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Louisiana Mineral Rights


Louisiana Mineral Rights are somewhat unique. Unlike other states, Louisiana mineral rights revert back to the original owner after 10 years from the date of sale or from the date of last production. Special care must be taken when dealing with Louisiana Mineral Rights in Louisiana because of Louisiana’s Napoleonic law system. The first oil well discovered in Louisiana was the Heywood well in 1901.

Major Oil and Gas Fields in Louisiana

  • Bethany-Longstreet Field
  • Caspiana Field
  • Elm Grove Field
  • Lake Washington Field
  • Logansport-Joaquin Field
  • Sligo Field
  • Spider Field
  • Vernon Field

Oil and Gas Companies Active in Louisiana

  • Cabot Oil & Gas
  • Chesapeake Energy
  • Cubic Energy
  • EnCana Corp
  • GMX Resources
  • Goodrich Petroleum
  • Penn Virginia
  • Petrohawk Energy
  • XTO Energy

Louisiana Mineral Rights Links

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources: http://dnr.louisiana.gov/

Additional Reading

  • Oil & Gas 101 – General information for mineral rights owners. Start here if you’re a newbie.
  • Haynesville Shale Louisiana – Short article describing geology, location & counties within the Haynesville Shale of Louisiana. Written for oil and gas mineral rights and royalty owners in LA.