Turcotte Appointed Sr. VP and General Counsel for Noble Corp.

Noble has announced that William E. Turcotte, 45, has been named Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Noble Corporation, effective December 16, 2008.

Before joining Noble, Turcotte served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Cornell Companies, Inc. since 2007. Before joining Cornell, Turcotte was most recently Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Transocean, Inc., where he worked from 2000 to 2007.

Between 1992 and 2000, he served in various legal positions with Schlumberger Limited in Houston, Caracas and Paris, and prior to 1992, Turcotte worked as a legal associate in law firms in Mexico City and Houston.
Turcotte holds a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from Texas A&M University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center.