Statement on the cease and desist order issued by St. Tammany Parish: 


Helis has learned that the Parish has issued a cease and desist order regarding its drilling project in St. Tammany Parish. This action is surprising in light of the plain language of state law, which prohibits the Parish from issuing such an order. It is even more surprising in light of the unaltered judgment of the Nineteenth Judicial District Court stating that any such order is preempted by state law. Although the action is in direct violation of applicable state law, Helis will nonetheless comply.


Helis will at the same time take all steps necessary to see that state law is enforced and that the Parish and other parties bear the financial and other consequences of its illegal action.   



Matt Jones, 


Legal Counsel for Helis Oil & Gas


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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