Amy Duplantis Gautreaux
Amy Duplantis Gautreaux

Amy Duplantis Gautreaux

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agautreaux@gamb.com337.237.0132

400 E. Kaliste Saloom Road
Suite 4200
Lafayette, LA 70508

337.237.0132 | agautreaux@gamb.com

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admissions

  • Louisiana
  • Texas

education

  • LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., Bachelor of Civil Law 2005
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette, B.A. magna cum laude 2002

Amy Gautreaux is an oil and gas attorney practicing in the firm’s Lafayette office. She is a native of St. Martinville and life-long resident of Louisiana. Amy represents upstream energy companies operating in Louisiana. She routinely handles title projects for both major and independent oil and gas companies in unitized and lease basis prospects. Her work focuses on title examination (surface, mineral, royalty and leasehold), drafting title opinions and drafting and interpreting contractual provisions in oil and gas and related contracts. She is experienced in handling multi-Parish projects offshore and in various oil and gas formations and fields throughout Louisiana, including the Cotton Valley, Haynesville, Austin Chalk, Cris R, Burrwood and West Delta Fields. She is skilled in analyzing HBP title involving complicated mineral servitude and mineral royalty ownership interests. Amy regularly advises clients on lease maintenance issues including interpretation of depth severance provisions, Pugh clause provisions, rental payment and royalty obligations and issues arising out of usufructuary and co-ownership interests.

Prior to joining the firm, Amy practiced in the areas of insurance defense, law enforcement liability defense, real estate, family and general business law. She has successfully represented clients in various matters in workers compensation court and in several district courts throughout Louisiana. Amy also has experience working as an abstractor and landman in South Louisiana. This practical experience provides a unique perspective from which to advise Louisiana oil and gas clients.

Amy is active in the administration of the firm, serving as Chair of the firm’s Marketing Committee since 2018. She also serves as a mentor to firm associates.

  • Oil and gas title examination – onshore and offshore
  • Advices regarding lease acquisition and maintenance
  • Complex mineral servitude analysis and opinions
  • Communitization Agreements with USA Bureau of Land Management, State of Louisiana and private parties
  • Oil and gas royalty accounting issues
  • Oil and gas revenue and expense accounting issues
  • Ownership of waterbottoms
  • Surface and subsurface rights issues in drilling directional and/or horizontal wells
  • Regulatory issues with the State of Louisiana, Office of Conservation and Office of Mineral Resources

  • American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL)
  • Lafayette Association of Professional Landmen (LAPL)
  • Baton Rouge Association of Professional Landmen (BRAPL)
  • Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL)
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Lafayette Parish Bar Association
  • Women's Energy Network, Member (current), Public & Industry Relations Director (2016 - 2018)
  • University of Louisiana, Lafayette Alumni Association
  • LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center Alumni Association
  • Healing House - Martinis Committee Member (current) and Board of Directors Member (2018-2019)
  • Love, INC - Board of Directors Member (2015-2017)

Louisiana Super Lawyers, Named Rising Star in Energy & Natural Resources (2017 - 2018)

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Amy Gautreaux is an oil and gas attorney practicing in the firm’s Lafayette office. She is a native of St. Martinville and life-long resident of Louisiana. Amy represents upstream energy companies operating in Louisiana. She routinely handles title projects for both major and independent oil and gas companies in unitized and lease basis prospects. Her work focuses on title examination (surface, mineral, royalty and leasehold), drafting title opinions and drafting and interpreting contractual provisions in oil and gas and related contracts. She is experienced in handling multi-Parish projects offshore and in various oil and gas formations and fields throughout Louisiana, including the Cotton Valley, Haynesville, Austin Chalk, Cris R, Burrwood and West Delta Fields. She is skilled in analyzing HBP title involving complicated mineral servitude and mineral royalty ownership interests. Amy regularly advises clients on lease maintenance issues including interpretation of depth severance provisions, Pugh clause provisions, rental payment and royalty obligations and issues arising out of usufructuary and co-ownership interests.

Prior to joining the firm, Amy practiced in the areas of insurance defense, law enforcement liability defense, real estate, family and general business law. She has successfully represented clients in various matters in workers compensation court and in several district courts throughout Louisiana. Amy also has experience working as an abstractor and landman in South Louisiana. This practical experience provides a unique perspective from which to advise Louisiana oil and gas clients.

Amy is active in the administration of the firm, serving as Chair of the firm’s Marketing Committee since 2018. She also serves as a mentor to firm associates.

  • Oil, Gas and Energy Regulatory
  • Oil, Gas and Energy Transactions
  • Title Services
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers, Named Rising Star in Energy & Natural Resources (2017 - 2018)

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