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David J. Rogers

David John Rogers focuses his practice in the oil and gas section. His practice includes handling oil and gas transactions, regulatory work with the Office of Conservation and Office of Mineral Resources of the State of Louisiana, title examinations and the drafting of title opinions. He also handles demands made by lessors and unleased mineral owners along with other disputes between mineral and surface owners and exploration and production companies.

Mr. Rogers is also a registered professional landman (RPL). Prior to joining the firm, he spent time as a field landman and has extensive experience handling title opinions, abstracts, due diligence and mineral lease acquisitions in seven states, including Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Colorado and Utah.

Mr. Rogers currently serves as the President of the Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen. He is also a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL), and Young Professionals of Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE).

Mr. Rogers earned his J.D. from Southern University Law School in Baton Rouge in 2010 and was a member of Phi Alpha Delta. He received his B.A. in political sciences from Louisiana State University in 2006. While attending Louisiana State University, he was a member of The National Political Science Honor Society.


Presenter of “Risk Fee in Louisiana” Landmans Big Adventure Seminar, October 2017

Presenter of “Recent Legislation and Jurisprudence of Interest to Oil and Gas Landmen” LAPL Spring 2017 Educational Seminar, April 2017

Co-Presenter of “Multi-State Case Law Update” HAPL 48th Annual Technical Workshop, April 2017

Co-Presenter of “Unitization in Louisiana – The Commissioner Decides Who Drinks the Milkshake” (Seminar, October 2016)*

Co-Presenter of the “Recent Developments in Louisiana Oil and Gas Law” (Seminar, August 2016)*

Co-Presenter of the “Recent Developments in Louisiana Oil and Gas Law” (Seminar, June 2016)*

Co-Presenter of the “Recent Developments in Louisiana Oil and Gas Law” (Association of Corporate Counsel Seminar, May 2016)

Co-Presenter of “The 411 on Land, Lease and Title Issues: What Every Landman Should Know” (Seminar, October 2015)*

Co-Presenter of “LIEN on Me: Are You Privileged” – LAGCOE 2015, October 2015

Presenter of “Fixed Term versus Ordinary Term Mineral Servitudes,” AAPL Field Landman Seminar, May 2015

Co-Presenter and Co-Author of “The Art of Due Diligence,” LAPL Spring Educational Seminar, 2015

* Presented prior to joining Ottinger Hebert, L.L.C.


Courts At Odds Whether Non-Operator Lessees Can Invoke LA. R.S. 30:103.1 and LA. R.S. 30:103.2″ Blog, March 2017*

Interpretation of Depth Limitation Clauses in Mineral Transfers” Blog, November 2016*

“Legislature Establishes New Requirement for Changing the Operator of a Well” Blog, August 2016*

“Amendment to Louisiana Risk Fee Statute Closes Loophole Shown by Recent Case” Blog, July 2016*

“Adjacent Lands Clauses in Mineral Leases” Blog, May 2016*

“Hayes Fund Comes Undone”  Blog, January 2016*

Louisiana Legal Update: Louisiana Water Bottoms and the ‘Freeze Statute’,” Co-Author, LAPL Newsletter, November 2015

“Update on Louisiana Severance Tax Exemption” Blog, September 2015*

“Refrac Obligations Under Model Form JOA – How Will Louisiana Courts Interpret?” Blog, May 2015*; AAPL Landman Magazine, September/October

“The Louisiana Oil Well Lien Act,” Blog, February 2015*

“Louisiana Legal Update: Louisiana Title Examiners, Take Note of Recent Change in the Mineral Code on Prescription,” Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen Newsletter, November 2014

“Louisiana Title Examiners, Take Note of Recent Change in the Mineral Code on Prescription,” Blog, October 2014*

* Published prior to joining Ottinger Hebert, L.L.C.