Skip to content
Please check an answer for every question.
Cookie settings

Total may deposit the following categories of cookies: Cookies for statistics, targeted advertising and social networks. You have the possibility to disable these cookies, these settings will only be valid on the browser you are currently using.

Enabling this cookie category allows you to establish statistics of traffic on the site. Disabling them prevents us from monitoring and improving the quality of our services.
Our website may contain sharing buttons to social networks that allow you to share our content on these social networks. When you use these sharing buttons, a link is made to the servers of these social networks and a third-party cookie is installed after obtaining your consent.
Enabling this cookie category would allow our partners to display more relevant ads based on your browsing and customer profile. This choice has no impact on the volume of advertising.

Our expertise, innovation and investment underpins our continued commitment to the UK.  With a strong portfolio of asses that have befitted from a high level of investment over the past five years, we are on course to deliver operational excellence and continued cost-efficiency for the years ahead.

A Leading Producer on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf

Total E&P UK is one of the largest oil and gas exploration and production subsidiaries of the Total Group. With the North Sea basin now very mature, prospects are smaller and more difficult to develop. Against a backdrop of tight margins and higher exploration costs, we have remained committed to the North Sea. Our focus is on ensuring lower costs, better safety and stable production from our UK assets.

  • 179,000 boe/d (Total Group Share) produced in 2018
  • 300 mboe estimated reserves in Culzean
  • 18% of the UK’s gas needs supplied by Total

Investing in Innovation

As a long-term partner in the North Sea, we are at the forefront of helping secure future energy needs. Our strategy is to focus around our core areas of operation, applying innovative technologies to make us more efficient, safe and environmentally sensitive.

Total’s latest North Sea megaproject announced first gas on June 7, ahead of schedule and within budget. Featuring three bridge-linked platforms and a newbuild FSO in water depths of around 88 meters, this formidable asset is expected to produce for at least 13 years, providing 5% of total UK gas demand by 2020-2021, with an estimated production of around 90,000 barrels of oil equivalent at peak.  Discovered in 2008, Culzean is a HP/HT gas condensate field in the East Central Graben area of the central North Sea, located on Block 22/25a (License P111) of the UK continental shelf, 260 kilometers off the coast of Aberdeen. The Culzean field comprises two deep reservoirs at total depths of around 4,300 to 4,500 meters, with estimated resources of 250-300 million barrels of oil equivalent, and is the largest UK gas field to be sanctioned for quarter of a century. Total became operator of the Culzean field following its acquisition of Maersk Oil, with a 49.99% interest and is partnered by BP (32%) and JX Nippon (18.01%).

We have invested £3.5 billion in the UK’s deepest offshore development, West of Shetland, helping to secure energy production for the future. 

Technological advances have enabled us to extend the life of our Northern North Sea fields by two to five years by improving efficiency and reducing costs. Production from our Alwyn North platform has now exceeded two billion barrels of oil.

The future of energy

Developing technologies for the future and digitalisation are a key part of our strategy and we continue important work with universities across the UK and new R&D-focused bodies, such as the Oil & Gas Technology Centre. In 2017, Total signed a five year Partnership Agreement with Heriot‑Watt University’s Institute of Petroleum Engineering covering global research and development and educational activities.  

We are exploring opportunities for renewable energy in the UK with our affiliate SunPower, and are increasing the number of renewable producers we buy from.  Our wholly owned subsidiary in the UK, Saft, acquired in 2016, complements our portfolio with advanced technology electricity storage solutions, a key component of the future growth of renewable energy.


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)


Visit our business and other websites


Greater laggan: pioneering exploration in the atlantic margin