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Petrobras’ largest gas discovery originally had estimated reserves of 2.5 Tcf, but further drilling has revised those estimates upward. Alaska Gov. Frank Murkowski is seeking interest in a stratigraphic test well to be drilled off the coast of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), with participation open to all organizations willing to share proportionally in well costs. BP made a discovery in Block 16/28 of the Central North Sea, about 144 mi northeast of Aberdeen. A new microbial-biodiversity process was developed at the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and used on samples of microbes from Yellowstone Lake, Wyoming. And OYO Geospace installed the industry’s largest permanent subsea seismic system, in Valhall field.

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