Andrew Lewin
The Geological and Engineering Division (G&E) provides the State Mineral Board with expertise, advice and recommendations in the fields of geology, geophysics and engineering, by compiling, maintaining and analyzing varied scientific data to determine the most advantageous minerals exploration, development and production on state-owned lands and water bottoms.

This Division works closely with the Mineral Board's Fact Finding Committee.

The Special Projects Section houses G&E's petroleum engineers, geologists having expertise in geophysics, and special project geologists.

The petroleum engineers receive requests for and perform detailed analysis of operating agreements, review and evaluate surface and downhole commingling requests, determine commercial productivity in connection with shut-in and/or gas marketing lease provisions and evaluate secondary recovery proposals.

The geologists with expertise in geophysics receive and process applications for non-exclusive seismic permits and evaluate requests for exclusive geophysical agreements prior to application.

They also interpret seismic data for the purposes of recommending current and prospective minerals activities advantageous to the state and protecting the state's interests in pooling and unitization matters.

The special projects geologists handle a variety of projects involving minerals activity on state acreage at the request of Department and Office administration or as a result of developing industry activity.

Contact Andrew Lewin

Department of Natural Resources
Special Projects- Geologist
617 North Third Street
P.O. Box 94396
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70804-9396
Phone: 225-342-4436


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Louisiana

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