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A past drilling pioneer with Measurement While Drilling (MWD), we can take credit for several major technological breakthroughs in the field of drilling. And we intend to remain at the technological forefront to ensure we can seize new development opportunities in every type of play: deep offshore, foothills, abrupt margins, pre-salt basins, carbonate reservoirs and unconventional resources, mature fields, HPHT (high pressure high temperature).

Our expertise is rooted in an integrated chain of skilled professionals. We develop new drilling technology to operate in even the most complex environments, always with the same objective: to drill productive wells faster and more cost-effectively, without compromising safety.

Drilling wells safely & cost-effectively

Whether it involves exploration, appraisal or development, our teams boast long-standing, industry-recognized expertise in well drilling and construction, spanning every stage of a field’s life and every type of play and geological environment


Drillers, data scientists and developers work in Agile mode to deploy new monitoring and advanced analysis solutions, including predictive analysis

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


Early Kick Detection

Using IT to predict influx events before occurrence to maximize the safety of our operations

Drill pipes - Exploration Production - Total

Horizontal Drilling

Develop horizontal drilling technology that facilitate oil and gas recovery

The FPSO Kaombo Sul sailing to Angola - Exploration & Production - Total

Kaombo, Angola

With oil reserves situated at depths of up to 1,950 meters and spread across 800 square kilometers, Kaombo is one of Total’s greatest technical feats ever