Louisiana Department of Natural Resources

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Office of Conservation

James "Jim" H. Welsh
Commissioner of Conservation

phone (225) 342-5540
(225) 342-3705




About US

The Office of Conservation is charged with conserving and regulating oil, gas, and lignite resources of the state. This statutory responsibility is to regulate the exploration and production of oil, gas and other hydrocarbons and lignite; to control and allocate energy supplies and distribution; and to protect public safety and the environment from oilfield waste, including regulation of underground injection and disposal practices.

The Commissioner of Conservation is responsible for administering all activities involving the conservation and development of all natural and mineral resources of the state. The Commissioner also oversees the administration of six divisions and three district offices within the Office of Conservation.

Notices and Updates

Operators are required to file their (UIC-24) Quarterly Class I Waste Disposal Well Reports on-line. Read memorandum here

Operators are required to file their (UIC-10) Louisiana Class II Saltwater Disposal and Enhanced Recovery Injection Well Reports on-line. Read memorandum here

Operators are required to file their (UIC-33/34) Louisiana Class II (Solution-Mining) Injection Well Monitoring Log Reports on-line. Read memorandum here

Operators are required to submit well logs in electronic format. Read requirements here.

Office of Conservation has updated the Well History Form and Plug and Abandon Report on the Forms page. WH1 and P&A View Forms here.

News and Events

Commissioner Amends South Caddo Emergency Order- Restrictions Suspended, 6/30/14

Commissioner Welsh presents update on TMS activity to West Feliciana Parish Government, March 2014

News Release Archive >>


Information on Fracturing technique


Divisions District Offices
» Executive
» Engineering-Administrative
Geological Oil & Gas
Injection & Mining

» Lafayette District
» Monroe District
Shreveport District

Links of Interest

» DNR Glossary of Terms
» Rig Count Maps & Energy Exploration Updates

» Statewide Order No. 29-R-13/14 - Fee Schedule for FY 13/14

» Bayou Corne Incident 2012
» Tuscaloosa Marine Shale
» Haynesville Shale
» TMS Presentation Update by Com. Welsh, 9/12/13
» State Water Management for Energy Development, 9/12/13
» Commissioner Extends Emergency Order No. ENV 2011-GW014 (2/29/2012)