Parker Drilling to Present at Wells Fargo Conference

             Parker Drilling to Present at Wells Fargo Conference

PR Newswire

HOUSTON, Nov. 21, 2012

HOUSTON, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Drilling Company (NYSE: PKD)
announced today that Gary G. Rich, president and chief executive officer, and
W. Kirk Brassfield, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will
present at the Wells Fargo 11th Annual Pipeline, MLP and Energy Symposium in
New York, NY. The Company's presentation is scheduled to begin at 1:45 p.m.
EST (12:45 p.m. CST) on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

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A link to the live presentation and copies of supporting materials that may be
used during conference events will be available through the Company's website
at http://www.parkerdrilling.com at the Investor Relations tab.

Parker Drilling (NYSE: PKD) provides high-performance contract drilling
solutions, rental tools and project management services to the energy
industry. Parker's rig fleet includes 22 land rigs and two offshore barge
rigs in international locations, 13 barge rigs in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, one
land rig located in the U.S., and two land rigs in Alaska undergoing
commissioning. The Company's rental tools business supplies premium equipment
to operators on land and offshore in the U.S. and select international
markets. Parker also performs contract drilling for customer-owned rigs and
provides technical services addressing drilling challenges for E&P customers
worldwide. More information about Parker Drilling can be found at
http://www.parkerdrilling.com, including operating status reports for the
Company's Rental Tools segment and its international and U.S. barge rig
fleets, updated monthly.

SOURCE Parker Drilling Company

Website: http://www.parkerdrilling.com
Contact: Investors, Richard Bajenski, Director, Investor Relations,
+1-281-406-2030, richard.bajenski@parkerdrilling.com, or Media, Stephanie
Dixon, Manager, Corporate Communications, +1-281-406-2212,
stephanie.dixon@parkerdrilling.com