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 14, 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 1.02||Termination of a Material Definitive Agreement|
On December 14, 2017, Noble Energy, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the Company ) terminated the Purchase Agreement, dated May 17, 2017, among the Company, Noble Energy US Holdings, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ( Noble Holdings and together with Noble Energy, the Sellers ), a subsidiary of the Company, and Wheeling Creek Midstream, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ( Wheeling Creek ), a portfolio company of Quantum Energy Partners. Under the Purchase Agreement, the Sellers had agreed to sell 100% of the outstanding membership interests in NBL Midstream, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ( NBL Midstream ), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company, to Wheeling Creek. NBL Midstreeam is a holding company that owns a 50% interest in CONE Gathering LLC and 21.7 million common units in CONE Midstream Partners LP (the CONE Interests ).
|Item 8.01||Other Events|
On December 14, 2017, NBL Midstream and CNX Gas Company LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ( CNX Gas ), a wholly owned subsidiary of CNX Resources Corporation, entered into a Purchase Agreement (the CNX Purchase Agreement ), pursuant to which NBL Midstream agreed to sell its 50% interest Cone Gathering LLC to CNX Gas for a total cash consideration of $305 million. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018. Following the closing, NBL Midstream will retain ownership of its 21.7 million common units in CONE Midstream Partners LP.
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 15, 2017
|NOBLE ENERGY, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Aaron G. Carlson|
|Aaron G. Carlson|
|Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary|