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Investing in R&D to design tomorrow's oil & gas technologies

Producing more economically and more responsibly is now a priority for Total. For this reason, we are pursuing an ambitious innovation strategy, as reflected in our high level of investment in Research & Development (R&D). Our goal is twofold: to fuel our ambition of becoming the responsible energy major, and to stay on the cusp of emerging technological breakthroughs so we are can seize development opportunities created by a changing energy mix.

Our seven R&D programs are geared to topics strategic for our competitiveness and organized such that they can identify tomorrow’s technological disruptions as soon as they start to happen. Our 300 researchers based in specialized regional centers of R&D excellence established near the competency hubs of the Oil & Gas industry are backed by partnerships with prominent players in academia, research institutes and industry to gain access to leading edge knowledge.