Oromin Explorations Ltd.
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Oromin Explorations Ltd.

February 17, 2010 09:38 ET

Oromin Explorations Ltd.: Government of Senegal Grants 15 Year Renewable Mining License for OJVG's Sabodala Gold Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 17, 2010) - Oromin Explorations Ltd. ("Oromin") (TSX:OLE)(OTCBB:OLEPF), on behalf of the Oromin Joint Venture Group ("OJVG"), is pleased to report that the Government of Senegal has granted OJVG a Mining License for its Sabodala Gold Project.

The award of the Mining License is a critical milestone for development of the OJVG Sabodala Project and comes on the heels of the January 25, 2010 approval by the government of the Company's Strategic Environmental Evaluation (SEE) Report. The Mining License, which is for a term of fifteen years and renewable thereafter, will permit mining operations to begin in accordance with the recommendations of a full Feasibility Study currently being prepared by SRK Consulting and Ausenco Limited. The study scheduled for completion in June of this year will examine fast-track development of a proposed open-pit/underground mine complex, with initial production from five deposits feeding a central, 4,400-TPD carbon-in-leach mill which can be increased to about 7,000 TPD when processing soft oxide and saprolite ores.

OJVG is grateful for the support of the Government of Senegal and looks forward to the completion of the Feasibility Study in June.

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

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