN), and Southwestern (NYSE:  SWN). 

For those interested in the potential upside of a junior oil and gas exploration and production company, American Petro-Hunter (OTCBB:  AAPH) recently announced increased production and an expectation of net revenue proceeds in February from production at the NOJ26 well located in the Company’s Woodford Shale acreage in northern Oklahoma.  The projected initial projection rate is 40-50 barrels per day currently, with an increase to 100 barrels per day anticipated.  AAPH has reported that the southern part of the Company’s lease block has room to drill up to 5 horizontal wells, and although these wells can be expensive, as much as $1.75 million per well, the return on investment may be very rapid if production of 500 barrels or more per day is achieved.  AAPH also expects there is the potential for up to 25 less expensive vertical wells on this area of the lease block.  While continuing to exploit these opportunities throughout 2011, AAPH anticipates a frenzy of activity both in the near and longer term across the Woodford Shale. 

Both here in the U.S. and elsewhere, while there may be significant short-term price fluctuations, the likely continued increase in energy demand  seems to mandate that fossil fuels will continue to dominate global energy consumption for a long time, and the easiest case to argue is that long-term oil and gas prices must rise.  This trend presents opportunity for investment not only in major and independent producers but also among junior exploration and production companies like American Petro-Hunter, which is delivering promising early results from its Woodford Shale acreage. 


More info: American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTC.BB: 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. http://www.americanpetrohunter.com/
Company Research
Visit the AAPH showcase profile at Investorideas.com

Request News and Info on AAPH
Contact American Petro-Hunter:
Mountainview IR Services, Inc.
1-888-521-7762
investors@americanpetrohunterinc.com

About InvestorIdeas.com:
InvestorIdeas.com is a leading global investor and industry research resource portal specialized in sector investing, covering leading industry sectors including energy and mining stocks.

Disclaimer/ Disclosure: The following news is paid for and /or published as information only for our readers. American Petro-hunter Inc. (AAPH.OB) is a showcase energy stock on Investorideas.com and all related energy portals and blogs (two thousand per month) Investorideas.com is a third party publisher of news and research .Our sites do not make recommendations, but offer information portals to research news, articles, stock lists and recent research. Nothing on our sites should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell products or securities.  All investment involves risk and possible loss of principal .This site is currently compensated by featured companies, news submissions and online advertising.
Investorideas.com Disclaimer: http://www.investorideas.com/About/Disclaimer.asp

Patrick Murphy Disclaimer:

Readers are advised that the above article is solely for information purposes and should not to be construed as an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security. The views expressed herein are based upon the author’s analysis of the issuer's public disclosures, and assumes both their accuracy and completeness. The opinions and statements included herein are based on sources (including the companies discussed and public sources) believed to be reliable and in good faith, but no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made as to their accuracy, completeness or correctness. The author has not independently verified the information contained herein. This information is not intended to be used as the sole basis of any investment decisions, nor should it be construed as advice designed to meet the investment needs of any particular investor. You should review a complete information package on all companies, which should include, but not be limited to, the Company's annual report, quarterly reports, press releases and all regulatory filings. The foregoing discussion contains statements which are based on current expectations, estimates and projections, and differences from such expectations, estimates and projections can be expected.

The author, Patrick Murphy, was compensated $350 for writing this article by InvestorIdeas.com.  Mr. Murphy does not own shares of any of the companies mentioned in this article.  Mr. Murphy expects his research firm, Murphy Analytics, to be engaged for the provision of a research report on AAPH in March 2011. 

Patrick Murphy Bio:

Patrick J. Murphy is the owner of Murphy Analytics LLC, a provider of sponsored research coverage on smallcap stocks.  Mr. Murphy has over 15 years of capital markets experience providing institutional investment and transaction analysis across a range of asset classes including microcap equities, commercial real estate debt and equity, municipal derivatives and public finance, venture capital, fixed income, CMBS and mortgage REIT's.  In addition to his work with Murphy Analytics, Mr. Murphy also serves as a consultant to a municipal derivatives advisory firm.  Mr. Murphy is an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame (1991), with an undergraduate degree in Economics, and earned a Masters Degree in Finance from St. Louis University in 1997.  Mr. Murphy is a CFA Charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of St. Louis.

 For Additional Information about Investorideas.com energy portals: 800-665-0411 or cvanzant@investorideas.com



[1] http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9MzU5ODE1NnxDaGlsZElEPTQwOTY5OHxUeXBlPTI=&t=1;  Mark W. Albers, Senior Vice President, ExxonMobil.  “Delivering on the Energy Challenge”  January 12, 2011
[2] http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9MzU5ODE1NnxDaGlsZElEPTQwOTY5OHxUeXBlPTI=&t=1;  Mark W. Albers, Senior Vice President, ExxonMobil.  “Delivering on the Energy Challenge”  January 12, 2011







More Investorideas.com Oil and Gas Investor content : www.OilandGasStockNews.com an energy stocks investor portal within InvestorIdeas.com provides investor research, energy stocks and industry commentary from Karl Miller, stock news and energy links as well as a directory of public companies within the oil and gas sector. Investors can follow energy news by subscribing to the energy stocks newswire at: http://www.investorideas.com/RSS/feeds/Energy.xml

Oil and gas stocks - become a showcase energy stock on www.investorideas.com and its energy portals and blogs for as little as $1000 month !