With more than 18 years of Energy experience, Mr. Duplantis has worked both in industry as a Research and Development Engineer for a major Oilfield Services company and also in operational management consulting for both Oilfield Services and Exploration and Production companies. He has led due-diligence and integration efforts for carve-out and acquisition transactions ranging from $200MM to $35B.
Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal, Mr. Duplantis spent 13 years with a major global consulting firm, where he served as a Senior Manager in their Energy Management Consulting practice and led the U.S. Energy Community of Practice.
Mr. Duplantis’ notable assignments include:
E&P Carve-Out and Newco Standup – Led the PMO for a $1B carve-out of E&P assets from a North American independent operator; directed efforts of a 50+ person team to establish all aspects of a new company to operate and continue development of the assets
Supermajor Drilling and Production Operations Excellence – Led post-merger integration efforts to develop a global organization and establish standard operating practices and performance improvement programs across worldwide drilling and production operations
Major Oilfield Services Post-Merger Business Improvement – Led post-merger performance improvement efforts for field service operations, equipment maintenance functions, sales functions and back-office functions to integrate multiple product service lines in a global oilfield services provider
E&P Carve-Out /Acquisition – Led efforts to develop a strategy and stand up functions for drilling, production and land for a $5B acquisition of U.S. assets by a global mining company
Oilfield Services Carve-Out/Acquisition – Led team through operational due diligence and integration activities for an acquisition which doubled the size of large compression services company; focus areas were HR, IT, and field ops
Deepwater Portfolio Strategy and Management – Led development of a portfolio management strategy and stage-gated process for research and development of critical oilfield technologies across all engineering disciplines for a multi-billion dollar portfolio
Private Equity Energy Carve-Out/Acquisition– Led diligence efforts and development of an operating company for a $1.5B private equity carve-out/acquisition of 25 electric generation plants.
Mr. Duplantis earned a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Louisiana State University. He is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, a past president of the LSU Houston Alumni Board and has been actively involved with various advisory committees with LSU and the LSU College of Engineering.