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Total Won't Stop Gas Production in Myanmar. Says Abandoning Offshore Field Would Hurt Workers, Cities

Apr 05, 2021

French oil and gas group Total said it would not stop producing gas on its Yadana fields in Myanmar as long as operations remained safe, in part to protect employees there who might otherwise risk repercussions from the military junta.Total has come under pressure from rights groups and Myanmar’s parallel civilian government to review its operations amid allegations its payments on taxes were funding the military-controlled state…

Total Shareholders Support Climate Plan, Rebranding to TotalEnergies

May 28, 2021

Oil and gas group Total won more than 90% backing for its climate plan to gradually reduce its emissions on Friday, when shareholders also voted overwhelmingly in favor of its rebrand as TotalEnergies to mark its shift to renewable energy.Some…

Total, Chevron Stop Payments to Myanmar Junta from Offshore Gas Project

May 27, 2021

French oil and gas group Total and U.S. energy company Chevron have suspended some payments from a gas joint venture that would have reached Myanmar's junta, earning praise from pro-democracy activists for taking an important first step.International…

Actemium, Semco Maritime to Deliver Commissioning Services for Tyra Redevelopment

May 17, 2021

French oil firm Total has awarded a commissioning services contract for its Tyra Redevelopment Project in the Danish North Sea to a consortium comprised of Actemium Oil & Gas Commissioning and Semco Maritime.The Tyra Redevelopment Project is…

Suriname: Total Extends Maersk Drilling Rig Charter

May 12, 2021

French oil firm Total has extended the contract with the Danish drilling contractor Maersk Drilling for the use of the Maersk Developer offshore drilling rig in Suriname.Total, via its Suriname subsidiary Total E&P Suriname, has exercised an…

Total Brings Online Zinia Phase 2 Offshore Angola

May 06, 2021

French oil major Total has started oil production from the Zinia Phase 2 project offshore Angola, connected to the existing Pazflor FPSO.The  Zinia Phase 2 project includes the drilling of nine wells and is expected to reach a production of 40…

Total Returns to Pre-pandemic Profit Levels

Apr 29, 2021

French energy group Total SE posted first-quarter earnings on Thursday close to levels from before the coronavirus pandemic, as higher oil and gas prices boosted its trading business and it increased electricity production.The company, which…

University of Aberdeen, Total, Launch Energy Transition Scholarships

Apr 28, 2021

Energy company Total is funding £46,400 in scholarships for Masters programs at the University of Aberdeen related to the energy transition.The scholarships—which begin in September this year and include one each across the University’s MSc…

Total Declares Force Majeure on $20B Mozambique LNG Project After Attacks

Apr 26, 2021

French energy group Total declared force majeure on its $20 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique and confirmed it had withdrawn all staff from the construction site following insurgent attacks last month.Dozens of civilians…

Myanmar Coup: Right Groups Call on Oil Firm Total to Suspend Payments on Operations

Mar 16, 2021

Total faced calls from rights groups on Tuesday to suspend payments on operations in Myanmar following a coup, after the oil group said it was worried about the situation while also highlighting the importance of its business there.The French company…

Apache, Total Halt Suriname Offshore Drilling due to Pressure

Mar 10, 2021

Oil and gas companies Apache and Total have been forced to stop drilling operations at an offshore well in Suriname due to 'substantial pressure increases.'As announced on January 14, the Keskesi East-1 well discovered oil, volatile oil, and…

DNV GL Secures 3-Year Contract with Total in UK North Sea

Feb 22, 2021

Classification society and quality assurance firm DNV GL has been awarded a three-year contract with Total in the UK to provide various services across the company's UK North Sea assets.DNV GL will provide core services such as verification…

Westwood: Total to Surpass Iberdrola and Ørsted on Renewable Power Capacity by 2030

Feb 15, 2021

French oil giant Total, which is working to transform itself into a wider energy industry company, will outpace green energy majors Iberdrola and Ørsted on renewable power capacity by 2030. This is according to analysis from energy intelligence group Westwood…

Total, GIG JV Secures 1.5 GW Offshore Wind Lease in UK

Feb 08, 2021

French oil major Total, in partnership with Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), has secured rights to a seabed lease for offshore wind development in the UK.The lease is located in the Eastern Regions zone in the Crown Estate’s Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4…

Drilling Deals Confirmed for Two Maersk Rigs in Suriname

Jan 18, 2021

Following a conditional letter of the award signed with the French oil giant Total last November for the supply of two offshore drilling rigs in Suriname, Danish offshore drilling firm Maersk Drilling said Monday Total has firmed up the contracts…

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