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Total handed Martin Linge orders

May 11, 2017

Norway’s Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) has issued an order to Total E&P Norge after an audit of the Martin Linge development in the Norwegian North Sea. Total has until 29 May to comply. An audit of the Martin Linge project was conducted by the PSA from 28-30 March 2017…

Total signs Senegal agreements

May 02, 2017

French major Total has signed two agreements with Senegal, allowing the firm to explore in Senegal’s deep and ultra-deep offshore. “These agreements are part of the company's strategy to carry out exploration activities in new deepwater…

Fatalities on Total's Martin Linge project

May 01, 2017

Six people have been killed and more injured after a crane fell down in a South Korean shipyard at the site of Total's Martin Linge platform construction.  According to news agency Reuters, six people were killed in the accident and more than 20 injured…

Total, Petrobras ink $2.2 billion deals

Mar 01, 2017

Petrobras and Total have signed deals worth US$2.2 billion that will see Total take stakes in a number of Brazilian offshore fields and an onshore plant. Petrobras has agreed to give Total 22.5% in the Iara concession area, containing the Sururu…

Total sells Gabon assets to Perenco

Feb 27, 2017

Oil major Total has agreed to sell stakes and transfer operatorship in a number of fields offshore Gabon to French independent Perenco. The deal includes the sale of Total's 100%-owned affiliate Total Participations Petrolières Gabon…

Total, Petrobras form exploration pact

Dec 22, 2016

Total and Petrobras have agreed to work together on exploration and upstream technology, which will see Total become a partner on two pre-salt licenses in the Santos Basin. Image from Total. The licenses are the BMS-11 license…

NADL, Total ink West Phoenix deal

Nov 02, 2016

North Atlantic Drilling (NADL) was awarded a 90-day contract from Total E&P UK Ltd. for the West Phoenix semisubmersible to work in the United Kingdom, West of Shetland. The total backlog for the contract is estimated at US$17 million…

Emerson inks Total global safety deal

Aug 15, 2016

Total E&P Services awarded Emerson a 10-year contract to provide control and safety system maintenance services that will support Total’s global upstream oil and gas operations. The 10-year frame agreement is part of Total’s Integrated Control and Safety Systems standardization strategy…

Total, CNPC extend collaboration efforts

Mar 22, 2016

France’s Total and China’s China National Petroleum Co. (CNPC) signed a strategic cooperation agreement to extend the two companies’ existing collaboration. The agreement was signed on 20 March between Patrick Pouyanné, chairman and CEO of Total…

Total moves in deepwater Sri Lanka

Feb 26, 2016

The government of Sri Lanka gas signed a joint study agreement (JSA) with French major Total covering two ultra-deep exploration blocks offshore its east coast.  The study's objective is to explore the two offshore blocks (JS5 and JS6) for hydrocarbons…

Total nets $10.5 bn, reduces 2016 capex

Feb 11, 2016

Total may have taken an 18% hit in its net income compared to 2014, but the French company said it was “the best performance among the majors.” Image of Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne. From Total Twitter…

Total fined for 2012 Elgin leak

Dec 22, 2015

Total's UK subsidiary (Total E&P UK Ltd) has been fined a record £1.125 million (US$1.67 million) after it admitted failures that led to largest release of gas on record from the Elgin offshore platform in 2012. The fine was passed down by the Sheriff Court in Aberdeen…

Dalia 1A boosts Total's Angola output

Jul 21, 2015

French oil major Total has started production from its Dalia Phase 1A project, boosting the firm’s deep water Block 17 offshore Angola production by some 30,000 b/d. The Dalia Phase 1A project involves drilling of seven infill wells,…

Total reaches 2 billion bbl off Angola

May 27, 2015

Total achieved a milestone of producing a cumulative 2 billion bbl from its operated deep offshore Block 17 located 150km off the coast of Angola, Africa. CLOV. From Total. With the recent start up of CLOV…

Total, BP report better than expected results

Apr 28, 2015

BP and Total beat analysts’ predictions by reporting better than expected results this morning, despite consistently low oil prices.  French oil major Total saw its fastest production growth in more than a decade and gains in its refining…

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