Rosetta Resources Down Spacing Test at 50 Acres per Well

Rosetta Resources will be able to provide real production data on the down-spacing potential in the Eagle Ford by the end of 2011. The company is drilling a three well down spacing pilot program to test the potential of 50-acre spacing on the company’s Gates Ranch lease in Webb County, TX. If this pilot proves successful, it means the Eagle Ford might have a well inventory that is three times greater than most people expected.

The Company also initiated two separate infill drilling pilot programs at Gates Ranch to test the feasibility of 50-acre spacing. The first pilot program has been drilled and both pilots are expected to be drilled and completed by the end of the year.

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Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth DuBose is the past President of Cheyenne Minerals Inc., an independent oil and gas operator. He began his energy industry career with ARCO Oil & Gas. Mr. DuBose then directed development of natural gas storage projects with Tejas Power Corp. He was a founding member of U.S. Minerals, (acquired by Torch Energy in 1999) a provider of internet based education for America’s mineral owners. Mr. DuBose holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University. He has served on various industry steering committees, non-profit boards, and is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the National Association of Royalty Owners, the American Association of Professional Landmen, as well as being a Registered Investment Advisor. He writes on topics of oil and gas investing, wealth management and personal finance, having appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Houston Business Journal, Financial Advisor and various radio and TV outlets.