R&D - The driving force behind Total’s competitiveness
Our R&D strategy is based on anticipation, the selectivity of research projects, partnerships with the most prominent actors and rapid implementation of operational pilots.
In order to identify in advance the disruptive technologies of the future, we have organized and developed seven Research & Development programs. Focused around themes that are of strategical importance for the Group's competitiveness, these programs are deployed across our regional centers of R&D excellence, including the Centre Technique et Scientifique Jean-Féger (CSTJF) in Pau, France, and Total Research Center Qatar (TRC-Q).
New means of geophysical acquisition, the processing of data to obtain subsoil images that are as realistic as possible, the enhancement of reservoir modeling and simulation tools and the development of improved recovery technologies are an integral part of everyday life of our 300 researchers to develop even more advanced knowledge in the Oil & Gas industry.