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Chatting with David F. Martineau

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Leslie Haines
September 7, 2012

As the head of exploration for Pitts Oil Co. LLC for 40 years, David Martineau has overseen the drilling of hundreds of wells, most of them in the Fort Worth Basin. He was there, along with the late Frank L. Pitts, at the dawning of the Barnett shale in the 1980s, and has witnessed the production revolution that has ensued.

  “I have seen 52 years in this business and wish I could watch 52 more,” Martineau says.

  He might be called a soldier in the “shale revolution,” because early on ...

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