Output boost cushions Total profits in 2019

2020-02-06 15:42

French energy firm Total said Thursday its net profit held nearly steady last year as a boost in production helped compensate for lower oil prices.

Total at sample analysis phase of exploration at recent gas find

2019-06-13 10:18

Total's general manager for exploration and production in South Africa says 2D and 3D data capturing and fluid sampling at Brulpadda will enable a better understanding of other prospects within the block, as well as the next drilling targets.

All you need to know about social impact startups and why they’re reinventing the business wheel

2019-05-03 08:01

Social impact startups are putting a fresh new twist on how to drive change through doing business. Here’s how:

Total drills in world's fastest current in South African oil search

2019-03-26 07:12

Total SA’s discovery of South Africa’s first oil in deep water could prove to be a bonanza for a country lacking crude reserves of its own and prompt a rush from other majors.

Total offshore find fits with Operation Phakisa, says Cabinet

2019-02-15 19:31

During the 2019 Mining Indaba petroleum and gas giant Total announced that it found offshore gas deposits at it’s Brulpadda prospects in the Outeniqua basin, some 175km off the coast of South Africa.

Malema: Nationalise oil and gas discoveries

2019-02-12 15:59

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema says the oil and gas find by Total will mostly benefit foreign companies, rather than South Africans.

Total pulls staff out of Venezuela after US sanctions

2019-02-07 16:50

French oil and gas firm Total has evacuated its staff from Venezuela where its accounts have been blocked due to US sanctions, said the company's chief executive.

South Africa could be days away from a massive new deepsea energy find

2019-01-29 14:54

Industry experts are optimistic about the Brulpadda field.


2018-07-16 14:20

THE Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) says fuel prices are expected to increase again at the end of July.

Total set to ramp up Nigerian oil output with new ship

2018-01-26 08:31

A gigantic oil tanker has arrived in Nigeria as part of a multi-billion dollar project that should allow one of Africa's biggest crude producers to pump out an additional 200 000 barrels a day.


Total announces new unit to invest in forests

2019-07-07 17:27

French energy giant Total is set to invest a hundred million dollars annually on a new forest preservation and reforestation project.

Shell plans SA oil expansion with second deal

2019-05-29 19:01

Shell is planning to acquire an oil-block stake in a second deal in South Africa’s relatively unexplored waters, months after a major discovery by Total SA boosted the country’s hydrocarbon prospects.

Why SA millennials need to consider building their own brand

2019-04-24 13:07

Here’s why you should consider your personal brand if you were born between 1981 and 1996.

Oil and gas find could help SA set up sovereign wealth fund, says Mantashe

2019-03-14 07:31

The offshore gas deposits at Brulpadda have the potential to offer SA independence, economic growth and jobs, says Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe.

What a major offshore gas find means for South Africa's energy future

2019-02-13 17:27

Many South African politicians, economists and specialists in the energy sector are celebrating the news that a promising show of natural gas has been discovered in deep water south of Mossel Bay. Is it a game changer?

New oil find could be a 'game changer' for SA, says Ramaphosa

2019-02-07 20:06

Ramaphosa was speaking only hours after Total announced the deep-water Brulpadda oil and gas find.

Oil and gas law plans already paying off with Total gas find - Mantashe

2019-02-07 12:28

Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe told the Mining Indaba on Thursday that plans to separate oil and gas from the Mining Charter were already yielding results as Total announced "a significant gas condensate discovery" in the Outeniqua Basin.

Brazil denies Total a license to drill near Amazon mouth

2018-12-08 16:30

Brazil's environmental regulator on Friday denied French oil giant Total a license to drill for crude in five blocks near the mouth of the Amazon river.

Total closes PE recycling facility over misuse

2018-05-29 15:35

Oil company Total South Africa has removed recycle bins at the Summerstrand service station in Port Elizabeth, citing abuse as a reason.

Egyptian president meets with French business leaders

2017-10-25 17:37

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has met with French finance minister Bruno Le Maire and a dozen business leaders on the third day of his official visit to France.

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