|The Company's proactive style of management has guided it from a one rig operation in 1921 to one of the largest offshore drilling contractors in the world today. The Company's growth since the time of its spin-off from Noble Affiliates in 1985 has come about through a series of strategic acquisitions of offshore drilling assets and ancillary, non-capital intensive businesses around the world. These acquisitions follow the goals originally set forth in 1985 - to gain a strong position in foreign drilling markets, to expand marine drilling operations and to move into new markets and segments of the industry, preparing the Company to take advantage of an improved marketplace.|
Statoil, Noble Ink Deal for Newbuild Jackup
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Statoil awards Noble Corp. a contract for a newbuild jackup for drilling at the Mariner project in the UK North Sea in 2016.
Noble, PXP Shake Hands on UDW Drillships for Gulf of Mexico
Thursday, April 18, 2013 Noble Corp. enters an agreement with Plains Exploration & Production for 2 drillships to be utilized for operations primarily in the Gulf of Mexico.
Noble: SembMarine Jackup Incident Not Linked to Structural Defects
Friday, January 25, 2013 Noble Corp. has confirmed that the Noble Regina Allen jackup incident, which occurred at Jurong Shipyard, was not caused by structural defects.
Noble Working to Fix Maintenance Issues Raised by Coast Guard
Thursday, December 27, 2012 Noble Corp. said it is working to rectify deficiencies and maintenance issues the U.S. Coast Guard found with its Noble Discoverer drillship, located offshore Alaska.
Noble Sells Two Jackups
Monday, December 10, 2012 Noble Corporation reports that it has entered into two separate Definitive Agreements for the sale of two standard jackup drilling units.
89 Workers Hurt in Jurong Jackup Accident
Monday, December 03, 2012 Singapore's Ministry of Manpower confirms all Jurong Shipyard workers now accounted for after a jackup rig tilted over Monday.
Noble 'Well Positioned' for Offshore Activity Growth
Friday, October 19, 2012 Noble is well positioned to benefit from improving offshore activity and the continued robust ultra-deepwater outlook despite 3Q earnings coming in below estimates, according to an analyst report from Barclays Capital.
Drillers See Robust Demand for Ultra-Deepwater Rigs
Friday, September 07, 2012 Offshore drilling contractors report seeing robust demand for UDW rigs worldwide as oil prices and exploration success in basins outside the deepwater 'Golden Triangle' spur operator interest.
Noble Rig Downtime Impact Earnings as Gulf Activity Ramps Up after Isaac
Thursday, September 06, 2012 Operators continue to inspect platforms and facilities and redeploy workers as they ramp oil and gas activity in the Gulf of Mexico following Hurricane Isaac.
Noble Scores GOM Rig Gig from Anadarko
Thursday, July 12, 2012 Noble Corporation has entered a three-year term drilling contract with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for the Noble Bob Douglas.
Noble Names Senior VP of Operations
Monday, February 06, 2012 Noble Corporation announced that Bernie G. Wolford has been named to the position of Senior Vice President - Operations.
Bully I Makes Debut in GOM
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 Shell and Noble announced the GOM arrival of the Noble Bully I, an ultra-deepwater offshore drilling rig that is designed to raise the bar in terms of safety and performance.
Noble to Build 4th High-Spec Newbuild This Year
Thursday, September 01, 2011 Noble has exercised its option with HHI for the construction of an additional ultra-deepwater drillship, the fourth such drillship to be ordered this year.
Noble Briefs New Contracts, Contract Extension for Rigs
Monday, August 08, 2011 Noble reported new contracts for semisub Noble Paul Romano and jackup Noble George Sauvageau, and a contract extension for semisub Noble Max Smith.
Noble Adds to High-Spec Jackup Fleet with Two Newbuilds
Monday, August 01, 2011 Noble has exercised options with Jurong Shipyard for the construction of 2 additional high-specification heavy duty, harsh environment JU3000N jackup drilling rigs.
Noble 2Q Earnings Drop on Rig Downtime
Thursday, July 21, 2011 "Second quarter results were significantly hindered by several downtime events involving five rigs," said David W. Willliams.
Noble Appoints New VP, Investor Relations
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Noble announced that Jeffrey L. Chastain has been named Vice President, Investor Relations.
Noble 1Q Profit Dives on Drilling Restrictions
Thursday, April 21, 2011 "Noble's first quarter results reflect the continuing impact of drilling restrictions in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico," said David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Noble Adds High Specification Jackups to Fleet
Monday, March 28, 2011 Noble has exercised its options with Jurong Shipyard for the construction of additional high-specification heavy duty, harsh environment JU3000N jackup drilling rigs.
Noble Lands 6-Rig Contract Offshore Mexico
Friday, March 11, 2011 Noble has been awarded contracts for six of its jackup units with Pemex in Mexico.