================================================================================ UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, D.C. 20549 ---------- FORM 8-K ---------- CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): AUGUST 7, 2002 NOBLE ENERGY, INC. ------------------------------------------------------ (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

DELAWARE 0-7062 73-0785597 - ------------------------------- ----------- ------------------- (State or other jurisdiction of Commission (I.R.S. Employer incorporation or organization) File Number Identification No.) 350 GLENBOROUGH, SUITE 100 HOUSTON, TEXAS 77067 - ---------------------------------------- ---------- (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (281) 872-3100 Noble Affiliates, Inc. - -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report) ================================================================================

ITEM 9. REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE. On August 7, 2002, each of the Principal Executive Officer, Charles D. Davidson, and Principal Financial Officer, James L. McElvany, of Noble Energy, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), delivered his sworn statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission as required by SEC Order 4-460 (dated June 27, 2002). A copy of each of these statements is attached hereto as an Exhibit (99.1 and 99.2).

SIGNATURE Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized. NOBLE ENERGY, INC. Date: August 7, 2002 By: /s/ Albert D. Hoppe --------------------------------------- Albert D. Hoppe Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

INDEX TO EXHIBITS

EXHIBIT NUMBER DESCRIPTION - ------ ----------- 99.1 Statement Under Oath of Charles D. Davidson, Principal Executive Officer of Noble Energy, Inc., Regarding Facts and Circumstances Relating to Exchange Act Filings, dated August 6, 2002. 99.2 Statement Under Oath of James L. McElvany, Principal Financial Officer of Noble Energy, Inc., Regarding Facts and Circumstances Relating to Exchange Act Filings, dated August 6, 2002.

EXHIBIT 99.1 OMB Number 3235-0569 Expires: January 31, 2003 EXHIBIT A (CORRECTED) STATEMENT UNDER OATH OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL OFFICER REGARDING FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES RELATING TO EXCHANGE ACT FILINGS I, Charles D. Davidson, state and attest that: (1) To the best of my knowledge, based upon a review of the covered reports of Noble Energy, Inc., and, except as corrected or supplemented in a subsequent covered report: o no covered report contained an untrue statement of a material fact as of the end of the period covered by such report (or in the case of a report on Form 8-K or definitive proxy materials, as of the date on which it was filed); and o no covered report omitted to state a material fact necessary to make the statements in the covered report, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading as of the end of the period covered by such report (or in the case of a report on Form 8-K or definitive proxy materials, as of the date on which it was filed). (2) I have reviewed the contents of this statement with the Company's audit committee. (3) In this statement under oath, each of the following, if filed on or before the date of this statement, is a "covered report": o Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2001 of Noble Energy, Inc.; o all reports on Form 10-Q, all reports on Form 8-K and all definitive proxy materials of Noble Energy, Inc. filed with the Commission subsequent to the filing of the Form 10-K identified above; and o any amendments to any of the foregoing. /s/ Charles D. Davidson - ------------------------------------ Charles D. Davidson Subscribed and sworn to Principal Executive Officer before me this 6th day of August 6, 2002 August, 2002 /s/ Janet Lee Fagan ------------------------------- Notary Public My Commission Expires: 3/20/2004 -------------------------------

EXHIBIT 99.2 OMB Number 3235-0569 Expires: January 31, 2003 EXHIBIT A (CORRECTED) STATEMENT UNDER OATH OF PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL OFFICER REGARDING FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES RELATING TO EXCHANGE ACT FILINGS I, James L. McElvany, state and attest that: (1) To the best of my knowledge, based upon a review of the covered reports of Noble Energy, Inc., and, except as corrected or supplemented in a subsequent covered report: o no covered report contained an untrue statement of a material fact as of the end of the period covered by such report (or in the case of a report on Form 8-K or definitive proxy materials, as of the date on which it was filed); and o no covered report omitted to state a material fact necessary to make the statements in the covered report, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading as of the end of the period covered by such report (or in the case of a report on Form 8-K or definitive proxy materials, as of the date on which it was filed). (2) I have reviewed the contents of this statement with the Company's audit committee. (3) In this statement under oath, each of the following, if filed on or before the date of this statement, is a "covered report": o Annual Report on Form 10-K for 2001 of Noble Energy, Inc.; o all reports on Form 10-Q, all reports on Form 8-K and all definitive proxy materials of Noble Energy, Inc. filed with the Commission subsequent to the filing of the Form 10-K identified above; and o any amendments to any of the foregoing. /s/ James L. McElvany - ------------------------------------ James L. McElvany Subscribed and sworn to Principal Financial Officer before me this 6th day of August 6, 2002 August, 2002 /s/ Janet Lee Fagan --------------------------------- Notary Public My Commission Expires: 3/20/2004 ---------------------------------