Today the 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge ruled in favor of the State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Helis Oil & Gas stating that St. Tammany Parish has no right to prohibit or interfere with the state's ability to grant drilling permits. Furthermore, the court concluded that DNR appropriately and justly considered the Parish's master plan before granting a drilling permit for this important energy project. 

Today's ruling marks the second consecutive legal victory for Helis in less than a week and could bring this important energy project one step closer to execution.

About Helis Oil & Gas
Proud to call Louisiana home for over 80 years

Helis Oil & Gas is a privately owned oil and gas exploration and production company that has owned and operated wells throughout the nation, including properties in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota.  The company has had extensive operations on private, federal and state lands, as well as in federal offshore waters and inland state waters in Louisiana.  Helis Oil & Gas has drilled in sensitive environments, such as wildlife preserves, always with the highest regard for its surroundings.  Helis Oil & Gas regards itself as a respectful guest in the communities in which it works and has historically been committed to contributing to these communities through philanthropic and civic endeavors.  


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