Noble Corporation plc is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. The company provides drilling services to customers worldwide, including national and independent oil and gas companies. Noble Corporation operates a fleet of 24 offshore drilling units, consisting of 12 drillships and semisubmersibles and 12 jackups. The company's drilling units are capable of drilling in water depths ranging from 30 feet to more than 10,000 feet. Noble Corporation was founded in 1921 as Samedan Oil Corporation and is headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas.