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Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) of Houston, Texas is the modern name of Noble Affiliates Inc., by which it was known through the 1990s, and it is now an oil and natural gas exploration and production company with almost US$3 billion in income at #660 on the 2007 Fortune 1000 list of the largest American companies.
In 1985, Noble Affiliates started its subsidiary Noble Drilling Corporation (NYSE: NE) to shareholders, and that company in turn went public by the early 1990s, and then became Noble Corporation, an S&P 500 company.
In South America, the company operates in Argentina and Ecuador. In Africa, Noble Energy operates in Equatorial Guinea. And in Eurasia, it operates in the Mediterranean Sea, the North Sea and China.
- Noble Energy, History, Noble Energy.com