2012 Anadarko Petroleum Corp. v. Noble Drilling (U.S.) L.L.C
In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore presiding. DLS defended Noble Drilling (U.S.) L.L.C., a subsidiary of Noble Corporation, one of the largest offshore-drilling contractors in the world. Anadarko Petroleum Company sought a declaratory judgment that a temporary moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico released Anadarko from its contractual obligations with Noble. Noble filed counterclaims for breach-of-contract damages in excess of $100 million. The matter was settled on confidential terms.