How-To Guide

How to Obtain a Voluntary Unit Agreement on State Leases

Should you have any questions, please contact Jason Talbot, at (225) 342-4621 or Jason.Talbot@LA.GOV.

Basic Procedures
  1. Call Rebecca Roberts (225-342-4545) or Rachel Vessier (225-342-4560) to schedule a meeting with the staff.

  2. At the meeting, you should present the proposed unit plat, geologic data, and interpretations (well logs, structure maps, etc.) which support the proposed unit. Copies of data and information which can be given to the staff will be held confidential. If available, seismic data along with a velocity survey should be presented as part of the supporting technical information for the proposed unit. The staff will advise of any changes to the unit boundary or special requirements for inclusion in the unit agreement. In most cases, at the conclusion of the meeting, the staff will tell you if they agree to recommend the proposed unit for Mineral & Energy Board approval.

  3. You then prepare the agreement [Download:Microsoft Word Format (DOC)orAdobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF)] (including a unit survey plat), circulate it for signatures, and, submit the agreement to the Office of Mineral Resources for State Mineral & Energy Board approval.

  4. OMR requires three (3) notarized original executed instruments with plat attached, signatures of all working interest owners and each witnessed by two (2) persons. This plus a check for $500.00 made out to the Office of Mineral Resources should be sent to the attention of Cristina Vince.

  5. If correct documents are received on or before the day of the State Mineral & Energy Board Lease Sale, they will be put on the docket for State Mineral & Energy Board approval at the following month’s State Mineral & Energy Board meeting.

If you have any questions about registering to become a Payor, call the Supervisor of the Royalty Reporting Section at (225) 342-4552.

Forms related to this page...
Voluntary Unit Agreement Form Microsoft Word Format (DOC) Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF)