Noble Corporation operates as an offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. The company offers contract drilling services for oil and gas wells. Its drilling fleet consists of 14 semisubmersibles, 14 drillships, 49 jackups, and 2 submersibles, as well as 11 units under construction, including 5 ultra-deepwater, harsh environment drillships and 6 heavy-duty, harsh environment jackup rigs. The company also provides services for drilling and workover activities; and undertakes refurbishment projects for rigs, as well as offers personnel necessary to manage and perform the drilling operations from a drilling platform owned by the operator. It conducts its contract drilling operations principally in the United States, Gulf of Mexico, Mexico, Brazil, the North Sea, the Mediterranean, west Africa, the Middle East, India, and the Asian Pacific. The company was founded in 1921 and is based in Baar, Switzerland.