Rosetta hires drilling and production vice-president

By OGJ editors
Houston, Apr. 3 -- Houston-based Rosetta Resources Inc. has reported that James E. Craddock will join the company as vice-president, drilling and production operations, effective Apr. 15.

Previous to this appointment, Craddock was chief operating officer for BPI Energy Inc., an exploration and production start-up company focused on coalbed methane development. Craddock began his industry career with Superior Oil Co. in 1981 and then assumed a broad range of technical, operational, and strategic roles with Burlington Resources Inc. and its predecessor companies over more than 20 years. At Burlington, he held a series of positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as chief engineer.

Craddock will work closely with John Clayton, whose appointment as vice-president, asset operations, for Rosetta was recently announced. Clayton will be responsible for the geology, geophysical, technical land and reservoir engineering functions.

Craddock will have responsibility for all aspects of operations, including drilling, completions, procurement, production operations, and reporting, as well as responsibility for a new chief engineering function.

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