Monday, July 16, 2012

USCG: Noble Drillship Grounding Cannot Be Confirmed… Or Denied

Coast Guard personnel in Unalaska continue to investigate reports that the Noble Discoverer dragged anchor Saturday in Dutch Harbor and possibly grounded.  Photos from the scene show the drillship so...

July 16, 2012
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Sunday, July 15, 2012
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Noble Drillship Nearly Wrecks on Alaskan Shore [UPDATE]

Murphy’s Law was proven once again this weekend as the Noble Discoverer, a Shell-contracted drill ship destined to start drilling in arctic waters, encountered ground tackle issues of some sort...

July 15, 2012
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
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Anadarko Snatches Up Noble Drillship for 3-Year Contract

Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) announced today that the Noble Bob Douglas, an ultra-deepwater drillship currently under construction at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), has entered into a three-year, $677 million drilling contract with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) for...

July 12, 2012
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Noble 1Q Profit Soars On Higher Dayrates

Noble Corp.’s (NE) first-quarter profit more than doubled, topping Wall Street expectations as the offshore driller’s contract dayrates increased. Noble has been investing billions of dollars in fleet upgrades over...

April 18, 2012
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Sunday, February 26, 2012
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Greenpeace Says “Save the Arctic” from the Crown of the Noble Discoverer – UPDATE: Protesters arrested

Update: The Greenpeace activists, including actress Lucy Lawless, were arrested Monday. Original: Seven Greenpeace protesters, including Hollywood star Lucy Lawless, managed to make their way on board the Shell-contracted Noble...

February 26, 2012
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Saturday, February 25, 2012
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SEC Charges Noble Drilling Executives with Bribery

(Dow Jones) The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged three Noble Corp. (NE) executives with helping bribe Nigerian customs officials, the latest accusations to emerge from a lucrative drilling region...

February 25, 2012
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Noble 4Q Profit Jumps 29% As Gulf-Related Delays Recede

Noble Corp.’s (NE) fourth-quarter profit rose 29% as the offshore driller’s contract revenue improved. Noble has been investing billions of dollars in fleet upgrades over the past year with an...

January 25, 2012
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Monday, October 17, 2011

Drilling Pact Brings Ensco Newbuild Semi-Sub To Gulf Of Mexico

UK offshore contractor Ensco says it has teamed up with drilling giants Anadarko, Apache and Noble Energy in a deal to send its newbuild ultra-deepwater semisubmersible, ENSCO 8505, to Gulf...

October 17, 2011
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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
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Turkey And Cyprus – Continued Scuffle Over Mediterranean Oil Rights

A Turkish oil and gas research ship is exploring off southern Cyprus in an area near the exploration rig operated by U.S. independent Noble Energy Inc., a Turkish foreign ministry...

September 27, 2011
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Thursday, September 22, 2011
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Hyundai Heavy Clinches 10th Drillship Order This Year

Hyundai Heavy Industries said today that its Korean shipyard has clinched a $530 million order from Noble Corporation for the construction of a new deepwater drillship.  The order was the...

September 22, 2011
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

US Churning Out Deepwater Permits Like It’s 2009

(Dow Jones) US offshore regulators are issuing deepwater drilling permits under new regulations like it was 2009–before the disastrous oil spill in the US Gulf of Mexico, fostering optimism among...

September 21, 2011
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Monday, September 5, 2011
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Noble Bully departs for the Gulf of Mexico featuring unique drilling package

Just got an update from our Forum that the recently commissioned Noble Bully I left Keppel Shipyard in Singapore the other day bound for the Gulf of Mexico.   This rig,...

September 5, 2011
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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Noble orders its fourth ultra-deepwater drillship this year

Noble Corporation said today that it has exercised its option with Hyundai Heavy Industries for the construction of an additional ultra-deepwater drillship, the companies fourth this year.  The drillship will...

September 1, 2011
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011
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Noble Rises in Rank [INVESTORS ANALYSIS]

Noble Corp. (NE: NYSE) By Global Hunter Securities ($29.33, Aug. 9, 2011) Off 41% from its recent high as of Monday’s close and the worst performer in its group year-to-date,...

August 10, 2011
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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Noble Energy Strikes Oil at Santiago Prospect in Gulf, Confidence Lifted

HOUSTON—Noble Energy Inc., the first company to receive a U.S. Gulf of Mexico deepwater-drilling permit in the wake of the BP PLCoil spill, said Tuesday it struck oil at its...

May 31, 2011
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Friday, May 6, 2011

Noble Sues Marathon Oil Over ‘Jim Day’ Contract Termination

HOUSTON (Dow Jones)–Contract drillerNoble Corp. (NE) is suing Marathon Oil Corp. (MRO) and seeking damages for terminating a four-year, $752 million deal to lease an ultra-deepwater rig in the Gulf...

May 6, 2011
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

US Interior Secretary Says Impressed With Offshore Oil Industry Safety

OFFSHORE GULF OF MEXICO (Dow Jones)–During a trip to a floating drilling rig in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Wednesday that he was impressed...

April 13, 2011
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Friday, March 4, 2011

Noble Corporation Exercises Option to Construct New Ultra-Deepwater Drillship

Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that a subsidiary has exercised its first option with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (“HHI”) for the construction of an additional ultra-deepwater drillship, the...

March 4, 2011
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BP is largest stakeholder in Gulf’s first issued deep-water drilling permit since Horizon disaster

While Noble Energy (NBL) made headlines as the first operator to receive a deep-water drilling permit in the US Gulf since the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the Houston explorer isn’t the...

March 4, 2011
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Gulf Drilling Restart Could Trigger Shortages

(Dow Jones) If Noble Energy’s (NBL) deepwater-drilling permit is indeed the first of several to come for the Gulf of Mexico–as US regulators contend–then there could be a looming shortage...

March 2, 2011
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