Mr. Noble, age 49, founded NRI in November 1997 and has more than 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He studied geology at the University of Texas in Austin until 1985 when he joined his father’s oil and gas company, Noble Producing, Inc. At Noble Producing, Inc., Mr. Noble participated in all phases of the upstream oil and natural gas industry. In 1997, Mr. Noble founded Noble Royalties, Inc.
NRI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas with an additional office in Houston, Texas, and is a niche energy company that does not drill or operate. Instead, NRI specializes in acquiring valuable mineral, royalty and overriding royalty properties.