Noble Operations Control Center
Safety is our responsibility. We always strive to be better. For this reason, we created a nerve center for our operations across northern Colorado, where oil and natural gas facilities are monitored and controlled remotely in real time 24 hours a day, seven days a week from our Greeley office. We call it the Noble Operations Control Center (NOCC). Our automated production facilities in the field communicate with the NOCC using solar-powered telemetry.
The NOCC operates much like an air traffic control facility, with technicians remotely monitoring the conditions and performance of our oil and natural gas facilities. Technicians can quickly and remotely adjust safety, environmental and production controls in real time. And if safety or environmental circumstances call for it, they can even shut in production at an oil and natural gas facility from the NOCC.
Currently, more than 70 percent of our operations in Colorado are automated and monitored via the NOCC. The vast amount of data consolidated within the NOCC enables our Greeley-based control teams to be the eyes and ears of our operations across the DJ Basin.
The cutting-edge innovation and technology of the NOCC also extends to our personnel in the field. The data collected and monitored in the NOCC is remotely accessible to lease operators – the Noble Energy employees who physically service our facilities in the field – greatly improving their effectiveness, efficiency and responsiveness.
U.S. Army veteran Leonard Salazar, one of our lease operators, attests, “The NOCC helps ensure safety and situational awareness across our Colorado operations.”