Noble Corporation reports 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 ongoing. The Company expects to complete this preliminary assessment this week, although a final determination of the extent of the damage sustained by the unit will not be complete until the unit can be examined in the dry-dock. The Company expects to conduct such dry-docking at a Gulf of Mexico shipyard within the next 21 days.