Noble Drilling Announces First Quarter 2001 Earnings Release Date And Conference Call Information

Apr 19, 2001, 01:00 ET from Noble Drilling Corporation

    SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation
 (NYSE:   NE) announced today that its first quarter 2001 earnings press release
 has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, 2001.  The Company will also
 publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com.  In addition,
 the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on
 Friday, April 27, 2001, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time.  During the call,
 management also expects to address its expectations for the current quarter
 and the balance of 2001.
     Individuals wishing to access the conference call by telephone should dial
 (212) 896-6003 approximately five to ten minutes prior to the start time.  The
 access code is 18454875.  A replay of the conference call will be available
 Friday, April 27, 2001, from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Central Time, and
 Monday, April 30, 2001 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Central Time.  The phone
 number for the conference call replay is (800) 633-8284 or internationally
 (858) 812-6440.  The access code is the same.
     The Company will provide a live webcast of the conference call via its
 website at http://www.noblecorp.com.  To listen to the call, visit the
 "Investor Info" area of the Company's website, click on "Live Webcast" and
 follow the instructions provided.  Persons interested in listening to the live
 webcast of the call should go to the Company's website prior to the scheduled
 broadcast time in order to download, install and register any audio software
 that may be required in order to access the webcast.
     All individuals listening to the conference call or the replay are
 reminded that all conference call material is copyrighted by the Company and
 cannot be recorded or rebroadcast without the Company's express written
 consent.
     Noble Drilling is a leading provider of diversified services for the oil
 and gas industry.  Contract drilling services are performed with the Company's
 fleet of 49 offshore drilling units located in key markets worldwide.  The
 Company's fleet of floating deepwater units consists of nine semisubmersibles
 and three dynamically positioned drillships, seven of which are designed to
 operate in water depths greater than 5,000 feet.  The Company's premium fleet
 of 34 independent leg, cantilever jackup rigs includes 21 units that operate
 in water depths of 300 feet and greater, four of which operate in water depths
 of 360 feet and greater, and 11 units that operate in water depths of
 250 feet.  In addition, the Company's fleet includes three submersible units.
 Nine of the Company's units are capable of operating in harsh environments.
 Nearly 60 percent of the fleet is currently deployed in international markets,
 principally including the North Sea, Brazil, West Africa, the Middle East and
 India.  The Company also provides labor contract drilling services, well site
 and project management services, and engineering services.  The Company's
 common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "NE".
 
 

SOURCE Noble Drilling Corporation
    SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Drilling Corporation
 (NYSE:   NE) announced today that its first quarter 2001 earnings press release
 has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, 2001.  The Company will also
 publish the release on its website at http://www.noblecorp.com.  In addition,
 the Company will conduct its related earnings conference call on
 Friday, April 27, 2001, at 10:00 a.m., Central Time.  During the call,
 management also expects to address its expectations for the current quarter
 and the balance of 2001.
     Individuals wishing to access the conference call by telephone should dial
 (212) 896-6003 approximately five to ten minutes prior to the start time.  The
 access code is 18454875.  A replay of the conference call will be available
 Friday, April 27, 2001, from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Central Time, and
 Monday, April 30, 2001 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Central Time.  The phone
 number for the conference call replay is (800) 633-8284 or internationally
 (858) 812-6440.  The access code is the same.
     The Company will provide a live webcast of the conference call via its
 website at http://www.noblecorp.com.  To listen to the call, visit the
 "Investor Info" area of the Company's website, click on "Live Webcast" and
 follow the instructions provided.  Persons interested in listening to the live
 webcast of the call should go to the Company's website prior to the scheduled
 broadcast time in order to download, install and register any audio software
 that may be required in order to access the webcast.
     All individuals listening to the conference call or the replay are
 reminded that all conference call material is copyrighted by the Company and
 cannot be recorded or rebroadcast without the Company's express written
 consent.
     Noble Drilling is a leading provider of diversified services for the oil
 and gas industry.  Contract drilling services are performed with the Company's
 fleet of 49 offshore drilling units located in key markets worldwide.  The
 Company's fleet of floating deepwater units consists of nine semisubmersibles
 and three dynamically positioned drillships, seven of which are designed to
 operate in water depths greater than 5,000 feet.  The Company's premium fleet
 of 34 independent leg, cantilever jackup rigs includes 21 units that operate
 in water depths of 300 feet and greater, four of which operate in water depths
 of 360 feet and greater, and 11 units that operate in water depths of
 250 feet.  In addition, the Company's fleet includes three submersible units.
 Nine of the Company's units are capable of operating in harsh environments.
 Nearly 60 percent of the fleet is currently deployed in international markets,
 principally including the North Sea, Brazil, West Africa, the Middle East and
 India.  The Company also provides labor contract drilling services, well site
 and project management services, and engineering services.  The Company's
 common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "NE".
 
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