Noble Corp. Names Roger B. Hunt as Sr. VP of Marketing, Contracts

Noble announced that Roger B. Hunt has been named Senior Vice President - Marketing and Contracts, effective July 20, 2009. With more than 35 years in the offshore drilling industry, Hunt most recently served as Senior Vice President - Marketing at GlobalSantaFe, a position he held from 1997 to 2007. In that capacity, Hunt was responsible for marketing and pricing strategy, sales and contract activities for the company's fleet of 57 offshore drilling units. Additionally, Hunt has broad experience in evaluating opportunities for organic growth, rig acquisitions and corporate M&A opportunities.

"Roger's appointment brings to Noble's management team a leader with outstanding professional qualifications and extensive knowledge and experience in the global offshore drilling industry," said David W. Williams, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We expect that his broad understanding of the world market, along with an extensive background in many specific geographic areas, will provide an added dimension to Noble's top-tier management team."

In addition to Hunt's proven track record in sales and marketing, he has significant operational and project management experience gained in different venues around the world. His prior offshore drilling industry related assignments included positions in Australia, Gulf of Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and England. Hunt holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne and he is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University.