Noble Energy, Inc. Declares Dividend Increase



    HOUSTON, April 23 /CNW/ -- Noble Energy, Inc.'s (NYSE:   NBL) board of
directors declared today an increase in its quarterly cash dividend to 12
cents per common share, payable May 21, 2007 to the shareholders of record on
May 7, 2007.  Prior to this increase, Noble Energy had been paying a quarterly
cash dividend of 7.5 cents per common share.

    Noble Energy is one of the nation's leading independent energy companies
and operates throughout major basins in the United States including Colorado's
Wattenberg Field, the Mid-continent region of western Oklahoma and the Texas
Panhandle, the San Juan Basin in New Mexico, the Gulf Coast and the deepwater
Gulf of Mexico.  In addition, Noble Energy operates internationally in
Argentina, China, Ecuador, the Mediterranean Sea, the North Sea, West Africa
and Suriname.  Noble Energy markets natural gas and crude oil through its
subsidiary, Noble Energy Marketing, Inc.  Visit Noble Energy online at
http://www.nobleenergyinc.com .





For further information:

For further information: Greg Panagos of Noble Energy, Inc., 
+1-281-872-3125, or Investor_Relations@nobleenergyinc.com Web Site:
http://www.nobleenergyinc.com

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