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Total engages in all aspects of the petroleum industry covering oil and gas exploration and production, refining, marketing and shipping of crude oil and petroleum products. It produces petrochemicals, fertilizers and specialty chemicals for the industrial and consumer markets. The Chemicals segment is organized into the Base Chemicals and Specialties activities. Total

 

In petrochemicals, Total’s objective is to “reinforce its position among the leaders in petrochemicals” by combining targeted growth with enhanced productivity at its existing large sites.

 

In the more mature markets, Total intends to improve the competitiveness of its existing large sites. In the faster growing Asian markets, Total’s strategy is to expand its activities, either from plants located within the more dynamic markets or from sites located in countries benefiting from favourable access to raw materials.

 

Elements of the overall strategy for the company include step up development of LNG and heavy oil; adjust to the new world energy environment, where oil and gas prices are high and new competitors are emerging; and invest and innovate to meet constantly growing oil and gas demand.

 

Total will also enhance the energy efficiency of its processes and help to diversify energy sources. It will combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and devising new solutions, such as CO2 capture and sequestration.

 

With headquarters in Paris, France, Total has around 95,000 employees and sales of €159bn in 2010. The Chemical segment had sales of €15bn and employed 44,667 people.

 

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Key Personnel

 

Chairman: Thierry Desmarest

Chief executive officer: Christophe de Margerie

Vice-chairman and president (chemicals): Francois Cornelis

Chief financial officer: Patrick de la Chevardiere

Chief information officer: Patrick Hereng

CEO (Total Petrochemical US): Geoffroy Petit

Company secretary: Charles Paris de Bollardière

Chairman and CEO (Hutchinson, Total Chemicals): Jacques Maigné

Chairman and CEO (Bostik, Total Chemicals): Bernard Pinatel

President (HR and corporate communications): Jean-Jacques Guilbaud

President (Exploration & Production): Yves-Louis Darricarrere

President (Gas & Power): Philippe Boisseau

President (Middle East): Ladislas Paszkiewicz

President (Refining & Marketing): Michel Benezit
President (Strategy & Risk assessment): Bruno Weymuller
Managing director (UK): Andrew Ritchie

Senior VP (Middle East, Total Exploration & Production): Arnaud Breuillac

Senior VP (strategy, business development and R&D): Patrick Pouyanne

Senior VP (finance, economics & information systems): Olivier Cleret de Langavant

Senior VP (HR): Isabelle Gaildraud

Senior VP (development & operations): Michel Hourcard

Senior VP (Geosciences): Marc Blaizot

Senior VP (operations): Pierre Bang

 

 

Contacts

 

4/8 cours Michelet
La Defense 10
92800 Puteaux
France

 

Tel.: +33 149 00 8080
Fax: +33 149 00 8396

 

www.total.com

Total Company Structure

Total engages in all aspects of the petroleum industry, including upstream operations (oil and gas exploration, development and production, LNG) and downstream operations (refining, marketing and the trading and shipping of crude oil and petroleum products).Total also produces base chemicals (petrochemicals and fertilizers) and specialty chemicals for the industrial and consumer markets (rubber processing, adhesives, resins and electroplating). In addition, Total has interests in the coal mining and power generation sectors.
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Total Strategy & Financial Highlights

Total’s company strategy is to continue to grow its production profitably; step up development of LNG and heavy oil, in its fastest-growing segments; adjust to the new world energy environment, where oil and gas prices are high and new competitors are emerging, and to changing demand; invest and innovate to meet constantly growing oil and gas demand; enhance the energy efficiency of its processes; help to diversify energy sources; improve its customers’ energy use; combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and devising new solutions, such as CO2 capture and sequestration; reduce the impact of its production and transportation operations on the air, water and soil; reduce the noise, visual and olfactory disamenities caused by its operations; and maintain biodiversity. (Edited from annual report and company website). ICIS also provides you with key financial data listed in table form. More about Total Strategy & Financial Highlights

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