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Noble Energy Completes the Sale of Kansas Properties

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Noble Energy Completes the Sale of Kansas Properties16:14 EDT Wednesday, September 26, 2012HOUSTON, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) announced today that it has closed the previously announced sale of certain oil and natural gas properties in central Kansas to an affiliate of Citation Oil & Gas Corp., a privately held Houston based oil and gas company.  Proceeds from the transaction were approximately $130 million and included certain adjustments from the effective date of April 1, 2012.David L. Stover, Noble Energy's President and COO, commented, "With the closing of our Kansas property sale, we have now completed four divestments resulting in over $1.1 billion of proceeds received this quarter.  These funds will contribute to our strong balance sheet and robust liquidity position as we continue to build out major deepwater projects and accelerate onshore horizontal resource plays." Noble Energy is a leading independent energy company engaged in worldwide oil and gas exploration and production. The Company has core operations onshore in the U.S., primarily in the DJ Basin and Marcellus Shale, in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, offshore Eastern Mediterranean, and offshore West Africa. Noble Energy is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is traded under the ticker symbol NBL. Further information is available at www.nobleenergyinc.com.SOURCE Noble EnergyFor further information: David Larson, (281) 872-3125, dlarson@nobleenergyinc.com, or Eric Schneider, CFA,(281) 872-2640, eschneider@nobleenergyinc.com, or Media Inquiries, Communications and Government Relations, (281) 876-8873, media@nobleenergyinc.com