Office of Mineral Resources

Jamie S. Manuel
Assistant Secretary

Main Phone (225) 342-4615
Fax (225) 342-4527

Physical Address
617 North Third Street
LaSalle Building, 8th Floor
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70802

Mailing Address
Post Office Box 2827
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70821-2827

 


Special Notice Regarding the State Mineral and Energy Board Meeting and Lease Sale for July 13, 2022

The State Mineral and Energy Board will hold it's July 13, 2022 Board Meeting and Lease Sale in person at the LaSalle Office Building, LaBelle Hearing Room, 1st floor. The opening of bids will begin at 8:30 A.M. and the Board Meeting will commence at 9:30 A.M. 

The Board Meeting and Lease Sale agenda will be posted here when available. 

Further information about the Board Meeting and Lease Sale can be found here

 

Notice Regarding the Royalty Reduction Program

The Royalty Reduction Program that was adopted by the State Mineral and Energy Board at its July 10, 2019 meeting and effective beginning with the leases granted at the December 2019 Lease Sale, has been amended and extended for leases granted through 2022. Resolutions regarding the Royalty Reduction Program are below.

 

Final CCS Operating Agreements

Operating Agreement - Capio Sequestration

Operating Agreement - Air Products Blue Energy

New 2019 State Lease Form

The Office of Mineral Resources is pleased to announce that the State Mineral and Energy Board approved a new State Lease Form at the October 9, 2019 Board Meeting.  The new Lease Form will apply to all leases awarded beginning with the December 2019 Lease Sale.

 

 

 

 

 

The Office of Mineral Resources (OMR) was established to manage the state’s mineral assets in granting and administering leases on state-owned lands and water bottoms for developing and producing, primarily oil and gas, as a means of revenue in the form of royalties, bonuses, and rentals to the state’s general fund.

OMR’s Assistant Secretary also serves as the Secretary of the State Mineral and Energy Board (Board).  OMR's staff consists of professionals such as Landmen, GIS Specialists, Geologists, Engineers, Accountants, Auditors and administrative personnel that assist with the Board’s operations and responsibilities while providing technical advice and expertise for the Board’s monthly meetings and oil and gas lease sales.

OMR is one of the largest receivers of state revenues. The office receives revenues from royalties, bonuses, rentals, interest, and fees for leases on state-owned lands and water bottoms.  Revenues from these sources comprise approximately 6 - 8% of the state's general fund.  In addition to the general fund, revenues collected also provide major sources of funding for parish governments, school boards, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, and the Department of Natural Resources.

 

Executive Division Jamie S. Manuel, Assistant Secretary

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