David Martineau is a certified petroleum geologist and received his B.S. degree in geology from the University of Texas in 1960. He joined Pitts in 1972 and is the exploration manager. Pitts has been involved in the Barnett play since its inception. Prior to Pitts, he worked for Prudential Drilling Funds and Coastal States Gas Producing Company (now El Paso).

In 2006, the Newark East field was the largest producing gas field in Texas, and according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) latest reserves estimate (EIA, 2006, tables B2 and B4), Newark East field ranks third in the...

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