Noble Corporation Provides Fleet Contract Status Update

ZUG, Switzerland, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE) today announced that its report of drilling rig status and contract information has been updated as of November 1, 2012. The report, titled "Fleet Status Report," can be found on the Company's Web site, under the "Quick Links" section of the homepage.

About Noble
Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. Noble performs, through its subsidiaries, contract drilling services with a fleet of 79 offshore drilling units (including five ultra-deepwater rigs and six jackup drilling rigs currently under construction), located worldwide, including in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Alaska, Mexico, Brazil, the North Sea, the Mediterranean, West Africa, the Middle East, India and the Asian Pacific. Noble's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "NE." Additional information on Noble Corporation is available on the Company's Web site at

For additional information, contact:

For Investors:

Jeffrey L. Chastain, Vice President – Investor Relations,

Noble Drilling Services Inc., 281-276-6383

For Media:

John S. Breed, Director – Corporate Communications,

Noble Drilling Services Inc., 281-276-6729

SOURCE Noble Corporation