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


Wednesday, July 8, 2020
9:30 am

 State Mineral & Energy Board Meeting via Zoom App

The LaSalle State Office Building, which includes the Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mineral Resources (OMR), continues to be closed to the public due to the COVID-19 virus.  The State Mineral and Energy Board (Board) will hold its July 8, 2020 Lease Sale and Board Meeting (Meeting) via Zoom.

(Certificate of Inability to Meet in Person)

Sealed bids on tracts advertised for the July 8, 2020 lease sale will be received in the Office of Mineral Resources, LaSalle Office Building, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (P. O. Box 2827, Baton Rouge, LA 70821) on or before 12:00 noon on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 and will be opened publicly at 9:15 am, Wednesday, July 8, 2020.   You must make special arrangements to submit sealed bids in person (see contact person below).   

The Meeting’s Notice and Agenda can be accessed here; scroll down for all reports.  The Board will utilize the online platform Zoom for Board Members and to live-stream the Meeting for public viewing.

Information to join the live-stream will be available here beginning at 9:15 am on Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

Please access OMR’s Special Notices and Announcements web page at for additional information on accessing this meeting.

If you have any questions regarding the virtual Board Meeting or in reference to leases or tracts, please contact Emile Fontenot at

OMR deeply regrets any inconvenience, however, the health and safety of Louisiana’s citizens are our highest priority. 


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.  Additionally, the Royalty Reduction Program that was adopted by the Board at its July 10, 2019 meeting, will be effective beginning with the leases granted at 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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