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Permit to Drill Applications

The Permit to Drill is the initial application submitted by a company to drill a well in the State of Louisiana. Drilling is governed by the rules and regulations of Title 43 and especially Statewide Order 29-B (see Rules page for current links to Title 43 and 29-B).

All Permit to Drill Applications should be filed in duplicate with the District Office the well is located. Once the District is finished with their review, the Permit to Drill Application is submitted to Baton Rouge for final approval. The Permit to Drill Application consists of the following:

The Application (MD-10-R-1)

The Operator

The Well Plat