Archer Petroleum Drills Radway Test and Encounters 21 Feet of Pay

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, December 08, 2010 --( Archer Petroleum Corp., (TSX.V: ARK, OTCQX: APEUF), (the “Company”), announces that it has encountered apparent pay in its SBRES WEASEL 2-17-58-20 well on the Radway Prospect in Alberta, Canada.

South Bay Resources Canada (the “Operator”) drilled the SBRES WEASEL 2-17-58-20 well on the Radway prospect near Radway, Alberta, to total depth of 1,628 metres, and based on electric logs, the well encountered approximately seven (7) metres (21 feet) of apparent pay in the Mannville gas section.

The Operator is in the process of installing casing and will begin completion and testing operations in the apparent gas sands. The completion and testing activities are expected to take approximately 2 weeks and, if successful, permitting for a flow line to connect to South Bay's gathering system should begin immediately thereafter.

Claude Perrier, CEO, states: “The Radway Prospect is a project Archer undertook according to the business strategy of combining lower risk primary targets with higher reward secondary targets within a single wellbore. We are very pleased that we have encountered apparent pay in the primary target and look forward to the forthcoming test results.”

Archer is a 35% working interest owner in the well.

About Archer Petroleum:

Archer Petroleum Corp. is an independent oil and gas company focused on exploration and development in North America. Archer’s assets include properties in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin of Alberta, the Permian Basin of West Texas, and the Bakken Shale of North Dakota. The Company’s shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “ARK” and the OTCQX under the symbol “APEUF” and the DB Frankfurt exchange under “A6VA”. Further information on Archer can be found on the company's website at

Neither the 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 news release.

On Behalf of Archer Petroleum Corp.
“Colin Bowkett”

Although Archer believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because Archer can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to, the failure to obtain necessary regulatory approvals, risks associated with the oil and gas industry in general (e.g., operational risks in development, exploration and production; delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of reserve estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production, costs and expenses, and health, safety and environmental risks), and commodity price, interest rate and exchange rate fluctuations. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are made as of the date hereof and Archer undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

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