Washington, D.C. 20549







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Date of report (date of earliest event reported): June 26, 2019




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England and Wales   001-36211   98-0619597

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Item 7.01

Regulation FD Disclosure.

In connection with a presentation that members of the management team of Noble Corporation plc (the “Company”) will be giving to analysts on June 26, 2019, the Company is disclosing the following information:



Revised estimated contract completion dates for the following rigs:



Noble Sam Croft has an estimated contract completion date of November 2019;



Noble Hans Deul has an estimated contract completion date of December 2019;



Noble Clyde Boudreaux has an estimated contract completion date of April 2020;



Noble Tom Madden has an estimated contract completion date of August 2020;



The Noble Globetrotter II is projected to move into the Gulf of Mexico;



Utilization (excluding cold stacked units) for the second quarter of 2019 is expected to be (a) 89% for the Company’s floating units and (b) 98% for the Company’s jackups;



Jackup dayrate increases for leading dayrates recently experienced by the Company and industry compared to those experienced during the fourth quarter of 2017 are (a) 80-90% in the North Sea, (b) 50-70% in the Middle East, and (c) 15-25% in Australia; and



From October 2018 to April 2020, the contractual dayrate for the Noble Don Taylor increased 49%.

A copy of the slides to be used in the presentation will be made available on the Company’s website at www.noblecorp.com on June 26, 2019 prior to the presentation.

The foregoing information shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information and exhibit be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, each Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: June 26, 2019     By:   /s/ Adam C. Peakes
      Adam C. Peakes
      Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer