Noble Energy Elects David Stover as President

Noble Energy announced today that David L. Stover has been elected as President of the company in addition to continuing to serve as the Chief Operating Officer (COO). As President and COO, Mr. Stover will be responsible for the daily operations of the company including all exploration, production, drilling and marketing activities. Prior to joining Noble Energy in 2002, Mr. Stover held senior management positions with BP and predecessor companies Vastar Resources and ARCO.

Charles D. Davidson, Noble Energy's Chairman and CEO said, "Noble Energy has enjoyed tremendous success with its exploration and development programs over the past several years. This success has led to an immense inventory of diversified projects that will drive the growth of the company well into the next decade. With Dave in the role of President as well as COO, he will be working closely with me as we plan for the future in addition to guiding our daily operations and major project development programs so that they fully achieve their objectives. Dave's leadership skills and experience will be invaluable as Noble Energy approaches its next phase of significant growth."