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Document And Entity Information
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
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Document And Entity Information [Abstract]  
Entity Registrant Name NOBLE ENERGY INC
Entity Central Index Key 0000072207
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer
Entity Emerging Growth Company false
Entity Small Business false
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding 478,231,487
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1
Document Type 10-Q
Amendment Flag false
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2019