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 FORM 5                                                WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549                                   OMB APPROVAL        
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/ / CHECK BOX IF NO LONGER               ANNUAL STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP            OMB NUMBER:       3235-0362 
    SUBJECT TO SECTION 16.                                                                              EXPIRES:  DECEMBER 31, 2001 
    FORM 4 OR FORM 5 OBLI-    Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,   ESTIMATED AVERAGE BURDEN    
    GATIONS MAY CONTINUE.        Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or     HOURS PER RESPONSE .... 1.0 
    SEE INSTRUCTION 1(b).                Section 30(f) of the Investment Company Act of 1940           -----------------------------
/ / FORM 3 HOLDINGS REPORTED
/ / FORM 4 TRANSACTIONS REPORTED
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*    2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol       6. Relationship of Reporting Person(s)
                                                                                                  to Issuer (Check all applicable)
                                                                                                   Director           10% Owner
   Woodson      James         C.               Noble Affiliates, Inc. (NYSE:NBL)               ----               ----
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------     X  Officer (give      Other (specify
   (Last)       (First)      (Middle)       3. IRS or Social Security  4. Statement for        ----         title ----       below)
                                               Number of Reporting        Month/Year                        below)           
                                               Person (Voluntary)                              Sr. VP and Operating Committee
                                               432-78-3991             December 1999           Member of Samedan Oil Corporation
   Route 3, Box 23E                                                                            a subsidiary of Issuer.
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                (Street)                                               5. If Amendment,       7. Individual or Joint/Group Reporting
                                                                          Date of Original             (check applicable line)     
                                                                           (Month/Year)           Form Filed by One Reporting Person
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                                                                                                  Form filed by More than One 
                                                                                                  Reporting Person
   Ardmore       OK             73401                                                          ---
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   (City)       (State)         (Zip)       TABLE I -- NON-DERIVATIVE SECURITIES ACQUIRED, DISPOSED OF, OR BENEFICIALLY OWNED
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1. Title of Security             2. Trans-  3. Transac-   4. Securities Acquired (A) or  5. Amount of    6. Owner-     7. Nature of
   (Instr. 3)                       action     tion          Disposed of (D)                Securities      ship          Indirect
                                    Date       Code          (Instr. 3, 4 and 5)            Beneficially    Form:         Beneficial
                                               (Instr. 8)                                   Owned at        Direct        Ownership
                                   (Month/                                                  end of          (D) or        (Instr. 4)
                                    Day/                  ------------------------------    Issuer's        Indirect
                                    Year)                    Amount    (A) or    Price      Fiscal Year     (I)
                                                                       (D)                  (Instr. 3       (Instr. 4)
                                                                                            and 4)
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Common Stock                          *           T           806       A          *        11800              I           Thrift  
                                                                                                                           Plan
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Common Stock                                                                                  410              D
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* These shares were acquired after December 31, 1998, during the fiscal year under the Noble Affiliates, Inc. Thrift and Profit 
  Sharing Plan at an average price of $36.30 per share, in transactions that were exempt from Section 16 (b) by virtue of old 
  rule 16a - 8(b). The information presented is as of December 31, 1999.
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* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see instruction 4(b)(v).                                            (Over)
                                                                                                                     SEC 2270 (7/97)

                              POTENTIAL PERSONS WHO ARE TO RESPOND TO THE COLLECTION OF INFORMATION 
                              CONTAINED IN THIS FORM ARE NOT REQUIRED TO RESPOND UNLESS THE FORM DISPLAYS 
                              A CURRENTLY VALID OMB CONTROL NUMBER.
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