Predominantly a nuclear energy producer, France has very few natural energy resources, and its energy sector is primarily focused on electricity generation. However, France is a major importer of oil, which accounted for 65% of total net imports in 2004, from such key fossil-fuel suppliers as Saudi Arabia and the Russian Federation. The country's natural gas supply has grown steadily, with resources coming into the country from Europe, North Africa and Russia. Headquartered in Paris, Total S.A. is the fifth largest publicly traded oil and gas company in the world and is a significant international offshore player.
The Commercial Manager is tasked with developing and implementing the commercial strategy for an organization. They help identify and develop business opportunities, managing projects from inception to conception. Commercial Management is a vital component of an oil and gas company ensuring the organization grows in line with the business strategy while maximizing commercial interest and profitability.