Office of Mineral Resources
Jamie S. Manuel
Main Phone (225) 342-4615
Fax (225) 342-4527
617 North Third Street
LaSalle Building, 8th Floor
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
P.O. Box 2827
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821-2827
The Office of Mineral Resources 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 Louisiana Mineral and Energy Board. OMR 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.
The Office of Mineral Resources 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 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.
Mineral Income Division Rachel Newman, Audit Director