Total in Argentina

09/10/2019
Argentine Argentine

We have been active in Argentina since 1978, in particular in gas exploration and production. In fact, we are one of the country's top gas operators. We also market lubricants and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
Through our affiliates, we support many local economic and social development initiatives.

Figures

1978
the year we first began operating in the country
1 122
Group employees in Argentina
25 %
proportion of gas production operated by our Group in the country

Our businesses in Argentina

  • Exploration & Production
    Exploration & Production
    Exploration & Production
  • New energies
    New energies
    Renewable energies
  • Refining & Chemicals
    Refining & Chemicals
    Refining & Chemicals

Our affiliate Total Austral operates 25% of Argentina’s gas production, in two basins, Neuquén and Tierra del Fuego.

In Tierra del Fuego, on South America's southernmost tip, we operate (37.5%):
- The Cuenca Marina Austral 1 (CMA-1) concession, currently in production, which consists of the onshore Ara and Cañadon Alfa Complex fields and the offshore Hidra, Carina and Aries, and Vega Pleyade fields.  
- The CAM-2B exploration license covering the Leo and Carina Norte/Carina Sudeste blocks.

In Neuquén, on the northwestern tip of Patagonia, we operate:
- The Aguada Pichana Este/Vaca Muerta (41.00%), Aguada Pichana Este/Mulichinco (27.27%) and Aguada San Roque (24.71%) conventional gas blocks, currently in production.
- Exploration licenses to appraise shale oil and gas potential in the Rincón la Ceniza (45.00%), La Escalonada (45.00%) and Pampa las Yeguas II (50%) blocks.

We also hold interests in the following fields:
- Sierra Chata (2.51%), currently in production.
- Aguada Pichana Oeste (25.00%), currently in production.
- Aguada de Castro (25.00%), currently in production.
- Veta Escondida/Rincón de Aranda (45.00%), currently under exploration.
- Cerro las Minas (25.00%), currently under exploration.
 

In Argentina, we generate low-carbon electricity from wind and solar energy through our affiliate Total Eren, in which we hold a 33.86% indirect interest.

Directly or through third parties, we market polyethylene and polypropylene produced in Europe and the United States. We also market petrochemicals sourced from our Qatari joint venture.

  • Gas & Power
    Gas & Power
    Gas and Power
  • Marketing & Services
    Marketing & Services
    Marketing & Services
  • Trading & Shipping
    Trading & Shipping
    Trading & Shipping

Our local affiliate markets the natural gas that we produce in Argentina, coordinates the sale of our natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production in the Southern Cone and develops marketing opportunities for gas produced by third parties.

We produce and market petroleum products and related services, including:
- Lubricants for land and marine applications.
- Bottled and bulk liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
- Special fluids.
- Additives and special fuels.

Our local affiliate markets its crude oil production on the Argentine market. 

  • Exploration & Production
    Exploration & Production
    Exploration & Production
  • New energies
    New energies
    Renewable energies

Our affiliate Total Austral operates 25% of Argentina’s gas production, in two basins, Neuquén and Tierra del Fuego.

In Tierra del Fuego, on South America's southernmost tip, we operate (37.5%):
- The Cuenca Marina Austral 1 (CMA-1) concession, currently in production, which consists of the onshore Ara and Cañadon Alfa Complex fields and the offshore Hidra, Carina and Aries, and Vega Pleyade fields.  
- The CAM-2B exploration license covering the Leo and Carina Norte/Carina Sudeste blocks.

In Neuquén, on the northwestern tip of Patagonia, we operate:
- The Aguada Pichana Este/Vaca Muerta (41.00%), Aguada Pichana Este/Mulichinco (27.27%) and Aguada San Roque (24.71%) conventional gas blocks, currently in production.
- Exploration licenses to appraise shale oil and gas potential in the Rincón la Ceniza (45.00%), La Escalonada (45.00%) and Pampa las Yeguas II (50%) blocks.

We also hold interests in the following fields:
- Sierra Chata (2.51%), currently in production.
- Aguada Pichana Oeste (25.00%), currently in production.
- Aguada de Castro (25.00%), currently in production.
- Veta Escondida/Rincón de Aranda (45.00%), currently under exploration.
- Cerro las Minas (25.00%), currently under exploration.
 

In Argentina, we generate low-carbon electricity from wind and solar energy through our affiliate Total Eren, in which we hold a 33.86% indirect interest.

  • Refining & Chemicals
    Refining & Chemicals
    Refining & Chemicals
  • Gas & Power
    Gas & Power
    Gas and Power

Directly or through third parties, we market polyethylene and polypropylene produced in Europe and the United States. We also market petrochemicals sourced from our Qatari joint venture.

Our local affiliate markets the natural gas that we produce in Argentina, coordinates the sale of our natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) production in the Southern Cone and develops marketing opportunities for gas produced by third parties.

  • Marketing & Services
    Marketing & Services
    Marketing & Services
  • Trading & Shipping
    Trading & Shipping
    Trading & Shipping

We produce and market petroleum products and related services, including:
- Lubricants for land and marine applications.
- Bottled and bulk liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
- Special fluids.
- Additives and special fuels.

Our local affiliate markets its crude oil production on the Argentine market.