Total Wins 10 Exploration Licenses During Brazil’s 11th Bid Round

  Total Wins 10 Exploration Licenses During Brazil’s 11th Bid Round

Business Wire

PARIS -- May 16, 2013

Regulatory News:

Total (Paris:FP) (LSE:TTA) (NYSE:TOT) announces that it has been awarded 10
new exploration licenses during Brazil’s 11^th bid round.

Total will be the operator with 40% interest in five blocks situated in the
Foz do Amazonas basin (FZA-M-57, FZA-M-86, FZA-M-88, FZA-M-125 and FZA-M-127)
and with 45% interest in one block (CE-M-661) in the Ceara basin. In addition,
Total has acquired a 25% working interest in three blocks (ES-M-669, ES-M-671
and ES-M-743) in the Espirito Santo basin as well as a 50% interest in one
block (BAR-M-346) in Barreirinhas basin.

“Thanks to our winning bids for a large number of very promising deep offshore
blocks in Brazil in one of the most importantlicensing rounds in the world,
Total has expanded its prospecting and operating acreage in the country, which
was one of our main objectives in 2013. We will be able to play a key role in
Brazil’s dynamic exploration sector,” commented Marc Blaizot, Senior Vice
President, Exploration at Total. “These acquisitions will be major drivers of
Total’s strategy of profitable growth in the deep offshore. They also bolster
our solid portfolio of prime assets on both sides of the Atlantic, in Africa
and the Americas. And we are delighted to be able to put our deep offshore
expertise to work for Brazil, alongside Petrobras and our other partners," he
added.

Total will be in partnership with Petrobras, BP, Statoil, OGX and Queiroz
Galvão.

Total in Brazil

Total is currently operator of the Xerelete field, located around 250
kilometers off the coast of Rio de Janeiro in the Campos basin, in which
further drilling activities are planned to acquire more reservoir data and
prove more resources. Total also holds a 20% interest in Block BM-S-54, where
the Gato do Mato discovery is being appraised.

Aside from E&P activities, Total is also present in several other industrial
segments through its affiliates Total Gás e Electricidade do Brasil, Total
Lubrificantes, Hutchinson, CCP Composites, Bostik and Atotech and employs
around 3,000 people in the country. Total owns 9.7 % of the Bolivia-Brasil
(TBG) and 25 % of the TSB (Transportadora Sulbrasileira de Gás S.A.) gas
pipelines.

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Total is one of the largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world,
with activities in more than 130countries. The Group is also a first rank
player in chemicals. Its 97,000employees put their expertise to work in every
part of the industry – exploration and production of oil and natural gas,
refining and marketing, new energies, trading, and chemicals. Total is working
to help satisfy the global demand for energy, both today and tomorrow.
www.total.com

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Contact:

TOTAL
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92 400 Courbevoie France
Tel. : (33) 1 47 44 58 53
Fax : (33) 1 47 44 58 24
Martin DEFFONTAINES
Matthieu GOT
Karine KACZKA
Magali PAILHE
or
Robert HAMMOND (U.S.)
Robert PERKINS (U.S.)
Tel. : (1) 713-483-5070
Fax: (1) 713-483-5629
 
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