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Total’s culture of innovation can be seen in every phase of the Exploration & Production chain. Because we view that culture as a key driver of competitiveness, we nurture it through ambitious R&D programs and in-house contests. One example is our Best Innovators contest, which rewards the most significant innovations achieved by our teams each year. 

Other ways in which we promote our culture of innovation include supporting our human talent, developing regional research infrastructure and centers of excellence, and teaming up with prestigious partners who bring their high-caliber specialist skills to our projects. The Exploration & Production branch runs seven R&D programs designed to find solutions to any challenge. As for Best Innovators, this annual contest trains a spotlight on the talents of our staff.