David J. Rogers


David John Rogers focuses his practice in the oil and gas section. David’s 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. David also handles demands made by lessors and unleased mineral owners along with other disputes between mineral and surface owners and exploration and production companies.

David is also a registered professional landman (RPL). Prior to joining the firm, David 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.

David 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, David was a member of The National Political Science Honor Society.

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Published Works & Presentations:

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

Courts At Odds Whether Non-Operator Lessees Can Invoke LA. R.S. 30:103.1 and LA. R.S. 30:103.2" Gordon Arata "Drill Deeper" Blog, March 2017

Interpretation of Depth Limitation Clauses in Mineral Transfers" Gordon Arata "Drill Deeper" Blog, November 2016

Co-Presenter of "Unitization in Louisiana - The Commissioner Decides Who Drinks the Milkshake" (Gordon Arata Annual Duck Lunch & Seminar, October 2016)

"Legislature Establishes New Requirement for Changing the Operator of a Well" Gordon Arata "Drill Deeper" Blog, August 2016

Co-Presenter of the "Recent Developments in Louisiana Oil and Gas Law" (Gordon Arata Seminar, August 2016)

"Amendment to Louisiana Risk Fee Statute Closes Loophole Shown by Recent Case" Gordon Arata "Drill Deeper" Blog, July 2016

Co-Presenter of the "Recent Developments in Louisiana Oil and Gas Law" (Gordon Arata Seminar, June 2016)

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

"Adjacent Lands Clauses in Mineral Leases" Gordon Arata "Drill Deeper" Blog, May 2016

"Hayes Fund Comes Undone" Gordon Arata "Drill Deeper" Blog, January 2016

Co-Presenter of The 411 on Land, Lease and Title Issues: What Every Landman Should Know (Gordon Arata Annual Duck Lunch & Seminar, October 2015)

"LIEN on Me: Are You Privileged" - Co-Presenter, LAGCOE 2015, October 2015

Louisiana Legal Update: Louisiana Water Bottoms and the 'Freeze Statute'," Co-Author, LAPL Newsletter, November 2015

"Update on Louisiana Severance Tax Exemption" Gordon Arata "Drill Deeper" Blog, September 2015

"Refrac Obligations Under Model Form JOA - How Will Louisiana Courts Interpret?" Gordon Arata "Drill Deeper" Blog, May 2015; AAPL Landman Magazine, September/October

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

"The Louisiana Oil Well Lien Act," Gordon Arata "Drill Deeper" 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," Gordon Arata "Drill Deeper" Blog, October 2014

Professional Affiliations:

American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL)
Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen (LAPL)
Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL)
Young Professionals of Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition (LAGCOE)

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