Total in China

09/14/2017
Chine Chine

Total’s operations in China date back more than 35 years, and cover its full business spectrum.

Figures

35+
years in China
4,830
the approximate size of our workforce in the country
240
the approximate number of our service stations in the country

Our businesses in China

  • Exploration & Production
    Exploration & Production
    Exploration & Production
  • Gas & Power
    Gas & Power
    Gas and Power
  • Refining & Chemicals
    Refining & Chemicals
    Refining & Chemicals

We have a 49% interest in the huge South Sulige gas field in Inner Mongolia. With close to 400 wells in production, this field is strategically located in the Ordos Basin, at the crossroads between Turkmenistan’s import gas pipeline and the pipelines supplying Beijing and Shanghai.

We have also formed a number of partnerships with Chinese national companies active in exploration and production outside their home country.

We meet some of China's demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) through long-term contracts and spot sales.

In 2011, we signed a master agreement with ChinaOil, PetroChina's trading arm, to deliver spot LNG as needed to the Rudong and Dalian terminals, located in Jiangsu and Liaoning provinces, respectively.

We also signed a sale and purchase agreement for up to 1 million metric tons a year of LNG with oil company CNOOC. The agreement will remain in force until 2025.

In addition, we sell solid sulfur for fertilizer production, imported from the Middle East.

We have a polystyrene plant in Foshan, in the Guangzhou region, and another in Ningbo, in the Shanghai region, both with a capacity of 200,000 metric tons per year.

We are active in the hydrocarbon resins market through our affiliate Cray Valley HSC.

In specialty chemicals, our affiliate Hutchinson (elastomer processing) has four local facilities, which market sealing, fluid transfer, anti-vibration and transmission products.

We also market petrochemicals sourced from our South Korean joint venture.

  • Marketing & Services
    Marketing & Services
    Marketing & Services
  • New energies
    New energies
    Renewables Energies
  • Trading & Shipping
    Trading & Shipping
    Trading & Shipping

We operate a network of close to 240 service stations in the country.

We produce and market the following products:
- Lubricants for land and marine applications
- Special fluids
- Additives and special fuels
- Jet fuel

Through our affiliate SunPower (57.5%), we hold a 20% interest in the TZS group (Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor), which specializes in the production of wafers (a key component in solar cell manufacture) and solar modules.

Our Saft affiliate (97.12%), which specializes in the design, production and sale of high-tech batteries for industry, has a production facility in Zhuhai and two sales offices.

We also work with China's Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology to develop biofuels and products used in green chemistry.

In China, we market crude oil sourced from West Africa, the Middle East and Abu Dhabi.

  • Exploration & Production
    Exploration & Production
    Exploration & Production
  • Gas & Power
    Gas & Power
    Gas and Power

We have a 49% interest in the huge South Sulige gas field in Inner Mongolia. With close to 400 wells in production, this field is strategically located in the Ordos Basin, at the crossroads between Turkmenistan’s import gas pipeline and the pipelines supplying Beijing and Shanghai.

We have also formed a number of partnerships with Chinese national companies active in exploration and production outside their home country.

We meet some of China's demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) through long-term contracts and spot sales.

In 2011, we signed a master agreement with ChinaOil, PetroChina's trading arm, to deliver spot LNG as needed to the Rudong and Dalian terminals, located in Jiangsu and Liaoning provinces, respectively.

We also signed a sale and purchase agreement for up to 1 million metric tons a year of LNG with oil company CNOOC. The agreement will remain in force until 2025.

In addition, we sell solid sulfur for fertilizer production, imported from the Middle East.

  • Refining & Chemicals
    Refining & Chemicals
    Refining & Chemicals
  • Marketing & Services
    Marketing & Services
    Marketing & Services

We have a polystyrene plant in Foshan, in the Guangzhou region, and another in Ningbo, in the Shanghai region, both with a capacity of 200,000 metric tons per year.

We are active in the hydrocarbon resins market through our affiliate Cray Valley HSC.

In specialty chemicals, our affiliate Hutchinson (elastomer processing) has four local facilities, which market sealing, fluid transfer, anti-vibration and transmission products.

We also market petrochemicals sourced from our South Korean joint venture.

We operate a network of close to 240 service stations in the country.

We produce and market the following products:
- Lubricants for land and marine applications
- Special fluids
- Additives and special fuels
- Jet fuel

  • New energies
    New energies
    Renewables Energies
  • Trading & Shipping
    Trading & Shipping
    Trading & Shipping

Through our affiliate SunPower (57.5%), we hold a 20% interest in the TZS group (Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor), which specializes in the production of wafers (a key component in solar cell manufacture) and solar modules.

Our Saft affiliate (97.12%), which specializes in the design, production and sale of high-tech batteries for industry, has a production facility in Zhuhai and two sales offices.

We also work with China's Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology to develop biofuels and products used in green chemistry.

In China, we market crude oil sourced from West Africa, the Middle East and Abu Dhabi.