look up a reprint of a long article about Great Bear, released today, in which their petroleum geologist expresses their optimism for the future. They seem to have found a bit of oil. Shale Oil: Geologist's Alaska Gamble Could Turn Into America's Next Big Shale Play
I hate to say it, but the relevant new information in this article is that Great Bear may not do any drilling on their leases this season. Given the new tax structure in Alaska, its a bit worrisome that GB doesn't seem to have an exploration partner lined up like they did last summer.