Oromin Explorations Ltd.

Oromin Explorations Ltd.

March 12, 2012 16:25 ET

Oromin Explorations Ltd.: Progress Update for the OJVG Gold Project

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 12, 2012) - Oromin Explorations Ltd. (TSX:OLE)(OTCBB:OLEPF) -

  • ESIA Approved At Final On-Site Consultation Hearing
  • Oromin Continues Working With Its OJVG Partners To Assess Development, Financing and Strategic Alternatives Towards Maximizing Project Value
  • 2012 Feasibility Study Update Initiated

Oromin Explorations Ltd. ("Oromin"), on behalf of Oromin Joint Venture Group Ltd. ("OJVG"), is pleased to announce that the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment ("ESIA") was approved by the final on-site public consultation held on March 8, 2012. This is the last step of the ESIA approval process prior to the grant of the Certificate of Conformance for the ESIA which is expected to be delivered to OJVG by the end of March following formal signing from the various Government Ministries.

Further to its news release dated December 7, 2011, Oromin is continuing to work with its OJVG partners to assess development, financing and strategic alternatives towards maximizing project value, including discussions with various parties that could lead to a potential acquisition of Oromin.

The OJVG Gold Project is an advanced stage, low risk construction-ready project with numerous options for development and further resource enhancement. A 15-year renewable mining license was granted by the Government of Sénégal in January 2010. A positive feasibility study was completed in mid 2010 by SRK. This was followed by significant project enhancements including: a positive preliminary economic assessment of heap leach potential and resource update announced in May 2011; subsequent expansion of various deposits; and the announcement of new gold discoveries outlined by continued drilling through to December 2011. Oromin believes that the post feasibility study work by OJVG will add considerable project value through increases in open pit and underground mining potential and an extended mine life. Accordingly, OJVG has initiated a 2012 update for the feasibility study to take into account all 2010 and 2011 drilling completed after the January 2010 data cut-off date used for the original 2010 study.

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 and CEO

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 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. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, including risks associated with mineral exploration, price volatility in the mineral commodities we seek, and operational and political risks. Readers are advised not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

  • Oromin Explorations Ltd.
    David Scott
    Investor Relations
    (604) 331-8772 or Toll-free: (877) 529-8475
    (604) 331-8773 (FAX)