Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

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Office of Mineral Resources

Jamie S. Manuel
Assistant Secretary 

Office of Mineral Resources
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
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.


Executive Division
Jamie S. Manuel, Assistant Secretary


Division Information

Mineral Income Division 
Rachel Newman, Audit Director


Division Information

How to Remit Royalty Payments

How to Obtain Payor/Decimal Information

How to Respond to Audits

Frequently Asked Questions

Geology, Engineering & Lands Division 
Boyd Handley, Geology Lands Administrator


Division Information

How to Acquire an Operating Agreement

How to Obtain a Seismic Permit on State Lands and Water Bottoms  
Frequently Asked Questions on Seismic Permits

How to Nominate a Tract for State or State Agency Mineral Lease

How to Bid on a Tract of Land for State or State Agency Mineral Lease

How to Assign a State Mineral Lease

How to Release Acreage from a State Mineral Lease

How to Submit a State Agency Lease for State Mineral Board Approval
How to Docket an Item for State Mineral Board Consideration
How to Register with the Office of Mineral Resources
How to Subscribe to the Louisiana State Leases CD-ROM
How to Find Out if I Am Registered as a Prospective Leaseholder
How to Report a Force Majeure

OMR Topics

Louisiana Administrative Code for Title 43, Natural Resources

Services Frequently Requested by the Public