Noble Reports on Double Mountain Exploration Well

Noble Energy announced today that the Double Mountain exploration well in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico reached the targeted Lower Miocene objective and found noncommercial quantities of hydrocarbons.

Drilled to a total depth of 33,815 feet on Green Canyon 555, the well is currently being plugged and abandoned.

BHP Billiton operated the well with 70 percent interest and Noble Energy had the remaining 30 percent.