Total celebrates 75 years in Abu Dhabi

Total-ADIPEC-2014Total will be a Diamond sponsor of ADIPEC 2014. (Image source: Joe deSousa)French integrated oil and gas major Total will have a significant presence at ADIPEC this year, for which it is a Diamond sponsor

Senior executives from Total’s global headquarters and operations across the MENA region will attend and help to set the agenda during the four-day technical conference. A dedicated double-deck exhibition stand in the main atrium will showcase the breadth of Total’s activities in exploration and production (E&P), refining and chemicals, marketing and services as well as new energies.

Hatem Nuseibeh, president of Total UAE and group representative in the UAE, said, “With 75 years of continuous activity in the UAE, Total can point to a rich heritage in Abu Dhabi and successful partnerships in almost every area of the energy sector, from the production of oil and gas using the latest technologies, to the realisation of large-scale solar projects.

“This year’s ADIPEC will allow us to restate our commitment to supplying energy that is safer, cleaner, more efficient, more innovative and more accessible – a proposition that underpins our new corporate baseline ‘Committed to Better Energy’, launched worldwide in October.”

Total’s advanced capabilities in E&P will feature prominently on the stand. A state-of-the-art 3D display will describe the CLOV project in deep offshore Angola and there will be live presentations on the group’s cutting-edge technologies throughout the exhibition. Touch-screens and video walls will highlight Total’s partnerships with national oil companies across MENA, as well as its expertise in geosciences, product innovation and education and training.

An exhibition highlight will be Total’s ‘Geology Operations Active Learning System’ (GOALS), which allows geologists greater access to a well site by recreating the environment in 3D. Also on show will be the seismic imaging tool ‘Sismage 3D’, used to map the behaviour and characteristics of oil and gas reservoirs deep below ground.

Total’s wholly owned subsidiary Total Abu Al Bukhoosh (Total ABK) will be celebrating 40 years since the start of oil production at the field, as well as the success of its TotalABKAcademy – established in 2008 to train UAE nationals as offshore oil and gas technicians. Operated by Total with a 75 per cent stake and Inpex (25 per cent), Abu Al Bukhoosh is the only oilfield in Abu Dhabi with an international oil company as its operator.

Representatives from Total’s solar power subsidiary, SunPower Corp, will also be presenting its growing portfolio of solar photovoltaic installations around MENA, alongside representatives of Total Marketing Middle East, regional leaders in the marketing of lubricants.

Visitors to the Total stand can also experience the thrill of driving a Formula One racing car by trying their hand in an ultra realistic simulator, inspired by the Total-sponsored Lotus-Renault F1 car.

Arnaud Breuillac, Total president of E&P, will address conference delegates on 11 November on the role of technology and sustainability in the future evolution of the industry. Dr Alain Goulois, Total’s Vice President for R&D, will speak on ‘Accelerating innovation in the UAE with international R&D centres’ at an industry breakfast session on 12 November. Helle Kristoffersen, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Business Intelligence, will debate ‘Energy security, market supply and demand’ on the same day.

On 13 November, Oliver Cleret de Langavant, Total’s Senior Vice President for Strategy, Growth and Research, will participate in a panel discussion on ‘Research and Technology Development’, while Thierry Debertrand, Senior Vice President for Health, Safety and Environment, will take part in one titled ‘Aligning HSE culture, communication and competencies’.

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