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Mineral Rights in Louisiana


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This powerpoint demonstrates how to sell your mineral rights in Louisiana, or how to receive a royalty check from an oil and natural gas company. For more information, please visit

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Mineral Rights in Louisiana

  1. 1. Louisiana Mineral Rights
  2. 2. • Like most other states, Louisiana has a unique set of laws regarding mineral rights.• Rights can be bought and sold, but these rights can be referred back to the original owner after ten years from the sale or last date of production.
  3. 3. • Ownership of land does not necessarily mean an ownership of mineral rights.• A landowner has the right to explore and develop land as he/she sees fit.
  4. 4. • Louisiana has a Napoleonic law system, which means that special care must be taken when buying or selling mineral rights in this state.• Major oil and gas fields include Bethany- Longstreet, Caspiana, Elm Grove, Lake Washington, and more.
  5. 5. • If you are a mineral rights owner in Louisiana, selling your rights can be a difficult decision.• Selling your mineral rights can be a way to diversify your investments and to decrease financial risk.• Selling your mineral rights can give you the opportunity to get quick cash and to receive tax benefits.
  6. 6. • Mineral rights ownership does not automatically transfer with the buying or selling of land.• To obtain mineral rights ownership, you must visit your parish’s clerk office or consult an attorney.
  7. 7. • Mineral rights owners can receive a royalty payment from an oil and natural gas company as well.• A royalty payment represents a portion or share of the mineral production income, which is determined by a lease agreement.• The average percentage from an oil or natural gas company is 12.5.
  8. 8. • Caddo Minerals offers free consultations to those interested in selling their mineral rights or to those who would like to receive a royalty check.• You can call them at 877-620-7717 or email at• Caddo will offer you a free quote in a few business days.
  9. 9. • Upon accepting their offer, you will be able to close in a week.• Agreements are sent overnight.• Payment is received in either a cashiers check or via wire transfer• Caddo Minerals makes selling your mineral rights easy!