Our Business

Total has been present in Australia for more than 50 years.

We are fully integrated in all sectors of the energy business. In 2019, our businesses include Exploration & Production (E&P), SunPower, Total Eren, SAFT and Marketing and services (M&S).

Total Oil Australia (M&S Lubricants Division) focusses on key direct lubricant markets including Mining, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Power Generation.

Total E&P is currently a partner in two major Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) projects; Icthys LNG and Gladstone LNG.

Total Eren developed a highly innovative utility-scale solar farm, leading the Australia renewable energy market as it transitions to a low carbon, high renewables economy.

 

Our ambition

Being a brand of choice, close to and creating value for each and every customer.

Our businesses in Australia

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Exploration & Production

We have a 26% interest in the Ichthys LNG project. As part of this, we are developing a gas and condensate field located in 260 meters of water in the Browse Basin off northwestern Australia.

The field is connected to the coastal LNG plant in Darwin via a subsea pipeline stretching nearly 900 kilometers.

We also hold a 27.5% interest in the LNG project to develop several coal seam gas fields in the state of Queensland.

The fields are connected to the LNG plant on Curtis Island by a 420-kilometer onshore pipeline.

Lastly we hold interests in several exploration licenses in the Browse Basin.

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Renewable energies

We are active in Australia through our affiliate SunPower (55.66%), which markets solar panels in the country in the residential and commercial segments.

Through our affiliate Total Eren, in which we hold a 33.86% indirect interest, we have recently started building the Kiamal solar plant in the state of Victoria, which will have a capacity of 250 megawatts.

Lastly, our wholly-owned affiliate Saft, which specializes in the design, production, and marketing of high-tech batteries for industry, has offices and a depot in Sydney.

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Marketing & Services

In Australia, we distribute oil products and associated services with the aim of constantly improving the ways we meet our customers’ needs by offering them innovative solutions.

Through our affiliate Total Oil Australia, we are committed to supplying the highest quality lubricants for vehicles and equipment and are confident in delivering the performance benefits that only a global Research & Development (R&D) effort can bring. We continue to lead the way in the development of our Biodegradable and our Fuel Economy (FE) ranges as a part of our commitment to reducing CO2 emissions.

Total’s Lubricants not only meet manufacturer requirements, they exceed the highest level of industry specifications and are recommended by numerous major automotive and equipment manufacturers worldwide. We do more than simply meet manufacturer specifications - we obtain their approvals.

TOTAL OIL IN AUSTRALIA

Total Oil Australia, an affiliate of Total Marketing & Services, has been active in Australia since 2012.

The affiliate was established in mid-2011, and its first full year of operations was 2012.

Prior to that, TOTAL & ELF lubricants had been sold in Australia by 7 regional distributors mainly targeting the automotive workshop market.

Total Oil Australia is situated in Melbourne, Victoria and operates five warehouses located in capital cities throughout Australia and also through a distributor network that provides nationwide product distribution.

Total Oil Australia supplies and markets Total’s advanced range of lubricant products, and services all industries including; Automotive, Transport, Agriculture, Industrial, Power Generation, Food Processing, Refrigeration, Aviation, Marine, Mining, Civil and Earthmoving.

In addition to its distributor network focused on the generalist lubricant market, Total Oil Australia is also focused on key direct markets including Mining, OEM and Power Generation, where Total’s global expertise, R&D and OEM approvals provide customers with superior products, services, and technical support.

To complement its direct mining offer, Total Oil Australia also operates bulk lubricant storage facilities and bulk grease handling facilities nationally.

 

Our History

Total's history began in 1924, with the creation of Compagnie Française des Pétroles (CFP).

At the time, we produced oil in the Middle East.

Over the years, we have expanded internationally and diversified into gas, refining, petrochemicals, and petroleum product marketing, as well as solar power, bioenergies, and energy storage.

Total was created through two successive mergers, the first when the former Total joined with the Belgian oil company Petrofina to form Totalfina, and the second when Totalfina combined with French oil company, Elf Aquitaine to create TotalFinaElf.

On 7th May 2003 the Group re-branded as Total S.A., uniting the three brands.

Total has been innovating for nearly 100 years to meet our customers' expectations.

 

CLOSENESS TO CUSTOMERS AND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

We are committed to providing safe, affordable, and reliable products. We produce and market petroleum products including automotive and industrial lubricants, bitumen, aviation, solvents, and special fluids.

Building strong and sustainable partnerships helps us better understand the needs of our customers, to whom we also provide a range of value-added services.

We are introducing more energy-efficient products into the lubricants market to improve engine performance, reduce energy usage and emissions.