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Noble Energy Completes Sale of Non-Core U.S. Onshore Assets

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Noble Energy Completes Sale of Non-Core U.S. Onshore Assets18:02 EDT Thursday, August 12, 2010HOUSTON, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) announced today that it has closed the previously announced sale of certain Mid-Continent and Illinois basin assets to an affiliate of Citation Oil & Gas.  Proceeds from the transaction were $552 million and included final closing adjustments from the effective date of April 1.   Noble Energy is a leading independent energy company engaged in worldwide oil and gas exploration and production.  The Company operates primarily in the Rocky Mountains, Mid-Continent, and deepwater Gulf of Mexico areas in the United States, with significant international operations offshore Israel and West Africa.  Noble Energy is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is traded under the ticker symbol NBL.  Visit Noble Energy online at www.nobleenergyinc.com.For additional information ? website www.nobleenergyinc.com SOURCE Noble Energy, Inc.For further information: David Larson, +1-281-872-3125, dlarson@nobleenergyinc.com, or Brad Whitmarsh, +1-281-872-3187, bwhitmarsh@nobleenergyinc.com, both of Noble Energy, Inc.