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Scott R. Patton

Baton Rouge
(225) 490-5007
Vcard: Scott R Patton.vcf

Scott Patton is a Partner in the Baton Rouge office of Bradley Murchison, and focuses his practice in the areas of oil, gas, and energy law.  His experience includes oil & gas title examination, unitization, regulatory consultation, transactions, intrastate pipeline regulation, and litigation. Mr. Patton frequently represents operators before the State Mineral Board on State lease issues and the Office of Conservation on various regulatory matters.

Mr. Patton has represented various energy companies in the creation of drilling and production units across the State of Louisiana, including the establishment of reservoir wide units and secondary recovery projects, along with obtaining approval of alternate unit wells and cross unit alternate unit wells.   

In 2007 and 2008, Mr. Patton served as Executive Counsel for the Office of Mineral Resources at the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, where he provided legal counsel to the Office of Mineral Resources and the Louisiana State Mineral Board. 

Mr. Patton is admitted to practice in the State of Louisiana, the State of Texas, the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Louisiana, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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Professional & Civic Associations

  • Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Louisiana Oil & Gas Association
  • Baton Rouge Association of Professional Landmen
  • Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen
  • Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen
  • Houston Association of Professional Landmen

Classes / Seminars

  • "The New AAPL JOA Form", AAPL Gulf Coast Land Institute, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 2017
  • "Louisiana Office of  Conservation - Unitization and Other Proceedings", Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen, Shreveport, Louisiana, February 2017
  • “Unitization in Louisiana, Office of Conservation Procedures and Recent Developments”, Gulf Coast Land Institute, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 2014
  • “Louisiana Office of Conservation Regulatory Realities”, LOGA Industry Seminar and CLE, New Orleans Louisiana, September 2014
  • “Mineral Lease Issues Arising Under Louisiana's Public Records Doctrine”, Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen Spring Seminar, Lafayette, Louisiana, May 2014
  • “A Primer on Acquisitive Prescription and Possession Statements”, ALTAPL/AAPL Field Land Seminar, Shreveport, Louisiana, March 2012
  • “What Does the State Own? Making Sense of the Red River Roller Coaster”, Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen, Spring Seminar, Lafayette, Louisiana, May 2010
  • “State Regulation of Intrastate Gas Storage Operators (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi)”, 7th Annual Gas Storage Outlook Conference, Houston, Texas, January 2009
  • “Economic Incentives for Oil and Gas Companies Operating in Louisiana”, Louisiana Oil and Gas: From SONRIS to Sunset, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 2008


Practice Areas
  • Louisiana State University, J.D., 2006
  • Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, B.A., 2002
Bar Affiliations
  • Louisiana, 2006
  • Texas, 2016


SHREVEPORT, LA 71101-5529
P: (318) 227-1131
F: (318) 227-1141

New Orleans

1100 POYDRAS, SUITE 2700
P: (504) 596-6300
F: (504) 596-6301

Baton Rouge

301 MAIN ST., SUITE 2100
P: (225) 490-5000
F: (225) 490-5001

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