Noble Corporation (ticker: NE, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
Noble Corporation Announces Management Team Addition
SUGAR LAND, Texas, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Corporation
(NYSE: NE) announced today that David W. Williams, 49, will join Noble as
Senior Vice President -- Business Development of Noble Drilling Services Inc.
Williams comes to Noble with over 27 years in the energy industry. Most
recently, he served as Executive Vice President of Diamond Offshore Drilling,
Inc. Prior to that, he held the position of Senior Vice President --
Contracts and Marketing at Diamond.
Williams holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing
from Texas A&M University. He serves on the board of directors of Spindletop
Charities, Inc., the International Association of Drilling Contractors and is
a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Noble Corporation is a leading provider of diversified services for the
oil and gas industry. Contract drilling services are performed with the
Company's fleet of 63 mobile offshore drilling units located in key markets
worldwide. This fleet consists of 13 semisubmersibles, three dynamically
positioned drillships, 44 jackups and three submersibles. The fleet count
includes three F&G JU-2000E enhanced premium newbuild jackups under
construction, with scheduled delivery of the first unit in the third quarter
of 2007, the second unit in first quarter of 2008 and the third unit in the
first quarter of 2009. As previously announced, these units have been
contracted. Approximately 84 percent of the fleet is currently deployed in
international markets, principally including the Middle East, Mexico, the
North Sea, Brazil, West Africa and India. 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: Lee M. Ahlstrom, Vice President - Investor Relations and
Planning, +1-281-276-6440, or John S. Breed, Director of Corporate
Communications, +1-281-276-6729, both of Noble Corporation/
/Web site: http://www.noblecorp.com /
CO: Noble Corporation; Noble Drilling Services Inc.
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