Natural Resources >> CEO Interviews >> September 20, 2000

James Day – Noble Drilling Corporation (ne)

JAMES C. DAY is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Noble Corporation. Mr. Day was elected CEO and President in 1984 and Chairman of the Board in 1992. He is active in various industry and professional organizations, which include participation in the International Association of Drilling Contractors which he previously served as Chairman in 1990. He was recognized as Contractor of the Year by the association in 1994. He also served as Chairman of the National Ocean Industries Association in 1994. Spindletop, an industry philanthropic organization, recognized Day in 1995 with the Waggener/Griffin Award. The Offshore Energy Center, an industry educational organization, recognized Mr. Day as the Pinnacle Award Winner for 2001. He has been recognized as the top performing CEO in the oil service and equipment sector by Institutional Investor magazine for 2004, 2003 and 2002. As picked by BusinessWeek magazine, Noble Corporation was the top performing oil and gas service company in the Standard & Poor's 500 for 2002. Day serves on the board of directors of Global Industries Ltd., ONEOK, Inc. and as Trustee of The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. He is on the board of Sarkeys Energy Center at the University of Oklahoma, the Offshore Energy Center, and the American Petroleum Institute, where he serves on the Policy Committee. Mr. Day is a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the National Ocean Industries Association, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Inc., and the American Bureau of Shipping serving as one of their Members of Council. He also is a past President of the Petroleum Club of Houston, past Trustee of Spindletop International and past Board Member of the Houston YMCA as well as Boys & Girls Country and Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Day received his BS Degree in business administration from Phillips University. Profile
TWST: Could we start with an overview of Noble Drilling?

Mr. Day: The company actually started in 1921, so it has been an active

participant in the energy business for 79 years. Noble was spun