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.