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Protecting Operators Who Act In Reliance on an Order of the Commissioner of Conservation

Posted in Legal Updates, Louisiana Office of Conservation
The Commissioner of Conservation is the head of the Office of Conservation, a division of the Department of Natural Resources and the agency with primary regulatory responsibility for oil and gas operations in Louisiana.  As the Office of Conservation is a state agency, actions taken by the Commissioner are subject to the usual rules and… Continue Reading

Legislature Establishes New Requirement for Changing the Operator of a Well

Posted in Louisiana Office of Conservation
By Act No. 342 of its 2016 Regular Session, the Louisiana Legislature amended La. R.S. 30:28, which addresses the issuance of drilling permits, by adding a new subsection J.  Under this new La. R.S. 30:28(J) and effective August 1, 2016, no later than 30 days after the issuance of an amended permit to transfer a… Continue Reading

Emergency Rule of Office of Conservation Provides Relief

Posted in Louisiana Office of Conservation
On April 14, 2016, the Louisiana Office of Conservation issued a Declaration of Emergency and promulgated an Emergency Rule to decrease the amount of financial security certain oil and gas operators are required to post to obtain a permit to drill, recomplete, or take-over a well.  The Emergency Rule is effective immediately and decreases essentially… Continue Reading