Office of Mineral Resources


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

 


Special Notice Regarding the State Mineral and Energy Board Meeting and Lease Sale for March 13, 2024

The State Mineral and Energy Board will hold it's March 13, 2024 Board Meeting and Lease Sale in person at the LaSalle Office Building, LaBelle Hearing Room, 1st floor. The opening of bids will begin at 8:30 A.M. and the Board Meeting will commence at 9:30 A.M.

The Board Meeting and Lease Sale Agenda will be posted here when available. 

Further information about the Board Meeting and Lease Sale can be found here

 

Final Carbon Capture Sequestration and Wind Energy Operating Agreements

CS01A Operating Agreement - Air Products Blue Energy

CS01B Operating Agreement - Air Products Blue Energy

CS01C Operating Agreement - Air Products Blue Energy

CS02A Operating Agreement - Capio Sequestration

CS02B Operating Agreement - Capio Sequestration

CS003 Operating Agreement - Venture Global CCS Plaquemines, LLC

CS004 Operating Agreement - Venture Global CCS Cameron, LLC

CS05A Operating Agreement - High West Sequestration, LLC

CS05B Operating Agreement - High West Sequestration, LLC

CS05C Operating Agreement - High West Sequestration, LLC

CS006 Operating Agreement - Castex Carbon Solutions, LLC

WE001 Operating Agreement - Cajun Wind, LLC

 

 

 

 

 

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 Energy and Natural Resources.

 

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