Noble Corporation (ticker: NE, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
Noble Corporation Announces Senior Management Promotions
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation
(NYSE: NE) announced three senior management promotions today. Mark A.
Jackson has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer from his
previous position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Jackson received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Oklahoma
Christian University and is a C.P.A.
In addition, Julie J. Robertson has been promoted to Executive Vice
President. Ms. Robertson previously served as Senior Vice President -
Administration and Corporate Secretary and she will maintain her office as
Secretary of Noble Corporation. She is a graduate of The University of Texas
at Austin with a bachelor of journalism degree in communications and attended
the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. Ms. Robertson has over
26 years of experience in the drilling industry.
Finally, Robert D. Campbell has been promoted to Senior Vice President and
General Counsel of Noble Corporation. Mr. Campbell has previously served as
Vice President and General Counsel of Noble Drilling Services Inc. He holds a
bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering and a doctor of
jurisprudence degree from The University of Texas at Austin and has 29 years
of legal experience.
James C. Day, who continues to serve as Chairman of the Board and Chief
Executive Officer of Noble Corporation, stated, "All three talented
individuals are well known to the marketplace and have been an integral part
of the successes that Noble Corporation has achieved. As the Company
celebrates its 85th year of operation, these announcements are part of the on-
going evolution of its management team. With this announcement, the Company
is well positioned to respond to the increasing demands anticipated in the oil
and gas sector."
Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified services for the
oil and gas industry. Contract drilling services are performed with the
Company's premium fleet of 62 mobile offshore drilling units located in key
markets worldwide. This fleet consists of 13 semisubmersibles, three
dynamically positioned drillships, 43 jackups and three submersibles. The
fleet count includes two new F&G JU-2000E enhanced premium jackups, with
scheduled delivery of the first unit in the third quarter of 2007 and the
second unit in the first quarter of 2008. As previously announced, these
units have been contracted. Approximately 80 percent of the fleet is
currently deployed in international markets, principally including the Middle
East, Mexico, the North Sea, Brazil, West Africa, India and the Mediterranean
Sea. The Company provides technologically advanced drilling-related products
and services designed to create value for our customers. The Company also
provides labor contract drilling services, well site and project management
services, and engineering services. The Company's ordinary shares are traded
on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "NE".
Additional information on Noble Corporation is available via the worldwide
web at http://www.noblecorp.com .
SOURCE Noble Corporation
/CONTACT: Bruce W. Busmire, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer of Noble Corporation, +1-281-276-6100/
/Web site: http://www.noblecorp.com /
CO: Noble Corporation
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