Beginning with the purchase of his first drilling rig in 1921, Lloyd Noble demonstrated a steadfast respect for communities, land, and protecting natural resources. This vision has always set Noble Energy apart from our competitors, even as we have grown to become a leading independent energy company.

Through each technological advancement and geographic expansion, our business has been about more than oil and natural gas exploration and production. It’s about improving lives by bringing energy to the marketplace and helping local communities grow and prosper.

We continuously strive to be a better industry partner by providing our employees with opportunities to make positive contributions and constantly challenging ourselves to find better solutions to the world’s energy needs. In this way, we leave a legacy of sustainability wherever possible.


Celebrating 85 Years

Noble Energy celebrates its 85th anniversary with a global day of caring.


Streamlining The Asset Portfolio

In separate agreements, Noble Energy divests upstream and midstream assets in the Marcellus Shale.


Trailblazing Toward Energy Security

Noble Energy sanctions Phase I of the Leviathan project offshore Israel.


Expanding the Delaware Basin

Noble Energy acquires Clayton Williams Energy, creating the industry's second largest Southern Delaware Basin acreage position.


Setting a Flexible Path in the Marcellus

Noble Energy and CONSOL Energy announce agreement to separate Marcellus Shale Joint Venture.


Midstream IPO

Noble Energy forms Noble Midstream Partners (NYSE: NBLX).


Gulf Growth Continues

First production commences at Gunflint in the Gulf of Mexico.


Growing in the Gulf of Mexico

First production commences at Big Bend and Dantzler in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.


Opportunistic Expansion

Noble Energy merges with Rosetta Resources, expanding US Onshore position to the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale.


Mastering the Marcellus Midstream

Cone Midstream Partners, sponsored by Noble Energy and CONSOL Energy, launches Initial Public Offering.


Planned Succession

David L. Stover becomes Chairman, President and CEO of Noble Energy, following the retirement of Charles D. Davidson.


Optimizing Efficiencies in the DJ Basin

Noble Energy announces strategic acreage exchange with Anadarko in the DJ Basin.


Africa Production Grows

First production begins at the Alen field offshore Equatorial Guinea.


Eastern Mediterranean Growth

First production from the Tamar field provides Israel with the capacity to generate more than half its electricity from clean natural gas.


Establishing a Position in the Marcellus

Noble Energy announces strategic partnership with CONSOL Energy in Marcellus Shale.


Eastern Mediterranean Expansion

Noble Energy discovers Aphrodite, the first offshore Cyprus natural gas field.


Innovation in the Douala Basin

First production begins at the Aseng floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO).


Going Back to the Gulf

Noble Energy receives the first deepwater drilling permit in the Gulf of Mexico following the Macondo incident.


World’s Largest Natural Gas Discovery

Noble Energy makes the world’s largest offshore natural gas discovery in 2010 at the Leviathan field offshore Israel.



Noble Energy drills its first horizontal well in the DJ Basin.


Tamar Discovery

Noble Energy discovers the Tamar natural gas field offshore Israel.


Gulf of Mexico Success

Noble Energy discovers Galapagos in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
Noble Energy is added to the S&P 500.


Onshore Growth Through Acquisition

Noble Energy announces acquisition of Patina Oil & Gas Corporation, expanding the company’s U.S. asset portfolio.


Israel Becomes Powered by Natural Gas

Noble Energy delivers the first supply of domestic natural gas to Israel from the Mari-B field in the Mediterranean Sea.


Lorien discovery in Gulf of Mexico

Noble Energy announces discovery at the Lorien field in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.


Noble Energy: A New Era

Noble Affiliates completes its transformation into a truly global energy company and changes its name to Noble Energy.


First deepwater Gulf of Mexico discovery

Noble Affiliates announces its first deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico discovery.


First discovery in Eastern Mediterranean

Noble Affiliates discovers Mari-B natural gas field offshore Israel.


Exploring Offshore Israel

Noble Affiliates becomes the first operator to explore offshore Israel.


First production in Equatorial Guinea

Noble Affiliates begins first production in the Alba oil and gas field offshore Equatorial Guinea.


Energy Development Acquired

Noble Affiliates acquires Energy Development Corporation, adding a diverse group of U.S. and international assets.


Noble Drilling Spin-Off

Noble Affiliates spins off drilling subsidiary Noble Drilling Corporation, leaving one business line to pursue.



Noble Affiliates is listed on the New York Stock Exchange with the ticker symbol NBL.


Initial Public Offering

Noble Affiliates becomes publicly traded on NASDAQ.



Noble Affiliates is organized, combining several companies, primarily Noble Drilling Corporation and Samedan Oil Corporation.


Entering the Gulf of Mexico

Samedan acquires its first offshore block in the Gulf of Mexico.


Bettering People's Lives

Lloyd Noble starts the Samuel Roberts Foundation, which continues to support various agricultural and philanthropic initiatives today.


Our Beginnings

Noble Energy, Inc. begins as Samedan Oil Corporation, an explorer of crude oil and natural gas founded by Lloyd Noble, in Ardmore, Oklahoma.