Distributed Power Africa to install solar panels in TotalEnergies Zim service stations

ZIMBABWE – Distributed Power Africa, Econet Global subsidiary, has clinched a deal to install solar panels at 15 TotalEnergies Zimbabwe service stations in Zimbabwe.  The deal is part of Total’s initiative to install solar-powered service stations across 57 African countries to create a portfolio of low-carbon businesses that will account for at least 20 percent of the energy conglomerate’s trading by 2040.  Mr. Divyajeet Mahajan, DPA Zimbabwe CEO, said his company was contracted to custom-design the grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, procure equipment and install the power solutions. DPA will…

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Qatar Petroleum signs deal with TotalEnergies to acquire interests in exploration blocks offshore South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Qatar Petroleum has entered into agreements with TotalEnergies to acquire working interests in three offshore exploration blocks in South Africa. Under the terms of the agreements, which are subject to customary approvals by the government of South Africa, Qatar Petroleum will hold a 25% participating interest in the South Outeniqua block, a 30% participating interest in the DWOB block, and a 29.17% participating interest in the OBD block. The South Outeniqua block covers an area of approximately 49,000 km2 in water depths ranging between 200 and 5000 m.…

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Engineering company McDermott receives conditional Letter of Award for Tilenga Project in Uganda

UGANDA – A consortium of a subsidiary of McDermott International and Sinopec International Petroleum Service Corporation announced it has received a conditional Letter of Award for the future contract valued at approximately US$2 billion from Total for the Tilenga project in Uganda. The Tilenga project is located in the Lake Albert Basin, Republic of Uganda and is the centerpiece of oil projects projected to bring investments of over US$10 billion to Uganda and Tanzania. Tilenga includes six oil fields and will feature 426 oil wells at full production and formal…

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Total rebrands as TotalEnergies, transforms into a broad energy company

WORLD – Shareholders of French energy giant Total have approved, almost unanimously, the resolution to change the company’s name to TotalEnergies, reflecting its strategic transformation into a broad energy company. In tandem with this name change, TotalEnergies is adopting a new visual identity. “Energy is life. We all need it and it’s a source of progress. So today, to contribute to the sustainable development of the planet facing the climate challenge, we are moving forward, together, towards new energies. Energy is reinventing itself, and this energy journey is ours. Our ambition is…

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Total appoints Stéphane Michel new renewables chief to lead its huge green energy push

WORLD – French oil and gas giant Total, has appointed Stéphane Michel the president of Gas, Renewables  and Power (GRP) and a Total Executive Committee member, a position previously held by Philippe Sauquet, who has retired, the company has said in a statement. Before this latest appointment, Stéphane Michel was Senior Vice President. Middle East and North Africa, Exploration and production, a position he has held since January 2014. “The Gas, Renewables & Power segment has a key role to play in the growth, value creation, and transformation of Total…

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Oil giant Total rebrands to Total Energies as it seeks expansion of its renewable energy presence

GLOBAL – French oil giant Total has announced that it would change its name to Total Energies as it seeks to expand its renewable energy presence and reduce the share of sales it derives from oil products over the next decade. This was disclosed by the President/Director-General of the company, Patrick Pouyannes via a video shared on its site. “The new identity/name voices the dynamic we have collectively and resolutely launched as well as the enthusiasm that inspired us to take this course. It is based on our values and…

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