Office of Mineral Resources

Leasing Manual

How to Acquire a Mineral Lease on State and State Agency Lands and Water Bottoms in the State of Louisiana

 

Step 5: Advertisement of State and State Agency Tracts Offered for Mineral Lease

D. Informal Advertisement in SONRIS, Louisiana State Leases CD/ROM, and Notice of Publication

In addition to judicial advertisement and legal notice in the official state and parish journals, the Office of Mineral Resources, on behalf of the State Mineral & Energy Board, publishes freely available information about state and state agency tracts offered for mineral lease in SONRIS, the Department of Natural Resource’s Strategic Online Natural Resources Information System, at www.sonris.com. LSA-R.S. 30:126(A).

Further, the Office of Mineral Resources publishes information about state and state agency tracts offered for mineral lease in two informal publications. LSA-R.S. 30:126(A) and (B). The first publication is the monthly Louisiana State Leases CD/ROM which is available via annual subscription upon request for an annual fee of two hundred dollars ($200.00). The second publication is the monthly Notice of Publication, which is currently distributed approximately 50 days prior to the pertinent lease sale. It is available freely online via the State Mineral & Energy Board Meeting Schedule and Lease Sale Results page or via annual subscription upon request for an annual fee of one hundred twenty dollars ($120.00). The subscription forms for both of these publications can be found online at the OMR Forms page.