The following links are made available because of their interest to the public on mineral law and regulation and for continuing legal education and public programs.
The LSU John P. Laborde Energy Law Center – The John B. Laborde Energy Law Center was created within the LSU Law Center in 2012 as an academic center for comprehensive instruction and research in energy law. The Energy Law Center works to prepare lawyers to address the full range of 21st century issues in the complex energy sector and to assume leadership roles in industry, government, nonprofits, and the academy.
Louisiana Department of Natural Resources – DNR is one of twenty departments under the executive branch of state government. The executive officer of DNR is the Secretary, who is appointed by the Governor. Along with the Office of the Secretary, there are three primary offices of the department: the Office of Coastal Restoration and Management, the Office of Conservation, and the Office of Mineral Resources.
Louisiana Office of Conservation – The Office of Conservation has primary statutory responsibility for regulation and conservation of oil, gas, lignite, and other natural resources. Among its functions are well permitting, pooling and unitization, and regulation of site abandonment and restoration.
Louisiana Office of Mineral Resources – The Office of Mineral Resources provides staff support to the State Mineral Board in granting and administering leases on state-owned lands and water bottoms for the development and production of minerals, primarily oil and gas, for the purpose of optimizing revenue to the state from lease royalties, bonuses and rentals.
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management – BOEM is the agency within the Department of the Interior with primary responsibility for managing oil and gas leasing on the Outer Continental Shelf in waters adjacent to Louisiana (and other coastal states).
Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement – BSEE is the agency within the Department of Interior with primary responsibility for regulating the safety and environmental effects of oil and gas activities on the Outer Continental Shelf.
Center for American & International Law – A nonprofit institution dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and law enforcement officials. Its Institute for Energy Law (IEL) provides advanced education for lawyers and other professionals in the energy industry.
Energy & Mineral Law Foundation – A non-profit educational organization providing information on legal issues related to the energy and mineral industry through workshops, specialty programs, publications and electronic information
Natural Resources & Energy Law Foundation – Organized in 1955 as a non-profit Colorado corporation, the Natural Resources & Energy Law Foundation (formerly known as the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation) is an educational organization dedicated to providing scholarly research of the laws and issues affecting domestic and international mineral and water resources.
Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission – A multi-state government agency that promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of domestic oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety and the environment.
Energy Information Administration – The EIA, which is part of the U.S. Department of Energy, collects, analyzes, and distributes information relating to energy.