Major Energy Users' Council

For almost thirty years medium size and larger organisations have come together through the Major Energy Users Council (MEUC) to ensure they are buying their utilities cost effectively and managing their use intelligently to avoid unnecessary waste.

Representing Member Interests

The Major Energy Users' Council started life in 1987 as the then nationalised fuel supply industries prepared for privatisation and larger customers got ready for the introduction of competition in gas and electricity supply. Today MEUC representatives sit on government, regulatory and supply industry committees, representing member views as relayed to us through the meetings and report back on developments and initiatives. The Council provides a raft of services through meetings, publications and on demand support to its members.

Understanding Member Needs

Total and MEUC have worked together for a number of years and in numerous ways. With dual goals of presenting MEUC members with an up-to-date supplier perspective on industry issues and understanding member priorities, Total’s involvement includes representation on committees, speaking at member events, hosting and sponsorship of meetings, and contributions to member publications.

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The Young Peoples Trust for the Environment (YPTE) is committed to promoting environmental education in schools around the UK. It organizes the Better Energy School Awards each year in partnership with Total.

Making Young People Aware of Environmental Challenges

Created in 1982, charitable trust, YPTE, encourages young people’s understanding of the environment (such as biodiversity, climate change and recycling) and of the need for sustainability. YPTE issues publications and organizes free school talks.

The Better Energy School Awards: Recognizing Excellence in Environmental Education

YPTE and Total have teamed up to organize the Better Energy School Awards, open to schoolchildren aged 5 to 11, since 2006. The annual awards provide schools with a framework to stimulate greater environmental education across maths, science, technology, geography, arts and history. The judging criteria look for well-presented, original, cross-curricular initiatives that deliver strong messages. In 2016, over 35,000 schoolchildren took part in the initiative.

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With over thirty year’s experience, Opito is the oil and gas industry's focal point for skills, training and workforce development.

Mission & Objectives

Created by the UK Government to address the skills gaps between traditional industry and the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry and to up-skill existing workers, Opito’s mission is to support the industry to build a sustainable, competent and safe oil and gas workforce underpinned by quality, innovation and partnership. Working with industry and educational bodies, Opito aims to raise awareness of, and promote the oil and gas industry as a career, providing informed guidance on careers paths, training opportunities and links to gain employment through initiatives such as the Upstream Oil and Gas Technician Training Scheme.

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The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is the skills, standards and qualifications body with statutory responsibility for the development of the engineering construction workforce of Great Britain.

Training to meet Industry Needs

Established in 1991, the ECITB invests £30m each year in providing the advice, information and support that engineering construction employers need to attract, develop and qualify the people required for a sustainable and competitive workforce. The ECITB also sets industry standards for competence and health & safety, and works with a wide range of stakeholders to build a sustainable and competitive workforce for the future.

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Oil & Gas UK

Oil & Gas UK is the leading trade association for the United Kingdom offshore oil and gas industry. 

The Voice of the Offshore Industry

Established in April 2007 but with experience stretching back over 40 years, this not-for-profit organisation aims to strengthen the long-term health of the offshore oil and gas industry in the United Kingdom by working closely with companies across the sector, governments and all other stakeholders to address key issues and raise the profile of sector. It is a source of information for the UK Upstream and a gateway to industry networks and expertise.  Total is a key member of Oil and Gas UK (OGUK)

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Imperial College London

Imperial College London is one the world’s highest ranked universities.

Excellence in Education

Founded in 1907 by Prince Albert, the College and focuses on the four main disciplines of science, engineering, medicine and business.  With some 14,000 students from 125 countries, Imperial College awards over 6,100 degrees each year. Breakthroughs associated with the College include the discovery of penicillin, the development of holography and the foundations of fibre optics. Today Imperial researchers are working to improve global health, tackle climate change, develop sustainable sources of energy technology and address security challenges.

There are two Total sponsored chairs - geological fluid mechanics and reservoir physics and enhanced oil recovery.  The Total Laboratory for Reservoir Physics undertakes experimental research into fundamental aspects of reservoir physics

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University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen is a public research university in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Inspiring Minds and Creating Ambition

Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university.  Today  the university is ranked consistently among the top 1% of the world's universities with a community of 14,500 students from 120 nationalities.

Built on the foundations of research driven education for over 500 years, Aberdeen Institute of Energy will signify a major step-change in the way energy related solutions can be delivered between industry and academia. Situated in the heart of Europe’s Energy Capital; a city renowned throughout the world for technological development and inspiring solutions, we are best placed and best connected to understand the needs of the industry and make a real difference.

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Heriot-Watt University

The Institute of Petroleum Engineering is a specialised centre in teaching, training and research with the largest petroleum engineering programme in the UK.

World-class Teaching and Leading-edge Research

Heriot-Watt University was established in 1821 as the world's first mechanics' institute.  It is a leading UK university for business and industry with an established reputation for world class teaching and pioneering research with campuses in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders, Orkney, Dubai and Malaysia.  Heriot-Watt is Scotland's most international university, delivering degree programmes to 31,000, including the largest international student cohort in Scotland.

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South Hook LNG Terminal

South Hook's liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal is located in Milford Haven. It is Europe's largest LNG terminal, built as part of the Qatargas II project.

A Safe and Reliable LNG Terminal

The terminal is located in Milford Haven, which is one of the world's deepest natural harbours formed by the Pembroke Dock and Daugleddau Estuary in South West Wales. The location is ideally suited to deliver LNG to the UK market.  Ground-breaking in terms of its size and strategic importance, the South Hook LNG Terminal is a strategically significant link in the world’s first fully integrated Supply Chain that stretches from the gas fields off the north east coast of Qatar to the deep waterway of Milford Haven. The Terminal has the ability to regasify around 20% of the UK’s natural gas requirements. 

Fulfilling the UK’s Long Term Energy Needs

The terminal is owned by a joint venture of Qatar Petroleum (67.5%), ExxonMobil (24.15%) and Total (8.35%). South Hook LNG Company was formed to develop and operate the terminal.

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CATCH (Centre for Assessment of Technical Competency – Humber) is a unique purpose built process industry training centre, based at Stallingborough in N E Lincolnshire.

The UK’s Unique Industrial Training Facility

The centre provides the opportunity to experience life as a Chemical Engineer, with access to realistic equipment, physical environment and operating procedures.  Run by an experienced team in accordance with best-practice rules and procedures, the site provides full-scale plant and equipment for training and competence assessment at all levels.

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