Wells Fargo - Energy Summit

June 10, 2014
Forward-looking Statements and
Non-GAAP Measures
This presentation contains certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities law. Words such as “anticipates,”
“believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “will,” “should,” “may,” and similar expressions may be used to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking
statements are not statements of historical fact and reflect Noble Energy’s current views about future events. They include estimates of oil and
natural gas reserves and resources, estimates of future production, assumptions regarding future oil and natural gas pricing, planned drilling activity,
future results of operations, projected cash flow and liquidity, business strategy and other plans and objectives for future operations. No assurances
can be given that the forward-looking statements contained in this presentation will occur as projected, and actual results may differ materially from
those projected. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and assumptions that involve a number of risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks include, without limitation, the volatility in
commodity prices for crude oil and natural gas, the presence or recoverability of estimated reserves, the ability to replace reserves, environmental
risks, drilling and operating risks, exploration and development risks, competition, government regulation or other actions, the ability of management
to execute its plans to meet its goals and other risks inherent in Noble Energy’s business that are discussed in its most recent Form 10-K and in
other reports on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These reports are also available from Noble Energy’s offices or website,
http://www.nobleenergyinc.com. Forward-looking statements are based on the estimates and opinions of management at the time the statements
are made. Noble Energy does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements should circumstances or management's estimates or
opinions change.
This presentation also contains certain historical and forward-looking non-GAAP measures of financial performance that management believes are
good tools for internal use and the investment community in evaluating Noble Energy’s overall financial performance. These non-GAAP measures
are broadly used to value and compare companies in the crude oil and natural gas industry. Please also see Noble Energy’s website at
http://www.nobleenergyinc.com under “Investors” for reconciliations of the differences between any historical non-GAAP measures used in this
presentation and the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. The GAAP measures most comparable to the forward-looking non-GAAP
financial measures are not accessible on a forward-looking basis and reconciling information is not available without unreasonable effort.
The Securities and Exchange Commission requires oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose proved reserves that a company
has demonstrated by actual production or conclusive formation tests to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and
operating conditions. The SEC permits the optional disclosure of probable and possible reserves, however, we have not disclosed our probable and
possible reserves in our filings with the SEC. We use certain terms in this presentation, such as “net risked resources” and “gross mean resources.”
These estimates are by their nature more speculative than estimates of proved, probable and possible reserves and accordingly are subject to
substantially greater risk of being actually realized. The SEC guidelines strictly prohibit us from including these estimates in filings with the SEC.
Investors are urged to consider closely the disclosures and risk factors in our most recent Form 10-K and in other reports on file with the SEC,
available from Noble Energy’s offices or website, http://www.nobleenergyinc.com.
Oil and Natural Gas is Critical to Colorado’s Economy
 111,000 jobs and $6.5B in wages in Colorado in 2012
 $30 billion in value added to the Colorado economy
 64 Million Barrels of Oil Produced in 2013
 $1.6 Billion in 2012 State & Local Taxes helped fund:
Public Education – over $500 Million
Health Care
Roads and Infrastructure
Community Programs
 Household Energy Costs in Colorado are 23% less than the U.S. Average
Primarily due to historically lower natural gas prices
Annual Oil Production
Colorado Annual Oil Production
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
All Other Counties
Source: EIA, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, CU Leeds School of Business
Weld County
Colorado Politics: Driven by Front Range Voters
• 67% of 5.2 million
State Population
• 60% of 3.4 million
State Registered
Local Bans/Moratoria
County Moratorium
State-Wide Ballot Measures in November 2014
 3 ballot measures adverse to energy development titled and available for signature
#75 – Rights to local government and the environment (Wilmeng)
#89 – Environmental Rights and local control over development (Polis)
#88 – Mandatory 2000’ statewide setback (Polis)
 Counter Ballot Initiatives Also Filed
• #121 – Oil and gas tax revenue denied if development banned (Sonnenberg/McNulty)
• #137 – Fiscal impact statement required in Submission Clause (Hamill/Deibel)
• #122/123 – State primacy over regulating oil and gas development defined
 Eligibility – Supreme Court review completed on all initiatives June 30. 86,105 valid signatures
required to be submitted to Secretary of State by August 4th to be eligible to appear on the ballot in
November 2014.
Polling Shows Support for Industry
8% 6%
March 2014 CRED survey of
600 likely voters shows high
number of people who
support fracking, but fewer
who support it near where
they live and work.
Use of fracking
Near where you live and work
Survey in March 2014 shows
movement from September
2013 with increasing number
of people opposed to a
statewide moratorium.
5% 5%
Yes to
September 2013
No – against
March 2014
Legislative Options
Congressman Polis willing to negotiate
Governor Hickenlooper seeking a compromise to remove the ballot
initiative threat
7 Operators supporting legislative solution
Noble, Anadarko, WPX, PDC Energy, KPK, Great Western, DCP Midstream
Represent nearly 70% of working rigs in Colorado and 70% of well starts
Employ 4,200 people and more than 7,200 independent contractors
Produce 60% of the State’s oil and 35% of the State’s natural gas
Combined 2014 cap/ex approximately $6.3 billion
• CRED Campaign and Protect Colorado prepared to defeat ballot
measures, but there is risk.
Campaign Organizational Development
Noble Energy and other industry partners formed CRED, a statewide effort to
tell the Colorado Energy story
We have also supported creation of Vital for Colorado, a coalition of business
who support energy development
CRED will run the issues campaign: Protecting Colorado’s Environment,
Economy and Energy Independence (PCEEEI)
Canvassing Door to Door, Direct Mail, and Digital Will Deliver Messages in Q2
Loveland Campaign Successful

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