History and development
TOTAL S.A., a French société anonyme (limited company) incorporated on March 28, 1924 is, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, the world’s fourth largest publicly-traded integrated international oil and gas company(1).
With operations in more than 130 countries, TOTAL is engaged in every sector of the oil industry, including upstream (hydrocarbon exploration, development and production) and downstream (refining, petrochemicals, specialty chemicals, trading and shipping of crude oil and petroleum products and marketing). TOTAL also
operates in the power generation and renewable energy sectors.
TOTAL began its Upstream operations in the Middle East in 1924. Since then, the Company has grown and expanded its operations worldwide. In early 1999, the Company acquired control of PetroFina S.A. (hereafter referred to as “PetroFina” or “Fina”) and in early 2000 it acquired control of Elf Aquitaine S.A. (hereafter
referred to as “Elf Aquitaine” or “Elf”).
The Company’s corporate name is TOTAL S.A.
The Company’s registered office is 2, place Jean Millier, La Défense 6, 92400 Courbevoie, France.
Its telephone number is +33 1 47 44 45 46 and its Internet address is total.com.
TOTAL S.A. is registered in France at the Nanterre Trade Register under number 542 051 180.
(1) Based on market capitalization (in dollars) as of December 31, 2014.