Total S.A. – Company Information

Total S.A. – Company Overview

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Company Total S.A.
Headquarters 2, place Jean Miller, La Dénfes 6, 92400, Courbevoie, France
CEO Patrick Pouyanné
CFO Patrick de La Chevardière
Industry Oil and gas
Type Société Anonyme
Founder Raymond Poincaré and Ernest Mercier
Founded 1924
NYSE stock symbol TOT (and Euronext: FP)
Sales $165,357 million USD (2015)
Consolidated net income $4,786 million USD (2015)
Employees 96,019 (2015)
IR contact number (0)207 719 7962
IR email address IR Contact Form

Total S.A. is a French multinational oil and gas company based in Paris. It is one of the six “Supermajor” oil companies, along with BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, and the ConocoPhillips Company.

Total S.A. is active in all aspects of the oil and gas industry, with operations in: refining, exploration, power generation, transportation, distribution, product marketing, and product trading.

The company was formed after World War I, when the French Prime Minister Raymond Poincaré dismissed a plan to form a partnership with Royal Dutch Shell, and instead, decided to create the country’s own oil company.

The company was created in 1924 under the name “Compagnie française des pétroles (CFP)” – which translates into the “French Petroleum Company”.

In 1933 the company opened its first refinery in Normandy. After WWII CFP began exploring for oil in Canada, Venezuela, and Africa.

CFP introduced its brand of gasoline called Total in Africa and Europe in 1954. By 1996 the French government reduced its stake in the company to only 1% and foreign ownership of the firm surged.

In 6 May 2003 the company changed its name to Total. 

Total S.A. – Business Focus

Total S.A. has a wide variety of operations in the oil and gas industry, including Upstream operations: exploration and production of oil and gas – and Downstream operations – refining, marketing, and distribution of their products.

Upstream – this division of the company focuses on the exploration and production of oil and gas. Total S.A. has oil/gas production facilities in over 30 countries.

Downstream – this area of the company focuses on refining, marketing, trading and shipping of products.

Chemicals – petrochemicals and fertiliser activities.

Total S.A. – Financial Results

Key figures (in millions of USD) 2015* 2014*
Sales $165,357 $236,122
Revenues from sales $143,421 $212,018
Cost of net debt $(873) $(640)
Consolidated net income $4,786 $4,250
Total assets $224,484 $229,798
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of period $25,181 $20,200
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of period $23,269 $25,181

*For the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014

Source: “Total S.A. – 2015 Form 20-F”

News about Total S.A. reported by our Market Business News team

December 22, 2015: Oil giant Total fined over £1 million for North Sea gas leak

Total S.A. – Live Stock Market Data