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At the heart of our expertise

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 make the site Total’s nerve center for scientific expertise and study resources.

Mapped out by major technological advances that have become international standards over the years, the innovation culture nurtured by the Group’s R&D teams underpins Total’s industrial momentum.

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.

EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION MANAGING AN INTEGRATED CHAIN

From research to site remediation, the teams at the CSTJF are at the core of the Total group’s Exploration & Production branch processes.

Choice of areas of interest for a permit. Choice of areas of interest for a permit.
Pangea III supercomputer at the CSTJF Pangea III supercomputer.
Contract negotiations workshop Contract negotiations workshop.
Vibroseis in Fort Worth, Texas, USA Vibroseis in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Seismic survey, Total Myanmar. Seismic survey, Total Myanmar.
Operators heading going to visit a well in Mauritania Operators heading going to visit a well in Mauritania.
Operations monitoring room. Operations monitoring room.
Representation of the depositional environment of a hydrocarbon reservoir, Nigeria. Representation of the depositional environment of a hydrocarbon reservoir.
Exploration well in Patagonia Exploration well in Patagonia.
Continual innovation for development projects. Continual innovation for development projects.
Stress measurements laboratory. Stress measurements laboratory.
Drilling rig, Girassol project, Angola. Drilling rig, Girassol project, Angola.
Drainage test bench for well simulations. Drainage test bench for well simulations.
Unloading a platform for the OFON2 project, Port Harcourt, Nigeria Unloading a platform for the OFON2 project, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Operators on offshore installations. Operators on offshore installations.
Installation of living quarters on the Torpille platform, Anguille project, Gabon. Installation of living quarters on the Torpille platform, Anguille project, Gabon.
Arctic Lady LNG tanker in the strait of Gibraltar. Arctic Lady LNG tanker in the strait of Gibraltar.
Production platforms in the Yanga oilfield, Pointe-Noire, Congo. Production platforms in the Yanga oilfield, Pointe-Noire, Congo.
Operators in a control room Al-Khalij oil terminal in Qatar. Operators in a control room Al-Khalij oil terminal in Qatar.
Operators performing an inspection on a platform. Operators performing an inspection on a platform.
Production engineer. Production engineer.
Icthys LNG project facilities, Australia. Icthys LNG project facilities, Australia.
Icthys LNG project facilities, Australia. Icthys LNG project facilities, Australia.
Gas treatment plant, Dolphin project, United Arab Emirates. Gas treatment plant, Dolphin project, United Arab Emirates.
Plugging the Rousse well in the Pyrénées Atlantiques. Plugging the Rousse well in the Pyrénées Atlantiques.
Cutting up a wellhead after plugging. Cutting up a wellhead after plugging.
Dismantling of production lines. Dismantling of production lines.
EXPLORATION
1 - 8 YEARS
DEVELOPMENT
2 - 10 YEARS
PRODUCTION
15 - 40 YEARS
SITE RESTITUTION
3 - 8 YEARS
Monitor wall, analysis of geological and seismic data. Monitor wall, analysis of geological and seismic data.
Monitor wall, analysis of geological and seismic data. Monitor wall, analysis of geological and seismic data.
Seismic line. Seismic line.
Pangea, the high-performance supercomputer at the CSTJF. Pangea, the high-performance supercomputer at the CSTJF.
Technician removing a compute blade from Pangea at the CSTJF. Technician removing a compute blade from Pangea at the CSTJF.
Studying a well log: well data recorded with a  view to better understanding the drilled geological formations. Studying a well log: well data recorded with a view to better understanding the drilled geological formations.
Cores sampled while drilling, for subsequent analysis at the CSTJF. Cores sampled while drilling, for subsequent analysis at the CSTJF.
Drilling crew on a rig in Mahakam, Indonesia. Drilling crew on a rig in Mahakam, Indonesia.
Signing of contract commitments. Signing of contract commitments.
Signing of contract commitments. Signing of contract commitments.
Lab technician mixing cement. Lab technician mixing cement.
Installation of platform elements. Installation of platform elements.
Construction of gas pipelines, Laggan Tormore project, Shetland Islands, Scotland. Construction of gas pipelines, Laggan Tormore project, Shetland Islands, Scotland.
Christophe-de-Margerie icebreaking LNG tanker. Christophe-de-Margerie icebreaking LNG tanker.
Construction site, OFON2 project, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Construction site, OFON2 project, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Tank, liquefied natural gas production station –  Yamal project, Russia. Tank, liquefied natural gas production station – Yamal project, Russia.
Production site in Avocette, Gabon. Production site in Avocette, Gabon.
Floating production unit of the Clov field, Angola (FPSO). Floating production unit of the Clov field, Angola (FPSO).
Operators in a drilling cabin on the Laggan Tormore project, UK. Operators in a drilling cabin on the Laggan Tormore project, UK.
Rehabilitation of the Rousse site underway in the Pyrénées Atlantiques. Rehabilitation of the Rousse site underway in the Pyrénées Atlantiques.
Brining down a flare tower. Brining down a flare tower.
Permit acquisition
Exploration studies
Discoveries
Development studies
Construction
Production start up
Production phase