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Exploration & Production conducts Total’s oil and natural gas exploration, development and production operations. We do this more safely, efficiently and innovatively, in order to meet the needs of a growing world population and provide affordable, reliable and clean energy for the longer term. Total, one of the leading companies in deep offshore and liquefied natural gas, with strong positions in the Middle East, Africa and the North Sea, produced 3 million barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2019.

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Sismage screens - Exploration Production - Total

The Keys to High-Potential Exploration

Our careful selection of high-potential prospects, with economic profitability criteria considered very early in the process, gives us balanced exposure to risk and optimizes value creation.


From seismic interpretation to reservoir model


Condensing gas field treatment plant - Incahuasi, Bolivia - Exploration Production - Total

Incahuasi, Bolivia

Foothills, a technological challenge in Bolivia: meet Marco António Chávez



The High Performance Computing or Pangea high performance supercomputer is the high-performance computing system of the Scientific and Technical Center of Pau. It has been upgraded this year to save time and precision in basement modeling and simulation of reservoir behavior - Exploration Production - Total

Pangea III

First industrial supercomputer and 11th most powerful computer in the world, Pangea III multiplies the Group's computing power by 5

Reservoir modelization and satellite images wall at CSTJF in Pau

Basin Mastering

Our strategy is based on the study of key petroleum basins to ensure a strong and well-balanced exploration portfolio

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Johan Sverdrup platform, North Sea, Norway - Exploration & Production - Total

Johan Sverdrup, Norway

The giant oil field starts Phase 1 production
FPSO at sea, Kaombo, Angola - Exploration Production - Total

Kaombo, Angola

One of Total’s greatest technical feats ever
Champ de forage Las Caeceles - Vaca Muerta - Argentine - Exploration Production - Total

Vaca Muerta, Argentina

Key project to our future growth strategy in unconventional resources in South America
The FPSO Egina leaving South Korea to join the block OML 130, Nigeria - Exploration & Production - Total

Egina, Nigeria

Our largest oil and gas development project in the country

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Discours de Anne-Marie Idrac lors de l'assemblée générale 2016 de Total au Palais des Congrès - Exploration-Production - Total

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