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Total Still on Track for North Sea Divestments
Friday, May 22, 2020The sale is moving ahead, although Petrogas is no longer part of the transaction.

Total Ditches Ghana Oil Deal With Occidental
Monday, May 18, 2020Losing the sale is a setback for Oxy, which had earmarked the proceeds to reduce debt after buying Anadarko for $37B last year.

Permian Report Supports View Price Crash Has Passed
Friday, May 15, 2020Check out why pipelines figured prominently in this review of popular downstream-related Rigzone articles this past week.

Qatar Petroleum, Total Ink Mexico Farm-In Deal
Thursday, May 07, 2020Qatar will acquire 30 percent of Total's participating interest in select blocks in the Campeche basin.

Joint Venture Team Wins $365MM Mozambique Contract
Friday, May 01, 2020The contract is for 32 months and includes the construction of a pier bridge and an offloading facility.

A LNG Project Is Mozambique's Coronavirus Epicenter
Tuesday, April 14, 2020Two-thirds of Mozambique's 28 confirmed cases are linked to the site of Total's $23B natural-gas project.

Total to Charter its First LNG-Powered VLCCs
Thursday, April 09, 2020The vessels will be chartered from Malaysian shipowner AET and delivered in 2022.

$30 Oil at Crux of Total's Action Plan
Tuesday, March 24, 2020Total Chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanné said the company faces two short-term crises and one long-term crisis.

Equinor, Partners Complete North Sea Well
Friday, March 06, 2020If the Northern Lights project is sanctioned, the well will be used for injection and storage of CO2.

Cameron LNG's Second Train Begins Commercial Ops
Tuesday, March 03, 2020Train 3 remains on track to start initial LNG production in the second quarter of 2020.

Global Oversupply Equals a Tough Year for LNG Exporters
Friday, February 14, 2020Demand is insufficient to absorb rising global supplies of this super-cold fossil fuel.

Global Oil, Gas Discoveries Hit Four-Year High in 2019
Thursday, February 06, 20202019 was the best since 2015 for new hydrocarbon supplies.

Tullow, Total Plan Sale of Stakes in Kenya Oil Fields
Thursday, January 23, 2020The French energy giant is seeking to sell half of its 25 percent stake in the fields.

Angola's Oil Drilling Ramps Up
Friday, January 17, 2020Angola's ailing oil industry got a shot in the arm this week, with Eni SpA and Total SA both showing their commitment to the OPEC producer.

Oil, Gas Supermajors Living Beyond their Means
Thursday, January 16, 2020Some of the world's largest oil and gas companies are shelling out more to their shareholders than they can afford, according to a new report.

Total to Drill World's Deepest Offshore Well in Angola
Wednesday, January 15, 2020Total SA will drill the world's deepest offshore well in Angola, in waters more than 2 miles deep, as the African country works to reverse years of declining output.

Oil Workers Wanted with More Tech, Less Roughneck
Thursday, January 09, 2020Oil companies are recruiting a different type of worker and in larger numbers.

Offshore Contractors Primed For a Busy 2020
Wednesday, January 08, 2020Some industry insiders have doubts about whether there is sufficient contractor capacity to deal with the expected volume of business.

Apache and Total Hit Oil Pay Offshore Suriname
Tuesday, January 07, 2020Apache and Total on Tuesday reported a significant oil discovery on Block 58 offshore Suriname - and adjacent to Guyana's Stabroek Block.

North Sea Oil Players Share Recruitment Outlook
Thursday, January 02, 2020Rigzone speaks to several North Sea players about their recruitment plans for 2020.

Equinor Signs Global Deal with ABB
Tuesday, December 17, 2019Equinor’s new Aasta Hansteen platform. Photo by Roar Lindefjeld and Bob B. Randulff. Photo copyright Equinor.

Total Eyes Angola Production Hub
Monday, December 16, 2019Total reported Monday that it plans to acquired interests in two offshore Angola licenses and aspires to develop a new production hub in the country's Kwanza Basin.

Schlumberger Unit Wins Anchor Subsea Contract
Friday, December 13, 2019OneSubsea will provide a subsea production system rated up to 20,000 psi. IMAGE SOURCE: Schlumberger

Total Awards Offshore Angola Seismic Survey Contract
Tuesday, December 10, 2019This photo shows autonomous underwater vehicles that Ocean Infinity uses to conduct subsea seismic surveys. PHOTO SOURCE: Ocean Infinity

New Subsea Era Could Begin with Power Tech
Tuesday, December 03, 2019This rendering shows the layout of a subsea substation. IMAGE SOURCE: ABB

Top Upstream Companies in Predictive Maintenance
Tuesday, November 26, 2019GlobalData has identified the 'leading' upstream companies that are adopting predictive maintenance technologies in the oil and gas industry.

Total and ADNOC Plan Seismic Drone Project
Thursday, November 14, 2019The project will use a fleet of drones to drop off thousands of seismic sensors throughout Abu Dhabi and unmanned ground vehicles to retrieve them.

ADNOC Makes LNG Supply Deals with BP and Total
Tuesday, November 12, 2019ADNOC called its new LNG supply agreements with BP and Total 'milestones.' PHOTO SOURCE: ADNOC

EU Majors Take Stakes in Abu Dhabi Oil Bourse
Monday, November 11, 2019BP, Shell and Total are among partners in a new exchange to trade Abu Dhabi's flagship oil grade in what could become a new price benchmark for a fifth of the world's crude.

Saudi Cracker Contract Goes to McDermott
Tuesday, October 22, 2019The Amiral plant reportedly will be one of the world's largest mixed-feed crackers.

Offshore Robot Initiative Wins Pledges from Operators
Monday, October 21, 2019Offshore robot prototypes undergo testing. PHOTO SOURCE: OGTC

Total Makes $600MM Bet on India
Monday, October 14, 2019French energy giant Total SA is spending $600 million to expand its presence in one of the world's fastest-growing natural gas markets.

Brazil Pre-Salt Block Goes to Total-Led Group
Friday, October 11, 2019A consortium of Total, QP and Petronas has won the C-M-541 deep offshore license in Brazil's pre-salt Campos Basin.

What Net Zero Means for UK Oil and Gas
Wednesday, October 02, 2019The push toward Net Zero will have major ramifications for the UK oil and gas sector.

Total Suspends Planned $3.5B Uganda-Tanzania Pipeline
Wednesday, September 04, 2019Total SA has suspended its planned $3.5 billion crude export pipeline from Uganda to Tanzania after the collapse of a deal to buy a stake in Tullow Oil Plc's oil fields in Uganda.

Top 10 Ideal Downstream Employers for 2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019Here is a breakdown of the 10 highest-scoring downstream employers in Rigzone's 2019 Ideal Employer Survey.

Rigzone Survey Highlights Top Companies Amongst Midstream Workers
Tuesday, August 20, 2019Midstream workers select their top companies in Rigzone's 2019 Ideal Employer Survey.

Survey Reveals Top 10 Ideal Upstream Employers for 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019More than 11,000 survey participants selected their favorite upstream employers.

Pacific Drilling Rig Lands US Gulf Work
Tuesday, August 13, 2019Pacific Drilling on Tuesday released its updated fleet status report, which includes a bit of work in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. PHOTO SOURCE: Pacific Drilling

Odfjell Rig Returning to South Africa
Monday, July 15, 2019Total has secured the Deepsea Stavanger for more Block 11B/12B drilling.

Oil, Gas Companies Target of Germany's Carbon Levy Plan
Monday, July 15, 2019Oil and gas companies that supply Europe's biggest energy market fuels for cars, trucks and heating may be soon be required to pay for carbon pollution allowances.

Total Awards Oman Contract to McDermott
Monday, July 15, 2019Total and Oman Oil aim to establish the Middle Eastern country as a regional LNG bunkering hub.

Total Agrees to Buy LNG from Louisiana Facility
Thursday, July 11, 2019The France-based multinational has agreed to buy LNG from the proposed facility and increase its stake in the firm developing it.

Big Oil Plans to Unleash a Flood of Plastic From US Gulf
Wednesday, July 10, 2019The world's biggest oil and chemical companies are about to unleash a tidal wave of plastic raw materials by the mid-2020s.

Total to Lay Off 200 Workers in Denmark
Monday, June 24, 2019French oil major Total will cut 200 jobs as it restructures its Danish North Sea operations.

Anadarko Green Lights Mozambique LNG Project
Wednesday, June 19, 2019Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has given the final go ahead to begin construction of its Area 1 Mozambique LNG project.

Toshiba Pays $815MM to Exit Freeport LNG Plant
Monday, June 03, 2019Toshiba targets complete withdrawal from the LNG business by finalizing the Freeport LNG transfer and expects to take a $859 million writedown.

$200B+ Could Be Invested in US Petchems
Thursday, March 28, 2019Investment amount projected for 15-year period.

Total Tested by Drilling Oil in One of Fastest Ocean Currents
Tuesday, March 26, 2019Total SA's discovery of South Africa's first oil in deep water could prove to be a bonanza for the country - if they're able to solve the engineering challenges of operating in one of the fastest ocean currents in the world.

Maduro Gets Oil Lifeline From Russia
Tuesday, March 05, 2019As PDVSA was running out of an obscure product needed to keep exports flowing in the wake of U.S. sanctions, Russia is coming to the rescue.