CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 10, 2013) - Africa Hydrocarbons Inc. (TSX VENTURE:NFK) ("AHI" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the commencement of drilling the BHN-1 well on the Bouhajla Permit in Tunisia. The well spudded on June 8, 2013 and is currently drilling surface hole at a depth of approximately 325 metres. BHN-1 is the first exploration well on the Bouhajla Permit, and is planned to be drilled to a total depth of 2,545 metres in order to evaluate a Cretaceous Abiod oil target on the Bouhajla North prospect. The well is expected to take four to six weeks to reach total depth.

"We are excited our first high impact well in Tunisia is now drilling ahead. This key well will provide significant information related to the hydrocarbon potential on our acreage and the future success of the Company," said John Nelson, President & CEO of Africa Hydrocarbons.

The Bouhajla North prospect, delineated on 3D seismic acquired in 2012, is geologically analogous to the Sidi el Kilani oilfield, which has produced approximately 48 million barrels of light oil to date. Sidi el Kilani is located twenty-five kilometers to the east of the Bouhajla North prospect.

About the Company

AHI is a Canadian-based international oil and natural gas company involved in the acquisition, exploration and development of energy assets, with an emphasis on Africa. The key asset of the Company is its 47.5% owned Bouhajla Block, located onshore in Tunisia within the productive Pelagian Basin.


John Nelson, CEO

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Contact Information:

Africa Hydrocarbons Inc.
200, 521-3rd Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 3T3
(403) 265-8011