September 2, 2009 – Legal search firm Major, Lindsey & Africa has placed Jon-Al Duplantier as vice president and general counsel of Parker Drilling. The search was led by founding partner Bob Major. Mr. Duplantier joins Parker Drilling following a distinguished career at ConocoPhillips. While there he served in several executive positions including senior counsel – exploration and production; managing counsel – Indonesia; managing counsel – environmental; counsel – Dubai and counsel – business development. “This search was challenging given the specialized requirements of Parker Drilling,” said Mr. Major. “Jon-Al’s international and domestic law experience combined with his knowledge of the oil and gas industry made him the ideal candidate.” Founded in 1934, Parker Drilling provides high-performance contract drilling solutions, rental tools and project management services to the worldwide energy industry. With offices throughout the U.S., London, Hong Kong and Tokyo, Major, Lindsey & Africa is an executive search firm focused on the legal sector.