Higher commodity prices propelled Noble's profits for the quarter to US$554 million, up from only US$36 million in the same period last year. As promised, the company has not changed its development plans, instead choosing to increase shareholder returns and fine-tune its financial position. Asset sales have sharpened the company's focus on the DJ and Delaware Basin and its assets in the Eastern Mediterranean. Other strategic milestones include more visibility on the marketing of gas from its assets offshore Israel and good progress establishing midstream infrastructure Onshore US. These developments lay the foundations for peer leading production growth in 2019 and beyond.