Noble Energy will abandon well off Nicaragua after disappointment

|About: Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL)|By:, SA News Editor

Noble Energy (NBL -0.2%) says a deepwater exploration well offshore Nicaragua did not find an accumulation of oil or other hydrocarbons, and NBL will plug and abandon the operations.

The Paraiso-1 was NBL's first deepwater well drilled in offshore Nicaragua and tested a new frontier exploration concept for this region.

NBL also says total company exploration expenses for Q4 are expected in the $225M-$265M range.