Obviously interested I just googled this and looked at maybe 15 independent web sites running the story. Oddly every single one of them ran exactly the same article word for word. I find this unusual and somewhat suspect. Could this be a marketing ploy by the drilling company?
Just a personal opinion, but I find most stories of reports suggesting a major fossil fuel find don't get much media coverage. Last week I read one about a report suggesting the largest new find in America is in California, and deposits are spread out from central to the Northern area of the state. Did you hear about that one? Doubt it.
The exception might be the find they think they've found off the coast of Israel. That got some coverage, but the media can stir up trouble with that one. They couldn't resist.
Sometimes these reports turn out to be questionable. For example there have been reports of a major deposit off the BC coast, but more recently the possibility is being questioned.
You know the find is actually there when you start to hear about major drops in unemployment in a particular area, because now they're actually drilling.
If all these new finds turn out to be true though, all that talk about peak oil turns out to be a joke.