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.
Project Control deals with measuring and monitoring project performance against baselines to identify deviation so appropriate adjustments can be taken. Professionals in this field analyse cost and schedule trends and develop forecasts to guide the project management team. These specialists typically have a solid background in planning, scheduling, cost control and cost engineering.