Noble Energy (NBL) Q1 2012 Earnings Call April 26, 2012 10:00 am ET Executives 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 Analysts 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 PresentationOperator
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.