COVID-19 Status and Update (NEW)

As the state government gradually scales back shelter and closure orders related to the coronavirus health emergency, our office will begin reinstating normal staffing and office hours.  Some personnel may continue to work from home. The governor has again extended...

Court Decision on Unleased Owner Cost Deductions

On March 21, 2019, the Western District of Louisiana issued a summary judgment ruling in Allen Johnson, et al v. Chesapeake, determining that operators are not entitled to deduct “post-production” expenses from the share of proceeds attributable to unleased mineral...