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Noble Announces Fourth Successful Semi Conversion

November 12, 1999

Noble Drilling said its fourth successful EVA-4000 semisubmersible conversion, Noble Amos Runner, began drilling in the Gulf of Mexicofor its contractors - Kerr-McGee Corp., Marathon Oil (MRO) and Murphy Exploration and Production Co. The semi, capable of drilling in water depths of 6,600 ft., underwent mooring sea trials before it began its five-year drilling project in the Gulf. Noble Drilling, also announced its second conversion, Noble Paul Wolff, drilled a well for Petroleo Brasiliero S.A. (Petrobas) in 8,017 ft. of water, reportedly setting a new world record. Noble Paul Wolff, capable of drilling in 8,900 ft. of water, is currently under a six-year Petrobas contract.


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