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Research & Development

The diverse nature of our activities provides fertile ground for our R&D teams, as demonstrated by the 200 plus patents we file each year. From energy production (oil, gas and renewables), creating innovative materials and developing ranges of products and services, our R&D professionals are called upon to find innovative, reliable, efficient and sustainable solutions.


Our R&D division is organized around areas of excellence in very diverse fields: digital technology, HSE, biology, biotechnology, geoscience, mechanical engineering, methodology, etc. It leads the way in our Group's development by exploring new scientific and technological fields and applications. It contributes to our long-term performance by continuously improving on our processes and products.


Our R&D professionals evolve in a stimulating environment boasting superior expertise and facilities. They develop high-level partnerships outside the Group in order to build upon the excellence of our activities and meet the challenges of ensuring a responsible energy future.



A few of our professions in this sector


  • Solar energy engineer
  • Biotechnology process engineer
  • Chemist
  • Polymerization process engineer 
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Production process engineer
  • Lifecycle and waste-management analyst
  • R&D project manager
  • Science and technology watch officer
  • Methods and analytical tools engineer 
  • Industrial property engineer
  • Catalysis R&D engineer


What our people say about their experience

  • Manal FARAH, ingénieure chimiste en pétrochimie, préparant un échantillon dans le laboratoire de géochimie. Centre de recherche TEPQ à Doha, Qatar.
  • Philippe LODEFIER, responsable du département matériau polymère, effectuant un contrôle visuel d'aspect et de forme de matériau dans le laboratoire EPS (polystyrène expanse). Centre de recherche de Feluy.
  • Jacques BOHIC, chimiste analyste, effectue un dosage potentiométrique au laboratoire des eaux. Raffinerie de Donges
  • Wayne Jones et Sébastien Rifflart dans le Fermentation pilot.  Total New Energies USA, Inc.
  • Opérateurs à la centrale solaire Sunpower Total, Prieska.
  • Laborantine faisant des essais. Usine de polymères de Ningbo
  • Collaborateurs. TCAP, Mumbaï, Inde
  • Centrale solaire Sunpower Total, Prieska.
  • Un démonstrateur, piloté par une tablette tactile, présente le trajet des fluides de carburant, lubrifiant et AdBlue© dans un moteur. CRES, Solaize.
  •  Showroom. CRES, Solaize.
  • Collaboratrice du laboratoire de Cray Valley. Plateforme de Carling Saint-Avold, Moselle, France.

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