Profile: Noble Corporation PLC (NE)
21 May 2019
Noble Corporation plc, incorporated on January 10, 2013, is an offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. The Company performs contract drilling services with its global fleet of mobile offshore drilling units. As of December 31, 2016, the Company's fleet of 28 drilling rigs consisted of 14 jackups, eight drillships and six semisubmersibles. The Company typically employs each drilling unit under an individual contract. The Company's drillships are self-propelled vessels. These units maintain their position over the well through the use of a computer-controlled dynamic positioning system. As of December 31, 2016, the Company's drillship fleet consisted of four dynamically positioned Gusto Engineering Class drillships; two dynamically positioned Bully-class drillships, and two dynamically positioned Globetrotter-class drillships.
Semisubmersibles are floating platforms that, by means of a water ballasting system, can be submerged to a predetermined depth so that a portion of the hull is below the water surface during drilling operations. As of December 31, 2016, the Company's semisubmersible fleet consisted of two Noble EVA-4000 semisubmersibles; two modified Friede & Goldman 9500 Enhanced Pacesetter semisubmersibles, and two modified Bingo 9000 design unit, dynamically positioned semisubmersibles. Jackups are mobile, self-elevating drilling platforms equipped with legs that can be lowered to the ocean floor until a foundation is established for support. The rig hull includes the drilling rig, jacking system, crew quarters, loading and unloading facilities, storage areas for bulk and liquid materials, helicopter landing deck and other related equipment. As of December 31, 2016, the Company's independent leg cantilevered jackups included Noble Alan Hay, Noble David Tinsley, Noble Gene House, Noble Houston Colbert, Noble Joe Beall, Noble Lloyd Noble and Noble Regina Allen.
Noble Corporation PLC
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