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.
Structural engineering is a field focusing on the analysis, design or evaluation of structures that are required to support or resist a load. This can include buildings, towers, bridges, dams, or structures such as oil rigs. Structural engineering ensures that throughout the stresses and pressures of the environment, structures will remain safe, stable and secure.