Noble Energy Says 3 Production Platforms Missing After Ivan

Noble Energy has completed a partial aerial survey of the company's operated Gulf of Mexico production platforms that were affected by Hurricane Ivan. Based on the aerial survey, three production platforms are missing and one has been damaged in the Main Pass area. The missing platforms are Main Pass 293A, Main Pass 305C and Main Pass 306E. The damaged platform is Main Pass 305B. Prior to shut-in for Hurricane Ivan, net production at the Main Pass field was approximately 3,400 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Noble Energy has assembled a team to assess the damage, identify any environmental impacts and develop a repair plan. The company has not yet determined the financial impact of Hurricane Ivan, or its impact on production volumes. The entire Main Pass field was shut in prior to the arrival of Hurricane Ivan and all personnel were evacuated.