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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. (see map)

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, including the completion of Critical Date Orders after the completion of the geological review,  issued in conjunction with the Oil and Gas Hearings and other Commissioner’s directives as well as the management of the Digital Mapping/GIS Unit which provides oil and gas data mapping,  archival map imaging and related support functions including the State Exhibit A order plats. 

Proposed forms of Order for normal hearings and critical date hearings can be sent via email to the Orders Management Section. Requests for critical date hearings must be accompanied by the Estimated Economic Impact Statement. Questions and requests can be directed to contact information provided on this page. 

All Conservation Orders are now available on the Internet for download via the Document Access component DENR's Strategic Online Natural Resources Information System (SONRIS). Certified copies of Office of Conservation Orders are issued by the section upon request.

The Western Louisiana Oil and Gas Fields and Orders Management Section houses historical maps for both wildcat areas and designated fields as well as other useful maps, and provides access to the Department of Energy and Natural Resources SONRIS database and document imaging applications through computers located in the Geological Map Room.  The Map Room can be found in the LaSalle Building, 9th Floor, Room 970 at 617 North Third St., Baton Rouge, LA.  Directions to the building and instructions for parking can be found HERE.


Heath Borden

Petroleum Scientist Manager 1
(225) 342-5520

Tabitha Tourere

Administrative Program Specialist B
(225) 342-7488

Ryan Boucher

Petroleum Scientist 3
(225) 342-5545 

Cody Besson

GIS Specialist
(225) 342-8237


voice (225) 342-5501
FAX (225) 342-8199

Physical Address
Office of Conservation-9th Floor
Geological Oil & Gas Division
617 N. 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Postal Address
Office of Conservation
Geological Oil & Gas Division
P.O. Box 94275
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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