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Noble Energy's CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Noble Energy (NBL)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

April 26, 2012 10:00 am ET


David R. Larson - Vice President of Investor Relations

Charles D. Davidson - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Member of Environment, Health & Safety Committee

David L. Stover - President and Chief Operating Officer


Brian Singer - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

David W. Kistler - Simmons & Company International, Research Division

Arun Jayaram - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Brian Lively - Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Securities, Inc., Research Division

John Malone - Global Hunter Securities, LLC, Research Division

Irene O. Haas - Wunderlich Securities Inc., Research Division

Charles A. Meade - Johnson Rice & Company, L.L.C., Research Division



Good morning, and welcome to the Noble Energy's First Quarter 2012 Earnings Call. I would like to turn the conference over to Mr. David Larson. Please go ahead, sir.

David R. Larson

Thanks, Ryan. good morning, everyone. Welcome to Noble Energy's first quarter 2012 earnings call and webcast. On the call today, we have Chuck Davidson, Chairman and CEO; Dave Stover, President and COO; and Ken Fisher, CFO.

This morning, we have issued our earnings release for the first quarter, and it is available on our website. Later today, we expect to be filing our 10-Q with the SEC, and it will also be available on the website.

The agenda for today will begin with Chuck discussing the quarter and highlights of our exploration inventory and the progress that we're making on our Eastern Mediterranean projects. Dave will then give a detailed overview of our operational programs and near-term plans.

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