Noble Appoints NEW COO

Noble Corporation announced 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 industry.

James C. Day, Noble's President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, said "This step is part of an ongoing process of developing our talented management team."