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NOBLE AFFILIATES ANNOUNCES OIL AND GAS DISCOVERY OFFSHORE LOUISIANA

 ARDMORE, Okla., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Noble Affiliates, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) today announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Samedan Oil Corporation, has made an apparent oil and gas discovery offshore Louisiana. The discovery well, OCSG 9524 No. 1, is located on Vermilion Block 371, approximately 100 miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.
 The well was drilled in approximately 300 feet of water to a total depth of 11,551 feet and encountered four potential hydrocarbon bearing zones as determined from electric logs.
 Limited production tested were performed on the three lower zones. The lowest zone produced 4.1 million cubic feet of gas and 763 barrels of condensate per day from 16 feet of perforations with 7,050 pounds of flowing tubing pressure through a 14/64 inch choke.
 The middle zone tested 818 barrels of oil and 200,000 cubic feet of gas per day from 30 feet of perforations through a 9.5/64 inch choke with 5,610 pounds of flowing tubing pressure.
 The upper zone tested 5 million cubic feet of gas and 538 barrels of condensate per day from 34 feet of perforations through a 14/64 inch choke with 6,475 pounds of flowing tubing pressure.
 A second well on the block is expected to commence drilling during April to help delineate the size of the reservoir.
 Samedan Oil Corporation is operator of the block and owns a 45 percent working interest. Other working interest owners are Shell Offshore Inc., an affiliate of Shell Oil Company, 33 percent, and Energy Development Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Enterprise Diversified Holdings, Incorporated of Newark, N.J., 22 percent.
 Noble Affiliates, Inc. is an independent energy company with exploration and production operations throughout major basins in the United States, including the Gulf of Mexico, as well as international operations primarily in Canada, Tunisia, Indonesia and Equatorial Guinea. Its common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol "NBL."
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 /CONTACT: William D. Dickson for Noble Affiliates, Inc., 405-223-4110/
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