5 minutes to understand hydrocarbon exploration and production
Energy resources that are particularly difficult to find and produce.
The Exploration & Production (E&P) branch leads Total’s oil and natural gas exploration, development and production operations. The CSTJF is a flagship center for research and expertise in all these sectors. Its laboratories equipped with the latest technologies and its high-power supercomputer (Pangea) make the site Total’s nerve center for scientific and technical expertise. Find out how the CSTJF contributes to providing access to an affordable, reliable and sustainable source of energy, more safely, more efficiently and more innovatively, to respond to the growing demands of the world’s expanding population.
From research to site restoration, CSTJF teams are at the heart of the process of the Exploration-Production branch of the Total group. In pictures, discover the various steps in the life of a deposit: exploration (between 1 and 8 years), development (between 2 and 10 years), production (between 15 and 40 years), site remediation (between 3 and 8 years).
220 researchers, 2,200 patents, nanotechnologies, artificial intelligence, robotics... Most of the global R&D activities in the Exploration & Production branch of Total are focused in the CSTJF and the PERL, a true nerve center where over 700 engineers and technicians work every day.