Total E&P Canada Announces New President and CEO

Total E&P Canada Announces New President and CEO 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/10/12 -- Total E&P Canada is
pleased to announce the appointment of Andre Goffart as President and
CEO, effective December 1, 2012, to advance the company's Canadian
Mr. Goffart succeeds Jean-Michel Gires, who served as President and
CEO of Total E&P Canada since 2009.  
In his role, Mr. Goffart will oversee the responsible development of
Total's oil sands portfolio, bringing economically sound, strong
project delivery practices to lead Total E&P Canada through the next
phases of its upstream and midstream projects, including the Joslyn
North Mine, the affiliate's flagship oil sands mining project, as
well as the Surmont, Fort Hills, Northern Lights and Voyageur
projects. He will also continue to develop the collaborative industry
initiatives to improve environmental performance within the oil
"Canada's oil sands are an important part of Total's long-term
strategy and we know that we need to take the time to ensure the
environmental and economic viability of our projects," explains Mr.
Goffart, "We will continue to focus on working with industry to
collaborate on innovation and, with our joint venture partners,
improve economics and deliver on our projects." 
Mr. Goffart brings over 30 years of project management experience
with the Total Group. Prior to joining Total E&P Canada, he was Vice
President of Projects and Deputy CEO of Total's Joint Venture with
Gazprom and Statoil to develop Phase 1 of the Shtokman field in the
Barents Sea, one of the world's largest gas deposits. He joined Total
in 1982, and has held progressively senior roles in drilling and
project management in eleven countries, including France, Norway, the
United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Bolivia, Angola and Russia. 
Mr. Goffart holds an engineering degree from the Ecole des Ponts
ParisTech, the world's oldest civil engineering school. 
Total Exploration and Production in Canada 
Total E&P Canada owns a 50 per cent interest in the Surmont SAGD(1)
project. Phase 1 production began in 2007 and currently averages
25,000 b/d. Phase 2 development has begun, with production scheduled
to start up in 2015, enabling Surmont's total production to increase
to around 136,000 b/d. Further development phases are under study. 
As part of its strategic alliance with Suncor Energy, Total E&P
Canada is operator of the Joslyn project with a 38.25 per cent
interest. Production potential of the Joslyn North Mine Project is
currently estimated at 100,000 b/d with further expansion potential
up to 200,000 b/d. Total E&P Canada also has a 39.2 per cent interest
in the Fort Hills Project and a 49 per cent interest in the Voyageur
Total E&P Canada has a 50 per cent interest in the Northern Lights
Project following the 2008 acquisition of Canada's Synenco Energy.  
Total is one of the world's major oil and gas groups, with activities
in more than 130 countries. Its 93,000 employees put their expertise
to work in every part of the industry - exploration and production of
oil and natural gas, refining and marketing, gas & power and trading.
Total is working to keep the world supplied with energy, both today
and tomorrow. The Group is also a first rank player in chemicals. 
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Communications Manager
Total E&P Canada Ltd.
Saphina Benimadhu
Sr. Advisor, External Communications
Total E&P Canada Ltd.
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Calgary, Alberta
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