Oromin Explorations Ltd.
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Oromin Explorations Ltd.

July 08, 2009 13:11 ET

Oromin Explorations Ltd.: Drill Mobilization at Santa Rosa, Argentina

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 8, 2009) - Oromin Explorations Ltd. ("Oromin") (TSX:OLE)(OTCBB:OLEPF) is pleased to report that the mobilization of the rig for drilling well OLE.MD.SREX2001 on the Santa Rosa Dome Petroleum Prospect is now under way. After spudding, it will take approximately 7 to 10 days to reach the target depth of approximately 1,300 metres to test the Conglomerate Violaceo, Barrancas, Potrerillos and Las Cabras formations. An announcement will be made when spudding commences.

The Santa Rosa Prospect is a 200 to 300 square kilometre shallow dome structure located within an approximate 7,600 square kilometre concession in the Cuyana Basin, Mendoza Province, Argentina.

The interest holders of the Santa Rosa license are now indirectly Oromin as to 67.52% and Otto Energy Limited of Perth, Australia as to 32.48%. Oromin is the project operator.

A National Instrument 51-101 compliant technical report on this prospect was filed on SEDAR on July 9, 2008 and is available at www.sedar.com.

To find out more about Oromin Explorations Ltd., visit www.oromin.com.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of OROMIN EXPLORATIONS LTD.

Chet Idziszek, President

Cautionary Statement

This document contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities regulations. All statements other than statements of historical fact herein, including, without limitation, statements regarding the potential for the discovery of hydrocarbon resources, and our exploration plans and our other future plans and objectives, are forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, estimates of exploration investment and the scope of exploration programs. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and future events and actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations are disclosed in the Company's documents filed from time to time via SEDAR with the Canadian regulatory agencies to whose policies we are bound. Forward-looking statements are based on the estimates and opinions of management on the date the statements are made, and we do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements should conditions or our estimates or opinions change, except as required by law. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, including risks associated with mineral and hydrocarbon exploration, price volatility in the commodities we seek, and operational and political risks. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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