Office of Conservation

For Water Well Drillers and Contractors >> Natural Occurrences in Water Wells

Natural Gas Occurrences in Water Wells

Jamie Love
Geologist Supervisor

Bob Romero
Program Manager

Stacey Dykes
Administrative Coordinator

Brandon Breaux
Engineer Intern

Teri Tharp
Environmental Impact Specialist

Christen Willis
Environmental Impact Specialist

Rob Frischhertz

Chris Delmar


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General Information
When drilling a hole, the contractor (Water Well Driller) shall record any unusual occurrences, such as loss of circulation, cave-ins, etc. (In the event the unusual occurrence is observable evidence of naturally occurring methane gas, natural gas or similar sub-surface gas, such as bubbling drilling mud or gas venting at the well bore or other nearby surface location or feature, the contractor shall report such event verbally to the Environmental Division of the Office of Conservation within 24 hours.)
Related Documents

R.S. 38:3098>> Subsurface Waters -- Well Drillers.

LAC 56>> Water Well Registration, Construction, Plugging and Abandonment.

LAC 46>> Water Well Drillers - Licensing.