Oromin Explorations Ltd.

Oromin Explorations Ltd.

January 25, 2006 15:50 ET

Oromin Explorations Ltd.: Drilling Program Underway at Sabodala

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 25, 2006) - Oromin Explorations Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:OLE) is pleased to announce that geological and drilling personnel have mobilized to its 230 square kilometre Sabodala Property in eastern Senegal, in preparation for the initiation of the minimum 10,000-metre drilling program. Drilling is expected to commence prior to this coming weekend. Initial drilling will focus on three separate areas within the extensive Golouma geochemical anomaly as well as the immediate on-trend extension of the recently drilled Niakifiri deposit. The Niakifiri deposit is located on Mineral Deposits Limited's adjacent 20 square kilometre Sabodala Exploitation Concession.

In addition, the on-site sample preparation lab is now operational and will assist greatly in streamlining sample processing. This facility is independently operated by Technical Services Laboratories of Saskatoon, Canada.

To find out more about Oromin Explorations Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:OLE), visit www.oromin.com.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of


Chet Idziszek, President

No stock exchange has approved or disapproved the information contained herein.

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