Scott D. Urban Elected to Noble Energy, Inc. Board

    HOUSTON, Oct. 23 /CNW/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:   NBL) announced today
that its Board of Directors elected Scott D. Urban to its board, increasing
the number of directors to nine.
    Mr. Urban served in executive management positions at Amoco and its
successor, BP.  At the time of his retirement from BP in 2005, he was Group
Vice President, Upstream for several existing profit centers including North
America Gas, Alaska, Egypt and Middle East and, before that, Group Vice
President, Upstream North Sea.  Mr. Urban held various positions at Amoco
including, at the time of its 2000 merger with BP, Group Vice President,
Worldwide Exploration.  Mr. Urban holds a M.S. degree in Geology and B.S.
degree in Earth Science from Bowling Green State University and is a graduate
of the Stanford University Executive Program.
    Noble Energy's Chairman, President, and CEO, Charles D. Davidson,
commented:  "On behalf of Noble Energy's board, we are pleased to welcome Mr.
Urban to the Noble Energy team.  Scott's global energy experience will be
invaluable to our company's future growth and success."
    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 (Israel), the North Sea (UK,
the Netherlands, and Norway), West Africa (Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon) and
Suriname.  Noble Energy markets natural gas and crude oil through its
subsidiary, Noble Energy Marketing, Inc.  Visit Noble Energy online at

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