The Jean Féger Scientific and Technical Center that has developed in Pau, is the Total group’s true scientific and technical hub.
The key dates: from the major discovery for France of the Lacq gas reservoir to the construction of the CSTJF site in Pau.
The discovery of the Lacq gas reservoir provided natural gas for all of France. It transformed the entire region. The chemical and sulfur production activities around the gas field, revolutionized the region. Research centers were built to tackle the different challenges.
The Jean Féger Scientific and Technical Center (CSTJF), an international center of excellence and expertise for responsible and sustainable production, is one of the Group’s showcase sites.
It was inaugurated in Pau (64) in 1989 and bears the name of one of the engineers who discovered the Lacq gas field. The CSTJF is now the nerve center for research and development for Total’s exploration and production activities. It is also a main player in local socio-economic dynamics.
The Platform for Experimental Research in Lacq (PERL), is an internationally renowned site and part of the CSTJF’s cluster of R&D centers.
Whether local or national, our history is closely linked to that of our region and country from both a human and collective standpoint. Find out all about the wealth of our shared heritage, through a series of articles and videos.
A book that takes you back through the adventure of producing the Lacq gas field, starting in the 1950s. For over half a century, the gas from Lacq supplied all of France, in spite of the numerous technical difficulties that were building up. Find out all about this extraordinary discovery.
A book dedicated to the history of the Group, and the result of an ambitious corporate project. It looks back at the human and industrial adventures since the creation of the Compagnie Française des Pétroles in 1924 to the mergers that boosted Total to become the 4th world energy major.