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Christophe Amadeï

Unconventional Resources



Christophe Amadeï, Director, Unconventionals

After earning a degree from ENSAM (École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers) in 1988 and a post-graduate degree (DESS) from IAE Pau-Bayonne (Institut d’Administration des Entreprises), Christophe began his professional career in the public utilities sector in France and Gabon. In 1991, he joined Total Exploration Production as a Drilling & Wells Engineer in France, then in Great Britain. He held various technical management positions in FP métier in Congo and Nigeria. In 2007 he was appointed director of Operations in Argentina, and in 2010 he joined Total E&P Angola as Block 17 Asset Director.

Christophe heads up the Unconventionals Division of the Operations Development and Support Department, a part of Total Exploration & Production (E&P). This division, established in September 2014, supports E&P subsidiaries as they develop unconventional resources and providing support for operations.

Since January 1, 2017, Unconventionals has been one of the five product lines recently put in place by E&P, alongside Deep Water & Subsea, Offshore Conventional, Onshore Conventional and LNG.

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  • Christophe was responsible for launching the “R&D for the Tight Gas Reservoir” project from 2005 to 2007, a project that resulted in several experiments (the micro-seismic pilot project, multi-fractured horizontal wells, WTLog and more).


Innovation collaborations

  • In 2008 Christophe was awarded an innovation and communication prize for a patent he co-developed with Emmanuel Derbez for Total covering the drilling of “electrical” micro-drains in compact reservoirs.
  • Since 2016 he has chaired the jury for the Best Innovators Competition, whose goal is to shine a light on the innovative solutions developed in-house by E&P employees.


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