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. We lead community outreach initiatives in the country, with a focus on health, education and safety, as well as cultural sponsorship initiatives.

Figures

35+
years in China
3,840
the approximate size of our workforce in the country
245
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
  • Marketing & Services
    Marketing & Services
    Marketing & Services

We have a 49% interest in the huge South Sulige gas field in Inner Mongolia. With more than 500 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 also operate (49%) the Taiyang PSC deep offshore exploration license.

Lastly, we have 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, the agreements we signed included 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, as well as a sale and purchase agreement for up to 1 million metric tons a year of LNG with oil company CNOOC until 2023.

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

We operate a network of nearly 245 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

In addition, through our local affiliate we own three lubricant blending plants, located in Tianjin, Zhenjiang and Guangzhou.

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

Through our Sunpower affiliate's (56.26%) partnership with TZS group (Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor, specialized in the production of wafers), local authorities, the grid operator and state investment firms, we hold interests in two joint ventures: CCPV (25%), located in Inner Mongolia, and DZS (15%), located in Sichuan province. CCPV provides power supply systems for projects connected to the grid, while DZS specializes in solar cell production.

Our Saft affiliate (100%), 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.
 

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 has four local facilities, which market sealing, fluid transfer, anti-vibration and transmission products.

We also market petrochemicals sourced from our Qatari joint venture.

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 more than 500 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 also operate (49%) the Taiyang PSC deep offshore exploration license.

Lastly, we have 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, the agreements we signed included 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, as well as a sale and purchase agreement for up to 1 million metric tons a year of LNG with oil company CNOOC until 2023.

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

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

We operate a network of nearly 245 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

In addition, through our local affiliate we own three lubricant blending plants, located in Tianjin, Zhenjiang and Guangzhou.

Through our Sunpower affiliate's (56.26%) partnership with TZS group (Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor, specialized in the production of wafers), local authorities, the grid operator and state investment firms, we hold interests in two joint ventures: CCPV (25%), located in Inner Mongolia, and DZS (15%), located in Sichuan province. CCPV provides power supply systems for projects connected to the grid, while DZS specializes in solar cell production.

Our Saft affiliate (100%), 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.
 

  • Refining & Chemicals
    Refining & Chemicals
    Refining & Chemicals
  • Trading & Shipping
    Trading & Shipping
    Trading & Shipping

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 has four local facilities, which market sealing, fluid transfer, anti-vibration and transmission products.

We also market petrochemicals sourced from our Qatari joint venture.

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