Oromin Explorations Ltd.
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Oromin Explorations Ltd.

October 14, 2008 13:33 ET

Oromin Explorations Ltd.: Progress at Santa Rosa Oil Project, Argentina

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 14, 2008) - Oromin Explorations Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:OLE)(OTCBB:OLEPF) ("Oromin" or the "Company") is pleased to advise that the environmental studies on the Santa Rosa Exploration Permit have been completed by our wholly-owned Argentine subsidiary and have been filed with the Environmental Control and Improvement Directorate of the Province of Mendoza. The Directorate will oversee the evaluation of the environmental studies by the appropriate government agencies and specialists prior to authorizing the first phase of exploration drilling, scheduled for the first quarter of 2009.

The Santa Rosa Block has an area of 7,694 square kilometres with approximately 300 square kilometres being the area we are focused on. This area covers a large, untested, shallow dome structure that is defined by four surrounding seismic lines on a regional grid. In addition to the environmental studies, a land surveying contract has been awarded to re-establish the corners and boundaries of the block in compliance with provincial regulations. This survey will also establish the locations of potential drill-sites and set up a reference grid for future exploration activities.

The CCyB-9 Santa Rosa Block is located within the Cuyana Basin in Mendoza Province, Argentina which has produced over 1.28 billion barrels of oil and has an established infrastructure of pipelines, a refinery, low operating costs and an experienced oil industry work force.

Otto Energy Limited has a Letter of Intent with Oromin which enables it to earn up to a 41.24% working interest by the expenditure of up to US$2,297,381.

Norman Haimila, Ph.D., petroleum consultant and Oromin's Country Manager, is the Company's "qualified evaluator" for the purposes of National Instrument 51-101 and has verified the data disclosed in this news release. Dr. Haimila is a member of A.I.P.G. and A.A.P.G.

To find out more about Oromin Explorations Ltd., visit www.oromin.com. A current 51-101 Report about the Santa Rosa Block is included in the website.

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.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy and accuracy of this release.

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