8-K 1 nblx-20190812x8k.htm 8-K Document

Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 9, 2019
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter) 
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1001 Noble Energy Way,
Houston, Texas
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
Terry R. Gerhart and John C. Nicholson each resigned on Friday, August 9, 2019, as, respectively, a director and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, of Noble Midstream GP LLC, the general partner (the “General Partner”) of Noble Midstream Partners LP (the “Partnership”), in order to pursue other business opportunities. Both resigned amicably and not because of any disagreement with the General Partner or the Partnership relating to any operations, policies or practices of the General Partner or the Partnership.
Brent J. Smolik will continue to manage the Partnership and has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the General Partner effective August 11, 2019. The Partnership Head of Operations and Head of Projects will report to Mr. Smolik. Mr. Smolik is currently a director of the General Partner and President and Chief Operating Officer of Noble Energy, Inc., positions he has held since November 2018. Before joining Noble Energy in 2018, Mr. Smolik served as president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of EP Energy Corporation and EP Energy LLC from 2012 to 2017.  He previously served as executive vice president of El Paso Corporation and president of the El Paso Exploration & Production Company. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Smolik served as president of ConocoPhillips Canada and Burlington Resources Canada.  From 1990 to 2004, he served in a variety of engineering and asset management positions of increasing responsibility for Burlington Resources Inc., including chief engineer.  He began his career with ARCO Oil and Gas in 1984. Mr. Smolik holds a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Partnership has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
By: Noble Midstream GP, LLC,
       Its General Partner
August 12, 2019
/s/ Aaron G. Carlson
Aaron G. Carlson
General Counsel and Secretary