Ahlstrom Joins Noble's Management Team

Noble Corp. announced that Lee M. Ahlstrom, 38, will join Noble as Vice President of Investor Relations and Planning of Noble Drilling Services Inc. effective May 1, 2006.

Ahlstrom holds a master of mechanical engineering degree and a bachelor of mechanical engineering degree from the University of Delaware. He has 15 years of energy industry experience and has most recently served as Director, Investor Relations at Burlington Resources. He has also served in various management positions at UNOCAL and McKinsey & Co. and various engineering positions with Exxon.