Noble Energy Inc is a Delaware corporation, incorporated in 1969. The Company is a independent energy company engaged in crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) exploration and production. Its portfolio is diversified between short-term and long-term projects, both onshore and offshore, domestic and international. The Company operates in five core areas: the DJ Basin (onshore US); the Marcellus Shale (onshore US); the deepwater Gulf of Mexico (offshore US); offshore West Africa; and offshore Eastern Mediterranean that provide almost all of its crude oil, natural gas and NGL production; visible growth from development projects; and exploration opportunities. The Company manages its operations by regions grouped into four components that are all in the business of crude oil, natural gas and NGL exploration, development, and acquisition: the United States; West Africa (Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Gabon, Sierra Leone, and Senegal/Guinea-Bissau; Eastern Mediterranean (Israel and Cyprus); and Other International and Corporate.