SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 7, 2017
NOBLE ENERGY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
1001 Noble Energy Way
Houston, Texas 77070
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
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|Item 1.01||Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.|
On December 7, 2017, Noble Energy, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company ), entered into a Letter Agreement (the Letter Agreement ) with Wheeling Creek Midstream, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company ( Wheeling Creek ), a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners, and Noble Energy US Holdings, LLC, a Delaware Limited Liability Company ( Noble Holdings ), a subsidiary of the Company, with respect to that certain Purchase Agreement (the Purchase Agreement ), dated May 17, 2017, among the Company, Wheeling Creek and Noble Holdings.
Under the Purchase Agreement, subject to certain exceptions, each of the Company and Wheeling Creek would be entitled to terminate the Purchase Agreement if the transactions contemplated thereby have not been consummated by an outside date of December 31, 2017. Under the Letter Agreement the outside date has been extended until June 30, 2018 and any closing of the transactions is subject to the restructuring of the governance, operational and economic structure of CONE Gathering LLC, CONE Midstream Partners LP and CONE Midstream GP LLC in a manner acceptable to Wheeling Creek.
In addition, the Letter Agreement permits the Company to discuss and negotiate with CNX Gas Company LLC and its affiliates (collectively, the CONSOL Parties ) with respect to a potential sale to the CONSOL Parties of the Companys 50% interest in CONE Gathering LLC or its interest in CONE Midstream Partners LP and to terminate the Purchase Agreement if definitive agreements related to such a sale are entered into.
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 hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: December 8, 2017
|NOBLE ENERGY, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Aaron G. Carlson|
|Aaron G. Carlson|
|Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary|