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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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Improving safety and performance in drilling operations using digitization and artificial intelligence

Drill Wells Safely

Spanning every type of play and geological environment, our teams boast long-standing recognized expertise in well drilling and construction

Drill pipes - Exploration Production - Total

Drilling in an HP/HT Environment

Leveraging our expertise to overcome the challenge of new reservoirs in Brunei with a pressure in excess of 17,000 psi and a downhole temperature of 165°C

Absheron, Azerbaijan - Exploration Production - Total

A "Two-in-One" Well for Absheron

Bringing this gas field onstream early and at lower cost through a concurrent and dynamic appraisal of the reservoir extension with a view to future development phases

Drill pipes - Exploration Production - Total

Horizontal Drilling

Develop horizontal drilling technology that facilitate oil and gas recovery

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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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Our achievements and solutions to a range of challenges
Discours de Anne-Marie Idrac lors de l'assemblée générale 2016 de Total au Palais des Congrès - Exploration-Production - Total

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Our participation to the major oil & gas events

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Our papers published in professional organizations of the oil & gas sector

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Nicolas Baudouin

Drilling & Wells

Patrick Oghittu

Drilling & Wells

George Oommen

Drilling & Wells