As an Attorney whose years of practice included Oil and Gas Law, Mel Credeur has brought this knowledge and experience to his work with BETA in the field of Land Services since April, 2010.
Mel was born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana. He graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL), now the University of Louisiana Lafayette (ULL), in 1977 and obtained a law degree from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in 1980. His work with BETA has involved efforts in several states across the US, including Louisiana, Texas, Illinois, New Mexico and Wyoming, as well as the Gulf of Mexico. He has experience in Property and Lease Acquisition, Right of Way, Abstracting, Title Research, Due Diligence, IPL research and preparation, Division Order coordination and preparation, and Curative work. Mel has had extensive involvement in all aspects of the Haynesville Shale since early 2010, including Title Research, IPL research and preparation, Leasing, Abstracting, Division Order coordination and preparation, major Due Diligence projects, and technical aspects of title, leasing, and operations. He has had extensive involvement in Title Research and Leasing in various other shale plays and prospects, including Central and South Louisiana, East Texas, and the Permian Basin.
He also has coordinated a major Offshore Acquisition Project.