Office of Conservation

Geological Division
LaSalle Building, 9th Floor

The Geological Oil and Gas Division administers a regulatory program to prevent waste of oil and gas, to conserve the natural resources of the State, to prevent the drilling of unnecessary wells and to protect the correlative rights of mineral owners through the application of State laws, rules, regulations, and policies of the Office of Conservation. These tasks are accomplished by managing a comprehensive program that includes accepted petroleum geological practices in conjunction with accepted petroleum engineering practices administered by the Engineering Divisions of the Office of Conservation. The Division encompasses the following sections:

 

Western Louisiana Oil and Gas Fields and Orders Management Section>>

The Western Louisiana Oil and Gas Fields and Orders Management Section is responsible for the geological regulatory oversight of matters in the western part of Louisiana, including the adjacent offshore areas.  This oversight includes the Oil and Gas Hearing and Unitization matters in that area with respect to the review of geological and related issues critical to the Division’s mandates and mission. This Section also is responsible for the review, preparation and management of the Commissioner of Conservation’s Orders issued in conjunction with the Oil and Gas Hearings and other Commissioner’s directives. 

 

Eastern Louisiana Oil and Gas Fields and Digital Mapping/Log Files Section>>

The Eastern Louisiana Oil and Gas Fields and Digital Mapping/Log Files Section isresponsible for the geological oversight of matters in the eastern part of Louisiana, including the adjacent offshore areas. 

This oversight includes the Oil and Gas Hearing and Unitization matters in that area with respect to the review of geological and related issues critical to the Division’s mandates and mission.  In addition to those responsibilities, this section also manages the Digital Mapping and Log Files unit which provides oil and gas data mapping and well log imaging and archival support to the Division, the Office of Conservation, and to the industry and public as well.

 

Programmatic and Special Projects Section>>

The Programmatic and Special Projects Section is responsible for the support of the Division’s Field Test Waiver Policy, New Field Assignment, Wildcat Well  Field Assignment, Geological Nomenclature review, the expediting of critical date Commissioner’s Orders, managing the Commissioner’s Solicitation of Views Response letter process as well as special geological, statistical and other Division projects providing support and management for long and short term needs of the Division and its mandates and mission.

 

 

News Releases & Announcements

Operators are required to provide well logs in electronic format.

Policy Statements & Guidelines

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Geological Division Contact Information

Physical Address
617 North Third Street
LaSalle Building, 9th Floor
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 94275
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804

Phone (225) 342-5501
Fax (225) 342-8199


Geological Division Director
David Elfert
David.Elfert@la.gov

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