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10/29/14Noble Corporation plc Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results
LONDON, Oct.  29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation plc (NYSE: NE) today reported third quarter 2014 net income from continuing operations of $147 million, or $0.57 per diluted share, compared to $140 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2014. For the third quarter of 2013, net income from continuing operations totaled $165 million, or $0.64 per diluted share. Results for the third quarter of 2013 included a net pre-tax gain of $63 million, or $0.24 per diluted sha... 
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10/29/14Noble Corporation plc Director Ashley Almanza To Step Down From Board
LONDON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation plc (NYSE: NE) today announced that Ashley Almanza informed the Company's Board of Directors that he has decided to resign his position on the Board effective with the selection of his replacement. Mr. Almanza is the Chief Executive Officer of G4S, a leading global integrated security company specializing in the provision of security products, services and solutions, and has served on Noble's board since June 2013.  In light of Mr. Alma... 
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10/28/14Noble Corporation plc To Pursue Development Of MLP
LONDON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation plc (NYSE:NE) announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has authorized the Company to pursue the development of a master limited partnership (MLP).  The MLP would be comprised of interests in select rigs chosen from Noble's existing fleet.  If realized, the Company would expect to file a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the initial public offering of common units in the MLP durin... 
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10/28/14Noble Corporation plc Board Authorizes Share Repurchase Vote
LONDON, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation plc (NYSE:NE) announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has authorized the Company to seek approval from its shareholders to increase the Company's authority to repurchase its outstanding shares.  The approval is expected to be sought at a Special Meeting of Shareholders, which is scheduled for December 22, 2014. The Company intends to file a preliminary proxy statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission w... 
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10/24/14Noble Corporation plc Board Sets Schedule For Dividend Payment
LONDON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation plc (NYSE:NE) today announced its Board of Directors has scheduled the payment of the Company's quarterly cash dividend of $0.375 per share. The ex-dividend date for this payment is expected to be October 30, 2014, with a record date of November 3, 2014 and a payment date of November 13, 2014.  The Company expects that this dividend will be treated as a qualified dividend for purposes of U.S. taxes.  About Noble Corporation Noble is ... 
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10/09/14Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
LONDON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of October 9, 2014.  The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Investor Relations" section of the Web site. About Noble Corporation Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. The Company owns and operates one of the most mod... 
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10/08/14Noble Corporation To Announce Third Quarter 2014 Results
LONDON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, today announced it plans to report financial results for the third quarter 2014 on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on the Noble Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its third quarter 2014 results on Thursday, October 30, 2014, at ... 
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09/23/14Noble Corporation To Present At The 2014 Johnson Rice Energy Conference
LONDON, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that Jeffrey L. Chastain, Vice President – Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the 2014 Johnson Rice Energy Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, beginning at 12:35 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time.  A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of... 
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09/11/14Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
LONDON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of September 11, 2014.  The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Investor Relations" section of the Web site. About Noble Corporation Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. The Company owns and operates one of the most ... 
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08/20/14Noble Corporation To Present At The Barclays Capital CEO Energy-Power Conference
LONDON, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Noble Corporation, will present at the Barclays Capital CEO Energy-Power Conference in New York City on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, beginning at 7:45 a.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site http://ww... 
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08/18/14Noble Corporation To Host Lunch With Management
LONDON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that it will host an investor briefing on Thursday, September 4, 2014 in New York City. Seating at the live event is limited; however, a webcast of the presentations, which are scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site. Noble will also post a copy of the presentation materials on the Company's Web site at the time of the eve... 
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08/14/14Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
LONDON, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of August 14, 2014. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Investor Relations" section of the Web site. About Noble Corporation Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. The Company owns and operates one of the most mode... 
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08/04/14Noble Corporation Completes Spin-Off Of Paragon Offshore
LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation plc ("Noble") (NYSE: NE) announced today that it has completed the spin-off of all of the outstanding shares of Paragon Offshore plc ("Paragon") (NYSE: PGN), which owns most of Noble's standard specification drilling business. As a result, Noble and Paragon are now two separate, publicly-traded companies. On August 1, 2014, Noble distributed to its shareholders one ordinary share of Paragon for every three ordinary shares of Noble held at... 
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07/30/14Noble Corporation plc Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results
LONDON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation plc (NYSE: NE) today reported second quarter 2014 net income of $235 million, or $0.91 per diluted share, compared to $256 million, or $0.99 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2014. For the second quarter of 2013, net income totaled $177 million, or $0.69 per diluted share. Results for the second quarter of 2013 included $18 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, related to cancellation of a contract awarded to a jackup rig under con... 
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07/25/14Noble Corporation Board Sets Schedule For Dividend Payment
LONDON, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced its Board of Directors has scheduled the payment of the Company's quarterly cash dividend of $0.375 per share. The ex-dividend date for this payment is expected to be August 8, 2014, with a record date of August 12, 2014 and a payment date of August 22, 2014.  The Company expects that this dividend will be treated as a qualified dividend for purposes of U.S. taxes.  About Noble Corporation  Noble is a leading ... 
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07/11/14Noble Corporation Board of Directors Approves Spin-Off of Paragon Offshore; Sets July 23 Record Date and August 1 Distribution Date
LONDON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation plc (NYSE: NE) announced today that its board of directors has approved the spin-off of Paragon Offshore plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Noble, through a pro rata distribution of an aggregate of 84,753,393 Paragon ordinary shares to the holders of Noble ordinary shares. Noble shareholders will receive one ordinary share of Paragon for every three ordinary shares of Noble held at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on the record date of the dis... 
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07/11/14Paragon Offshore Announces Pricing of $1.08 Billion Private Placement of Senior Notes in Connection with Spin-Off
HOUSTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paragon Offshore Limited (to be converted to Paragon Offshore plc) ("Paragon"), in preparation for its previously announced spin-off from Noble Corporation plc (NYSE:NE) ("Noble"), announced today the pricing of $500 million aggregate principal amount of Paragon's 6.75% senior unsecured notes due 2022 and $580 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.25% senior unsecured notes due 2024, in a private offering that is exempt from registration under the Sec... 
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07/10/14Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
LONDON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of July 10, 2014.  The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Investor Relations" section of the Web site. About Noble Corporation Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry.  Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract... 
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07/09/14Noble Corporation To Announce Second Quarter 2014 Results
LONDON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, today announced it plans to report financial results for the second quarter 2014 on Wednesday, July  30, 2014, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on the Noble Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its second quarter 2014 results on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at 8:0... 
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07/07/14Paragon Offshore Announces $1.185 Billion Private Placement of Senior Notes in Connection with Spin-Off
HOUSTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Paragon Offshore Limited (to be converted to Paragon Offshore plc) ("Paragon"), in preparation for its previously announced spin-off from Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) ("Noble"), announced today that, subject to market and other conditions, it intends to offer for sale $1.185 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2022 and 2024 in a private offering that is exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the... 
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06/19/14Noble Corporation Subsidiary Arranging Debt Financing In Connection With Spin-Off
LONDON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that Paragon Offshore Ltd., its wholly owned subsidiary, is beginning the process of raising external financing in preparation for the spin-off of Paragon Offshore in the third quarter of 2014.  The external financing is expected to consist of a senior secured term loan B of approximately $550 million and approximately $1.2 billion of senior unsecured notes.  As part of the external financing, Paragon also entered ... 
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06/18/14Noble Corporation To Present At The GHS 100 Energy Conference
LONDON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that Jeffrey L. Chastain, Vice President – Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the GHS 100 Energy Conference in Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time.  A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site http://www.nob... 
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06/10/14Noble Corporation Announces Results Of Shareholder Vote
LONDON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced the results of the annual general meeting of shareholders of Noble Corporation held on June 10, 2014, in London, England. At the meeting, shareholders approved the following proposals: The reelection of Jon A. Marshall and Mary P. Ricciardello and election of Scott D. Josey as directors for one-year terms that will expire in 2015. Ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company'... 
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06/05/14Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
LONDON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of June 5, 2014.  The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Investor Relations" section of the Web site. About Noble Corporation Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry.  Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract dri... 
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05/14/14Noble Corporation To Present At The UBS Global Oil And Gas Conference
LONDON, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Noble Corporation, will present at the UBS Global Oil and Gas Conference in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 8:40 a.m. Central Daylight Time.  A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site http://www.noblecorp.com. A replay of t... 
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05/08/14Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
LONDON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of May 8, 2014.  The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Investor Relations" section of the Web site. About Noble Corporation Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry.  Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drill... 
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05/06/14Noble Corporation To Present At The Citi Global Energy and Utilities Conference
LONDON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that Simon W. Johnson, Senior Vice President – Marketing and Contracts and Jeffrey L. Chastain, Vice President – Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the Citi Global Energy and Utilities Conference in Boston on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time.  A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentati... 
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04/30/14Noble Corporation Provides Update On Paragon Offshore Separation
LONDON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today an update to its plan to spin-off Paragon Offshore.  Noble expects to effect the spin-off as a dividend of 100 percent of the shares of Paragon Offshore to Noble's shareholders during the third quarter of this year.  As previously announced, Paragon Offshore will own and operate most of Noble's current standard specification drilling business, including five drillships, three semisubmersibles, 34 jackups, and... 
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04/25/14Noble Corporation Board Sets Schedule For Dividend Payment
LONDON, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced its Board of Directors has scheduled the payment of the Company's quarterly cash dividend of $0.375 per share. The ex-dividend date for this payment is expected to be May 1, 2014, with a record date of May 5, 2014 and a payment date of May 15, 2014. An aggregate dividend in the amount of USD $1.00 per share, to be paid in four quarterly installments of USD $0.25 per share, was previously approved by shareholde... 
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04/22/14Noble Corporation Names Steven A. Manz As Senior Vice President And Chief Financial Officer Of Paragon Offshore
LONDON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation plc (NYSE: NE) today announced that Steven A. Manz has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Paragon Offshore Ltd., the standard specification offshore drilling company to be created upon separation from Noble.  He will report to Randall "Randy" Stilley, who was named in February to serve as Chief Executive Officer and President of Paragon. Manz has more than 25 years of experience in th... 
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04/16/14Noble Corporation plc Reports First Quarter 2014 Results
NEW RIG ADDITIONS DRIVE IMPROVED MARGINS LONDON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation plc (NYSE: NE) today reported first quarter 2014 net income of $256 million, or $0.99 per diluted share, compared to $174 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter 2013. Results for the fourth quarter of 2013 included an after-tax charge of $36 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, relating to an asset impairment.  Excluding the impairment charge, net income for the fourth quarte... 
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04/10/14Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
LONDON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of April 10, 2014.  The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Investor Relations" section of the Web site. About Noble Corporation  Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract... 
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04/03/14Noble Corporation To Announce First Quarter 2014 Results
LONDON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, today announced it plans to report financial results for the first quarter 2014 on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on the Noble Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its first quarter 2014 results on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 8:0... 
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03/17/14Noble Corporation To Present At The Howard Weil 42nd Annual Energy Conference
LONDON, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Howard Weil 42nd  Annual Energy Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 9:15 a.m. Central Daylight Time. Presentations from this conference are not being webcast; however, a copy of Noble's presentation materials will be available on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Investor R... 
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03/13/14Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
LONDON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of March 13, 2014.  The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Investor Relations" section of the Web site. About Noble Corporation  Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contr... 
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03/01/14Noble Corporation Updates Rig Status
LONDON, March 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) issued an update on the status of Noble Paul Wolff, a dynamically positioned semisubmersible rig operating off the coast of Brazil.  The rig is stable and is operating under its own power following a ballast control incident that occurred on Friday, February 28.  Additional crew members are also now being selectively returned to the rig.  The Company continues to work with its customer and authorities to fully resolve the matter ... 
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02/28/14Noble Corporation Provides Update On The Status Of Drilling Rig In Brazil
All Workers Safe; No Injuries Reported LONDON, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) confirmed today that the Noble Paul Wolff, a dynamically positioned semisubmersible rig operating off the coast of Brazil, experienced a ballast control incident on Friday, February 28 at approximately 01:00 a.m. (BRT) local time.  The crew took prompt corrective action, including safely securing the well, and measures are currently underway to resolve the matter.  As a precaution, 77 non... 
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02/13/14Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
LONDON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of February 13, 2014.  The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Investor Relations" section of the Web site. About Noble Corporation Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contr... 
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02/06/14Noble Corporation To Present At Credit Suisse Energy Summit
LONDON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Credit Suisse 19th Annual Energy Summit being held at the Vail Cascade Resort in Vail, Colorado.  The presentation is scheduled to begin at 10:10 a.m. U.S. Central Standard Time on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.  A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations"... 
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02/04/14Noble Corporation Names Randall D. Stilley To Serve As President And Chief Executive Officer Of Standard Specification Unit, Name For New Company Announced
Spinoff to be Named Paragon Offshore; Other Key Management Positions Named LONDON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation plc (NYSE: NE) today announced that Randall D. (Randy) Stilley has been selected to serve as president and chief executive officer of Paragon Offshore, the standard specification offshore drilling company to be created upon separation from Noble. "The Board of Directors is pleased that Randy will lead Paragon Offshore," said David W. Williams, Chairman, Preside... 
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01/30/14Noble Corporation Announces 50 Percent Increase In Dividend And Sets Schedule For Dividend Payment
LONDON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced its Board of Directors has approved an increase in the Company's quarterly cash dividend, which will result in a total quarterly dividend of $0.375 per share, or $1.50 per share on an annualized basis. This represents a 50 percent increase from the previous quarter. The ex-dividend date for this payment is expected to be February 6, 2014, with a record date of February 10, 2014 and a payment date of February 20, 20... 
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01/22/14Noble Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2013 Results
LONDON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported fourth quarter 2013 net income of $174 million, or $0.68 per diluted share. Results for the fourth quarter included an after tax charge of $36 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, relating to an impairment taken on the FPSO Seillean.  Excluding the impairment charge, net income for the fourth quarter would have totaled $210 million, or $0.82 per diluted share. For the third quarter of 2013, the Company reported net... 
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01/16/14Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
LONDON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of January 16, 2014.  The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Investor Relations" section of the website. About Noble Corporation Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contrac... 
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01/08/14Noble Corporation To Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Results
LONDON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, today announced it plans to report financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2013 on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on the Noble Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its fourth quarter and full year 2013 results on T... 
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12/17/13Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
LONDON, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of December 17, 2013. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Investor Relations" section of the website. About Noble Corporation Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract ... 
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12/05/13Noble Corporation To Present At Upcoming Energy Conferences
LONDON, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Bernie G. Wolford, Senior Vice President – Operations, Noble Corporation, will present at the Wells Fargo Securities 12th Annual Energy Symposium in New York City on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, beginning at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time. Additionally, Jeffrey L. Chastain, Vice President – Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, will present at the Capital One Southcoast 8th Annual Energy Conf... 
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11/26/13Noble Corporation to Present at the Cowen and Company 3rd Annual Ultimate Energy Conference
LONDON, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Noble Corporation, will present at the Cowen and Company 3rd Annual Ultimate Energy Conference in New York City on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, beginning at 11:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web si... 
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11/20/13Noble Corporation Completes Change In Place Of Incorporation
LONDON, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that it completed the change in the place of incorporation of its publicly traded parent company from Switzerland to the United Kingdom on November 20, 2013. About Noble Corporation Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drilling services with a fleet of 79 offshore drilling units (including two ultra-deepwater drillsh... 
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11/15/13Noble Corporation Announces Anticipated Closing Of Change In Place Of Incorporation; Schedules Previously Approved Dividend Payment To Shareholders
ZUG, Switzerland, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that it expects to effect the previously announced change in the place of incorporation of its publicly traded parent company from Switzerland to the United Kingdom on November 20, 2013.  Noble's ordinary shares will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the current trading symbol "NE" after the change in place of incorporation occurs.  The Company also reported that, subject to the e... 
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11/14/13Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of November 14, 2013. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Investor Relations" section of the website. About Noble Corporation Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiar... 
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11/14/13Noble Corporation to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Global Energy Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that James A. MacLennan, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Noble Corporation, will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Global Energy Conference in Miami on Thursday, November 21, 2013, beginning at 8:15 a.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company'... 
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10/25/13Noble Corporation Announces Receipt Of Private Letter Ruling For Previously Announced Spin-Off Transaction
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that it has received the anticipated private letter ruling from the Internal Revenue Service relating to the tax treatment of the recently announced proposed spin-off of the Company's standard specification drilling business.  Details regarding the proposed spin-off were included in a press release issued on September 24, 2013.  The previously announced spin-off transaction, if effected, is expected t... 
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10/16/13Noble Corporation Reports Improved Third Quarter 2013 Results as Operational Downtime Declines and New Rigs Commence Operations
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported third quarter 2013 earnings of $282 million, or $1.10 per diluted share. Results for the quarter included the sale of the jackup rig Noble Lewis Dugger, which closed in July, a settlement relating to the 2010 acquisition of Frontier Drilling and an impairment charge taken on two submersible rigs.  The net after tax gain for these items contributed approximately $63 million or $0.25 per diluted share durin... 
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10/11/13Noble Corporation Announces Results Of Shareholder Vote
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced the results of the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of Noble Corporation held on October 11, 2013, in Zug, Switzerland. At the meeting, shareholders approved the proposed change in place of incorporation of the publicly traded parent company of the Noble group of companies from Switzerland to the United Kingdom.  Subject to the completion of certain closing requirements, Noble expects th... 
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10/10/13Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of October 10, 2013. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Investor Relations" section of the website. About Noble Corporation Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries,... 
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10/07/13Noble Corporation Announces Favorable Tax Calculation Relating To Proposed Change In Place Of Incorporation Transaction
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that it has determined that no exit withholding tax would be due as a result of the proposed merger (the "Merger") to effect a change in place of incorporation of the publicly traded parent company of the Noble group of companies from Switzerland to the United Kingdom.  As previously disclosed in the definitive proxy statement/prospectus dated September 5, 2013, filed by Noble and Noble Corporation Li... 
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10/03/13Noble Corporation To Announce Third Quarter 2013 Results
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, today announced it plans to report financial results for the third quarter 2013 on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on the Noble Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its third quarter 2013 results on Thursday, October 17... 
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09/24/13Noble Corporation Announces Plan to Create Independent Standard Specification Drilling Company
ZUG, Switzerland, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a plan to separate a business comprised of many of its standard specification drilling units, resulting in the creation of two separate and highly focused offshore drilling companies.  The drilling units that would be owned and operated by the new company comprise most of the standard specification drilling units in the Noble fleet, including five drillships, thr... 
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09/09/13Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of September 9, 2013. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Investor Relations" section of the website. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contra... 
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09/03/13Noble Corporation To Present At The Barclays Capital CEO Energy-Power Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Noble Corporation, will present at the Barclays Capital CEO Energy-Power Conference in New York City on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, beginning at 9:05 a.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web sit... 
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09/03/13Noble Corporation To Host Investor Event
ZUG, Switzerland, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that it will host an investor briefing on Monday, September 9, 2013 in New York City. Noble's management will present information regarding the Company's strategy, global rig market trends and operational execution improvements. Seating at the live event is limited; however, a webcast of the presentations, which are scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, will be available on the Investor R... 
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08/08/13Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of August 8, 2013. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drilling ser... 
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07/26/13Noble Corporation Board Schedules Previously Approved Dividend Payment To Shareholders And Sets Date For Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting
ZUG, Switzerland, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that the Company's Board has set the record and payment dates for the first installment of a payment to shareholders in the form of a dividend funded from the Company's capital contribution reserve.  This installment payment will be in the amount of USD $0.25 per share.  The ex-dividend date for this payment is expected to be August 1, 2013, with a record date of August 5, 2013 and a payment date of Augus... 
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07/17/13Noble Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2013 Earnings
ZUG, Switzerland, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported second quarter 2013 earnings of $177 million, or $0.69 per diluted share. Results for the quarter included $18 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, of revenue recognized relating to the previously reported cancellation of the contract by the customer for the newbuild jackup Noble Houston Colbert. Excluding the impact of the contract cancellation, second quarter 2013 earnings were $0.63 per diluted share. ... 
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07/11/13Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of July 11, 2013. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drilling ... 
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07/02/13Noble Corporation To Announce Second Quarter 2013 Results
ZUG, Switzerland, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, today announced it plans to report financial results for the second quarter 2013 on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on the Noble Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its second quarter 2013 results on Thursday, July 18, 201... 
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07/01/13Noble Corporation Board Approves Proposed Change In Place Of Incorporation
ZUG, Switzerland, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today its Board of Directors has approved changing the place of incorporation of the publicly traded parent of the Noble group of companies from Switzerland to the United Kingdom. The Company's shareholders will be asked to vote to approve the proposed change. If approved by shareholders, Noble expects the change of the place of incorporation to be effective as soon as practicable following the merger of No... 
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06/19/13Noble Corporation To Present At The GHS 100 Energy Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that Jeffrey L. Chastain, Vice President –Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the GHS 100 Energy  Conference in Chicago, Illinois  Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site http:... 
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06/06/13Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of June 6, 2013. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drilling ser... 
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05/22/13Noble Corporation To Present At The Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Noble Corporation, will present at the Sanford C. Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference in New York City on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site http://www.no... 
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05/16/13Noble Corporation To Present At The UBS Global Oil And Gas Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Noble Corporation, will present at the UBS Global Oil and Gas Conference in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at 8:40 a.m. Central Daylight Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site http://www.noblecorp.com. A rep... 
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05/14/13Noble Receives Contract Award For New Ultra-High Specification Jackup To Be Constructed For Mariner Project
-- Project Continues Strategic Transformation of the Noble Fleet -- Builds on Noble's Strong Operating Success in the North Sea ZUG, Switzerland, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that the Company has been awarded a drilling contract by Statoil for a newbuild ultra-high specification jackup for use in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea.  The initial contract is for four years and is anticipated to commence during the third quarter of 2016. Th... 
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05/07/13Noble Corporation to Present at the Citi Global Energy and Utilities Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Jeffrey L. Chastain, Vice President – Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the Citi Global Energy and Utilities Conference in Boston on Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 12:20 p.m. Central Daylight Time.  A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web sit... 
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05/02/13Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of May 2, 2013. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drilling servi... 
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04/26/13Noble Corporation Announces Results of Shareholder Vote
ZUG, Switzerland, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced the results of the annual general meeting of shareholders of Noble Corporation, a Swiss corporation (the "Company"), held on April 26, 2013, in Zug, Switzerland. At the meeting, shareholders approved the following proposals: The reelection of Michael A. Cawley and Gordon T. Hall and election of Ashley Almanza as directors for three-year terms that will expire in 2016. Approval of the 2012 Annual ... 
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04/26/13Noble Corporation Board Schedules Previously Approved Dividend Payment To Shareholders
ZUG, Switzerland, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that the Company's Board has set the record and payment dates for the fourth installment of a payment to shareholders in the form of a dividend funded from the Company's capital contribution reserve.  This installment payment will be in the amount of USD $0.13 per share.  The ex-dividend date for this payment is expected to be May 2, 2013, with a record date of May 6, 2013 and a payment date of May 16, 2... 
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04/18/13Noble Corporation Awarded Contracts for Two Ultra-Deepwater Drillships; Adds in Excess of $1.3 Billion in Potential Revenue Backlog
ZUG, Switzerland, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that the Company has entered into two (2) three-year term drilling contracts with Plains Exploration & Production Company (NYSE:PXP) for the Noble Sam Croft and the Noble Tom Madden, two of Noble's new ultra-deepwater drillships currently under construction at the Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. The drillships, which are being constructed on a fixed price basi... 
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04/17/13Noble Corporation Reports First Quarter 2013 Earnings
ZUG, Switzerland, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported first quarter 2013 earnings of $150 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, compared to $128 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2012. Earnings for the first quarter of 2012 totaled $120 million, or $0.47 per diluted share.  Revenues for the first quarter of 2013 were $971 million compared to $966 million in the fourth quarter of 2012 and $798 million in the first quarter of 2012.... 
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04/11/13Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of April 11, 2013. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drillin... 
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04/01/13Noble Corporation To Announce First Quarter 2013 Results
ZUG, Switzerland, April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, today announced it plans to report financial results for the first quarter 2013 on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on the Noble Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its first quarter 2013 results on Thursday, April 18, 20... 
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03/12/13Noble Corporation To Present At The Howard Weil 41st Annual Energy Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Howard Weil 41st Annual Energy Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time. Presentations from this conference are not being webcast; however, a copy of Noble's presentation materials will be available on or prior to the presentation in the Investor Relati... 
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03/07/13Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of March 7, 2013. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drilling s... 
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02/07/13Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of February 7, 2013. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drilling... 
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02/04/13Noble Corporation Board To Recommend Increase In Dividend For 2013-2014 Cycle
ZUG, Switzerland, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that the Company's Board will recommend that shareholders approve an increase in the Company's dividend for the 2013-2014 dividend cycle.  The proposed increase will be submitted for shareholder approval and authorization at the annual general meeting in April 2013.  The proposed dividend would be in the amount of USD $1.00 per share and would be funded from the Company's capital contribution reserve... 
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02/01/13Noble Corporation Board Schedules Previously Approved Dividend Payment To Shareholders
ZUG, Switzerland, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that the Company's Board has set the record and payment dates for the third installment of a payment to shareholders in the form of a dividend funded from the Company's capital contribution reserve.  This installment payment will be in the amount of USD $0.13 per share.  The ex-dividend date for this payment is expected to be February 7, 2013, with a record date of February 11, 2013 and a paym... 
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01/29/13Noble Corporation To Participate In The Credit Suisse Energy Summit 2013
ZUG, Switzerland, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Credit Suisse Energy Summit 2013 being held at the Vail Cascade Resort in Vail, Colorado. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 12:35 p.m. U.S. Central Standard Time on Tuesday, February 5, 2013.  A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "In... 
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01/23/13Noble Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings
ZUG, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported fourth quarter 2012 earnings of $128 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, compared to $115 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2012. Earnings for the fourth quarter 2011 totaled $127 million, or $0.50 per diluted share. Revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 were $966 million compared to $884 million in the third quarter of 2012 and $751 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. ... 
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01/10/13Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of January 10, 2013. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drillin... 
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01/08/13Noble Corporation To Announce Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2012 Results
ZUG, Switzerland, Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, today announced it plans to report financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2012 on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on the Noble Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its fourth quarter and full year 20... 
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12/27/12Noble Corporation Provides Update on Alaska-based Drillship Operations
ZUG, Switzerland, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that it is working cooperatively and diligently to rectify deficiencies and maintenance issues raised by the U.S. Coast Guard during a recent inspection of the Company's drillship, the Noble Discoverer.  The inspection followed a successful drilling season in offshore Alaska.  The Coast Guard has identified several components and systems aboard the Company's drillship for attention, including the s... 
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12/10/12Noble Corporation Announces Sale of Two Jackups for $79 million
ZUG, Switzerland, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that it has entered into two separate Definitive Agreements for the sale of two standard jackup drilling units.  The first agreement, for the 300-foot water depth capable jackup Noble Lewis Dugger, is with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Goimar S.A. de C.V., a private company in Mexico that owns and operates supply vessels, platform drilling rigs and jackups.  This unit is being sold for $61 million and th... 
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12/06/12Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of December 6, 2012. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drilling... 
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11/29/12Noble Corporation To Present At Upcoming Energy Conferences
ZUG, Switzerland, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Second Annual Dahlman Rose & Co. Ultimate Oil Services & Drilling Conference  in New York City on December 4, 2012 at 9:10 a.m. Central Standard Time.  Additionally,  Jeffrey L. Chastain, Vice President – Investor Relations, will present at the Capital One Southcoast 2012 Energy Conference in New Orleans... 
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11/06/12Noble Corporation To Present At Bank Of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Global Energy Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that Jeffrey L. Chastain, Vice President – Investor Relations, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Energy Conference in Miami on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. Central Standard Time.  A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site http://www.... 
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11/01/12Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of November 1, 2012. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, co... 
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10/26/12Noble Corporation Board Schedules Previously Approved Dividend Payment To Shareholders
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that the Company's Board has set the record and payment date for the second installment of a payment to shareholders in the form of a dividend funded from the Company's capital contribution reserve.  This installment payment will be in the amount of USD $0.13 per share.  The ex-dividend date for this payment is expected to be November 1, 2012, with a record date of November 5, 2012 and a payment date of... 
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10/17/12Noble Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2012 Earnings of $0.45 per Diluted Share
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported third quarter 2012 earnings of $115 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, compared to $160 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2012.  For the third quarter 2011, the Company reported earnings of $135 million, or $0.53 per diluted share. Contract drilling services revenues for the third quarter of 2012 were $833 million compared to $848 million for the second quarter of 201... 
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10/08/12Noble Corporation To Announce Third Quarter 2012 Results
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, today announced it plans to report financial results for the third quarter 2012 on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on the Noble Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its third quarter 2012 results on Thursday, October 1... 
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10/04/12Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of October 4, 2012. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drill... 
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09/25/12Noble Corporation To Present At The Fourth Annual Johnson Rice Energy Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that Jeffrey L. Chastain, Vice President, Investor Relations, will present at the Fourth Annual Johnson Rice Energy Conference in New Orleans, LA, on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, at 9:15 a.m. Central Daylight Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site http://www.noblecorp.com. A replay of the ... 
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09/12/12Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of September 12, 2012. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract dril... 
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09/06/12Noble Corporation To Present At The Pareto Securities Oil And Offshore Conference 2012
ZUG, Switzerland, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Pareto Securities 19th annual Oil and Offshore Conference in Oslo, Norway, on Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 9:55 a.m. CEST (Central European Summer Time) or 3:55 a.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time. Presentations from this conference are not being webcast; however, a copy of Noble's presentation mate... 
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09/04/12Noble Corporation Provides Operations Update And Announces Contract Commitment
ZUG, Switzerland, Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today reported that its seven active rigs operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico sustained no damage as a result of Hurricane Isaac.  In preparation for the storm, the Company had suspended operations on these rigs, with each unit generally operating at a dayrate reduced to 90 percent to 95 percent of its full operational dayrate through the seven-day duration of the event. All seven rigs have redeployed crews and have n... 
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08/24/12Noble Corporation To Present At The Barclays Capital CEO Energy-Power Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, Aug. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Noble Corporation, will present at the Barclays Capital CEO Energy-Power Conference in New York City on Thursday, September 6, 2012, beginning at 8:25 a.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web si... 
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08/02/12Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of August 2, 2012. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drilling s... 
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07/27/12Noble Corporation Board Schedules Previously Approved Dividend Payment To Shareholders
ZUG, Switzerland, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that the Company's Board has set the record and payment date for the first installment of a payment to shareholders in the form of a dividend funded from the Company's capital contribution reserve.  This installment payment will be in the amount of USD $0.13 per share.  The ex-dividend date for this payment is expected to be August 2, 2012, with a record date of August 6, 2012 and a payment... 
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07/18/12Noble Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2012 Earnings of $0.63 per Diluted Share
ZUG, Switzerland, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported second quarter 2012 earnings of $160 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, versus $120 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2012.   Earnings for the second quarter of 2011 were $54 million, or $0.21 per diluted share. Contract drilling services revenues for the second quarter of 2012 were $848 million versus $746 million for the first quarter of 2012, an increase of app... 
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07/12/12Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of July 12, 2012. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drillin... 
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07/12/12Noble Corporation Awarded Contract for Ultra-Deepwater Drillship Noble Bob Douglas
ZUG, Switzerland, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced  that the Company has entered into a three-year term drilling contract with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) for the Noble Bob Douglas, one of Noble's new ultra-deepwater drillships currently under construction at the Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HHI)  shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea. The drillship, which is being constructed on a fixed price basis, is expected to be utilized for operati... 
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07/03/12Noble Corporation to Announce Second Quarter 2012 Results
ZUG, Switzerland, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, today announced it plans to report financial results for the second  quarter 2012 on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on the Noble Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its second quarter 2012 results on Thursday, July 19, ... 
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05/31/12Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of May 31, 2012. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drillin... 
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05/30/12Noble Corporation To Present At Upcoming Energy Conferences
ZUG, Switzerland, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Jeffrey L. Chastain, Vice President – Investor Relations, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the 2012 RBC Capital Markets' Global Energy and Power Conference in New York City, New York on June 5, 2012 at 1:05 p.m. Eastern Time. Additionally, Mr. Chastain will present at the 1st Annual Citi Global Energy Conference in Miami, Florida on June 7, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time.  P... 
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05/21/12Noble Corporation To Host Analyst Day
-- Presentations by Noble's Executive Management Team -- Updates on the Company's Strategic Initiatives and Fleet Transformation Efforts -- A Tour of the Company's Subsea Center of Excellence ZUG, Switzerland, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that the Company will host an Analyst Day Conference on Thursday, May 24, 2012, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Central Time. The event will be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Houston, T... 
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05/15/12Noble Corporation to Present at the UBS Global Oil and Gas Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Noble Corporation, will present at the UBS Global Oil and Gas Conference in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at 8:40 a.m. Central Daylight Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site http://www.noblecorp.com. A r... 
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05/04/12Noble Corporation To Present At The Susquehanna 2012 Energy & Resources Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that Jeffrey L. Chastain, Vice President – Investor Relations, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the Susquehanna 2012 Energy & Resources Conference in New York City on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time. Presentations from this conference are not being webcast; however, a copy of Noble's presentation materials will be available on or prior to the pres... 
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05/03/12Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of May 3, 2012. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drilling s... 
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04/27/12Noble Corporation Announces Results Of Shareholder Vote
ZUG, Switzerland, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced the results of the annual general meeting of shareholders of Noble Corporation, a Swiss corporation (the "Company"), held on April 27, 2012, in Zug, Switzerland. At the meeting, shareholders approved the following proposals: A reduction of the maximum number of members of the Board of Directors from nine members to eight members. The reelection of Julie H. Edwards and David W. Willi... 
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04/27/12Noble Corporation Board Schedules Previously Approved Regular Capital Reduction Payment To Shareholders
ZUG, Switzerland, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that the Company's Board has set the record and payment date for a payment to shareholders in the form of a capital reduction. On April 29, 2011, the shareholders of the Company approved a return of capital to shareholders through a reduction in par value in an aggregate amount equal to 0.52 Swiss francs (CHF) per share, which dividend in the form of par value reduction is to be paid in four e... 
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04/18/12Noble Corporation Reports First Quarter 2012 Earnings of $0.47 per Diluted Share
ZUG, Switzerland, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported first quarter 2012 earnings of $120 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, versus $127 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2011. Earnings for the first quarter of 2011 were $54 million, or $0.21 per diluted share. Contract drilling services revenues for the first quarter of 2012 were $746 million versus $720 million for the fourth quarter of 2011 and $543 million in the... 
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04/05/12Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of April 5, 2012.  The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drilling... 
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04/02/12Noble Corporation to Announce First Quarter 2012 Results
ZUG, Switzerland, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, today announced it plans to report financial results for the first quarter 2012 on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on the Noble Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its first quarter 2012 results on Thursday, April 19, ... 
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03/19/12Noble Corporation to Present at the Howard Weil 40th Annual Energy Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Howard Weil 40th Annual Energy Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 1:15 p.m. Central Daylight Time. Presentations from this conference are not being webcast; however, a copy of Noble's presentation materials will be available on or prior to the presentation in the Investor Relati... 
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03/01/12Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of March 1, 2012. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drilling s... 
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02/15/12Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of February 15, 2012.  The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drill... 
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02/07/12Noble Corporation Prices Offering of Senior Notes
ZUG, Switzerland, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation ("Noble") (NYSE: NE) announced today that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Noble Holding International Limited ("NHIL"), has priced an offering of $1.2 billion aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes in three separate tranches, with $300 million of 2.50% senior notes due 2017, $400 million of 3.95% senior notes due 2022 and $500 million of 5.25% senior notes due 2042. The weighted average coupon of ... 
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02/07/12Noble Corporation Announces Offering of Senior Notes
ZUG, Switzerland, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation ("Noble") (NYSE: NE) announced today that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Noble Holding International Limited ("NHIL"), has commenced an offering of senior unsecured notes.  Noble Corporation, a Cayman Islands company ("Noble-Cayman") and a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Noble, will fully and unconditionally guarantee the notes on a senior unsecured basis.  The net proceeds are expected to be used to repay i... 
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02/06/12Noble Corporation Announces Management Changes: Names Bernie G. Wolford Senior Vice President - Operations
ZUG, Switzerland, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Bernie G. Wolford has been named to the position of Senior Vice President - Operations. Wolford will be responsible for increasing Noble's organizational capabilities, advancing the Company's culture of safety and ensuring operational excellence throughout the Noble fleet. Wolford will report to David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.   "Bernie is a results... 
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02/03/12Noble Corporation Board Schedules Previously Approved Regular Capital Reduction Payment to Shareholders
ZUG, Switzerland, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that the Company's Board has set the record and payment date for a payment to shareholders in the form of a capital reduction.  On April 29, 2011, the shareholders of the Company approved a return of capital to shareholders through a reduction in par value in an aggregate amount equal to 0.52 Swiss francs (CHF) per share, which dividend in the form of par value reduction is to be paid in four ... 
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01/25/12Noble Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Earnings
ZUG, Switzerland, Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported fourth quarter 2011 earnings of $127 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, compared to  $135 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2011. Earnings for the fourth quarter 2010 totaled $99 million, or $0.39 per diluted share.  Contract drilling services revenues for the fourth quarter of 2011 were $720 million compared to $705 million in the third quarter of 2011 and $614 million in ... 
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01/16/12Noble Corporation to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2011 Results
ZUG, Switzerland, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, today announced that the Company plans to report financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2011 on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on the Noble Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its fourth... 
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01/12/12Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
  ZUG, Switzerland, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of January 12, 2012.  The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries... 
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12/21/11Noble Corporation to Present at the Pritchard Capital Partners 9th Annual Energize Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that Jeffrey L. Chastain, Vice President – Investor Relations, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the Pritchard Capital Partners 9th Annual Energize Conference in San Francisco on Thursday,  January 5, 2012, beginning at 8:50 a.m. U.S. Pacific Standard Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" sectio... 
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12/16/11Noble Corporation Names James A. MacLennan As Chief Financial Officer and Controller
  ZUG, Switzerland, Dec. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that James A. MacLennan, 52, has been named as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Controller of the Company effective January 9, 2012.  In his new role, MacLennan will be responsible for financial reporting, accounting, tax and treasury activities at the Company.  MacLennan previously served as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Ennis Traffic Safety Solu... 
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12/05/11Noble Corporation to Present at the Wells Fargo Securities 10th Annual 2011 Pipeline, MLP and E&P, Services and Utility Symposium
ZUG, Switzerland, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that Jeffrey L. Chastain, Vice President - Investor Relations, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the Wells Fargo Securities 10th Annual 2011 Pipeline, MLP and E&P, Services and Utility Symposium in New York City on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, beginning at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentatio... 
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12/01/11Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of December 1, 2011.  The report, titled "Fleet Status Report", can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract dri... 
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11/28/11Noble Corporation to Present at the First Annual Dahlman Rose & Co. Ultimate Oil Services & Drilling Conference
    ZUG, Switzerland, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the First Annual Dahlman Rose & Co. Ultimate Oil Services & Drilling Conference  in New York City on Wednesday,  November 30, 2011, beginning at 8:50 a.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Inv... 
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11/03/11Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of November 3, 2011. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report", can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contr... 
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10/28/11Noble Corporation Board Schedules Previously Approved Regular Capital Reduction Payment to Shareholders
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that the Company's Board has set the record and payment date for a payment to shareholders in the form of a capital reduction. On April 29, 2011, the shareholders of the Company approved a return of capital to shareholders through a reduction in par value in an aggregate amount equal to 0.52 Swiss francs (CHF) per share, which dividend in the form of par value reduction is to be paid in four e... 
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10/19/11Noble Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2011 Earnings of $0.53 per Diluted Share
Higher Fleet Activity and Daily Revenues Drive Improvement Compared to Second Quarter 2011 Results ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported third quarter 2011 earnings of $135 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, compared to $54 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2011. Contract drilling services revenues totaled $705 million in the third quarter of 2011, up 20 percent from $590 million in the second quart... 
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10/11/11Noble Corporation to Announce Third Quarter 2011 Results
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, today announced it plans to report financial results for the third quarter 2011 on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on the Noble Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its third quarter 2011 results on Thursday... 
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10/06/11Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of October 6, 2011. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contra... 
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09/22/11Noble Corporation to Present at the Johnson Rice Third Annual Energy Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Jeffrey L. Chastain, Vice President - Investor Relations, will present at the Johnson Rice Third Annual Energy Conference in New Orleans on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, beginning at 1:00 p.m. U.S. Central Daylight Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site http://www.noblecorp.... 
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09/06/11Noble Corporation Announces Management Change
ZUG, Switzerland, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced the resignation of Thomas L. Mitchell, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, who is leaving to pursue another opportunity, following a brief transition period. "Tom has been an important part of Noble's growth and success over the past five years and we appreciate his contributions to the Company," said David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "He i... 
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09/01/11Noble Corporation to Present at the Barclays Capital CEO Energy-Power Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Noble Corporation, will present at the Barclays Capital CEO Energy-Power Conference in New York City on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, beginning at 1:45 p.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company... 
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09/01/11Noble Corporation to Construct Fourth New Ultra-Deepwater Drillship
ZUG, Switzerland, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that a subsidiary has exercised its option with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. ("HHI") for the construction of an additional ultra-deepwater drillship, the fourth such drillship to be ordered this year subject to the parties executing an agreed form of construction contract, which is expected to occur within the next several weeks. The additional ultra-deepwater drillship, to be named at a l... 
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08/25/11Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update
ZUG, Switzerland, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of August 25, 2011. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report", can be found on the Company's Web site www.noblecorp.com, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage. About Noble Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contr... 
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08/08/11Noble Corporation Announces New Contracts and a Contract Extension for Rigs in the Gulf of Mexico and North Sea
ZUG, Switzerland, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that it has been awarded a contract for the semisubmersible rig Noble Paul Romano and received a contract extension on the semisubmersible rig Noble Max Smith, two rigs located in the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, the Company has been awarded a contract for the jackup rig Noble George Sauvageau operating in the Southern sector of the North Sea. The Noble Paul Romano has been awarded a six w... 
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08/01/11Noble Corporation Exercises Options to Construct Two Additional High-Specification Jackups
ZUG, Switzerland, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that the Company has exercised options with Sembcorp Marine's subsidiary Jurong Shipyard for the construction of two additional high-specification heavy duty, harsh environment JU3000N jackup drilling rigs. This order will bring to six the total number of new jackup rigs the Company will have under construction with the Jurong Shipyard. David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Exec... 
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07/29/11Noble Corporation Board Schedules Previously Approved Regular Capital Reduction Payment to Shareholders
ZUG, Switzerland, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that the Company's Board has set the record and payment date for a payment to shareholders in the form of a capital reduction. On April 29, 2011, the shareholders of the Company approved a return of capital to shareholders through a reduction in par value in an aggregate amount equal to 0.52 Swiss francs (CHF) per share, which dividend in the form of par value reduction is to be paid in four eq... 
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07/20/11Noble Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2011 Earnings of $0.21 per Diluted Share
ZUG, Switzerland, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported second quarter 2011 earnings of $54 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, matching earnings reported for the first quarter of 2011. Results for the second quarter included a $0.04 per diluted share benefit relating to the settlement of certain discrete tax matters. First quarter 2011 results included a one-time after-tax net gain of $0.06 per diluted share relating to the substitution of the dril... 
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07/06/11Noble Corporation to Announce Second Quarter 2011 Results
ZUG, Switzerland, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, today announced it plans to report financial results for the second quarter 2011 on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on the Noble Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its second quarter 2011 results on Thursday, ... 
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06/22/11Noble Corporation Names Jeffrey L. Chastain as Vice President, Investor Relations
ZUG, Switzerland, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Jeffrey L. Chastain has been named Vice President, Investor Relations effective July 5, 2011. In this capacity, Chastain will be responsible for managing and fostering relationships with the global investment community. "With his substantial experience and extensive knowledge of our industry, Jeff is well prepared to be an important contributor in this key role," said David W. William... 
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06/01/11Noble Corporation to Present at the 2011 RBC Capital Markets' Global Energy & Power Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that the Company will participate in the upcoming RBC Capital Markets' Global Energy & Power Conference being held in New York City, June 6 and 7, 2011. Lee M. Ahlstrom, Senior Vice President, Strategic Development, Noble Corporation, is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, beginning at 1:35 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. A link to the webcast of this pane... 
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05/18/11Noble Corporation to Present at the UBS Global Oil and Gas Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Noble Corporation, will present at the UBS Global Oil and Gas Conference in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, at 8:40 a.m. Central Daylight Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site http://www.noblecorp.... 
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05/16/11Noble Corporation to Webcast Analysts' Day Briefing From Singapore
ZUG, Switzerland, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that it will webcast the Company's Analysts' Day briefing being held on May 18, 2011 at the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore. The webcast will begin at 9:00 a.m. local time on the day of the event (or 8:00 p.m. Central Standard Time on May 17 for U.S. audiences). The briefing will include presentations by Noble's management related to the Company's strategy, drilling market segments, project executi... 
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05/05/11Noble Corporation Names Lee M. Ahlstrom as Senior Vice President, Strategic Development
ZUG, Switzerland, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Lee M. Ahlstrom has been named to the position of Senior Vice President, Strategic Development. Ahlstrom will be responsible for evaluating and developing strategic alternatives and initiatives to guide the Company's path toward increasing shareholder value into the future and he will report to David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Ahlstrom joined the Company in... 
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04/29/11Noble Corporation Announces Results of Shareholder Vote
ZUG, Switzerland, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced the results of the annual general meeting of shareholders of Noble Corporation, a Swiss corporation (the "Company"), held on April 29, 2011, in Zug, Switzerland. At the meeting, shareholders approved a number of matters, including: The reelection to the Company's Board of Directors of Lawrence J. Chazen; Jon A. Marshall; and Mary P. Ricciardello for a three-year term that will e... 
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04/29/11Noble Corporation Board Schedules Previously Approved Regular Capital Reduction Payment to Shareholders
ZUG, Switzerland, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that the Company's Board has set the record and payment date for a payment to shareholders in the form of a regular capital reduction. On April 30, 2010, the shareholders of the Company approved a return of capital to shareholders through a reduction in par value in an aggregate amount equal to 0.52 Swiss francs (CHF) per share, which dividend in the form of par value reduction is to be paid in... 
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04/20/11Noble Corporation Reports First Quarter 2011 Earnings of $0.21 per Diluted Share
ZUG, Switzerland, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported first quarter 2011 earnings of $54 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, versus $99 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2010. First quarter 2011 results include a one-time after-tax net gain of $0.06 per diluted share related to the previously announced substitution of the drillship Noble Phoenix for the drillship Noble Muravlenko in Brazil. Contract drilling services ... 
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04/05/11Noble Corporation to Announce First Quarter 2011 Results
ZUG, Switzerland, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, today announced it plans to report financial results for the first quarter 2011 on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on the Noble Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its first quarter 2011 results on Thursday, ... 
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03/28/11Noble Corporation Exercises Options to Construct Two Additional High Specification Jackups
- Total delivered costs of approximately $235 million per rig - Increases number of JU3000N high specification jackups under construction to four - Two options remain until January 1, 2012 ZUG, Switzerland, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that the Company has exercised two of its four options with Sembcorp Marine's subsidiary Jurong Shipyard for the construction of additional high-specification heavy duty, harsh environment JU3000N jacku... 
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03/24/11Noble Corporation to Host Analyst Day
-- Presentations by Noble's Senior Management related to the Company's fleet expansion and modernization programs -- A tour of the Noble Bully I, a soon to be completed ultra-deepwater drillship developed as part of a joint venture with Shell -- Opportunities to hear from shipyard officials regarding current construction trends ZUG, Switzerland, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that it will host an Analyst Day for the financial community ... 
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03/21/11Noble Corporation to Present at the Howard Weil 39th Annual Energy Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Howard Weil 39th Annual Energy Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at 8:50 a.m., Central Daylight Time. Presentations from this conference are not being webcast; however, a copy of Noble's presentation materials will be available on or prior to the presentation in the In... 
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03/10/11Noble Corporation Announces Six Jackup Commitments in Mexico
ZUG, Switzerland, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that it has been awarded contracts for six of its jackup units with Pemex Exploracion y Produccion ("Pemex") in Mexico. Pending execution of the contracts, the units are expected to commence operations under the following terms: Noble Bill Jennings: 286 days beginning mid-March 2011 at a dayrate of $99,000 - $101,000, Noble Leonard Jones: 272 days beginning mid-March 2011 a... 
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03/08/11Noble Corporation to Participate in the Barclays Capital Investment Grade Energy and Pipeline Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Michael N. Lamb, Vice President and Treasurer, Noble Services (Switzerland) LLC, will present at the Barclays Capital Investment Grade Energy and Pipeline Conference being held at the Barclays Capital office in New York City. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, March 10, 2011. While presentations from this conference are not being web... 
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03/04/11Noble Corporation Exercises Option to Construct New Ultra-Deepwater Drillship
ZUG, Switzerland, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that a subsidiary has exercised its first option with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. ("HHI") for the construction of an additional ultra-deepwater drillship, the third such drillship to be ordered this year subject to the parties executing a definitive construction contract which is expected to occur within the next week. This increases the Company's number of floating drilling units to... 
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03/02/11Noble Corporation to Participate in the Simmons & Company Eleventh Annual Energy Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Roger B. Hunt, Senior Vice President - Marketing and Contracts, will participate in a panel discussion at the Simmons & Company Eleventh Annual Energy Conference being held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The panel discussion is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. U.S. Central Standard Time on Friday, March 4, 2011. While panel discussions from this conference are not bei... 
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02/23/11Noble Corporation Announces Letter of Intent on Noble Jim Day
ZUG, Switzerland, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that the Company has secured a Letter of Intent ("LOI") with a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc for the 12,000 foot ultra-deepwater semisubmersible Noble Jim Day to operate in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Under the terms contemplated by the LOI, the effective date of the commitment would be February 15, 2011 and the contract would extend through January 31, 2012. The LOI contemplates that Noble ... 
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02/04/11Noble Corporation Board Schedules Previously Approved Regular Capital Reduction Payment to Shareholders
ZUG, Switzerland, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that the Company's Board has set the record and payment date for a payment to shareholders in the form of a regular capital reduction. On April 30, 2010, the shareholders of the Company approved a return of capital to shareholders through a reduction in par value in an aggregate amount equal to 0.52 Swiss francs (CHF) per share, which dividend in the form of par value reduction is to be paid in f... 
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02/03/11Noble Corporation to Participate in the Credit Suisse Energy Summit 2011
ZUG, Switzerland, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Credit Suisse Energy Summit 2011 being held at theVail Cascade Resort in Vail, Colorado. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 8:35 a.m. U.S. Central Standard Time on Wednesday, February 9, 2011. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor... 
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01/31/11Noble Corporation Prices Offering of Senior Notes
ZUG, Switzerland, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Noble Holding International Limited ("NHIL"), has priced an offering of $1.1 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes in three separate tranches, with $300 million of 3.05% senior notes due 2016, $400 million of 4.625% senior notes due 2021, and $400 million of 6.05% senior notes due 2041. The weighted average coupon of all three tranches is ... 
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01/26/11Noble Corporation Reports 2010 Earnings of $3.02 per Share on Revenues of $2.8 Billion
ZUG, Switzerland, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported fourth quarter 2010 earnings of $99 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, versus $446 million, or $1.72 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2009. Contract drilling services revenues for the fourth quarter of 2010 were $614 million versus $894 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. Earnings for the full year 2010 totaled $3.02 per diluted share compared with $6.42 per diluted share in 200... 
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01/19/11Noble Corporation to Construct Two New Ultra-Deepwater Drillships
ZUG, Switzerland, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that a subsidiary has signed a contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. ("HHI") for the construction of two ultra-deepwater drillships, increasing the Company's number of floating drilling units to 26, 14 of which are dynamically positioned. The new ultra-deepwater drillships, to be named at a later date, will be constructed on a fixed price basis at HHI's shipyard in Ulsan, Korea, with ... 
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01/18/11Noble Corporation to Announce Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2010 Results
ZUG, Switzerland, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, today announced it plans to report financial results for the fourth-quarter and full-year 2010 on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on the Noble Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its fourth-quarter and full-... 
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01/17/11Noble Corporation Announces Letter of Intent for New Five and a Half Year Contract and Provides Update on Brazil Operations
ZUG, Switzerland, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that a subsidiary has signed a Letter of Intent ("LOI") with a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc for a new five and one-half year drilling contract on a newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship that is expected to commence in the second half of 2013. The companies have agreed to model the drilling contract terms and conditions on the recently announced Noble Globetrotter II contract whereby a unit ... 
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01/07/11Noble Corporation to Participate in the Goldman Sachs Global Energy Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will participate in a panel discussion at the Goldman Sachs Global Energy Conference being held at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, Florida. The panel discussion is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, January 11, 2011. While panel discussions from this conference are not being webcast, ... 
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01/03/11Noble Corporation Updates Noble Jim Day Contract Status
ZUG, Switzerland, Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that Marathon Oil Company ("Marathon") has provided notice that it is terminating the drilling contract for the ultradeepwater semisubmersible drilling rig Noble Jim Day. Marathon's stated reason for the termination was that the rig had not been accepted by Marathon by December 31, 2010. Noble believes the rig is ready to commence operations and should have been accepted by Marathon. The contract... 
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12/21/10Noble Corporation Announces Construction of High Specification Jackups
ZUG, Switzerland, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that the Company has entered into an agreement for the construction of two high-specification heavy duty, harsh environment jackup drilling rigs with Sembcorp Marine's subsidiary Jurong Shipyard in Singapore. The new units are scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter 2012 and second quarter of 2013, respectively. Total delivered costs are estimated at approximately US$220 million per rig, i... 
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12/03/10Noble Corporation to Present at Upcoming Energy Conferences
ZUG, Switzerland, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that LeeM. Ahlstrom, Vice President, Investor Relations and Planning, will present at the Capital One Southcoast 2010 Energy Conference in New Orleans on December 7, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Central Standard Time. Additionally, Mr. Ahlstrom will present at the Wells Fargo Securities 9th Annual Pipeline, MLP and E&P, Services & Utility Symposiums in New York City on December 8, 2010 at 10:30 a.... 
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12/02/10Noble Corporation Provides Update on Noble Jim Day
ZUG, Switzerland, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that a subsidiary has received notice from Marathon Oil Company (Marathon), its customer for the ultra-deepwater semisubmersible Noble Jim Day, of Marathon's intent to exercise its right of termination if the unit does not commence operations by December 31, 2010. As previously disclosed, Marathon has the right to terminate the drilling contract in the event the unit is not ready to commence ope... 
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11/22/10Noble Corporation to Present at Jefferies Global Energy Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Thomas L. Mitchell, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Jefferies Global Energy Conference in Houston on December 2, 2010 at 11:40 a.m. Central Standard Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site http://www.noblecorp.com. A replay of the prese... 
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11/08/10Noble Corporation to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Energy Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Don E. Jacobsen, Senior Vice President - Operations, Noble Corporation, will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Energy Conference in Miami on Friday, November 12, 2010, at 7:45 a.m. Central Standard Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site http://www.noblecorp... 
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11/04/10Noble Corporation Announces Settlement of FCPA Matters
ZUG, Switzerland, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today the resolution of the previously disclosed investigations by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of the legality under the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) of certain reimbursement payments made by Noble's Nigerian subsidiary to customs agents in Nigeria. The DOJ investigation was resolved with a non-prose... 
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10/29/10Noble Corporation Board Schedules Previously Approved Regular Capital Reduction Payments to Shareholders
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct 29, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that the Company's Board has set the record and payment date for a payment to shareholders in the form of a regular capital reduction. On April 30, 2010, the shareholders of the Company approved a return of capital to shareholders through a reduction in par value in an aggregate amount equal to 0.52 Swiss francs (CHF) per share, which dividend in the form of par value reduction is to be paid in f... 
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10/20/10Noble Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2010 Earnings of $0.34 per Diluted Share
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct 20, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported third quarter 2010 earnings of $86 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, versus $426 million, or $1.63 per diluted share, for the third quarter of last year. Results for the third quarter 2010 reflect $14 million, or $0.05 cents per share, in transaction costs associated with the acquisition of FDR Holdings Limited ("Frontier") at the end of July 2010. Contract drilling services revenues for the t... 
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10/06/10Noble Corporation to Announce Third-Quarter 2010 Results
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct 06, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that it plans to report financial results for the third quarter of 2010 on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on its Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its third-quarter 2010 results on Thursday, October 21, 2010, at 8:00 ... 
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09/17/10Noble Corporation to Present at the Natixis 7th Annual Transatlantic Oil Services Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, Sept 17, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Noble Corporation, will present at the Natixis 7th annual Transatlantic Oil Services Conference being held in Paris, France, on Monday, September 20, 2010. Mr. Williams' presentation is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Central European Summer Time (9:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time). Presentations from this conference ar... 
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09/07/10Noble Corporation to Present at the Barclays Capital CEO Energy-Power Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, Sept 07, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Noble Corporation, will present at the Barclays Capital CEO Energy-Power Conference in New York City on Wednesday, September 15, beginning at 9:05 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web sit... 
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08/09/10Noble Corporation Announces Agreement to Construct Second Globetrotter-Class Ultra-Deepwater Drillship
ZUG, Switzerland, Aug 09, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that a subsidiary has signed contracts for the construction of a new, dynamically positioned ultra-deepwater Globetrotter-class drillship with South Korea's STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co., LTD ("STX") and Dutch-based design and construction firm Huisman Equipment B.V. The Noble Globetrotter II drillship is the second unit to be constructed for the Company utilizing a two phase proces... 
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07/30/10Noble Corporation Board Schedules Previously Approved Regular and Special Capital Reduction Payments to Shareholders Totaling CHF 0.69 Per Share
ZUG, Switzerland, July 30, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that the Company's Board has set the record and payment dates for two payments to shareholders in the form of a regular and special capital reduction. On April 30, 2010, the shareholders of the Company approved a return of capital to shareholders through a reduction in par value in an aggregate amount equal to 0.52 Swiss francs (CHF) per share, which dividend in the form of par value reduction ... 
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07/28/10Noble Corporation Closes Acquisition of Frontier Drilling
ZUG, Switzerland, July 28, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that it has closed its acquisition of FDR Holdings Limited ("Frontier"). The acquisition of Frontier, formerly an independent drilling company, and previously announced agreements with Shell increase Noble's drilling fleet size to 69 from 62 units, with the addition of three dynamically positioned drillships (including two Bully-class joint venture-owned ultra-deepwater rigs under construction... 
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07/21/10Noble Corporation Prices Offering of Senior Notes
ZUG, Switzerland, July 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Noble Holding International Limited ("NHIL"), has priced an offering of $1.25 billion aggregate principal amount of senior notes in three separate tranches, with $350 million of 3.45% senior notes due 2015, $500 million of 4.90% senior notes due 2020, and $400 million of 6.20% senior notes due 2040. The weighted average coupon of all three tranches is... 
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07/19/10Noble Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2010 Earnings of $0.85 per Diluted Share
ZUG, Switzerland, July 19, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported second quarter 2010 earnings of $218 million, or $0.85 per diluted share, versus $392 million, or $1.49 per diluted share, for the second quarter of last year. Results for the quarter include approximately $0.06 per share due to a higher than anticipated effective tax rate of 19 percent versus 13 percent in the first quarter 2010 which resulted primarily from the current drilling restrictions i... 
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07/15/10Noble Corporation Updates Second-Quarter 2010 Results Conference Call Information
ZUG, Switzerland, July 15, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --As previously announced, Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, plans to report financial results for the second quarter of 2010 on Monday, July 19, 2010, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on its Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble will host a conference call and webcast related to its second-quarter 2010 results on Tuesday, July 20, ... 
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07/08/10Noble Corporation to Announce Second-Quarter 2010 Results
ZUG, Switzerland, July 8, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, today announced that it plans to report financial results for the second quarter of 2010 on Monday, July 19, 2010, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on its Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its second-quarter 2010 results on Tuesday, Ju... 
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06/28/10Noble Corporation Enters Into Agreement to Acquire Frontier Drilling and Strengthens Key Strategic Relationship
ZUG, Switzerland, June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ANNOUNCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS: FRONTIER: Adds 6 floating drilling units to Noble's fleet, including two joint-venture owned Bully-class drillships plus an FPSO Adds estimated $3.2 billion in gross contract backlog ($2.0 billion net to Noble) over approximately 23 rig years Expected to be accretive to cash flow immediately and earnings beginning in 2011 when Bully rigs anticipated to commence operations Strategically expands and enhances ... 
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06/23/10Noble Corporation Reaches Agreement on Noble Clyde Boudreaux
ZUG, Switzerland, June 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that it has reached an agreement with one of its customers regarding the situation created by the restrictions imposed on deepwater drilling in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico by the U.S. Department of the Interior. This compromise with Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) defines an interim agreement on the ultra-deepwater semisubmersible drilling unit Noble Clyde Boudreaux during the period of restricted ... 
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06/04/10Noble Corporation Reports on Status of U.S. Gulf of Mexico Fleet
ZUG, Switzerland, June 4, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced an update on the status of its U.S. Gulf of Mexico deepwater offshore drilling units. The Company's existing deepwater Gulf of Mexico units include the Noble Amos Runner, Noble Danny Adkins, Noble Clyde Boudreaux, Noble Jim Thompson, NobleLorris Bouzigard and Noble Paul Romano. The Company has been advised by one of its customers, Anadarko Petroleum, that they believe the drilling moratorium ... 
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05/25/10Noble Corporation to Present at the UBS Global Oil and Gas Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, May 25, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Noble Corporation, will present at the UBS Global Oil and Gas Conference in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site http://www.nobleco... 
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05/11/10Noble Corporation to Present at the CLSA/CAS Energy Forum 2010
ZUG, Switzerland, May 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Thomas L. Mitchell, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Controller of Noble, will present at the CLSA/CAS Energy Forum 2010 in New York City on Thursday, May 13, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Presentations from this conference are not being webcast; however, a copy of Noble's presentation materials will be available at the time of the event in the Inves... 
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04/30/10Noble Corporation Announces Results of Shareholder Vote
ZUG, Switzerland, April 30, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced the results of the annual general meeting of shareholders of Noble Corporation, a Swiss corporation (the "Company"), held on April 30, 2010, in Zug, Switzerland. At the meeting, shareholders approved a number of matters, including: The election of Michael A. Cawley, Gordon T. Hall and Jack E. Little as members of the Company's Board of Directors, each for three-year terms expiring... 
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04/30/10Noble Corporation Board Schedules Previously Approved Capital Reduction Payment to Shareholders
ZUG, Switzerland, April 30, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that the Company's Board has set the record and payment dates for a payment to shareholders in the form of a capital reduction. On May 28, 2009, the shareholders of the Company approved a return of capital to shareholders through a reduction in par value in an aggregate amount equal to 0.25 Swiss francs (CHF) per share, which dividend in the form of par value reduction is to be paid in four in... 
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04/21/10Noble Corporation Reports First Quarter 2010 Earnings of $1.43 per Diluted Share
ZUG, Switzerland, April 21, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported first quarter 2010 earnings of $371 million, or $1.43 per diluted share, versus $414 million, or $1.58 per diluted share, for the first quarter of last year. Contract drilling services revenues for the first quarter 2010 were $809 million versus $872 million in first quarter 2009. Contract drilling margins for the first quarter 2010 were approximately 68.5 percent and the Company generated $50... 
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04/12/10Noble Corporation to Announce First-Quarter 2010 Results
ZUG, Switzerland, April 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, today announced it plans to report financial results for the first-quarter 2010 on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on its Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its first-quarter 2010 results on Thursday, April 2... 
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03/11/10Noble Corporation to Present at the Howard Weil 38th Annual Energy Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, March 11, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Howard Weil 38th Annual Energy Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at 10:45 a.m., Central Daylight Time. Presentations from this conference are not being webcast; however, a copy of Noble's presentation materials will be available at the time of the event in the Investor ... 
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02/26/10Noble Corporation to Present at the DnB Nor Markets Offshore & Shipping Management Access Conference 2010
ZUG, Switzerland, Feb 26, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Thomas L. Mitchell, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Noble Corporation, will present at the DnB Nor Markets Offshore & Shipping Management Access Conference 2010 being held in Oslo, Norway, on Thursday, March 4, 2010. Mr. Mitchell's presentation is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Central European Time. Presentations from this conference are not being webcast; however, a cop... 
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02/08/10Noble Corporation Board Schedules Annual Meeting; Approves Proposals for Total Capital Reduction Payments of 1.08 CHF
ZUG, Switzerland, Feb 08, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has scheduled the 2010 annual general meeting of shareholders (AGM) to be held on April 30, 2010 at 3:00 p.m., Central European Daylight Savings Time (8:00 a.m., U.S. Central Daylight Savings Time) at the at the Parkhotel Zug, Industriestrasse 14, Zug, Switzerland. The Company also announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has approved, subjec... 
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02/08/10Noble Corporation Board Schedules Previously Approved Capital Reduction Payment to Shareholders
ZUG, Switzerland, Feb 08, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that the Company's Board has set the record and payment dates for a payment to shareholders in the form of a capital reduction. On May 28, 2009, the shareholders of the Company approved a return of capital to shareholders through a reduction in par value in an aggregate amount equal to 0.25 Swiss francs (CHF) per share, which dividend in the form of par value reduction is to be paid in four in... 
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01/27/10Noble Corporation Reports 2009 Earnings of $6.42 per Share on Revenues of $3.6 Billion; Fourth Quarter Earnings Increased to $1.72 per Diluted Share on Revenues of $940 Million
ZUG, Switzerland, Jan 27, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported fourth quarter 2009 earnings of $446 million, or $1.72 per diluted share, versus $419 million, or $1.58 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2008. Per-share earnings were up 8.9 percent from the fourth quarter of 2008 and up 5.5 percent from the $1.63 per share reported for the third quarter of 2009. Earnings for the full year 2009 totaled $6.42 per diluted share compared with $5.81 p... 
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01/13/10Noble Corporation to Announce Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2009 Results
ZUG, Switzerland, Jan 13, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, today announced it plans to report financial results for the fourth-quarter and full-year 2009 on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on the Web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble also has scheduled a conference call and webcast related to its fourth-quarter and full-year 200... 
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01/08/10Noble Corporation to Participate in the Goldman Sachs Global Energy Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, Jan 08, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will participate in a panel discussion at the Goldman Sachs Global Energy Conference being held at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, Florida. The panel discussion is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. U.S. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. While panel discussions from this conference are not being webca... 
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12/23/09Noble Corporation to Present at Pritchard Capital - Energize 2010
ZUG, Switzerland, Dec 23, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Lee M. Ahlstrom, Vice President, Investor Relations and Planning, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the Pritchard Capital - Energize 2010 conference, which is being held January 6-8, 2010, in San Francisco, CA. Noble's presentation is scheduled for 9:40 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, January 7, 2010 and will be made available live and for replay on the Company's Web ... 
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12/02/09Noble Corporation to Present at Capital One Southcoast Energy Conference 2009
ZUG, Switzerland, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Lee M. Ahlstrom, Vice President, Investor Relations and Planning, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the Capital One Southcoast Energy Conference 2009, which is being held December 8-10, 2009, in New Orleans, LA. Noble's presentation is scheduled for 2:20 p.m. Central Time on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 and will be made available live and for replay on the Company's Web site. ... 
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10/29/09Noble Corporation Board Schedules Previously Approved Capital Reduction Payment to Shareholders
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that the Company's Board has set the record and payment dates for a payment to shareholders in the form of a capital reduction. On May 28, 2009, the shareholders of the Company approved a return of capital to shareholders through a reduction in par value in an aggregate amount equal to 0.25 Swiss francs (CHF) per share, which dividend in the form of par value reduction is to be paid in four i... 
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10/29/09Noble Corporation Announces Results of Shareholder Vote
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Gordon T. Hall, age 50, and Jon A. Marshall, age 57, were elected as members of the Company's Board of Directors. Hall, who becomes a member of the class of directors whose terms expire in 2010, serves as Chairman of the Board of Exterran Holdings, Inc., a natural gas compression and production services company. Marshall, who becomes a member of the class of directors whose terms expir... 
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10/21/09Noble Corporation Reports Third Quarter Earnings of $1.63 per Share
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported third quarter 2009 earnings of $426 million, or $1.63 per diluted share, versus earnings of $383 million, or $1.42 per diluted share, for the third quarter of last year. The results for the third quarter 2009 include a net tax benefit of $0.05 per share related to the settlement of tax assessments in various locales and other discrete items. Contract drilling services reven... 
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10/06/09Noble Corporation to Announce Third Quarter 2009 Results
ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, today announced it would report financial results for the third quarter of 2009 on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Copies of the Company's press release will be available on the web site at www.noblecorp.com. Noble will host a conference call and web cast related to its third quarter 2009 results on Thursda... 
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09/28/09Noble Corporation to Present at Johnson Rice Energy Conference 2009
ZUG, Switzerland, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Lee M. Ahlstrom, Vice President, Investor Relations and Planning, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the 2009 Johnson Rice Energy Conference, which is being held October 6-8, 2009, in New Orleans, LA. Noble's presentation is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Central Time on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 and will be made available live and for replay on the Company's Web site. The C... 
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09/02/09Noble Corporation to Present at Barclays Capital CEO Energy and Power Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Noble Corporation, will present at the Barclays Capital CEO Energy and Power Conference being held in New York City on Thursday, September 10, 2009. Noble's presentation, which will be made available live and for replay on the Company's Web site, is scheduled for 9:05 a.m., Eastern Time. The Company's presentation slides... 
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08/25/09Noble Corporation to Present at the Simmons & Company International 2009 European Energy Conference
ZUG, Switzerland, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive, Noble Corporation, will be presenting at the Simmons & Company International 2009 European Energy Conference held in Scotland. Mr. Williams is scheduled to participate in the Offshore Drilling Panel on Wednesday, September 2, beginning at 11:25 a.m. - WEST (Western European Summer Time). Presentations from this confer... 
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07/31/09Noble Corporation Declares Dividend
ZUG, Switzerland, July 31, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that the Company's Board has established the record date and payment date for a dividend in the form of a reduction of the par value of the Company's shares, which was previously approved by the Company's shareholders. The dividend payment will be in the amount of 0.10 Swiss francs (CHF) per share and is subject to the completion of certain Swiss legal requirements. The ex-dividend ... 
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07/22/09Noble Corporation Reports Second Quarter Earnings of $1.49 per Share
ZUG, Switzerland and SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported second quarter 2009 earnings of $392 million, or $1.49 per diluted share, versus earnings of $376 million, or $1.39 per diluted share, for the second quarter of last year. The results for the second quarter 2009 include a net after-tax charge of $0.05 per share related to expenses associated with the Noble David Tinsley, which was damaged as a result of the previously ... 
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07/22/09Noble Corporation Names Donald Jacobsen As Senior Vice President - Operations
ZUG, Switzerland and SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 22, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that D.E. "Don" Jacobsen has been named as Senior Vice President - Operations, effective July 30, 2009. Immediately prior to joining Noble, Jacobsen served as Vice President, Global Drilling and Completions with Hess Corporation, a global integrated energy company engaged in exploration and production activities worldwide. In that capacity, Jacobsen was responsi... 
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07/13/09Noble Corporation Names Roger B. Hunt as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Contracts
SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 13, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Roger B. Hunt has been named Senior Vice President - Marketing and Contracts, effective July 20, 2009. With more than 35 years in the offshore drilling industry, Hunt most recently served as Senior Vice President - Marketing at GlobalSantaFe, a position he held from 1997 to 2007. In that capacity, Hunt was responsible for marketing and pricing strategy, sales and contract acti... 
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07/09/09Noble Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its second quarter 2009 earnings press release has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 22, 2009, after the close of the market. Copies of the release will be made available on the Company's Web site at http://www.noblecorp.com. In addition, the Company will host a conference call and web cast related to its second-quarter 2009 results on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at 1:00 p.m., Central T... 
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05/28/09Noble Corporation Shareholders Approve All Proposals at General Meeting
ZUG, Switzerland and SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced that its shareholders approved all proposals at the 2009 General Meeting held today in Zug. The approvals include the re-election of three directors, the authorization to pay a dividend and several other matters. Shareholders today re-elected Julie H. Edwards, Marc E. Leland and David W. Williams as Directors of the Company, each for a three-year term. Shareholders also ... 
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05/28/09Noble Corporation to Present at the 2009 RBC Capital Markets Global Energy & Power Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 28, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that the Company will participate in the upcoming RBC Capital Markets Global Energy & Power Conference being held in New York City, June 1 and 2. William C. "Kurt" Hoffman, Vice President of Marketing, Noble Drilling Services Inc., is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion on Tuesday, June 2 beginning at 2:20 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. A link to the webcast of this panel d... 
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05/11/09Noble Corporation to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences
SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that the Company will participate in two investor conferences in May. William C. "Kurt" Hoffman, Vice President of Marketing, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the Calyon Energy Conference 2009 in New York City on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. While presentations from this conference are not being webcast, a copy of the presentation materials will... 
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04/22/09Noble Corporation Reports First Quarter Earnings of $1.58 per Share
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported first quarter 2009 earnings of $414 million, or $1.58 per diluted share, versus $384 million, or $1.42 per diluted share, for the first quarter of last year. Per share earnings were in line with the fourth quarter 2008 earnings of $1.58 per diluted share. The results for the first quarter 2009 include net after-tax charges of $0.04 per share primarily related to an impairment charge take... 
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04/13/09Noble Corporation Announces First Quarter 2009 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 13, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its first quarter 2009 earnings press release has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, 2009, after the close of the market. Copies of the release will be made available on the Company's Web site at http://www.noblecorp.com. In addition, the Company will host a conference call and web cast related to its first quarter 2009 results on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 1:00 p.m., ... 
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03/27/09Noble Corporation Changes Place of Incorporation
SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 27, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced the completion today of the previously announced merger, reorganization and consolidation transaction by way of schemes of arrangement under Cayman Islands law. The transaction effectively changed the place of incorporation of the parent holding company of the Noble group of companies from the Cayman Islands to Switzerland. In the transaction, each ordinary share of Noble Corporation, ... 
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03/26/09Noble Corporation Intends to Change Its Place of Incorporation
SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 26, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced that it received approval today from the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands of the previously announced merger, reorganization and consolidation transaction by way of schemes of arrangement under Cayman Islands law. The transaction, if completed, will effectively change the place of incorporation of the parent holding company of the Noble group of companies from the Cayman Islands to Swi... 
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03/23/09Noble Corporation to Present at the Barclays Capital Fixed Income Energy and Pipeline Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Michael N. Lamb, Vice President and Treasurer, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the Barclays Capital Fixed Income Energy and Pipeline Conference in New York City on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 3:45 p.m. Eastern Time. A copy of the presentation will be available at http://www.noblecorp.com. Presentations from this conference are not being webcast. Noble is a leading... 
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03/17/09Noble Corporation Shareholders Approve Redomestication to Switzerland
SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced that at a meeting of shareholders held today, the Company received the necessary shareholder approval to complete the proposed change of place of incorporation of the publicly traded parent of the Noble group of companies from the Cayman Islands to Switzerland (the "Transaction"). In accordance with Cayman Islands law, the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands will hold a hearing, at which sharehol... 
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03/16/09Noble Corporation to Present at the Howard Weil 37th Annual Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Howard Weil 37th Annual Energy Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at 2:05 p.m., Central Time. A copy of the presentation will be available at http://www.noblecorp.com. Presentations from this conference are not being webcast. Noble is a leading offshore drilling... 
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02/26/09Noble Corporation to Present at the DnB Nor Markets Offshore & Shipping Management Access Conference 2009
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Thomas L. Mitchell, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Noble Corporation, will present at the DnB Nor Markets Offshore & Shipping Management Access Conference 2009 being held in Oslo, Norway, on Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Mr. Mitchell's presentation is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Central European Time (3:00 a.m. U.S. Central Time). Presentations from this conference are no... 
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02/11/09Noble Corporation to Hold Shareholders' Meeting to Vote On Proposed Change in Place of Incorporation
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that it will hold a meeting of its shareholders on March 17, 2009 in connection with the proposal to approve the previously announced merger, reorganization and consolidation transaction by way of schemes of arrangement under Cayman Islands law. This proposal, if approved, will effectively change the place of incorporation of the parent holding company of the Noble group of companies from ... 
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01/30/09Noble Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan 30, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share. The cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share will be paid on March 2, 2009 to shareholders of record on February 11, 2009. Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drilling services with a fleet of 63 of... 
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01/28/09Noble Corporation to Participate in the Credit Suisse 2009 Energy Summit
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Credit Suisse 2009 Energy Summit in Vail, CO on Thursday, February 5, 2009. Noble's presentation, which will be made available live and for replay on the Company's Web site, is scheduled for 7:40 a.m., Mountain Time. The Company's presentation slides for the event and the related webcast will be av... 
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01/21/09Noble Corporation Reports Earnings of $5.85 per Share for 2008 on Revenues of $3.4 Billion
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported fourth quarter 2008 earnings of $418.6 million, or $1.59 per diluted share, versus $347.4 million, or $1.29 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2007. Per-share earnings were up 23.3 percent from the fourth quarter of 2007 and up 11.2 percent from the $1.43 per share reported for the third quarter of 2008. Earnings for the full year 2008 totaled $5.85 per diluted share compared wi... 
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01/12/09Noble Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 12 -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its fourth quarter and full-year 2008 earnings press release has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 21, 2009, after the close of the market. The Company will also publish the release on its Web site at http://www.noblecorp.com. In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Thursday, January 22, 2009, at 1:00 p.m., Central Time. What: Noble Corporation Fourt... 
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01/12/09Noble Corporation to Participate in the Goldman Sachs Global Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan 12, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer will participate in a panel discussion at the Goldman Sachs Global Energy Conference being held at the Ritz-Carlton in Key Biscayne, Florida. The panel discussion is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, January 15, 2009. While panel discussions from this conference are not being web... 
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12/19/08Noble Corporation Board Approves Proposed Change in Place of Incorporation
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today its Board of Directors has approved changing the place of incorporation of the publicly traded parent of the Noble group of companies from the Cayman Islands to Switzerland. The Company's shareholders will be asked to vote to approve the proposed change at a shareholders' meeting, which Noble expects will be called in the near future. If approved by shareholders, Noble expects the chan... 
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12/15/08Noble Corporation Names William E. Turcotte Senior Vice President and General Counsel
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that William E. Turcotte, 45, has been named Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Noble Corporation, effective December 16, 2008. Before joining Noble, Turcotte served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Cornell Companies, Inc. since 2007. Before joining Cornell, Turcotte was most recently Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistan... 
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12/02/08Noble Corporation to Present at the Capital One Southcoast 2008 Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Lee M. Ahlstrom, Vice President, Investor Relations and Planning, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the Capital One Southcoast 2008 Energy Conference being held in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Tuesday, December 9, 2008. Mr. Ahlstrom's presentation is scheduled for 4:20 p.m., Central Time. Presentations from this conference are not being webcast; however, a copy of Noble's pr... 
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11/24/08Noble Corporation to Participate in Merrill Lynch and Friedman, Billings, Ramsey (FBR) Conferences
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that it will participate in the upcoming Merrill Lynch Global Energy Large Cap Conference being held on December 2, 2008 and the FBR Capital Markets Fall Investor Conference on December 3, 2008. Thomas L. Mitchell, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer will present at the Merrill Lynch event and David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer will present at ... 
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11/18/08Noble Corporation Prices Offering of Senior Notes
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Noble Holding International Limited ("NHIL"), has priced an offering of $250 million aggregate principal amount of 7.375% Senior Notes due 2014. Noble will fully and unconditionally guarantee the notes on a senior unsecured basis. The estimated net proceeds of approximately $247.2 million are expected to be used to repay $150 million of long-... 
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11/18/08Noble Corporation Announces Offering of Senior Notes
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Noble Holding International Limited ("NHIL"), has commenced an offering of Senior Notes due 2014. Noble will fully and unconditionally guarantee the notes on a senior unsecured basis. The net proceeds are expected to be used to repay $150 million of long-term debt of a subsidiary of Noble that matures in March 2009, $23 million of project fi... 
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11/11/08Noble Corporation to Present at the Houston Energy Forum
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Lee M. Ahlstrom, Vice President, Investor Relations and Planning, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the Houston Energy Financial Forum, which is being held November 18 - 20, 2008 in Houston, Texas. Noble's presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, November 18, at 11:45 a.m. Central Time. A live audio webcast and the related presentation slides will be available at the time o... 
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10/31/08Noble Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share. The cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share will be paid on December 1, 2008 to shareholders of record on November 12, 2008. Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified services for the oil and gas industry. The Company performs contract drilling services with its fleet of 63 mob... 
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10/22/08Noble Corporation Reports Record Third Quarter Earnings of $1.43 per Share; Up 21 Percent From Third Quarter 2007
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported third quarter 2008 earnings of $383 million, or $1.43 per diluted share, versus $318 million, or $1.18 a share, for the third quarter of last year. Per-share earnings were up 21 percent from the third quarter of 2007 and up 2 percent from the second quarter of 2008. The results for the 2008 third quarter include net after-tax charges of $0.04 per share primarily related to losses inc... 
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10/06/08Noble Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2008 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its third quarter 2008 earnings press release has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, 2008, after the close of the market. The Company will also publish the release on its Web site at http://www.noblecorp.com. In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Thursday, October 23, 2008, at 1:00 p.m., Central Time. What: Noble Corporat... 
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09/22/08Noble Corporation Announces Agreements to Construct Ultra-Deepwater Drillship
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary, Noble Drilling Holding LLC, has signed contracts for the construction of a new, dynamically positioned, ultra-deepwater, harsh environment Globetrotter class drillship with South Korea's STX Heavy Industries Co., LTD ("STX") and Dutch-based design and construction firm Huisman Equipment B.V. The drillship will be built on a fixed-price basis... 
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09/15/08Noble Corporation Reports on Rig Status Following Hurricane Ike
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that in the wake of Hurricane Ike the Company has concluded an aerial survey and preliminary on board evaluations of most of its active U.S. Gulf of Mexico units. The Noble Paul Romano and Noble Amos Runner experienced mooring failures and drifted from their original respective locations, but have been boarded and power has been restored. In addition, the Noble Lorris Bouzigard has exper... 
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09/02/08Noble Corporation Reports on Initial Survey Following Hurricane Gustav
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that a preliminary assessment conducted by airplane this morning revealed no apparent damage to the Company's five deepwater units operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The Company expects to complete a more comprehensive assessment of individual rigs, including the Company's three submersible units, over the next few days. It is anticipated that crew members will begin returning to thei... 
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08/25/08Noble Corporation to Present at the Lehman Brothers CEO Energy and Power Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Lehman Brothers CEO Energy and Power Conference being held in New York City on Tuesday, September 2, 2008. Noble's presentation, which will be made available live and for replay on the Company's Web site, is scheduled for 3:40 p.m., Eastern Time. The Company's presentation slides for the event and ... 
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08/04/08Noble Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.04 per Ordinary Share
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that the Company's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share. The cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share will be paid on August 29, 2008 to shareholders of record on August 13, 2008. "We are pleased to announce our quarterly cash dividend, however, in consideration of our view regarding the strength and longevity of the current industry cycle,... 
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07/23/08Noble Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2008 Earnings of $1.40 per Share on Operating Revenues of $813 Million
SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported second quarter 2008 earnings of $376 million, or $1.40 per diluted share, versus $290 million, or $1.08 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2007. Per-share earnings were up 30 percent from the second quarter of 2007 and down 2 percent from the $1.43 per diluted share reported for the first quarter of 2008. Contract drilling services revenues for the second quarter of 2008 were... 
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07/07/08Noble Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its second quarter 2008 earnings press release has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 23, 2008, after the close of the market. The Company will also publish the release on its Web site at http://www.noblecorp.com. In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Thursday, July 24, 2008, at 1:00 p.m., Central Time. What: Noble Corporatio... 
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06/24/08Noble Corporation Announces Contract Extension on Ultra-deepwater Semisubmersible Noble Jim Day; Adds More Than $375 Million in Prospective Revenue Backlog
SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) has exercised its right to extend the contract on the Company's new ultra-deepwater semisubmersible Noble Jim Day from two to four years. The Noble Jim Day, which is currently being constructed in Singapore, is expected to commence drilling operations in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico in the first quarter of 2010. The original commitment for the Day ... 
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05/29/08Noble Corporation to Present at the RBC Capital Markets Energy Conference 2008
SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 29, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that William C. "Kurt" Hoffman, Vice President of Marketing, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will participate in an industry panel discussion at the RBC Capital Markets Energy Conference 2008 in New York City on Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at 10:50 a.m. Eastern Time. A live broadcast of the presentation and a replay will be publicly accessible through the "Investor Relat... 
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05/13/08Noble Corporation to Present at the UBS Global Oil and Gas Conference 2008
SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Lee M. Ahlstrom, Vice President, Investor Relations and Planning, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the UBS Global Oil and Gas Conference in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at 8:40 a.m. Central Time. A live webcast and presentation slides will be available at the time of the presentation in the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site http://www.nobl... 
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05/07/08Noble Corporation to Present at the Calyon Energy Conference 2008
SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 7, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that William C. "Kurt" Hoffman, Vice President of Marketing, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the Calyon Energy Conference 2008 in New York City on Thursday, May 15, 2008, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. A live broadcast of the presentation and a replay will be publicly accessible through the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site at http://... 
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05/05/08Noble Corporation to Present at the Tristone Capital Global Energy Forum
SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 5, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Thomas L. Mitchell, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Noble Corporation, will present at the Tristone Capital Global Energy Forum in Paris, France, on Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at 4:50 p.m., Central European Summer Time (9:50 a.m. U.S. Central Time). A live broadcast of the presentation and a replay will be publicly accessible through the "Invest... 
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04/30/08Noble Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share. The cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share will be paid on May 30, 2008 to shareholders of record on May 14, 2008. Noble Corporation is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. The Company performs contract drilling services with its fleet of 62 mobile offshore... 
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04/23/08Noble Corporation Reports Record First Quarter Earnings of $1.43 Per Share on Operating Revenues of $861 Million
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported first quarter 2008 earnings of $384 million, or $1.43 per diluted share, versus $250 million, or $0.93 per diluted share (split adjusted), for the first quarter of 2007. Per-share earnings were up 54 percent from the first quarter of 2007 and up 11 percent from the $1.29 per diluted share reported for the fourth quarter of 2007. Contract drilling services revenues for the 2008 first q... 
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04/17/08Noble Corporation Declares Special Cash Dividend of $0.75 Per Ordinary Share
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that the Company's Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend of $0.75 per ordinary share. The dividend payout will total approximately $202 million based on the number of ordinary shares of the Company currently outstanding. The special cash dividend will be paid on May 16, 2008 to shareholders of record on April 30, 2008. The Company's Board of Directors took no actio... 
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04/11/08Noble Corporation Wins 2007 National 'SAFE' Awards From Minerals Management Service for Second Consecutive Year
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the second consecutive year, Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) has been named the recipient of the United States Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) 2007 National Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) for Drilling Contractors. The SAFE Award was established by the MMS to recognize and commend companies that excel in their efforts to conduct offshore operations in a safe and pollution-free manner, adhere to all... 
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04/03/08Noble Corporation Announces First Quarter 2008 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its first quarter 2008 earnings press release has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, 2008, after the close of the market. The Company will also publish the release on its Web site at http://www.noblecorp.com. In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Thursday, April 24, 2008, at 1:00 p.m., Central Time. What: Noble Cor... 
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03/31/08Noble Corporation Adds $4.0 Billion in Prospective Revenue Backlog From Five Deepwater Rigs in Brazil
SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that it has secured a Memorandum of Understanding for contracts with a total revenue potential of approximately $4.0 billion over 29 rig years on its five deepwater rigs currently operating offshore Brazil for Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. -- PETROBRAS. Upon execution, these new contracts could increase Noble's total backlog to more than $10 billion. Potential revenue includes a one-year optio... 
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03/26/08Noble Corporation to Present at the Howard Weil 36th Annual Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, will present at the Howard Weil 36th Annual Energy Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, at 2:10 p.m., Central Time. A copy of the presentation will be available at http://www.noblecorp.com. Presentations from this conference are not being webcast. Noble Corporation is a leading provid... 
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03/03/08Noble Corporation to Present at the DnB Nor Markets Offshore Management Access Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Lee M. Ahlstrom, Vice President, Investor Relations and Planning, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the DnB Nor Markets Offshore Management Access Conference being held in Oslo, Norway, on Wednesday, March 5, 2008. Mr. Ahlstrom's presentation is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Central European Time (7:00 a.m. U.S. Central Time). Presentations from this conference are not being we... 
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02/08/08Noble Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share. The cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share will be paid on March 3, 2008 to shareholders of record on February 20, 2008. Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified services for the oil and gas industry. The Company performs contract drilling services with its fleet of 62 mobile ... 
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01/29/08Noble Corporation to Participate in the Credit Suisse 2008 Energy Summit
SUGAR LAND, Texas, January 29, 2008 - Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that Lee M. Ahlstrom, Vice President, Investor Relations and Planning, will participate in the Credit Suisse 2008 Energy Summit in Vail, CO. Mr. Ahlstrom is scheduled to present on Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at 8:15 a.m., MST (10:15 EST). A live broadcast of the presentation and a replay will be publicly accessible through the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site at http://www.noblecorp.com, u... 
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01/23/08Noble Corporation Reports Record Earnings of $4.48 Per Share for 2007 on Revenues of $3.0 Billion
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported fourth quarter 2007 earnings of $347.4 million, or $1.29 per diluted share, versus $199.7 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2006. Per-share earnings were up 74 percent from the fourth quarter of 2006 and up nine percent from the $1.18 per share reported for the third quarter of 2007. Earnings for the full year 2007 totaled $4.48 per diluted share compared with... 
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01/16/08Noble Corporation Subsidiaries Reach Agreement to Sell Platform Drilling Business
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, said that subsidiaries of the Company have reached agreement to sell the Company's North Sea platform drilling business to Seawell Holding UK Limited for $35 million. Closing is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions and is expected by no later than the end of the first quarter 2008. Noble's platform drilling business provides the personne... 
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01/08/08Noble Corporation to Participate in the Goldman Sachs Global Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan 08, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, will participate in a panel discussion at the Goldman Sachs Global Energy Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Thursday, January 17, 2008, at 1:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time. Panel discussions from this conference are not being webcast. Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified s... 
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01/07/08Noble Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its fourth quarter 2007 and full year earnings press release has been scheduled for Wednesday, January 23, 2008, after the close of the market. The Company will also publish the release on its Web site at http://www.noblecorp.com. In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Thursday, January 24, 2008, at 1:00 p.m., Central Time. What: N... 
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01/04/08Noble Corporation to Present at the Pritchard Capital Partners 5th Annual Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Lee M. Ahlstrom, Vice President, Investor Relations and Planning, will present at the Pritchard Capital Partners 5th Annual Energy Conference in San Francisco, California, on Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at 8:25 a.m., Pacific Standard Time. A copy of the presentation will be available on the Company's Web site: http://www.noblecorp.com. Noble Corporation is a leading provider of di... 
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01/03/08Noble Corporation Names David W. Williams as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has named David W. Williams, 50, as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Noble Corporation. William A. Sears has held these offices on an interim basis since September 20, 2007. Williams joined Noble in September 2006 as Senior Vice President -- Business Development of Noble Drilling Services Inc., was named Senior Vice ... 
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11/29/07Noble Corporation Reports on Incident Aboard the Drillship Noble Roger Eason
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) said that a fire that occurred aboard its drillship the Noble Roger Eason has been successfully extinguished and the drillship is stable. The drillship, which is currently working for Petrobras offshore Brazil, is located in the Campos basin off Rio de Janeiro state, approximately 120 kilometers from shore. The incident occurred at approximately 10:40 p.m. local time (6:40 CST p.m.) on November 28. Emerge... 
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11/08/07Noble Corporation to Present at the Bank of America 2007 Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Thomas L. Mitchell, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Bank of America 2007 Energy Conference in Key Biscayne, Florida, on Thursday, November 15, 2007, at 4:05 p.m. (Eastern time). A live broadcast of the presentation and a replay will be publicly accessible through the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site at http://www.noble... 
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11/01/07Noble Corporation to Present at the Merrill Lynch 2007 Global Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will present at the Merrill Lynch 2007 Global Energy Conference in New York City on Thursday, November 8, 2007, at 3:35 p.m. (Eastern time). A live broadcast of the presentation and a replay will be publicly accessible through the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site at http://www.noblecorp.c... 
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10/25/07Noble Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share. The cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share will be paid on December 3, 2007 to shareholders of record on November 7, 2007. Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified services for the oil and gas industry. The Company performs contract drilling services with its fleet of 62 mobi... 
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10/17/07Noble Corporation Reports Record Third Quarter Earnings of $1.18 Per Share (Post-Split); Up 55 Percent from Third Quarter 2006
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported third quarter 2007 earnings of $318.3 million, or $1.18 per diluted share, versus $207.2 million, or $0.76 a share, for the third quarter of last year. Per-share earnings were up 55 percent from the third quarter of 2006 and up 9 percent from the $1.08 per share reported for the second quarter of 2007. Per-share amounts have been adjusted for the two-for-one stock split of the Company's ... 
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10/08/07Noble Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2007 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its third quarter 2007 earnings press release has been scheduled for Wednesday, October 17, 2007, after the close of the market. The Company will also publish the release on its Web site at http://www.noblecorp.com. In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Thursday, October 18, 2007, at 1:00 p.m., Central Time. What: Noble Corporatio... 
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09/21/07Noble Corporation to Present at the UBS 2007 Global Oil and Gas Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that the Company will present at the UBS 2007 Global Oil and Gas Conference in Dubai on Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at 11:30 a.m. local time (3:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Daylight Time). Representing Noble will be William C. (Charlie) Yester, Vice President and Division Manager, Middle East; William C. (Kurt) Hoffman, Vice President, Worldwide Marketing; and Lee M. Ahlstrom, Vice President,... 
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09/20/07Noble Corporation Announces Resignation of Chief Executive Officer
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that Mark A. Jackson has resigned from the positions of Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. The Board has appointed William A. Sears, a director of the Company since January 1998, to serve as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis. Mr. Sears has over 40 years of experience... 
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09/04/07Noble Corporation Takes Delivery of New High-Spec Jackup
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that the Company has taken delivery of a new high-specification jackup drilling rig constructed by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd. in Dalian, People's Republic of China. The Noble Roger Lewis, the first of three such rigs being built for the Company, is in transit to its inaugural drilling assignment in Qatar, where it will work under contract to Shell. The Noble Roger Lewis was... 
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08/29/07Noble Corporation to Present at the Lehman Brothers CEO Energy/Power Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug 29, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Mark A. Jackson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Lehman Brothers CEO Energy/Power Conference in New York City on Tuesday, September 4, 2007, at 1:45 p.m., Eastern time. A live broadcast of the presentation and a replay will be publicly accessible through the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site at http://... 
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08/27/07Noble Corporation Reports No Damage From Hurricane Dean
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced that a survey of the Company's fleet of eight drilling units currently operating in waters off Mexico revealed essentially no damage as a result of Hurricane Dean. Noble, along with its customer PEMEX, safely evacuated approximately 685 Company workers, contractors and third-party personnel from its rigs in Mexico's Bay of Campeche prior to the storm's arrival. Repopulation of the rigs was... 
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07/27/07Noble Corporation Announces Two-for-One Stock Split, 100 Percent Effective Cash Dividend Increase
Stock Split & Dividend Increase Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore driller, announced today that its Board of Directors has approved a two-for-one split of the Company's ordinary shares effected in the form of a 100 percent stock dividend to members (shareholders) of record on August 7, 2007. Distribution will occur on August 28, when shareholders of record will be issued one additi... 
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07/18/07Noble Corporation Reports Record Second Quarter Earnings of $2.16 Per Share, Up 66 Percent From Year-Earlier Quarter
SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported second quarter 2007 earnings of $290 million or $2.16 per diluted share versus $180 million or $1.30 for the second quarter of last year. Per-share earnings were up 66 percent from the second quarter of 2006 and up 16 percent from the $1.86 per share reported for the first quarter of 2007. Results for the second quarter of 2007 include after-tax charges of $.08 per share related to th... 
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07/03/07Noble Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2007 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its second quarter 2007 earnings press release has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 18, 2007, after the close of the market. The Company will also publish the release on its Web site at http://www.noblecorp.com. In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Thursday, July 19, 2007, at 1:00 p.m., Central Time. What: Noble Corporation Second... 
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06/26/07Noble Corporation Joins Russell 3000 Index
SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/-- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) has been named to the broad-market Russell 3000(R) by the Russell Investment Group. The Russell 3000 serves as the U.S. component to the Russell Global Index, launched earlier this year. Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for both passive and active investment strategies. An industry-leading $4 trillion in assets current... 
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06/04/07Noble Announces Independent Investigation of Operations in Nigeria
SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 4, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that it is conducting an internal investigation of its Nigerian operations, focusing on the legality under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") and local laws of its Nigerian affiliate's reimbursement of certain expenses incurred by its customs agents in connection with obtaining and renewing permits for the temporary importation of drilling units and re... 
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05/23/07Noble Corporation to Present at the Deutsche Bank Energy and Utilities Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Thomas L. Mitchell, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Deutsche Bank 2007 Energy and Utilities Conference in Miami, Florida, on Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at 4:30 p.m., Eastern time. A live broadcast of the presentation and a replay will be publicly accessible through the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site at http://www.noblecor... 
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05/17/07Noble Corporation to Present at the UBS Global Oil and Gas Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Mark A. Jackson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the UBS Global Oil and Gas Conference in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 9:25 a.m., Central time. A live broadcast of the presentation and a replay will be publicly accessible through the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site at http://www.noblecorp.com, under the "Presen... 
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05/09/07Noble Corporation to Present at the Calyon Energy Conference 2007
SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Mark A. Jackson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Calyon Energy Conference 2007 in New York City on Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 9:50 a.m., Eastern time. A live broadcast of the presentation and a replay will be publicly accessible through the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's Web site at http://www.noblecorp.com , under the "Presentation... 
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04/30/07Noble Corporation Names Mark A. Jackson as Chairman of the Board
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has named Mark A. Jackson, 51, as Chairman of the Board of Noble Corporation. Jackson, who was named a director of the Company in 2006, retains his current offices of President and Chief Executive Officer. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070430/DAM036 ) After joining Noble in September 2000 as Senior Vice President and Chief F... 
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04/26/07Noble Corporation Names David W. Williams as Chief Operating Officer
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, 50, has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Noble Corporation, a position previously held by Mark A. Jackson, Noble's President and Chief Executive Officer. Williams, who has 28 years of energy industry experience, joined Noble in September 2006 as Senior Vice President - Business Development of Noble Drilling Services Inc. and was subs... 
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04/25/07Noble Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share. The cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share will be paid on June 1, 2007 to members (shareholders) of record on May 7, 2007. Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified services for the oil and gas industry. The Company performs contract drilling services with its fleet of 62 mo... 
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04/19/07Noble Corporation Wins 2006 National Safety Award for Excellence
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) has been named the recipient of the prestigious U. S. Department of Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) 2006 National Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE) for Drilling Contractors. Presented annually, the SAFE award recognizes outstanding performance in safety and environmental protection by companies in each of four categories: operator with high activity, operator with moderate activity, drilli... 
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04/19/07Noble Corporation Reports Record Earnings of $ 1.86 Per Share For the First Quarter 2007 on Revenues of $ 646 Million
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported first quarter earnings of $250 million or $1.86 per diluted ordinary share versus $200 million or $1.47 in the prior quarter and $145 million or $1.05 in the first quarter of last year. Contract drilling services revenue for the first quarter was $577 million, up 14 percent compared to $508 million in the prior quarter and up 41 percent compared to $408 million in the first quarter of ... 
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04/02/07Noble Corporation Announces First Quarter 2007 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its first quarter 2007 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, April 19, 2007, before market open. The Company will also publish the release on its Web site at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Thursday, April 19, 2007, at 1:00 p.m., Central Time. What: Noble Corporation First Quarter... 
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03/29/07Noble Corporation to Present at the Howard Weil 35th Annual Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Mark A. Jackson, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Howard Weil 35th Annual Energy Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Wednesday, April 4, 2007, at 8:25 a.m., central time. A copy of the presentation will be available at http://www.noblecorp.com. Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified services for the oil and gas indus... 
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03/13/07Noble Signs Letter of Intent With Marathon for New Ultra-Deepwater Semisubmersible
SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary, Noble Drilling Services Inc., has signed a Letter of Intent ("LOI") for its Noble Bingo 9000 Rig 4 semisubmersible hull for a two-year contract with a wholly- owned subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO). The Noble Bingo 9000 Rig 4, which will be renamed the Noble Jim Day, will be completed as a dynamically positioned (DPS-3) unit d... 
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02/02/07Noble Corporation Announces Increased Authorization Under Share Repurchase Program
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its board of directors has increased the Company's total number of ordinary shares available for repurchase to 15,262,000 shares. This authorization includes approval to repurchase 10,000,000 additional shares (or approximately 7.4 percent of the Company's outstanding shares). To date, the Company has repurchased 9,738,000 shares under a previously announced authorization of 15,000,000... 
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02/02/07Noble Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share. The cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share will be paid on March 1, 2007 to members (shareholders) of record on February 14, 2007. Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified services for the oil and gas industry. Contract drilling services are performed with the Company's fleet ... 
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02/01/07Noble Corporation to Present at the Credit Suisse 2007 Energy Summit
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that David W. Williams, Senior Vice President - Operations of Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at the Credit Suisse 2007 Energy Summit in Vail, Colorado on Wednesday, February 7, 2007, at 11:15 a.m., mountain standard time. A live broadcast of the presentation and a replay will be publicly accessible through the Company's Web site at http://www.noblecorp.com . Go to the "Inv... 
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01/25/07Noble Corporation Reports Record Earnings of $5.33 Per Share for 2006 On Revenues of $2.1 Billion
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2006 of $ 199.7 million, or $ 1.47 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $ 558.8 million, compared to net income of $ 101.3 million, or $ 0.73 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $ 360.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2005. Net income for the 12 months ended December 31, 2006 was $ 731.9 million, or $ 5.33 per diluted share, on operating... 
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01/16/07Noble Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2006 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its fourth quarter and full year 2006 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, January 25, 2007, before market open. The Company will also publish the release on its Web site at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Thursday, January 25, 2007, at 1:00 p.m., Central Time. What: Noble Corpor... 
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01/12/07Noble Corporation to Participate in Panel Discussion at the Goldman Sachs Global Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Mark A. Jackson, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer, will participate in a panel discussion at the Goldman Sachs Global Energy Conference in New York City, on Thursday, January 18, 2007, at 1:30 p.m., eastern standard time. The panel discussion will not be webcast. Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified services for the o... 
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11/10/06Noble Corporation to Present at the Bank of America 2006 Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov 10, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Mark A. Jackson, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer, will present at the Bank of America 2006 Energy Conference in Key Biscayne, Florida on Friday, November 17, 2006, at 11:30 a.m., eastern standard time. A live broadcast of the presentation and a replay will be publicly accessible through the Company's website at ht... 
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10/30/06Noble Corporation Names Mark A. Jackson as Chief Executive Officer
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Mark A. Jackson as Chief Executive Officer of Noble Corporation effective October 30, 2006. Mr. Jackson, a director of the Company, retains his current offices as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Jackson succeeds James C. Day as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Day continues to serve as Chairman of the Board of the Compan... 
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10/27/06Noble Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share. The cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share will be paid on December 1, 2006 to members (shareholders) of record on November 8, 2006. Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified services for the oil and gas industry. Contract drilling services are performed with the Company's fle... 
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10/27/06Noble Corporation to Present at the Merrill Lynch Global Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Mark A. Jackson, the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer, will present at the Merrill Lynch Global Energy Conference in New York City, New York on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 10:05 a.m. eastern standard time. A live broadcast of the presentation and a replay will be publicly accessible through the Company's Web site at http://www.noblecorp.com . Go to the "Investo... 
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10/25/06Noble Corporation Names Thomas L. Mitchell as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that Thomas L. Mitchell, 46, has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Controller of Noble Corporation, effective November 6, 2006. Mitchell fills a position previously held by Mark A. Jackson prior to his being named as Noble's President and Chief Operating Officer and added to the Company's Board of Directors. Before joining Noble, Mitchell serv... 
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10/19/06Noble Corporation Reports Record Quarterly Earnings of $1.51 Per Share
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported net income for the third quarter of 2006 of $207.2 million, or $1.51 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $562.0 million, compared to net income of $76.5 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $367.2 million for the third quarter of 2005. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 was $532.2 million, or $3.86 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $... 
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10/02/06Noble Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2006 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct 02, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its third quarter 2006 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, October 19, 2006, before market open. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, October 20, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, manag... 
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09/14/06Noble Corporation to Present at the Banc of America 36th Annual Investment Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Mark A. Jackson, the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer, will present at the Banc of America 36th Annual Investment Conference in San Francisco, California on Monday, September 18, 2006 at 7:30 a.m., pacific daylight time. A live broadcast of the presentation and a replay will be publicly accessible through the Company's Web site at http://www.noblecorp.com . Go t... 
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09/11/06Noble Corporation Announces Management Team Addition
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that David W. Williams, 49, will join Noble as Senior Vice President -- Business Development of Noble Drilling Services Inc. Williams comes to Noble with over 27 years in the energy industry. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. Prior to that, he held the position of Senior Vice President -- Contracts and Marketing at Diamond. ... 
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08/31/06Noble Corporation to Present at the Lehman Brothers CEO Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug 31, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that James C. Day, the Company's Chairman and CEO, will present at the Lehman Brothers CEO Energy Conference in New York City, New York on Tuesday, September 5, 2006 at 1:05 p.m. eastern daylight time. A live broadcast of the presentation and a replay will be publicly accessible through the company's website at http://www.noblecorp.com . Go to the "Investor Relati... 
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08/31/06Noble Sets New Record for Deepwater Mooring
Noble Amos Runner Successfully Moored at 7,650 Feet in Gulf of MexicoSUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug 31, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that the Company's semisubmersible drilling unit Noble Amos Runner has successfully established a new world record for the deepest "conventionally moored rig" by mooring in 7,650 feet of water in Green Canyon Block 955. Noble will be drilling at this location, which is approximately 200 miles sout... 
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08/15/06Noble Corporation Announces Management Team Addition
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that Ross W. Gallup, 45, has joined Noble as Vice President of Tax of Noble Drilling Services Inc. Gallup holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Utah State University. He has 16 years of energy industry experience and has most recently served as Tax Director at Pride International Inc. Prior thereto, he served as Manager of Tax at Reading & Bates Inc. and Senior ... 
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08/01/06Noble Corporation Names Mark A. Jackson to Board of Directors
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that on July 28, 2006, the Board of Directors increased the size of the Board of Directors to ten members and elected Mark A. Jackson as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Jackson, who serves as Noble's President and Chief Operating Officer, joined the class of directors who will stand for re-election to a three-year term at the 2009 Annual General Meeting of Members of the Company. M... 
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07/28/06Noble Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share. The cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share will be paid on September 1, 2006 to members (shareholders) of record on August 9, 2006. Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified services for the oil and gas industry. Contract drilling services are performed with the Company's fl... 
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07/20/06Noble Reports Second Quarter 2006 Results
SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported net income for the second quarter of 2006 of $179.8 million, or $1.30 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $517.5 million, compared to net income of $73.3 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $344.0 million for the second quarter of 2005. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2006 was $325.0 million, or $2.35 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $979... 
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06/27/06Noble Corporation Announces Operator Commitment for New F&G JU-2000E Jackup
SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced the receipt of a letter of award from Venture Production plc ("Venture Production") to enter into a contract with the Company for a new F&G JU-2000E enhanced premium jackup drilling rig to be constructed by China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Co., Ltd./Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd ("DSIC") in Dalian, China. The Venture Production commitment, which has been approved... 
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06/23/06Noble Corporation Confirms Second Quarter 2006 Earnings Release Date and Revises Conference Call Time Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) confirmed today that its second quarter 2006 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, July 20, 2006, before market open. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com. In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, July 21, 2006, at 9:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also expects to address its... 
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06/19/06Noble Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2006 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its second quarter 2006 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, July 20, 2006, before market open. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, July 21, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also expects to address ... 
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05/26/06Noble Corporation Announces Completion of Senior Notes Offering
SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that it has completed a public offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.875% Senior Notes due 2013. The net proceeds from the offering of approximately $297.5 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and expenses, were applied to repay $135 million of long-term debt plus accrued interest under the Company's unsecured revolving bank credit fac... 
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05/23/06Noble Corporation Announces Offering of Senior Notes
SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that it has commenced an offering of $300 million total aggregate principal amount of its Senior Notes due 2013. The Company intends to apply the net proceeds from the offering toward the prepayment of $135 million of long-term debt plus accrued interest under the Company's unsecured revolving bank credit facility and for general corporate purposes. The Company is offering the ... 
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05/22/06Noble Corporation to Present at UBS Global Oil & Gas Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 22, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that Mark A. Jackson, the Company's President and COO, will present at the UBS Global Oil & Gas Conference in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 7:30 a.m., central daylight time. A live broadcast of the presentation and a replay will be publicly accessible through the company's website at http://www.noblecorp.com . Go to the "Investor Relations" link ... 
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05/08/06Noble Corporation to Present at Calyon's Oil Services Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 8, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that Mark A. Jackson, the Company's President and COO, will present at Calyon's Oil Services Conference in New York City, New York on Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 8:45 a.m., eastern daylight time. A live broadcast of the presentation and a replay will be publicly accessible through the company's website at http://www.noblecorp.com . Go to the "Investor Relations" link... 
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04/27/06Noble Corporation Outlines Succession Plan
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- It was announced today that James C. Day, Chairman and Chief Executive officer of Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), will retire effective April 30, 2007. This announcement is consistent with a long standing succession planning process within Noble Corporation. Mr. Day will retire from the Board and the Company after 30 years of service, 24 of which he has served as Chief Executive Officer. It is the intent of the Board of Direc... 
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04/26/06Noble Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share. The cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share will be paid on June 1, 2006 to members (shareholders) of record on May 8, 2006. Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified services for the oil and gas industry. Contract drilling services are performed with the Company's fleet of 6... 
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04/20/06Noble Reports First Quarter 2006 Results
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported net income for the first quarter of 2006 of $145.2 million, or $1.05 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $461.9 million, compared to net income of $45.5 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $310.3 million for the first quarter of 2005. At March 31, 2006, the Company's consolidated balance sheet reflected $2.9 billion in shareholders' equity, $799.1 million ... 
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04/17/06Noble Corporation Announces Management Team Addition
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that Lee M. Ahlstrom, 38, will join Noble as Vice President of Investor Relations and Planning of Noble Drilling Services Inc. effective May 1, 2006. Ahlstrom holds a master of mechanical engineering degree and a bachelor of mechanical engineering degree from the University of Delaware. He has 15 years of energy industry experience and has most recently served as Director, Investo... 
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04/13/06Noble Corporation Confirms First Quarter 2006 Earnings Release Date and Revises Conference Call Time Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) confirmed today that its first quarter 2006 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, April 20, 2006, before market open. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, April 21, 2006, at 9:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also expects to address ... 
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03/28/06Noble Corporation Announces First Quarter 2006 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its first quarter 2006 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, April 20, 2006, before market open. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, April 21, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also expects to addres... 
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03/17/06Noble Corporation Reports Senior Officer Resignation
SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported today that Bruce W. Busmire, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Noble Corporation (the "Company"), has resigned his employment with the Company to pursue other interests. Mark A. Jackson, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, has assumed the position of acting Chief Financial Officer of the Company on an interim basis pending the Company's appointment of a succ... 
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03/14/06Noble Corporation to Present at Howard Weil Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that James C. Day, the Company's Chairman and CEO, will present at the Howard Weil Energy Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday, March 20, 2006 at 1:15 p.m., central standard time (2:15 p.m., eastern standard time). A copy of Mr. Day's presentation will also be available at http://www.noblecorp.com . Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified services for the ... 
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02/28/06Noble Corporation to Present at Lehman Brothers Fixed Income Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb 28, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that Michael N. Lamb, Vice President and Treasurer of the Company's subsidiary, Noble Drilling Services Inc., will present at Lehman Brothers Fixed Income Energy Conference in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at 3:15 p.m., central standard time. Interested parties may view the presentation on the Noble Corporation website at http://www.noblecorp.com . ... 
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02/27/06Noble Corporation to Present at Banc of America Securities 2nd Annual US Energy Forum in Europe
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) is scheduled to present at two investment conferences this week. William C. Hoffman, the Company's Vice President - Marketing, will present at Banc of America Securities 2nd Annual US Energy Forum in Milan, Italy on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 at 5:00 p.m., Central European Time. Mr. Hoffman will also present at Banc of America Securities 2nd Annual US Energy Forum in London, United Kingdom on Wednesday, ... 
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02/14/06Noble Corporation to Present at EnerCom's Oilservice Conference(TM) IV
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation announced today that Bruce W. Busmire, the Company's Senior Vice President and CFO, will present at EnerCom's Oilservice Conference(TM) IV in San Francisco, California on Friday, February 17, 2006 at 8:25 a.m., pacific standard time. A live broadcast of the presentation and a replay will be publicly accessible through the company's website at http://www.noblecorp.com. Go to the "Investor Relations" link and se... 
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02/10/06Noble Corporation Announces Senior Management Promotions
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced three senior management promotions today. Mark A. Jackson has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer from his previous position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Jackson received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Oklahoma Christian University and is a C.P.A. In addition, Julie J. Robertson has been promoted to Executive Vice President... 
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02/07/06Noble Corporation Names Julie H. Edwards to Board of Directors
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Julie H. Edwards has joined the Board of Directors effective as of February 3, 2006. Ms. Edwards, age 47, is serving in the class of directors who will stand for re-election to a three-year term at the April 27, 2006 annual general meeting of members of the Corporation. Ms. Edwards has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Southern Union Company since Ju... 
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02/03/06Noble Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share. The cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share will be paid on March 1, 2006 to members (shareholders) of record on February 15, 2006. Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified services for the oil and gas industry. Contract drilling services are performed with the Company's prem... 
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01/26/06Noble Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2005 Results
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2005 of $101.3 million, or $0.73 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $360.6 million, compared to net income of $52.9 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $302.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2004. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2005 was $296.7 million, or $2.16 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $1,382.... 
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01/04/06Noble Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2005 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan 04, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its fourth quarter and full year 2005 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, January 26, 2006, before market open. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, January 27, 2006, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During ... 
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12/29/05Noble Corporation Reiterates Its Prior Statement Regarding an Offer for Smedvig ASA
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Dec 29, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) (the "Company") reiterates the December 19, 2005 statement of its plans in regard to an offer for the shares of Smedvig ASA. By news release of that date, the Company stated that it was currently reviewing its available alternatives in preparing to make an offer for shares of Smedvig ASA although neither a timetable nor the terms and conditions for any such offer had yet been est... 
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12/23/05Noble Corporation Completes Purchase of Shares of Smedvig ASA
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) (the "Company") announced today that it has completed the purchase of 21,095,600 Class A shares and 2,501,374 Class B shares of Smedvig ASA for an aggregate purchase price of NOK 4,594,326,100. The Company previously reported that it had entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire such shares. The Company funded the aggregate purchase price for the Class A shares and Class B shares of Smedv... 
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12/19/05Noble Corporation Clarifies Marketplace Information Regarding an Offer for Smedvig ASA
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Dec 19, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) (the "Company") clarifies a report published in the Norwegian media to the effect that the Company will launch an offer shortly to purchase Smedvig ASA. The Company announced on December 13, 2005 that it had entered into a share purchase agreement with Peter T. Smedvig and members of his family and entities he controls to purchase (directly and indirectly) 21,095,600 Class A shar... 
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12/13/05Noble Corporation Announces Agreement to Purchase Shares of Smedvig ASA
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) (the "Company") announced today that it has entered a share purchase agreement with Peter T. Smedvig and members of his family and entities he controls to purchase (directly and indirectly) 21,095,600 Class A shares and 2,501,374 Class B shares of Smedvig ASA. Smedvig ASA is recognized as a leading provider of premium harsh environment drilling rigs, self- erecting tender rigs and engineering services. ... 
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12/05/05Noble Announces Management Promotion
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble announced today that Kevin D. Roche has been named Vice President - Noble Technology in addition to his current position of General Manager - Noble Drilling Canada Ltd. In his expanded role, Roche will be responsible for the Company's worldwide technology efforts including advanced drilling related products and the continued production of aluminum alloy drilling riser. Roche, who has over 27 years of industry experi... 
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11/23/05Noble Corporation to Present at Upcoming Investment Conferences
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) is scheduled to present at two investment conferences next week. Bruce W. Busmire, the Company's Senior Vice President and CFO, will present at the Petrie Parkman & Co. - Deepwater Forum in Houston, Texas on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 10:40 a.m., central standard time. Mr. Busmire will also present at Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co., Inc.'s 2005 Investor Conference in New York City, New York ... 
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11/22/05Noble Corporation Announces Bingo 9000 Rig 3 Semisubmersible Hull Receives Operator Commitment
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its Bingo 9000 Rig 3 semisubmersible hull has received a commitment for a four-year contract from Shell Exploration & Production Company ("Shell"). The unit is one of two ultra-deepwater Bingo 9000 semisubmersible hulls that Noble purchased in March 2002. The Bingo 9000 Rig 3, which will be renamed the Noble Danny Adkins, will be completed as a dynamically positioned unit design... 
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11/09/05Noble Corporation to Present at Banc of America Securities 2005 Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov 09, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that James C. Day, the Company's Chairman, CEO and President, will present at the Banc of America Securities 2005 Energy Conference in Boca Raton, Florida on Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 11:30 a.m., eastern standard time. A copy of Mr. Day's presentation will be available at http://www.noblecorp.com within 24 hours of the presentation. If you would like to listen... 
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11/01/05Noble Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share, which represents an increase in its quarterly dividend from $0.02 per ordinary share. The cash dividend of $0.04 per ordinary share will be paid on December 1, 2005 to members (shareholders) of record on November 9, 2005. Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified services for the ... 
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10/28/05Noble Corporation to Present at Merrill Lynch Global Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that James C. Day, the Company's Chairman, CEO and President, will present at the Merrill Lynch Global Energy Conference in New York City, New York on Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 10:30 a.m., eastern standard time. A copy of Mr. Day's presentation will be available at http://www.noblecorp.com within 24 hours of the presentation. If you would like to listen to Mr. Day's presentatio... 
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10/20/05Noble Reports Third Quarter 2005 Results
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported net income for the third quarter of 2005 of $76.5 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $367.2 million, compared to net income of $30.6 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $265.6 million for the third quarter of 2004. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2005 was $195.4 million, or $1.42 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $... 
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10/06/05Noble Corporation Updates Status of Offshore Units Following Hurricane Rita and Forecasts Estimated Financial Impact
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct 06, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported current status information on its offshore drilling units in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico following Hurricane Rita. The Company had reported on the effects of the storm, including preliminary assessments of damage and certain other information, in the Company's news release issued on September 27, 2005. Although full inspection of some equipment and systems remains ong... 
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09/27/05Noble Corporation Reports on Status of Offshore Units Following Hurricane Rita
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported that its offshore drilling units located in the main path of Hurricane Rita, a Category 5 hurricane offshore, were safely evacuated prior to the storm's arrival and that all the company's units in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico have been secured. Four semisubmersibles operating in Green Canyon blocks, the Noble Therald Martin, Noble Paul Romano, Noble Amos Runner and Noble Max Smith, broke away fr... 
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09/16/05Noble Corporation to Present at Bank of America 35th Annual Investment Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that Mark A. Jackson, the Company's Senior Vice President and COO, will present at the Bank of America 35th Annual Investment Conference in San Francisco, CA on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 4:30 p.m., pacific time. A copy of Mr. Jackson's presentation will be available at http://www.noblecorp.com within 24 hours of the presentation. If you would like to listen to Mr. Jackson's presen... 
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09/07/05Noble Corporation Announces New Chief Financial Officer
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept 07, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that Bruce W. Busmire, 47, will join Noble as its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Controller effective October 1, 2005. Busmire holds a master of business administration degree from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, and a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Lamar University. ... 
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09/01/05Noble Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2005 Earnings Release Date And Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its third quarter 2005 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, October 20, 2005, before market open. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com. In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, October 21, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also expects to address i... 
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09/01/05Noble Corporation To Present At Lehman Brothers CEO Energy/Power Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that James C. Day, the Company's Chairman and CEO, will present at the Lehman Brothers CEO Energy/Power Conference in New York City, New York on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at 1:05 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time. A copy of Mr. Day's presentation will be available at http://www.noblecorp.com within 24 hours of the presentation. If you would like to listen to Mr. Day's presentation during the ... 
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08/30/05Noble Corporation Reports Preliminary Assessment From Hurricane Katrina Regarding Semisubmersible
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported that its semisubmersible Noble Jim Thompson, contracted to Shell Exploration & Production Company and working offshore Louisiana at Mississippi Canyon Block 935, was in the main path of Hurricane Katrina. The unit had been secured and all personnel safely evacuated prior to the storm's arrival. The unit broke away from its mooring lines and has moved approximately 17 miles north-northeast from its ... 
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08/04/05Noble Corporation Announces Operator's Commitment for Two F&G JU-2000E Jackups
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced the receipt of a letter of intent from Shell E and P Offshore Services B.V. ("Shell") to enter into contracts with the Company for two new F&G JU-2000E enhanced premium jackup drilling rigs to be constructed by China Shipbuilding & Offshore International Co., Ltd./Dalian New Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd ("DNS") in Dalian, China. The Shell commitment includes the finalization and... 
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08/03/05Noble Provides Updated Status of Noble Charlie Yester Jackup Rig Offshore India
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) previously reported on the status of its Noble Charlie Yester jackup rig, which was operating approximately 1,000 feet from the fire that began on and destroyed Oil and Natural Gas Corporation's (ONGC) BHN platform in the Bombay High field located approximately 100 miles off the west coast of India. As reported by Noble on July 27, 2005, two of the Noble employees assigned to the Noble Charlie Yester were the... 
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07/27/05Noble Updates Status of Noble Charlie Yester Offshore India
SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 27, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that the Noble Charlie Yester, a Marathon LeTourneau Class 116-C 300' independent cantilever jackup rig contracted by India's state owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) in the Bombay High field, located approximately 100 miles off the west coast of India, was involved in a fire that began on ONGC's BHN offshore platform. The fire originated approximately 1,000 feet fr... 
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07/22/05Noble Corporation Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend
SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 22, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.02 per ordinary share. The cash dividend will be paid on September 1, 2005 to members (shareholders) of record on August 3, 2005. Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified services for the oil and gas industry. Contract drilling services are performed with the Company's premium fleet of 60 ... 
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07/17/05Noble Reports Second Quarter 2005 Results
SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported net income for the second quarter of 2005 of $73.3 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $344.0 million, compared to net income of $34.4 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $253.0 million for the second quarter of 2004. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2005 was $118.8 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $654.3 mil... 
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07/13/05Noble Receives Recommendation for OHSAS 18001 Certification in the North Sea
SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has recommended for certification all nine mobile offshore drilling units operating in the North Sea and the shore based operations located in Beverwijk, The Netherlands, Esbjerg, Denmark and Aberdeen, Scotland as conforming to the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series OHSAS 18001. OHSAS 18001 is an international occupational health and safety manageme... 
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06/15/05Noble Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2005 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its second quarter 2005 earnings press release has been scheduled for Monday, July 18, 2005, before market open. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also expects to address its e... 
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06/09/05Noble Corporation Announces Amendment of Shareholder Rights Plan
SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 9, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that it has amended its Shareholder Rights Plan. In accordance with the approval of the Board of Directors of the Company, the Rights Agreement governing the Plan has been amended to extend the expiration date under the Rights Agreement from July 10, 2005 to July 10, 2015, and to increase the purchase price with respect to each "right" from US$120.00 to US$220.00. Noble Co... 
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06/03/05Noble Corporation Announces Operator Commitments on Six Units for Brazil Deepwater
SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that the Noble Dave Beard ultra-deepwater semisubmersible has received a commitment for a five-year contract from Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - PETROBRAS ("Petrobras") for work offshore Brazil. As previously reported by the Company, the Noble Dave Beard is a semisubmersible hull currently located at Dalian New Shipyard in Dalian, China. The Noble Dave Beard will be built as a dynamically-position... 
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06/01/05Noble Corporation to Present at Upcoming Investment Conferences
SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) is scheduled to present at two investment conferences in the next week. James C. Day, the Company's Chairman and CEO, will present at the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Strategic Decisions Conference in New York City, New York on Friday, June 3, 2005 at 8:00 a.m., eastern daylight time. If you would like to listen to Mr. Day's presentation during the conference, please log on to the following website: http... 
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05/24/05Noble Corporation to Present at UBS Global Oil & Gas Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 24, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that John T. Rynd, the Company's Vice President of Investor Relations, will participate in the UBS Global Oil & Gas Conference in Austin, Texas. Mr. Rynd's remarks are scheduled to begin on Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 10:35 a.m., central daylight time. A copy of Mr. Rynd's presentation will be available at http://www.noblecorp.com within 24 hours of the presentation. Noble... 
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04/27/05Noble Corporation Announces Cash Dividend
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.02 per ordinary share. The cash dividend will be paid on June 1, 2005 to members (shareholders) of record on May 9, 2005. Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified services for the oil and gas industry. Contract drilling services are performed with the Company's premium fleet of 60 mobile offshore drilli... 
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04/21/05Noble Reports First Quarter 2005 Results
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported net income for the first quarter of 2005 of $45.5 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $310.3 million, compared to net income of $28.3 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $245.4 million for the first quarter of 2004. At March 31, 2005, the Company's consolidated balance sheet reflected $2.48 billion in shareholders' equity, $196.4 million in c... 
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03/30/05Noble Corporation to Present at Howard Weil Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that James C. Day, the Company's Chairman, CEO and President, will present at the Howard Weil Energy Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday, April 4, 2005 at 10:10 a.m., central daylight time (11:10 a.m., eastern daylight time). A copy of Mr. Day's presentation will also be available at http://www.noblecorp.com . Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified services f... 
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03/22/05Noble Corporation Announces First Quarter 2005 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its first quarter 2005 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2005, during market hours. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, April 22, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also expects to address i... 
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02/16/05Noble Corporation Announces Chief Operating Officer Appointment
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb 16, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that Mark A. Jackson, 49, has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Jackson has served as Noble's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from September 1, 2000 and assumed additional responsibility for the Company's western hemisphere operations in January 2004. He has over 24 years of experience in the energy indu... 
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02/04/05Noble Corporation Announces Cash Dividend
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb 04, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.02 per ordinary share. The cash dividend will be paid on March 1, 2005 to members (shareholders) of record on February 16, 2005. The Company reported in November 2004 that its board of directors had taken action to modify the Company's then existing dividend policy and institute a new policy in the first qua... 
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01/31/05Noble Corporation to Present at Credit Suisse First Boston 2005 Energy Summit
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan 31, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that John T. Rynd, the Company's Vice President of Investor Relations, will present at the Credit Suisse First Boston 2005 Energy Summit in Vail, Colorado on Friday, February 4, 2005 at 8:50 a.m., mountain standard time. If you would like to listen to Mr. Rynd's presentation during the conference, please log on to the following website: http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=10858&... 
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01/27/05Noble Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2004 Results
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan 27, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2004 of $52.9 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $302.2 million, compared to net income of $30.3 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $239.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2003. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2004 was $146.1 million, or $1.09 per diluted share, on operating revenues... 
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01/07/05Noble Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2004 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its fourth quarter and full year 2004 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, January 27, 2005, during market hours. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, January 28, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also exp... 
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01/06/05Noble Corporation to Present at the Goldman Sachs Global Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan 06, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that James C. Day, the Company's Chairman and CEO, will present at 11:00 a.m. EST (10:00 a.m. CST) in New York City, on Tuesday, January 11, 2005, at the Goldman Sachs Global Energy Conference. Interested parties may view the presentation on the Noble Corporation website at http://www.noblecorp.com . Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified services for th... 
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12/20/04Noble Corporation Announces Noble Clyde Boudreaux Deepwater Semisubmersible Receives Operator Commitment
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Dec 20, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that the Noble Clyde Boudreaux deepwater semisubmersible has received a commitment for a two-year contract from Shell Exploration & Production Company (Shell) in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico with an estimated commencement date in the third quarter 2006. The Noble Clyde Boudreaux is a moored semisubmersible designed to drill 35,000 feet in water depths up to 10,000 feet with living ... 
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11/11/04Noble Corporation to Present at Banc of America Securities 2004 Energy & Power Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov 11, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that John T. Rynd, the Company's Vice President of Investor Relations, will present at the Banc of America Securities 2004 Energy & Power Conference in Lake Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday, November 15, 2004 at 8:40 a.m., pacific time. A copy of Mr. Rynd's presentation will be available at http://www.noblecorp.com within 24 hours of the presentation. Noble Corporation is a... 
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10/28/04Noble Corporation Exercises Option to Acquire Jackup Unit
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct 28, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that it exercised its option to purchase the premium jackup drilling unit, the Maersk Valiant, from a subsidiary of A.P. Moeller for an exercise price of $28.4 million. As previously announced, in June of 2003 Noble paid an option fee of $13.2 million to the seller for the right to acquire the unit. Noble's aggregate purchase price for the MODEC 300C, independent leg, cantile... 
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10/28/04Noble Corporation to Present at Merrill Lynch Global Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that James C. Day, the Company's Chairman and CEO, will present at the Merrill Lynch Global Energy Conference in New York City, New York on Thursday, November 4, 2004 at 9:40 a.m., eastern standard time. If you would like to listen to Mr. Day's presentation during the conference, please log on to the following website: www.noblecorp.com . If you would like to listen to a replay of the p... 
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10/21/04Noble Reports Third Quarter 2004 Results
ST. MICHAEL, Barbados, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported net income for the third quarter of 2004 of $30.6 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $265.6 million, compared to net income of $53.0 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $254.6 million for the third quarter of 2003. The Company's results for the third quarter of 2004 included a $5.8 million, or $0.04 per share, after-tax charge related to damag... 
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09/17/04Noble Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2004 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its third quarter 2004 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, October 21, 2004, during market hours. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, October 22, 2004, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also expects to addre... 
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09/17/04Noble Corporation Reports Preliminary Assessment From Hurricane Ivan of Damage to Semisubmersible
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sep 17, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported that its semisubmersible Noble Jim Thompson, contracted to BP America Production Company and on location offshore Louisiana at Mississippi Canyon block 383, was in the main path of Hurricane Ivan. The unit had been secured and all personnel safely evacuated prior to the storm's arrival. The unit broke away from its mooring lines and has moved to Mississippi Canyon block 656, approxi... 
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09/13/04Noble Corporation Honored as First Winner of International Safety, Health and Environment Award
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sep 13, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today it has been named by the National Safety Council the first winner of the Robert W. Campbell Award. This award was presented today by the National Safety Council Chairman of the Board, Jed Bullard, and ExxonMobil Senior Vice President, Edward G. Galante, to Noble Corporation Chairman and CEO, James C. Day, at the Opening Session of the National Safety Council's 92nd Annual C... 
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09/02/04Noble Corporation to Present at Lehman Brothers CEO Energy/Power Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that James C. Day, the Company's Chairman and CEO, will present at the Lehman Brothers CEO Energy/Power Conference in New York City, New York on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at 1:45 p.m., eastern daylight time. A copy of Mr. Day's presentation will be available at http://www.noblecorp.com within 24 hours of the presentation. If you would like to listen to Mr. Day's presentation during the... 
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07/19/04Noble Reports Second Quarter 2004 Results
ST. MICHAEL, Barbados, July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported net income for the second quarter of 2004 of $34.4 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $253.0 million, compared to net income of $43.7 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $247.9 million for the second quarter of 2003. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2004 was $62.6 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $498.4 ... 
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07/16/04Noble Corporation Exercises Option to Acquire Jackup Unit
SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that it exercised its option to purchase the premium jackup drilling unit, the Maersk Viking, from a subsidiary of A.P. Moeller for an exercise price of $32.9 million. As previously announced, in June of 2003 Noble paid an option fee of $15.0 million to the seller for the right to acquire the unit. Noble's aggregate purchase price for the MODEC 300C, independent leg, cantilever jackup is the... 
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06/29/04Noble Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2004 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its second quarter 2004 earnings press release has been scheduled for Monday, July 19, 2004, during market hours. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at 9:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also expects to address its e... 
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06/25/04Noble Corporation Announces Acquisition of Jackup Unit
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jun 25, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced that a subsidiary has purchased the Okhi, a 300 feet Levingston 111-S designed independent leg jackup unit, for $29,500,000 in cash. The unit is currently located in Wakkanai, Japan. The company is preparing the unit for mobilization to Dalian New Shipyard in Dalian, China, where it plans to perform certain refurbishment and upgrade work. The company is marketing the unit for oper... 
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06/03/04Noble Corporation to Present at RBC Capital Markets North American Energy and Power Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that Mark A. Jackson, the Company's Senior Vice President and CFO, will present at the RBC Capital Markets North American Energy and Power Conference in Boston, Massachusetts on Monday, June 7, 2004 at 2:00 p.m., eastern daylight time. If you would like to listen to Mr. Jackson's presentation during the conference, please log on to the following website: http://www.wsw.com/webcast/dr22/n... 
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06/01/04Noble Corporation to Present at UBS 2004 Global Oil & Gas Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that Mark A. Jackson, the Company's Senior Vice President and CFO, will present at the UBS 2004 Global Oil & Gas Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on Friday, June 4, 2004 at 9:00 a.m., mountain standard time. A copy of Mr. Jackson's presentation will be available at http://www.noblecorp.com within 24 hours of the presentation. Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified se... 
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06/01/04Noble Corporation to Present at Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. 20th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference 2004
SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that James C. Day, the Company's Chairman and CEO, will present at the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. 20th Annual Strategic Decisions Conference 2004 in New York City, New York on Friday, June 4, 2004 at 8:00 a.m., eastern daylight time. If you would like to listen to Mr. Day's presentation during the conference, please log on to the following website: http://www.corporate-ir.net/ireye/c... 
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04/21/04Noble Corporation Chairman James C. Day rings NYSE closing bell
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04/15/04Noble Reports First Quarter 2004 Results
ST. MICHAEL, Barbados, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported net income for the first quarter of 2004 of $28.3 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $245.4 million, compared to net income of $39.4 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $245.0 million for the first quarter of 2003. At March 31, 2004, the Company's consolidated balance sheet reflected $2.24 billion in shareholders' equity, $272.1 million ... 
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04/01/04Noble Corporation Announces First Quarter 2004 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its first quarter 2004 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, April 15, 2004, during market hours. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, April 16, 2004, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also expects to address it... 
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03/26/04Noble Corporation to Present at Howard Weil Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that James C. Day, the Company's Chairman and CEO, will present at the Howard Weil Energy Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday, March 29, 2004 at 10:10 a.m., central standard time (11:10 a.m., eastern standard time). A copy of Mr. Day's presentation handout will also be available at http://www.noblecorp.com within 24 hours of the presentation. Noble Corporation is a leading p... 
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02/05/04William C. (Kurt) Hoffman Named Vice President - Marketing of Noble Drilling Services Inc.
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that William C. (Kurt) Hoffman has been named Vice President - Marketing of Noble Drilling Services Inc. Hoffman has been with Noble since 1991, most recently in the position of Vice President - Western Hemisphere Operations of Noble Drilling Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Noble. Prior to that, Hoffman served in various management roles within Triton Engineering Services Com... 
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02/04/04Noble Corporation to Present at Credit Suisse First Boston Energy Summit
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that Mark A. Jackson, the Company's Senior Vice President and CFO, will present at the Credit Suisse First Boston Energy Summit on Thursday, February 5, 2004 at 10:30 a.m., central standard time (11:30 a.m., eastern standard time). Interested parties may listen to the presentation live over the Internet on Noble Corporation's website http://www.noblecorp.com , click on Investor Relations... 
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01/22/04Noble Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2003 Results
ST. MICHAEL, Barbados, Jan 22, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2003 of $30.3 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $239.8 million, compared to net income of $51.5 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $252.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2002. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2003 was $166.4 million, or $1.25 per diluted share, on operating reve... 
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01/13/04Noble Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2003 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its fourth quarter and full year 2003 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, January 22, 2004, during market hours. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, January 23, 2004, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also ex... 
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01/09/04Noble Corporation to Present at Goldman Sachs Global Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that James C. Day, the company's Chairman and CEO, will be a part of a panel discussing Offshore Drilling Industry Outlook at the Goldman Sachs Global Energy Conference. This panel discussion will begin on Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at 2:30 p.m., eastern standard time. A copy of Mr. Day's presentation handout will be available on Noble Corporation's website http://www.noblecorp.com within... 
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11/13/03Noble Corporation to Present at Banc of America Securities Energy & Power Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that James C. Day, the company's Chairman and CEO, will present at the Banc of America Securities Energy and Power Conference on Monday, November 17, 2003 at 10:30 a.m., pacific standard time. If you would like to listen to Mr. Day's presentation during the conference, please log on to the following website http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/bas/energy-2003/id35104162.cfm . If you want t... 
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11/04/03Noble Corporation to Present at Merrill Lynch Global Energy Conference
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that James C. Day, the company's Chairman and CEO, will present at the Merrill Lynch Global Energy Conference on Thursday, November 6, 2003 at 11:45 a.m. eastern time. If you would like to listen to Mr. Day's presentation during the conference, please log on to the following website http://www.wallstreetwebcasting.com/webcast/ml15/ne/ . If you want to listen to a replay of the presentat... 
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10/27/03Mary P. Ricciardello Named Director of Noble Corporation
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Mary P. Ricciardello has joined the Board of Directors. Ms. Ricciardello, age 47, is serving in the class of directors whose term expires at the 2005 annual general meeting of members. Ms. Ricciardello served as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of Reliant Energy, Inc. from 1999 to 2002, and immediately prior to that served in various financial roles at Reliant and its ... 
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10/20/03Noble Reports Third Quarter 2003 Results
ST. MICHAEL, Barbados, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported net income for the third quarter of 2003 of $53.0 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $254.6 million, compared to net income of $49.2 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $242.1 million for the third quarter of 2002. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2003 was $136.1 million, or $1.02 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $... 
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10/06/03Noble Corporation Announces Third Quarter Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its third quarter 2003 earnings press release has been scheduled for Monday, October 20, 2003, during market hours. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Tuesday, October 21, 2003, at 9:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also expects to address i... 
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09/04/03Noble Corporation Exercises Option to Acquire Jackup Unit
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that it exercised its option to purchase the premium jackup drilling unit, the TRIDENT 18, from a subsidiary of Schlumberger for an exercise price of $32.9 million. As previously announced, in December of 2002, Noble paid an option fee of $14.1 million to the seller for the right to acquire the unit. Noble's total purchase price for the Marathon LeTourneau 116-C, independent leg, cantilever ... 
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07/24/03Noble Reports Second Quarter 2003 Results
ST. MICHAEL, Barbados, Jul 24, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported net income for the second quarter of 2003 of $43.7 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $247.9 million, compared to net income of $57.4 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $253.6 million for the second quarter of 2002. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2003 was $83.2 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, on operating rev... 
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07/21/03Noble Corporation Announces Second Quarter Earnings Release Date And Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its second quarter 2003 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, July 24, 2003, during market hours. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, July 25, 2003, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also expects to address its... 
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07/11/03Noble Corporation Exercises Option to Acquire Jackup Unit
SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that on July 10, 2003, it exercised its option to purchase the premium jackup drilling unit, the TRIDENT 19, from a subsidiary of Schlumberger for an exercise price of $25.2 million. As previously announced, in December of 2002 Noble paid an option fee of $10.8 million to the seller for the right to acquire the unit. Noble's aggregate purchase price for the MODEC 300C, independent leg, canti... 
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06/24/03Noble Corporation Announces Acquisition of Options on Two Jackups
SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that it has entered into option agreements with a subsidiary of A.P. Moeller that give Noble the right to acquire two jackup drilling units, the MAERSK VIKING and MAERSK VALIANT. Both units are MODEC 300C, independent leg, cantilever jackups and are currently operating offshore Iran. In accordance with a license issued to Noble by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the United Sta... 
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06/11/03Noble Corporation Announces General Counsel Appointment
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jun 11, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported today that Robert D. Campbell has been appointed to the position of Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Campbell served as Noble's President from January 1, 1999 until this change in management duties. Prior to January 1, 1999, Mr. Campbell served as general counsel to Noble while practicing corporate/securities law as a senior partner with the law firm Thompson & Knight LLP.... 
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04/23/03Noble Reports First Quarter 2003 Results
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported net income for the first quarter of 2003 of $39.4 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $243.1 million, compared to net income of $51.4 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $241.7 million for the first quarter of 2002. At March 31, 2003, the Company's consolidated balance sheet reflected $2.03 billion in shareholders' equity, $214.2 million in c... 
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04/21/03Noble Corporation Announces First Quarter 2003 Earnings Release Date And Conference Call Information, and Annual Meeting Date
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its first quarter 2003 earnings press release has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, 2003, during market hours. The Company will also publish the release on the same day on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, April 25, 2003, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also exp... 
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01/30/03Noble Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2002 Results
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan 30, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2002 of $51.5 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $251.1 million, compared to net income of $63.5 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $264.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2001. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2002 was $209.5 million, or $1.57 per diluted share, on operating revenues... 
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01/24/03Noble Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2002 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its fourth quarter and full year 2002 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, January 30, 2003, during market hours. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, January 31, 2003, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, mana... 
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12/19/02Noble Corporation Announces Acquisition of Option on Two Jackups
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that it has entered into option agreements with a subsidiary of Schlumberger that would give Noble the right to acquire two jackup drilling units, the TRIDENT XVIII and TRIDENT XIX. The TRIDENT XVIII is a Marathon LeTourneau 116-C, independent leg, cantilever jackup. The TRIDENT XIX is a MODEC 300C, independent leg, cantilever jackup. Both units are currently operating offsh... 
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12/12/02Noble Corporation Announces Acquisition of Two Jackup Units
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that it has acquired two jackup drilling units, the TRIDENT III and the DHABI II, from a subsidiary of Schlumberger Limited for an aggregate purchase price of $95.0 million in an all cash transaction. The TRIDENT III is a Marathon LeTourneau 116-C, independent leg, cantilever jackup. The unit is operating in the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates under a long-term... 
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11/15/02Noble Corporation Reports Rig Damage
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reports that its subsidiary's dynamically positioned drillship, the Noble Leo Segerius, currently located offshore Brazil and contracted to Petroleo Brasiliero S.A. (Petrobras), has sustained damage to its forward crane. No injuries to personnel were incurred as a result of this incident. The company is presently making final arrangements for expediting shipment of a new-built crane to Brazil... 
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11/05/02Noble Corporation's U.S. Subsidiary Receives ISO 14001 Certification From Det Norske Veritas (DNV
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has certified five of its mobile offshore drilling units as conforming to ISO 14001. ISO 14001 refers to voluntary standards developed by the International Organization for Standardization to specifically address crucial aspects of environmental management and protection. The Noble Paul Romano, Noble Jim Thompson, Noble Earl Frederickson, Noble Bi... 
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10/24/02Noble Reports Third Quarter 2002 Results
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct 24, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported net income for the third quarter of 2002 of $49.2 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $234.7 million, compared to net income of $77.0 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $272.8 million for the third quarter of 2001. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2002 was $158.0 million, or $1.18 per diluted share, on operating re... 
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10/18/02Noble Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2002 Earnings Release Date And Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct 18, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its third quarter 2002 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, October 24, 2002, during market hours. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, October 25, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also expe... 
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10/08/02Noble Corporation Announces Drilling Contracts and Shipyard Status
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct 08, 2002 /PRNewsire-FirstCall via Comtex/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its subsidiaries have recently entered into or are finalizing the terms of agreements with Petroleos Mexicanos S.A. (Pemex) for the use of four 300' independent leg, cantilevered jackup drilling units. The Noble Gene Rosser commenced a 917-day contract on September 29, 2002. The Noble Sam Noble is anticipated to commence a 1,082-day contract by late October 2002. These comm... 
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10/08/02Noble Corporation Announces Fleet Update Post Hurricane Lili
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct 08, 2002 /PRNewsire-FirstCall via Comtex/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that after surveying the Company's Gulf of Mexico fleet of 20 drilling units, only one unit, the Noble John Sandifer, sustained any significant damage as a result of Hurricane Lili. The unit, a 300-foot independent leg, cantilever jackup located in Eugene Island Block 305, sustained leg and hull damage. A preliminary assessment of the damage and the scope of necessary repair is ... 
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07/25/02Noble Reports Second Quarter 2002 Results
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jul 25, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported net income for the second quarter of 2002 of $57.4 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $247.4 million, compared to net income of $68.0 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $246.6 million for the second quarter of 2001. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2002 was $108.9 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, on operating revenu... 
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07/19/02Noble Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2002 Earnings Release Date And Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its second quarter 2002 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, July 25, 2002, during market hours. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, July 26, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also expects to addres... 
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05/06/02Noble Drilling Corporation Completes Internal Restructuring
SUGAR LAND, Texas, May 6, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation completed its restructuring after the close of business on April 30, 2002. On that date, Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a Cayman Islands company, became the parent company of the Noble corporate group. On May 1, 2002, the ordinary shares of Noble Corporation began trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the same trading symbol (NE) that the common stock of Noble Drilling Corporation previousl... 
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04/25/02Noble Drilling Corporation Stockholders Approve Corporate Restructuring
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Apr 25, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) ("Noble Drilling" or the "Company") announced today that its stockholders overwhelmingly approved a corporate restructuring that will result in Noble Drilling effectively changing its place of incorporation from Delaware to the Cayman Islands. Of the 132,135,326 shares outstanding and entitled to vote at today's 2002 annual meeting of stockholders, 110,590,032 shares were voted on the... 
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04/24/02Noble Drilling Reports First Quarter 2002 Results
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Apr 24, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) reported net income for the first quarter of 2002 of $51.4 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $235.5 million, compared to net income of $54.5 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $222.4 million for the first quarter of 2001. At March 31, 2002, the Company's consolidated balance sheet reflected $1.85 billion in shareholders' equity... 
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04/23/02Noble Drilling Addresses Situation on Rig in Nigeria
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Apr 23, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Drilling (NYSE: NE) confirmed today previous reports that approximately 20 local individuals had boarded its 250' ILC jackup, the Noble Lloyd Noble, which is operating under contract to ChevronTexaco offshore Escravos, Nigeria in West Africa. Contrary to reports in the media, no violence or damage to the rig has occurred. At this time, forty-six personnel have been safely released from the rig without incident. Howe... 
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04/17/02Noble Drilling Announces First Quarter 2002 Earnings Release Date And Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its first quarter 2002 earnings press release has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 24, 2002, during market hours. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, April 26, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management a... 
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03/21/02Noble Contracts to Acquire Baredecks
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Mar 21, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) ("Noble Drilling" or the "Company") announced today that it has contracted with subsidiaries of Ocean Rig ASA for the purchase of the Bingo 9000 Rig 3 and Bingo 9000 Rig 4 for an aggregate purchase price of $45 million. The two baredecks are currently stacked in China. James C. Day, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Noble Drilling, said, "This acquisition is consistent with o... 
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03/20/02Noble Drilling Corporation Announces Agreement to Purchase Two Semisubmersibles
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Mar 20, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that it has agreed to purchase two semisubmersible drilling rigs, the Transocean 96 and Transocean 97, from subsidiaries of Transocean Sedco Forex Inc. for an aggregate of $31.0 million in an all cash transaction. The units are both pentagon designed semisubmersibles currently capable of operating in water depths up to 2,350 feet and were upgraded in 1997. Plans call f... 
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01/31/02Noble Drilling Corporation Announces Increased Authorization Under Stock Repurchase Program
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the Company to repurchase an additional 10,000,000 shares of Common Stock (or approximately 7.6 percent of the outstanding shares) under its existing stock repurchase program. Under a prior 5,000,000 share authorization, which was granted by the Board in April 2000, the Company has to date repurchased a total of 3,696,000 share... 
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01/31/02Noble Drilling Corporation Approves Corporate Restructuring
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan 31, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) ("Noble Drilling" or the "Company") announced today that its board of directors has unanimously approved a corporate restructuring, subject to stockholder approval, that will effectively result in Noble Drilling changing its domicile from Delaware to the Cayman Islands. Noble Corporation, the name of a Cayman Islands company that will be formed shortly as a subsidiary of Noble Drillin... 
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01/31/02Noble Drilling Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2001 Results
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation's (NYSE: NE) reported net income increased 22 percent for the fourth quarter of 2001 to $63.5 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $260.5 million, compared to net income of $51.9 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $241.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2000. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2001 increased 59 percent to $262.9 million, or $1.... 
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01/25/02Noble Drilling Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2001 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its fourth quarter and full year 2001 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, January 31, 2002. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, February 1, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also expects to addres... 
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10/25/01Luke R. Corbett Named Director of Noble Drilling Corporation
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct 25, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that Luke R. Corbett has joined the Board of Directors. Mr. Corbett is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kerr-McGee Corporation and has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a bachelors degree in mathematics and serves on the Board of Directors of OGE Energy Corporation and BOK Financial Corporation. Cor... 
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10/25/01Noble Drilling Reports Third Quarter 2001 Results
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct 25, 2001 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation's (NYSE: NE) reported net income increased 72 percent for the third quarter of 2001 to $77.0 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $272.8 million, compared to net income of $44.8 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $225.9 million for the third quarter of 2000. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2001 increased 75 percent to $199.4 million, o... 
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10/24/01Noble Drilling Announces Third Quarter 2001 Earnings Release Date And Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its third quarter 2001 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, October 25, 2001. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, October 26, 2001, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also expects to address its expe... 
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08/31/01Noble Acquires Full Ownership of Noble Julie Robertson Jackup
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug 31, 2001 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced that it has acquired 100 percent ownership interest in the Noble Julie Robertson, a Baker Marine European class independent leg cantilever jackup. The Company acquired a 50 percent interest in the rig in January 2000 through a joint venture with Lime Rock Partners. The purchase price for the additional 50 percent interest was $20 million. Under the joint venture, Noble managed the upgrade, ma... 
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07/31/01Noble Drilling Announces Management Promotion
SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Drilling (NYSE: NE) announced today that Julie J. Robertson has been promoted to Senior Vice President - Administration. Robertson, who also serves as Corporate Secretary, has been with Noble since 1988. She holds a bachelor of journalism degree in communications from The University of Texas and has over 22 years of industry experience. Noble Drilling Corporation is a leading provider of diversified services for the oil... 
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07/26/01Noble Drilling Reports Second Quarter 2001 Results
SUGAR LAND, Texas, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation's (NYSE: NE) reported net income increased 57 percent for the second quarter of 2001 to $68.0 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $246.6 million, compared to net income of $43.4 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $230.7 million for the second quarter of 2000. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2001 increased 78 percent to $122.5 million, or $0.90 per di... 
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07/19/01Noble Drilling Announces Second Quarter 2001 Earnings Release Date And Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jul 19, 2001 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its second quarter 2001 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, July 26, 2001. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com . In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, July 27, 2001, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also expects to address its expectations for th... 
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07/09/01Noble Drilling Reports Rig Damage
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jul 9, 2001 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) today reported that its rig, the Noble Jimmy Puckett, a 300-foot independent leg cantilever jackup, suffered damage while under tow in Indian waters. The unit encountered significant weather, which resulted in the loss of the derrick and other drilling components. The unit was returned to Mumbai, India, and is currently waiting until weather abates to conduct a full assessment of the damage. Given the curr... 
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06/01/01Noble Drilling Comments on Market Activity
SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Management of Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) today provided information on recent market activity. Management commented that the Company's operations continue to perform consistent with its previously disclosed business plans and objectives. Extensions under existing contracts and bid requests for services indicate continued solid drilling activity levels, the pace of drilling activity in the regions where the company operate... 
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04/25/01Noble Drilling Reports First Quarter 2001 Results
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation's (NYSE: NE) reported net income increased 114 percent for the first quarter of 2001 to $54.5 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $222.4 million, compared to net income of $25.5 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $184.8 million for the first quarter of 2000. James C. Day, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our excellent financial results spea... 
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04/19/01Noble Drilling Announces First Quarter 2001 Earnings Release Date And Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its first quarter 2001 earnings press release has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, 2001. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com. In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, April 27, 2001, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also expects to address its expectatio... 
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03/30/01Noble Drilling Receives District SAFE Award
SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Drilling (U.S.) Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE), announced today that the U.S. Department of Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) Houma District has awarded the Company, and its rig the Noble Eddie Paul, the District's 2000 Safety Award For Excellence (SAFE) for drilling contractors. The SAFE award is based on several factors, including safety, environmental awareness, poll... 
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02/20/01Noble Drilling Reports Acquisition of Maurer Engineering Incorporated
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that it has acquired Maurer Engineering Incorporated ("Maurer Engineering"), a privately held engineering firm based in Houston. Since its inception in 1974, Maurer Engineering has successfully designed a number of innovative drilling products and drilling-related software programs. Noble will retain all of the employees of Maurer Engineering, including the founders, William C. Maure... 
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02/01/01Noble Drilling Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2000 Results
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation's (NYSE: NE) reported net income increased 143 percent for the fourth quarter of 2000 to $51.9 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $241.2 million, compared to net income, excluding the effects of non-recurring items, of $21.4 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, on operating revenues of $173.5 million for the fourth quarter of 1999. The quarterly results for 1999 included a restructuring c... 
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01/19/01Noble Drilling Announces Fourth Quarter 2000 Earnings Release Date And Conference Call Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its fourth quarter 2000 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, February 1, 2001. The Company will also publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com. In addition, the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on Friday, February 2, 2001, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time. During the call, management also expects to address its expectatio... 
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12/20/00Noble Drilling Publishes Fleet Status Information
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that it has published on its website (http://www.noblecorp.com) a report of the status of its offshore drilling unit fleet as of December 19, 2000. This report provides certain information for each drilling unit, such as contract status, operating status and dayrates. The report can be accessed through the "Fleet Profile - Fleet Status" area of the Company's website. Noble... 
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12/06/00Noble Drilling Responds to Volatile Markets
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Management of Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) today provided information in response to recent volatility in its share price. Noble's common stock has ranged between $43.50 and $27.25 per share during the period November 15 through December 5, 2000. Noble's common stock closed yesterday at $31.00 per share. Management commented that the Company's operations continue to perform consistent with its previously disclosed busin... 
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11/14/00Noble Drilling Acquires 100% of The Ilion
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that one of its subsidiaries has acquired the 30 percent minority equity interest in Ilion LLC from our joint venture partner for $12.8 million. Noble Drilling now owns 100% of Ilion LLC. The Ilion is a Friede & Goldman 9500 Enhanced Pacesetter designed semisubmersible. Noble Drilling is a leading provider of diversified services for the oil and gas industry. Contract dril... 
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11/06/00Noble Drilling Announces Analyst Presentation
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) plans to make a presentation to the investment community at the Merrill Lynch Global Energy Conference on Wednesday, November 8, 2000, at 12:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The presentation will be webcast live. To access the presentation, visit http://events.mlresearchmedia.com/ml/energy. Additionally, the company's materials for this presentation will be available on the company's website, http://ww... 
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10/26/00Triton Engineering to Focus on Revised Business Model
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced that its subsidiary, Triton Engineering Services Company, is revising its business model to focus on well site management, project management and technical services, while currently de-emphasizing the lower margin, higher risk turnkey drilling contracts. Glen Hale, President of Triton Engineering, said, "Our change in focus has been under consideration for several years and was precipitated... 
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10/23/00Noble Drilling Announces Live Webcast of Third Quarter 2000 Earnings Conference Call
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that its third quarter 2000 earnings press release has been scheduled for Thursday, October 26, 2000. The release will also be published on the Company's website at http://www.noblecorp.com. In addition, Noble announced that its related earnings conference call would be held on Friday, October 27, 2000, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. During the call, management of Noble expects to addr... 
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