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Bernard Quoix

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Bernard Quoix, head of Total E&P Rotating Machinery Department

Bernard Quoix graduated from ENSEM in Nancy (École nationale supérieure d’électricité et de mécanique) in 1978 and then completed his engineering education at ENSPM (École nationale supérieure du pétrole et des moteurs) in Paris, specializing in internal combustion engines.

Bernard Quoix is head of Total E&P Rotating Machinery Department since November 2003. He started his career in 1979 within Total Operations in the North Sea, in charge of the MCP01 turbocompressors project. From 1986 to 1989, he joined Turbomeca Industrial Division as head of Engineering. After working as assistant manager of the engines testing facilities for Renault car manufacturer, he joined Elf Aquitaine and eventually Total, mainly involved in all aspects of turbomachines for new oil and gas field development, commissioning and start-up, bringing his expertise to Total’s operations worldwide.



  • Bernard Quoix is a member of the Turbomachinery Advisory Committee from Texas A&M in Houston since 2005, President of European Turbine Network (ETN) since 2010, and Vice-President of Association française de mécanique (AFM), based in Paris, since 2013. He was recently nominated Senior Fellow of Total (October 2015) in the area of Rotating Machinery by Total’s CEO.

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