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Total in brief

From an Oil and Gas company to the Energy Company 

Total S.A. (Total) is a limited company, established in France in March 1924, and listed on Paris , London, Brussels and New York Exchanges with operations in more than 130 countries and 96,000 employees.

Under different brands, Total, Elf, Elan, AS24, Total is the first largest capitalization on the Euronext Paris and the Euro zone: €93.2 billion ($121 billion) at December 31, 2011.

As the fifth largest publicly-traded integrated international oil and gas company (IOCs) in the worldTotal runs all the activities along the hydrocarbon value chain covering:

 – Upstream, the oil and gas exploration, development and production, liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 40 countries.

 – Downstream, the refining, marketing and the trading and shipping of crude oil and petroleum products

 – Petrochemicals, with base chemicals, fertilizers and specialty chemicals for the industrial and consumer markets such as rubber processing, adhesives, resins and electroplating

Then Total diversified its oil and gas activities for some years to broaden its energy portfolio to:

 – Coal mining

 – Power generation

 – Renewable energies such as solar, biomass and nuclear.

On Upstream, Total produces 2.34 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day and holds 11.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) of proven reserves as of December 31, 2011.

On Downstream Total is the first western European refiner-marketer and first marketer in Africa with a refining capacity of approximately 2.1 million b/d.

Promoting progress and the future of energy, Total stands as an international energy provider.

Total Key Figures

– 2011 Revenues: $240,1 billion

 – 2010 Revenues: $206,9 billion

 – 2009 Revenues: $170,6 billion

 – 2011 Earnings: $14,8 billion

 – 2010 Earnings: $13,3 billion

 – 2009 Earnings: $10,1 billion

 – 2011 Capital Expenditure: $31,8 billion

 – 2010 Capital Expenditure :$21,1 billion

 – 2009 Capital Expenditure: $17,3 billion

Total Projects and Business Highlights

Total’s strategy, is based on a model for sustainable growth combining the acceptability of the operations.

Supported by a long term profitable investment program, Total’s priorities run around:

 – Expanding global oil and gas exploration and production with projects in Canada, Kurdistan and Norway such as Joslyn, ShaMaran and Martin Linge.

 – Strengthening its position as one of the global leaders in the natural gas and  liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets with projects in Australia, Myanmar and USA such as Ichthys, M-11 block, Utica shale gas.

 – Expanding next generation of energy activities (solar, biomass, nuclear)

 – Adapting its refining system to market changes and consolidating its position in the marketing segment in Europe, Mediterranean basin, Africa and Asia with Antwerp Refinery revamping project

 – Developing its chemicals activities, particularly in Asia and the Middle East with projects such as Arzew Petrochemical and SATORP Expansion

 – Pursuing research and development to develop “clean” sources of energy.

 In September 2012, Total announced some adjustments in its positioning in reducing by 20% its exposure in Europe for refining and  Petrochemicals while increasing its presence in Asia and Middle East to benefit from the emerging countries.

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