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Noble Energy Sets Precedent With SEMS Certification for Offshore Natural Gas Production off Coast of Israel

DNV GL-Business Assurance USA, Inc. has certified Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd. (NEML) for full compliance to the SEMS (Safety and Environmental System) standard.

HOUSTON, Sept. 13, 2018 - DNV GL-Business Assurance USA, Inc. has certified Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd. (NEML) for full compliance to the SEMS (Safety and Environmental System) standard, which represents the Center for Offshore Safety's criteria for safe operations of offshore production platforms.

NEML achieved certification with zero non-conformities reflecting its adherence to the latest requirements of the SEMS standard which includes API RP 75 governing best practices in oil and natural gas drilling and production operations.

Having achieved its initial SEMS certification in 2016, today's announcement reflects NEML's successful passing of a triennial recertification audit required by the SEMS standards. NEML completed its recertification ahead of schedule, and has implemented a sophisticated Operations Management System (OMS) that provides a common language for ensuring safe operations in the highly-complex business of natural gas production. 

"Noble Energy is pioneering an industry in a place no one believed natural resources existed," says Jeffrey Davis, Production Manager for Noble Energy. "Not only are we the first to produce natural gas offshore Israel, but we are also setting the bar for safety. Noble is proud to produce natural gas that powers as much as 70% of the electricity in Israel, and is equally proud to produce it safely; protecting the environment, our people, and the communities in which we operate."

"Beyond its compliance with all the technical requirements of the SEMS standard, Noble is an impressive example of senior leadership commitment," says Gary Davis, Regional Manager for North America at DNV GL-Business Assurance. "Without a clear mandate from the top of the organization, this kind of accomplishment is impossible. Most importantly, strong managerial commitment ensures that safety becomes ingrained in the corporate culture."

About DNV Business Assurance
DNV GL is one of the world's leading certification bodies. We help businesses manage risk and assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment and training services. We combine technical, digital and industry expertise to empower companies' decisions and actions. Partnering with our customers, we build sustainable business performance and create stakeholder trust across all types of industries. With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener. 

About Noble Energy
Noble Energy (NYSE: NBL) is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with a diversified high-quality portfolio of both U.S. unconventional and global offshore conventional assets spanning three continents. Founded more than 80 years ago, the company is committed to safely and responsibly delivering our purpose: Energizing the World, Bettering People's Lives®. For more information, visit www.nblenergy.com.