Gallup Joins Noble Drilling's Management Team

Noble Corp. announced today that Ross W. Gallup, 45, has joined the company as Vice President of Tax of Noble Drilling Services Inc.

Gallup holds a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Utah State University. He has 16 years of energy industry experience and has most recently served as Tax Director at Pride International Inc. Prior thereto, he served as Manager of Tax at Reading & Bates Inc. and Senior Tax Analyst at KPMG.

Noble Corp. is a leading provider of diversified services for the oil and gas industry. Contract drilling services are performed with the Company's fleet of 63 mobile offshore drilling units located in key markets worldwide. This fleet consists of 13 semisubmersibles, three dynamically positioned drillships, 44 jackups, and three submersibles.