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

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