Total is not looking at investing in the U.S. shale oil industry when asked whether peer BP’s $10.5 billion acquisition of U.S. shale assets from BHP Billiton. more

Plant Management & Operations

The Nordic country aims to develop a full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) by 2022 as part of its commitment to slow climate change after dropping such a project at its Mongstad refinery in 2013. Norway’s oil and energy ministry said... more


Total, Borealis and NOVA Chemicals have received all regulatory approvals and have closed on their joint venture, which plans to build a petrochemical project on the US Gulf Coast, the companies announced. more


The two objectives of affordability and climate sustainability must be compatible, "which is not so obvious, you know?" Pouyanné continued, citing as an example the continued strength of the coal industry, even as renewables and cleaner forms of... more


Statoil and Total have completed their acquisition of Cobalt International Energy’s 60% operated interest in the North Platte discovery in the US Gulf of Mexico for an aggregate purchase price of USD 339 million. more

Offshore & Marine

Westlake Chemical Corp. will expand capacities for the production of polyvinyl chloride...ExxonMobil's new 1.5-million- ton-per-year ethane cracker at its Baytown, Texas...The Lubrizol Corp. is updating its global expansion program... more


Statoil has acquired Total's equity stake in and take over the operatorships of the Martin Linge Field and the Garantiana discovery on the Norwegian continental shelf. more

Offshore & Marine

Total, Borealis and NOVA Chemicals announced that affiliates of the three companies have signed definitive agreements to form a joint venture in petrochemicals on the U.S. Gulf Coast. more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

Total announces a major oil discovery in the Ballymore prospect, located deep offshore in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (Eastern GoM). more

Offshore & Marine

An auction of deepwater oil and gas fields in Mexico this month may prove the last major opportunity for President Enrique Pena Nieto’s government to capitalize on its opening of the energy sector, the central plank of its economic agenda. more

Drilling & Exploration

Total announces that it has taken the investment decision for the first large-scale development phase of the Libra project, located deep offshore, 180 kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, in the pre-salt area of the Santos Basin in Brazil. more

Offshore & Marine

Wood Group has been awarded a five year, multi-million contract by Total, which includes the option for two, one-year extensions. more

Maintenance & Reliability

Total SA expects production soon from its 225,500-barrel-per-day (bpd) Port Arthur, Texas, refinery. more


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