BATON ROUGE, LA (January 31st, 2024) – Today, Governor Jeff Landry announced his appointment of Ben Bienvenu as Louisiana’s next Commissioner of Conservation. In response, LOGA President Mike Moncla issued the following statement:
"First of all, I’d like to commend Governor Landry on yet another astounding appointment. The Governor continues to hit it out of the park on every cabinet appointment thus far.
The Office of Conservation plays a vital role in our state’s oil and gas industry, so it was crucial that we get this right – and I fully believe that’s what Governor Landry has done with this appointment.
Ben Bienvenu has vast exploration and production knowledge from all segments.
From drilling wells in a field foreman’s role for Phillips in the ArkLaTex, to learning the offshore shelf play at Chevron, to strategic planning for Murphy’s deep-water team, to Regional Manager for Gulfport’s inland waters properties, to operating a small oil and gas company of his own… Ben is well equipped with experience in every facet of Louisiana’s oil and gas footprint.
Ben and I spoke at length today about this tremendous opportunity, along with many of his ideas to make Louisiana an attractive place to do business again.
We look forward to working with him in the coming years."