Noble Energy Combines U.S. Onshore and Offshore Divisions

Noble Energy, Inc. has combined the operations of its U.S. onshore and offshore divisions to create a single domestic division. David L. Stover, Senior Vice President of Domestic and Business Development, will lead this new division in addition to his continuing responsibility for Noble Energy's business development activities.

Charles D. Davidson, Noble Energy's Chairman, President and CEO, said, "Noble Energy's domestic business has improved significantly and has reached the stage where a combined domestic business can be managed more effectively than continuing with separate onshore and offshore divisions. This new division provides us with greater flexibility such that capital and staff can be quickly redeployed to exploit new opportunities."