Don Briggs

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Don G. Briggs,

LOGA President

Don is a native of Miami, Florida and a 1964 graduate of USL in Lafayette.  Don began his career in the oil and gas industry with Owen Drilling Company.  He worked for Owen while attending USL.  He has been actively involved in the oil and gas industry ever since – over 45 years.  Don is the father of four and has been a resident of Lafayette over 40 years.In October of 1992, he stepped away from his service company business in Lafayette to organize LOGA (formerly LIOGA).  He knew that if the industry was to survive under the onslaught of the many bureaucratic state and federal agencies, the industry needed to be represented in Baton Rouge.

1992 to present:
President, Louisiana Oil & Gas Association
An independent oil and gas association representing exploration, producing and service sector companies operating in Louisiana.  Striving to make Louisiana a state where the oil and gas industry can prosper and enjoy the fruits of its hard work and at the same time be in harmony with the environment and state government.


  • Lafayette Chamber of Commerce – Energy Committee
  • Louisiana Association of Business & Industry (LABI) – Energy Council
  • Independent Petroleum Association of American (IPAA) – Liaison Committee
  • Save Domestic Oil (SDO) – Executive Committee
  • Lafayette Petroleum Club – Past President, Board of Directors, MembershipCommittee, Finance Committee
  • Maritime Institute Emergency Monitoring and Response (MIEMAR)Charter Member
  • Advisory Council of the Center for Petroleum Development – Shell/LSU
  • Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors , 2009


    • Ground Water Management Advisory Task Force
    • Governor’s Environmental Task Force
    • Barataria Estuary Foundation
    • Oyster Board Damage Evaluation Board
    • Oilfield Site Restoration Committee
    • Senate Select Committee on Oil and Gas Permitting
    • Department of Economic Development Committees:
      • Oil & Gas Cluster
      • Taxes/Incentives Subcommittee
      • Support Subcommittee
      • Marketing/Communications Committee


HOBY – Hugh O’Brien Youth Organization, Past Board Member
LRCE – LA Resource Center for Educators, Past Board Member
Ducks Unlimited, Life Sponsor
Member, St. Pius X Catholic Church
Outreach Center – Board of Directors and 2008 Fundraiser Chairman


Golf, Fishing, Biking, Reading

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