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Noble Energy announces 60 layoffs in Houston and Denver, none in Weld County

Catherine Sweeney
csweeney@greeleytribune.com

Noble Energy announced 60 layoffs in Denver and Houston on Monday.

"Workforce reductions occurred primarily in Houston and five in Denver," according to the statement.

Noble laid off employees in exploration, geoscience and support positions. No Weld County employees were cut.

The Houston-based energy company reported in September the layoffs were coming.

There were two layoffs last year that amounted to a total of 45 employees lost from the Greeley operations out of hundreds of other layoffs throughout the country.

The company's first round of layoffs came in April 2015, when it laid off 20 employees at its northern Colorado operations, the headquarters of which are located in southwest Greeley. Another 200 were laid off from other areas across the country in which it operates.

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Last November, the company shaved another 25 from its Greeley workforce, part of a 180-employee layoff, including 45 in Denver.

A company earnings release in August revealed a bit more of a commitment to Weld County operations. The company stated it was working to consolidate its efforts on its onshore operations in two pet areas in the United States — Weld County and Texas. In the company's second-quarter earnings news release, the company reported it planned to put 80 percent of its global capital budget — about $400 million to $450 million in the third quarter — this year in those two areas. The plan for both areas was to run two drilling rigs in each area through the end of the year.