Noble Energy Declares Dividend

Noble Energy, Inc.'s (NYSE: NBL) board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of five cents per common share, payable February 21, 2006 to the shareholders of record on February 6, 2006.

Noble Energy is one of the nation's leading independent energy companies and operates throughout major basins in the United States including the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf Coast onshore in Texas and Louisiana and several basins including the San Juan in New Mexico, the Texas Panhandle, Colorado's Wattenberg Field and numerous other areas in Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Montana, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. In addition Noble Energy operates internationally in Argentina, China, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, the Mediterranean Sea and the North Sea. Noble Energy markets natural gas and crude oil through its subsidiary, Noble Energy Marketing, Inc.