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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Oil and Gas Trading Alert; American Petro-Hunter (OTCBB: AAPH) NOS227 Oil Well Completion on Track Amidst Resurgence of "Big Oil" in Oklahoma

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - April 13, 2011 (Investorideas.com Energy Newswire) - American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTC.BB:AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that while the recent rise in oil prices to over $112 a barrel has spawned an upsurge in activity likened to the "Return of Big Oil to Oklahoma," the operators of the NOS227 well report their excellent relations with contract well service providers have ensured scheduled well completion operations are on track at the North Oklahoma Project.
The "multi-stage surge frack," designed by the engineering team is to be implemented by Basic Well Services of Cushing Oklahoma. This rig service company has extensive expertise in successfully completing both vertical and horizontal wells in the Mississippi formation in both Oklahoma and Kansas.
Management believes the frack will result in the well producing oil at an Initial Production Rate ("IPR") of 300 barrels of oil per day (BOPD). Once the production rate has been established over several weeks, the Company plans to commence drilling an additional vertical offset well and enjoys the latitude to drill up to an additional 15 wells on the Yale Prospect lease component of its North Oklahoma Project.
American Petro-Hunter is simultaneously finalizing plans for its first horizontal well on the nearby "Ripley Prospect." The acreage is located in 100 foot thick sections of Mississippi in an area experiencing aggressive exploitation by major operators investing heavily in laterally drilled, horizontal wells.
The Mississippi has produced 317 million barrels to date, and given the known data is a low reservoir risk opportunity. With under $2.5 million in drilling costs per well, many rigs are already mobilized with more on the way. Examples of regional wells such as the Eagle Energy LLC Avard 1H-31 which made 922 barrels in the first 24 hours and gas at 4.5 MMCF as well as Range Resources two Mississippian horizontals tested in a 24 hour period at a combined 1,314 BOE per day have energized the play.
In the media, Oil and Gas Investor Magazine recently reported in its April edition that in February there were 19 rigs drilling horizontal wells in the play with reports that companies such as Sandridge Energy plan to drill 138 horizontal wells this year at a cost of $248 million.
As previously reported by the Company, the Calyx C&N 25-1H well a mile and a quarter from the Ripley lease has been speculated to have had initial production rates (I.P.) of 1,000 barrels per day (BPOD). It is common knowledge that these horizontal wells can generate higher reserves than vertical wells which historically produce in the 30,000 to 50,000 barrels per location range. Data shows that horizontal wells offer four to five times the production in the 150,000 barrel per well range.
Company President and C.E.O. Robert McIntosh states, "The regional Mississippi Play has become extremely busy with the recent news of large wells being brought online and the sheer number of wells being drilled and completed. We have been prudent in securing our drilling contractors and well service companies in advance and will meet our scheduled timetable for the 2011 drilling program, despite the upsurge in the midst of the recent oil boom."
Mr. McIntosh continues, "We are working with our partners to finalize the plans, permitting and A.F.E.s on our 2,000 acre Ripley Prospect. A location for the first Mississippi horizontal has been engineered and proposed. We have been advised that a 1,500 to 1,800 foot lateral well along the Mississippi will exploit a 320 acre parcel near to the Calyx operations and we hope to announce a spud date shortly."
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.
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Friday, April 8, 2011

Oil and Gas Stocks; TAG Oil (TSX-V: TAO) (OTCQX: TAOIF) Begins Trading on OTCQX International in the United States

Vancouver, B.C. - April 8, 2011 (Investorideas.com Newswire) - TAG Oil Ltd. (TSX-V: TAO) and (OTCQX: TAOIF) is pleased to report the company�s common shares have been called to trade on the premier tier of the OTC market in the United States, the OTCQX International. The trading symbol is TAOIF.
The OTCQX platform is a highly visible electronic quotation and trading venue in the United States where qualifying companies can enjoy the benefits of increased international exposure without becoming a reporting company with the Securities & Exchange Commission under U.S. securities laws. Trading on the OTCQX International is available to international issuers such as TAG Oil whose shares meet clear quantitative standards, and currently trade on a qualifying foreign stock exchange.
Berenbaum Weinshienk PC will serve as TAG Oil�s Principal American Liaison (�PAL�) on OTCQX International, and will be responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements and compliance with U.S. securities laws.
The OTCQX trading platform provides TAG Oil with exposure to both institutional and retail investors through major online and full-service brokerage firms that facilitate trades through OTCQX International. Trades are settled and cleared in the United States similar to any NASDAQ or NYSE stock, and trade reports are disseminated through major financial data providers.
To view TAG Oil Ltd. on the OTCQX please visit: http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/TAOIF/quote
TAG Oil Ltd.
TAG Oil Ltd. (http://www.tagoil.com/) is a Canadian-based production and exploration company with operations focused exclusively in New Zealand . With 100% control over all its core assets, including oil and gas production infrastructure, TAG is anticipating substantial oil and gas production and reserve growth through development of several light oil and gas discoveries. TAG is also actively drilling high-impact exploration prospects identified across 3,500 sections of land onshore in the lightly explored Taranaki and East Coast Basins of New Zealand 's North Island.
In the East Coast Basin , TAG Oil has demonstrated and is pursuing the significant unconventional resource potential estimated in the fractured shale source-rock formations that are widespread over the Company's acreage. These oil-rich, naturally fractured and thermally mature source-rock formations have many similarities to North America's Bakken Shale source-rock formation in the successful Williston Basin.
Contact:
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TAG Oil Ltd. 1-604-682-6496
Website: http://www.tagoil.com/

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Energy Stock News Alert; TAG's (TSX-V: TAO) (OTCQX: TAOIF) Sidewinder-3 Exploration Well Strikes Light Oil & Gas in Taranaki Basin; the Company's Fourth New Discovery in Five Months

Vancouver, B.C. - April 7, 2011 (Investorideas.com Newswire) - TAG Oil Ltd. (TSX-V: TAO) and (OTCQX: TAOIF) is pleased to report that the Sidewinder-3 exploration well is confirmed as a light oil and gas discovery, the third discovery made in TAG Oil's 100%-controlled Petroleum Exploration Permit 38748 in the onshore Taranaki Basin, North Island, New Zealand, and the Company's fourth new oil and gas discovery in five months.
The Sidewinder-3 exploration well was drilled to a total depth of 2160 meters (7087 feet), targeting a large anomaly identified on 3-D seismic, approximately 1.1 km to the south of the recent Sidewinder-1 and Sidewinder-2 discoveries. Sidewinder-3 encountered 15.4 meters (50 feet) of net oil-and-gas-bearing sandstones in the primary Sidewinder zone, including "free oil" observed over the shakers during the drilling operation.
"This is our third successful Sidewinder well, with each new well helping us to more accurately calibrate our 3-D data set, and further understand the geology in this lightly-explored acreage," Drew Cadenhead, TAG Oil COO commented. "Of particular interest, the Sidewinder-3 well has shown the Mt. Messenger Formation reservoir sands extend significantly to the south of the original Sidewinder discoveries, and hydrocarbons appear to have migrated into all potentially producing sands encountered to date. The size and scope of the discovery area is potentially much larger than originally anticipated, and bodes well for both near-term development and future exploration."
The three Sidewinder discovery wells are part of TAG Oil's ongoing exploration drilling campaign that commenced in Petroleum Exploration Permit 38748 in February 2011 following the Sidewinder-1 discovery. Sidewinder-1 flow tested at stabilized rates of 8.5 million cubic feet of gas plus 44 barrels of oil per day for a total of 1461 barrels of oil equivalent ("BOE") per day with no water. Please view TAG's previous news for more information on the Sidewinder discoveries.
Garth Johnson, TAG Oil CEO commented, "Once flow testing of all new Sidewinder wells is complete, we can better assess the magnitude of these discoveries. Given the encouraging results achieved to date we are expanding the throughput capabilities of the Sidewinder Production Station to accommodate more production than we initially anticipated. Our immediate focus remains on building cash flow and reserves associated with these discoveries."
TAG Oil will immediately proceed to drill the Sidewinder-4 exploration well, which will also target the Mt. Messenger Formation sandstones approximately 1 km to the east of the Sidewinder-1 well.
TAG Oil Ltd.
TAG Oil Ltd. (http://www.tagoil.com/) is a Canadian-based production and exploration company with operations focused exclusively in New Zealand . With 100% control over all its core assets, including oil and gas production infrastructure, TAG is anticipating substantial oil and gas production and reserve growth through development of several light oil and gas discoveries. TAG is also actively drilling high-impact exploration prospects identified across 3,500 sections of land onshore in the lightly explored Taranaki and East Coast Basins of New Zealand 's North Island.
In the East Coast Basin , TAG Oil has demonstrated and is pursuing the significant unconventional resource potential estimated in the fractured shale source-rock formations that are widespread over the Company's acreage. These oil-rich, naturally fractured and thermally mature source-rock formations have many similarities to North America's Bakken Shale source-rock formation in the successful Williston Basin.
Contact:
Dan Brown or Garth Johnson
TAG Oil Ltd. 1-604-682-6496
Website: http://www.tagoil.com/
"BOE"s may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A BOE conversion ratio of 6Mcf: 1 Bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainty affecting the business of TAG Oil. These statements are based on certain factors and assumptions including those related to the exploration and development of TAG Oil's Sidewinder-1, Sidewinder-2, and Sidewinder-3 light oil and gas discoveries in the Taranaki Basin of New Zealand. Actual results may vary materially from the information provided in this release and there is no representation by TAG Oil that actual results realized in the future would be the same in whole or in part as those presented herein.
Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements are set forth in, but are not limited to, filings that the Company and its independent evaluator have made, including the Company's most recent reports in Canada under National Instrument 51-101.
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.

Energy Stocks Report; U.S. Shale Plays Production American Petro-Hunter (OTCBB: AAPH) CEO Robert McIntosh estimates that there were 1,300 vertical and wells drilled in the Woodford from 2003 2010

Point Roberts WA - April 7, 2011 - www.Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specialized in sector research including oil and gas stocks, releases the following report; "Enhanced Oil Recovery Technologies and Higher Energy Prices Enable Economical Production from U.S. Shale Reserves" by Patrick J. Murphy.
Patrick J. Murphy is the owner of Murphy Analytics LLC, a provider of sponsored research coverage on smallcap stocks.
"With horizontal drilling, today�s oil and gas industry has an extraordinary capability: the power to navigate three dimensionally through the earth, contacting and economically producing resources while minimizing surface disruption."
Investorideas.com Energy Newswire This commentary from a DOE report, "Environmental Benefits of Advanced Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Technology", captures the enormous opportunity made possible by the technological advances pushed forward by Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) and others driven to find an economical approach to tapping into what the U.S. Geological Survey estimates is 2.5 to 3 trillion barrels of proven resources of shale oil throughout the world. Importantly for domestic producers, studies estimate that the U.S. has as much as 73% of the world's recoverable shale oil in contrast to only 5% of the world's recoverable crude oil.
Historically, vertically drilled wells were the most economical method for tapping into the formations that have produced abundant quantities of the world's oil and gas. However, as producers began to comprehend the magnitude of the opportunity in the Barnett Shale, the Woodford Shale and elsewhere, it became clear that exploiting unconventional resources would require unconventional technology.
As explained by the Energy Information Administration of the DOE, because oil and gas reserves are much wider than they are deep, which is particularly true of U.S. shale reserves, horizontal drilling achieves the technical objective of intersecting a reserve in a manner that maximizes contact with the reserve. Developing this expertise took time, however, and this technical evolution is highlighted in a Halliburton white paper that points out the lag between the identification and commercialization of the Barnett Shale opportunity:
"Lacking an efficient means of production, U.S. shale gas reserves were largely ignored so long as market conditions made reserves more costly to produce than conventional sources. In fact, one of the first recognized major shale gas plays, the Barnett Shale of Texas, was under investigation as early as 1981, but not until 1995 was the hydraulic fracturing technology available that successfully brought in the gas at commercial rates. Then, five of the initial six wells each began producing more than two million cubic feet of gas per day and, soon after, introduction of horizontal drilling began to extend the basin where today two percent of all the gas consumed daily in the U.S. is produced."
The delay in utilizing horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing was not solely the result of the lack of technical knowledge, but also a function of the higher relative cost of these technologies, which did not prove to be economical when oil and gas prices were low. Although the cost of drilling a horizontal well can be as much as two to three times higher than the cost of drilling a vertical well, this higher cost must be measured against a higher production factor, which can be 15 - 20 times higher for a horizontal well. However, given that some degree of uncertainty is inherent in all drilling, and in light of the volatility of fossil fuel prices, incurring a drilling expense that is known to be higher is easier to tolerate when oil is bouncing around at $100 per barrel rather than $30 per barrel. The influence of higher fossil fuel prices is highlighted in the previously referenced Halliburton white paper on U.S. shale gas:
"Current increasing demand and lagging supply mean high prices for both oil and gas, making exploitation of North American unconventional gas plays suddenly far more lucrative for producers. One of the most important such plays to emerge has been U.S. shale gas."
Although drilling techniques must adapt to the unique geological characteristics of each play, success in understanding the Woodford shale opportunity is evidenced by the dramatic increase in the number wells drilled there - American Petro-Hunter (OTCBB: AAPH) CEO Robert McIntosh estimates that there were 1,300 vertical and wells drilled in the Woodford from 2003 - 2010, with Devon Energy (NYSE: Devon) being particularly active.
Citing the success of other exploration and production company's around American Petro-Hunter's properties in Payne County, Oklahoma, CEO McIntosh recently noted that the Company's plans for the balance of 2011 call primarily for the development of horizontal wells. Although AAPH recently commenced operations on a vertical well due to the location's unique characteristics, the Company has noted that horizontal wells in the region have produced upwards of 500 barrels per day, some 2 - 3 times the potential estimated for the vertical well, which is scheduled to be the last vertical test planned by AAPH.
The evolution of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technology, coupled with higher energy prices has created a domestic exploration and production opportunity that is large enough to meet U.S. energy demand for decades to come. With the success exploitation of the Barnett Shale, attention is moving towards similar opportunity in the Woodford Shale and elsewhere. For those interested in investing in U.S. domestic oil and gas and in the opportunity created by technical evolution and rising energy prices, industry giants like Halliburton and Devon Energy may be of interest, and there also may be opportunity in junior exploration and production companies like American Petro-Hunter, which is working to realize the potential in the Woodford Shale and elsewhere in the U.S.
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.
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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.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Oil and Gas News; In a New Audio Interview at SmallCapVoice.com, Robert McIntosh President & C.E.O. of American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH), Provides Details Regarding Recent News

AUSTIN, TX - April 6, 2011 (Investorideas.com Energy Newswire) - SmallCapVoice.com, Inc. announced today that a new audio interview featuring, American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTCBB: AAPH) is now available. The interview can be heard at http://smallcapvoice.com/blog/4-4-11-audio-interview-with-american-petro-hunter-inc-otcbb-aaph.
mallCapVoice.com is a recognized corporate investor relations firm, with clients nationwide, known for its ability to help emerging growth companies build a following among retail and institutional investors. SmallCapVoice.com utilizes its stock newsletter to feature its daily stock picks, audio interviews, as well as its clients' financial news releases. SmallCapVoice.com also offers individual investors all the tools they need to make informed decisions about the stocks they are interested in. Tools like stock charts, stock alerts, and investor information sheets can assist with investing in stocks that are traded on the OTC BB and Pink Sheets. To learn more about SmallCapVoice.com and their services, please visit http://www.smallcapvoice.com/services.html.
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
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Oil and Gas Stocks Trading Alert; American Petro-Hunter (OTCBB: AAPH) Trading Up 16.67 % on News

Point Roberts, WA. - April 5, 2011 (Investorideas.com Energy Newswire) - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a leader in sector research including energy stocks releases a trading alert for American Petro-Hunter Inc (OTCBB: AAPH). The stock is trading up at $0.3850, up 0.0550 (16.67%) on news.
American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTC.BB: AAPH) reported today, "that based on a series of successful tests and an engineering analysis of the resulting data, the Company and its partners have determined that following an upcoming planned fracture stimulation ("frack"), the recently drilled NOS227 well has the potential to produce at an Initial Production Rate ("IPR") increased upwards from original estimates and now targeted at 300 barrels of oil per day."
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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
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Oil and Gas Stocks News; American Petro-Hunter (OTCBB: AAPH) Increases Targeted Production to 300 BOPD at NOS227 Well, North Oklahoma Project

SCOTTSDALE, AZ � April 5, 2011 (Investorideas.com energy newswire) - American Petro-Hunter, Inc. (OTC.BB:AAPH) ("American Petro-Hunter" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that based on a series of successful tests and an engineering analysis of the resulting data, the Company and its partners have determined that following an upcoming planned fracture stimulation ("frack"), the recently drilled NOS227 well has the potential to produce at an Initial Production Rate ("IPR") increased upwards from original estimates and now targeted at 300 barrels of oil per day.
The Company's well completion contractor based in Cushing, Oklahoma has worked with many companies and majors completing vertical and horizontal wells in the play and has reported that a newly designed multi-stage surge frack has been highly effective in dramatically increasing Mississippi production in the area.
Analogous vertical wells located nearby and to the north of NOS227 have paid out in less than 90 days when successful "fracks" of this type have been implemented. This formula equates to consistent production in the 300 BOPD range. Historically, Mississippi wells drilled in the township where our lease block is situated have produced oil at varying rates. It is only recently that new completion technologies have offered the potential to deliver vastly higher production through enhanced reservoir stimulation technologies.
The Company is now awaiting the timetable for the implementation of the multi-stage surge frack while construction of site facilities in the form of pump jack, tank battery and disposal facilities is underway. The NOS227 will become the 3rd production well at the North Oklahoma Project in Payne County, Oklahoma. The well was drilled to 3,820 feet which includes the 85 feet of the aforementioned Mississippi Formation.
Robert McIntosh, President and C.E.O. states, "We are amassing more technical and engineering information on the Mississippi and Woodford almost daily. Much of our planning for the field development of the area is based on a prudent 'watch & learn' approach by following the experiences of the well-funded major and intermediate operators in the immediate area. The more wells drilled and completed in Payne County in the Mississippi and Woodford formations provides us with an increasing body of exceptional data which significantly increases our expectations towards drilling and completing future successful producers destined to maximize existing and future production for our Company."
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 $108 per barrel and continues to rise based on instability in the Middle East.
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
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American Petro-Hunter, Inc.
Robert McIntosh
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Friday, April 1, 2011

Enhanced Oil Recovery Technologies and Higher Energy Prices Enable Economical Production from U.S. Shale Reserves

Point Roberts WA - April 1, 2011� www.Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specialized in sector research including energy stocks, publishes new CFA commentary from Patrick J. Murphy on US Shale Plays, featuring junior oil and gas stock, 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.
"With horizontal drilling, today's oil and gas industry has an extraordinary capability: the power to navigate three dimensionally through the earth, contacting and economically producing resources while minimizing surface disruption."
Investorideas.com Newswire This commentary from a DOE report, "Environmental Benefits of Advanced Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Technology”, captures the enormous opportunity made possible by the technological advances pushed forward by Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) and others driven to find an economical approach to tapping into what the U.S. Geological Survey estimates is 2.5 to 3 trillion barrels of proven resources of shale oil throughout the world. Importantly for domestic producers, studies estimate that the U.S. has as much as 73% of the world's recoverable shale oil in contrast to only 5% of the world's recoverable crude oil.
Historically, vertically drilled wells were the most economical method for tapping into the formations that have produced abundant quantities of the world's oil and gas. However, as producers began to comprehend the magnitude of the opportunity in the Barnett Shale, the Woodford Shale and elsewhere, it became clear that exploiting unconventional resources would require unconventional technology.
As explained by the Energy Information Administration of the DOE, because oil and gas reserves are much wider than they are deep, which is particularly true of U.S. shale reserves, horizontal drilling achieves the technical objective of intersecting a reserve in a manner that maximizes contact with the reserve. Developing this expertise took time, however, and this technical evolution is highlighted in a Halliburton white paper that points out the lag between the identification and commercialization of the Barnett Shale opportunity:
"Lacking an efficient means of production, U.S. shale gas reserves were largely ignored so long as market conditions made reserves more costly to produce than conventional sources. In fact, one of the first recognized major shale gas plays, the Barnett Shale of Texas, was under investigation as early as 1981, but not until 1995 was the hydraulic fracturing technology available that successfully brought in the gas at commercial rates. Then, five of the initial six wells each began producing more than two million cubic feet of gas per day and, soon after, introduction of horizontal drilling began to extend the basin where today two percent of all the gas consumed daily in the U.S. is produced.”
The delay in utilizing horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing was not solely the result of the lack of technical knowledge, but also a function of the higher relative cost of these technologies, which did not prove to be economical when oil and gas prices were low. Although the cost of drilling a horizontal well can be as much as two to three times higher than the cost of drilling a vertical well, this higher cost must be measured against a higher production factor, which can be 15 - 20 times higher for a horizontal well. However, given that some degree of uncertainty is inherent in all drilling, and in light of the volatility of fossil fuel prices, incurring a drilling expense that is known to be higher is easier to tolerate when oil is bouncing around at $100 per barrel rather than $30 per barrel. The influence of higher fossil fuel prices is highlighted in the previously referenced Halliburton white paper on U.S. shale gas:
"Current increasing demand and lagging supply mean high prices for both oil and gas, making exploitation of North American unconventional gas plays suddenly far more lucrative for producers. One of the most important such plays to emerge has been U.S. shale gas.”
Although drilling techniques must adapt to the unique geological characteristics of each play, success in understanding the Woodford shale opportunity is evidenced by the dramatic increase in the number wells drilled there - American Petro-Hunter (OTCBB: AAPH) CEO Robert McIntosh estimates that there were 1,300 vertical and wells drilled in the Woodford from 2003 - 2010, with Devon Energy (NYSE: Devon) being particularly active.
Citing the success of other exploration and production company's around American Petro-Hunter's properties in Payne County, Oklahoma, CEO McIntosh recently noted that the Company's plans for the balance of 2011 call primarily for the development of horizontal wells. Although AAPH recently commenced operations on a vertical well due to the location's unique characteristics, the Company has noted that horizontal wells in the region have produced upwards of 500 barrels per day, some 2 - 3 times the potential estimated for the vertical well, which is scheduled to be the last vertical test planned by AAPH.
The evolution of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technology, coupled with higher energy prices has created a domestic exploration and production opportunity that is large enough to meet U.S. energy demand for decades to come. With the success exploitation of the Barnett Shale, attention is moving towards similar opportunity in the Woodford Shale and elsewhere. For those interested in investing in U.S. domestic oil and gas and in the opportunity created by technical evolution and rising energy prices, industry giants like Halliburton and Devon Energy may be of interest, and there also may be opportunity in junior exploration and production companies like American Petro-Hunter, which is working to realize the potential in the Woodford Shale and elsewhere in the U.S.
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.
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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.
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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
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