Facts, Figures & More Info

California is the 3rd largest onshore producer of oil from Federal lands.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Interior

H.L. Williams drilled the first offshore well in 1887 from a wooden wharf that extended 300 feet onto the continental shelf off Summerland, California.
Source: EIA

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Venoco Inc.


6267 Carpinteria Ave., Suite 100
Carpinteria, CA 93013

(805) 745-2100



Venoco is an independent energy company primarily engaged in the acquisition, exploitation and development of oil and natural gas properties in California and Texas. Venoco operates three offshore platforms in the Santa Barbara Channel, has non-operated interests in three other platforms, operates four onshore properties in Southern California, has extensive operations in Northern California’s Sacramento Basin and operates fifteen fields in Texas.

Berry Petroleum Company

5201 Truxtun Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93309



Berry Petroleum Company is an independent energy company engaged in the production, development, acquisition, exploitation and exploration of crude oil and natural gas. Publicly traded since 1987, Berry traces its roots in California heavy oil production back to 1909. Currently, Berry’s principal reserves and producing properties are in California, Utah (Uinta basin), Colorado (Piceance) and Texas (Haynesville, Permian basin).

We own and operate properties in the South Midway-Sunset Field in the San Joaquin Valley. Production from our properties in the South Midway-Sunset Field relies on thermal EOR methods, primarily cyclic steaming to place steam effectively into the remaining oil column.

In 2009, total proved reserves from the N. Midway diatomite asset were 35.3 MMBOE, representing a 15% increase from 2008. In 2008, total proved reserves and production from the N. Midway diatomite asset were 30.6 MMBOE and 0.7 MMBOE, respectively, representing an increase from 2007 of 162% in proved reserves and 86% in production.

Rosetta Resources Inc.

2692 Amerada Rd.
Rio Vista, CA 94571





We are an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, exploitation and acquisition of onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States. We are based in Houston, Texas with approximately 200 employees.

The Sacramento Basin is one of California’s most prolific gas producing areas and contains a majority of the state’s largest gas fields.  It is located near northern California natural gas markets with an established natural gas gathering and pipeline infrastructure.  We are one of the largest producers and leaseholders in the basin.

As of December 31, 2009, Rosetta owned approximately 60,000 net acres in the Rio Vista Field and other fields in the Sacramento Basin areas.  Our average net daily production from the area for the year averaged 42.4 million cubic feet of gas equivalent per day. We currently produce from reserves in multiple zones at depths ranging from 2,000 feet to 11,000 feet in the field.

Randy L. Limbacher
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President

About the CEO

Mr. Limbacher joined Rosetta Resources Inc. as President and Chief Executive Officer on November 1, 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University.

Vaquero Energy, Inc.

5060 California Ave, Suite 640
Bakersfield, CA. 93309

(661) 616-0600


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