v3.19.2
Cover - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Jul. 31, 2019
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-36211  
Entity Registrant Name Noble Corporation plc  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code X0  
Entity Tax Identification Number 98-0619597  
Entity Address, Address Line One 10 Brook Street  
Entity Address, City or Town London  
Entity Address, Country GB  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code W1S1BG  
Country Region +44  
City Area Code 20  
Local Phone Number 3300 2300  
Title of 12(b) Security Ordinary Shares  
Trading Symbol NE  
Security Exchange Name NYSE  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   249,182,494
Entity Central Index Key 0001458891  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false  
Noble Corp    
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Entity File Number 001-31306  
Entity Registrant Name Noble Corporation  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code E9  
Entity Tax Identification Number 98-0366361  
Entity Address, Address Line One Suite 3D Landmark Square, 64 Earth Close  
Entity Address, Address Line Two P.O. Box 31327 George Town  
Entity Address, City or Town Grand Cayman  
Entity Address, Country KY  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code KY1-1206  
City Area Code 345  
Local Phone Number 938-0293  
No Trading Symbol Flag false  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   261,245,693
Entity Central Index Key 0001169055