Total at a Glance: Fourth-Largest Global Oil and Gas Company


Supplying affordable energy to a growing population, addressing climate change and meeting new customer expectations are the three main challenges Total must meet as an energy major.

That is what guides what we do. With operations in more than 130 countries, we are a top-tier international oil and gas company. We are also a world-class natural gas operator and a global leader in solar energy through our affiliate SunPower. Our activities span oil and gas production, refining, petrochemicals and marketing. Demonstrating their commitment to better energy, our 100,000 employees help supply our customers worldwide with safer, cleaner, more efficient and more innovative products and services that are accessible to as many people as possible. Our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.

Our Businesses, leading their markets

Exploration & Production is responsible for our oil and natural gas exploration, development and production activities in more than 50 countries.

Gas, Renewables & Power is developing new, profitable low-carbon businesses and strengthening Total’s presence throughout the electricity value chain. It is doing this by expanding natural gas markets through integration across the LNG chain, trading and B2B and B2C marketing; and by growing renewables, led by photovoltaic solar, energy storage and evaluation of the potential of other renewable energies. The focus is firmly on customers, with integrated solutions that combine innovation, digital tech and energy efficiency.

Refining & Chemicals is a major production hub, with expertise covering refining, petrochemicals and specialty chemicals. We rank as one of the world's ten largest integrated producers.2 

Trading & Shipping sells our crude oil production, supplies our refineries with feedstock, charters the vessels required for those activities and is involved in derivatives trading. We are a leading global trader of oil and petroleum products.

Marketing & Services designs and markets a broad array of refined products, including automotive fuel and specialty products such as lubricants, special fluids, LPG, heating and heavy fuel oil, asphalt, additives and special fuels. It also provides services to consumers and to the transportation, housing and manufacturing industries. We are a leading marketer in Western Europe3 and the top marketer in Africa.3

An International Shareholder Base4

TOTAL S.A. is a société anonyme [limited company] founded in France in March 1924 and listed on the Paris, Brussels, London and New York stock exchanges. We have the second-highest market capitalization on the Paris Bourse, at €100.7 billion at December 31, 2015.

Our company is led by Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Pouyanné.

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1 Based on market capitalization in U.S. dollars at December 31, 2015.
2 Source: Company data based on 2015 consolidated revenue.
3 Source: Based on publicly available information based on quantities sold.
4 Estimates at December 31, 2015 excluding Treasury shares.