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Total in Talks to Sell North Sea Assets

Dec 21, 2018

French energy giant Total is in advanced talks with privately owned firms Albion Energy and First Alpha Energy Capital on the sale of some of its British North Sea assets, two industry sources said.In July, four banking sources told Reuters…

Total Ramps Up Mauritania Offshore Assets

Dec 13, 2018

French supermajor Total SA has been awarded two new blocks covering 14,175 square kilometers, offshore Mauritania by the natural resource-rich country's Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mines hence boosting the integrated oil and gas company's…

Total Wins Contracts for Two Blocks Off Mauritania

Dec 12, 2018

French energy company Total has strengthened its position in Mauritania by winning contracts for two new exploration blocks.'Total and the Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Mines of Mauritania have signed an agreement awarding Total two new…

Total Invites Activists to Drilling Site Off French Guyana

Dec 11, 2018

Total invited environmental activists on Tuesday to visit a planned offshore drilling site in French Guyana and said the project would not endanger coral reefs in the region.The firm said it was ready to start exploration around 150 km (93 miles)…

Total Denied Permit to Drill Amazon Basin

Dec 07, 2018

Brazil environmental regulator Ibama on Friday said it had denied a permit to French oil major Total SA to drill in the environmentally sensitive Foz do Amazonas Basin for a fifth and final time.Ibama said in a statement that it agreed with…

CNPC Replacing Total in South Pars Gas Project

Nov 26, 2018

China’s state-owned CNPC has replaced France’s Total in Iran's multibillion-dollar South Pars gas project, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said, according to the semi-official news agency ICANA on Sunday.'China's CNPC has officially replaced…

Total Launches $16 Bln Project Offshore Angola

Nov 12, 2018

Africa's second largest crude producer Angola and France's Total officially inaugurated a new deep-sea oil field worth $16 billion in the Atlantic approximately 260 kilometers from the capital Luanda.The Angolan State Minister for Economic and Social Development…

Life Extension for Total's Skirne and Byggve

Oct 30, 2018

Petroleum Safety Authority Norway has greenlighted Total E & P Norge AS (Total) to use Skirne and Byggve off Norway beyond the originally planned operational life to March 2024.Skirne, including the Byggve deposit, is in the central North Sea at 120 meters water depth…

Total and CNOOC Strengthen LNG Partnership

Oct 22, 2018

French energy group Total and China's CNOOC have strengthened their existing partnership in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector to increase their output, the companies said on Monday.Total and CNOOC said they had agreed to increase the contract volume from 1 million tons per annum (Mtpa) to 1…

Total, India's Adani Join Hands in LNG Sector

Oct 18, 2018

French energy major Total and Adani Group have signed an agreement to jointly develop multi energy offers to the Indian energy market. This cooperation includes Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Fuel Retail.The Adani Group is an Indian private…

Total Buys Chevron's Interest in Danish Underground Consortium

Sep 25, 2018

French oil and gas major Total said it has agreed to take all of Chevron's share capital in the Danish Underground Consortium (DUC), which will increase its stake in the project and expand its North Sea presence.The acquisition comes a day after…

Total Makes Major Offshore UK Gas Discovery

Sep 24, 2018

French oil and energy group Total said on Monday it had made a major gas discovery on the Glendronach prospect, located off the coast of the Shetland islands in the North Sea.Total said preliminary tests on the new gas discovery confirmed good reservoir quality…

US Drillers Add Oil Rigs for Third Consecutive Week

Apr 20, 2018

U.S. energy companies added oil rigs for a third week in a row as energy firms follow through on plans to spend more on drilling this year with crude prices near three-year highs.Drillers added five oil rigs in the week to April 20, bringing the total count to 820…

Total resumes Elgin production

Mar 11, 2013

Total announces the restart of production on the Elgin/Franklin area on 9 March 2013, following the approval of the safety case by the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE).Production resumes gradually and should soon reach close to 70,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed…

Total signs 20-year LNG export pact

Dec 18, 2012

Sabine Pass LNG2MPTA will be bought from Sabine LiquefactionCheniere Energy Partners announced that its subsidiary Sabine Pass Liquefaction has entered into a liquefied natural gas sale and purchase agreement (SPA) with Total Gas & Power North America…

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