Gov. Hickenlooper and Noble Energy Celebrate Grand Opening of New Operations Center in Greeley, Colorado
Major gift Presented to Two Weld County School Districts
Today, Noble Energy, Inc. (Noble), along with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and U.S. Congressman Cory Gardner celebrated the grand opening of its new 66,500-square-foot operations center in the Highpointe Business Park.
Located on 23 acres, the office serves as a home base for more than 300 Noble employees supporting the company’s Denver Julesburg (DJ) Basin operations.
“We are looking forward to our expanded role in the
Greeley community,” said Ted Brown, Senior VP of the Northern Region of Noble. “The opening of this operations center further demonstrates our commitment to our leadership role in developing the Niobrara formation and continuing to partner with the City of Greeley and the surrounding communities.”
Today’s festivities, hosted by Noble Chairman and CEO Chuck Davidson, included a ribbon cutting ceremony, tour of the office facilities, including the new, state-of-the-art control room and a $5 million check presentation to two Weld County school districts for a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) School Bus Project.
“This facility is a testament to our commitment here in the Greeley area and in Northern Colorado,” said Davidson. “Today is also a special opportunity for us to announce a five-year commitment to the Weld County schools totaling $5 million towards CNG buses and CNG fueling infrastructure, which we
believe will be a tremendous benefit for the
school districts and community.”
In addition to Governor John Hickenlooper, Congressman Cory Gardner, Greeley Mayor Tom Norton and members of the Northern Colorado business community attended the event.
“In any industry there are good companies, bad companies and a few great companies. Noble has been on the cutting edge, leading the way in responsible energy development,” said Gov. Hickenlooper. “Colorado, in the next five to seven years, has a legitimate chance to be completely energy sufficient and become a net exporter of energy. There are not too many states that can say that.”
“Noble Energy has a long and proud involvement in the DJ Basin. Today is bigger than Greeley, bigger than Weld County and bigger than Colorado,” said Cory Gardner. “This is about a commitment to quality energy. We can produce this energy in our own backyards and that sends a message that this work can proudly be done by local people in America.”
For Greeley and the surrounding areas, the opening of this new office demonstrates the critical role that the DJ Basin continues to play in domestic energy development.
Noble Energy is a great partner in the community and we very much appreciate their long-term approach to oil and gas development,” Mayor Norton said. “We believe this is a long-term investment and we appreciate what they’re doing and how they’re doing it.”