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Total awards Shearwater GeoServices South Africa seismic project
January 06, 2020

Total E&P South Africa has given Shearwater a conditional letter of award for a 2D seismic acquisition and fast-track processing project.

The survey at block 11B-12B will be Shearwater’s first South Africa offshore project. It has a base duration of two months, starting in Q4

Total enters into smart shipping partnership in Angola
December 23, 2019

The partnership will see Total Angola collaborate with Bourbon and Sonasurf’s Angolan joint venture to commence a smart shipping program. 

The initial agreement is for three years and will see smart technology deployed on five innovative supply vessels from the Bourbon Explorer

Introduction to ‘Navigating towards IMO 2020 and beyond’
December 20, 2019

Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) Managing Director, Jérôme Leprince-Ringuet and Total Lubmarine General Manager, Robert Joore, co-introduce our recently published ‘Navigating towards IMO 2020 and beyond’ white paper.

The shipping industry, which to date has relied

Total and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Charter the 1st LNG Bunker Vessel to Operate in France
December 17, 2019

Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) have signed a long-term charter contract for a second large LNG bunker vessel, to be delivered in 2021. 

She will be positioned in the Marseille-Fos area in France. This bunker vessel will be built by

Interview: Graham Allinson, Global Customer Service Manager
December 09, 2019

Graham Allinson discusses his new role which focuses on building greater synergies across Total Lubmarine’s global offices to ensure optimum customer satisfaction.

Four regions, one focus

The customer service model at Total Lubmarine is changing. Each country office will now

Industry ready for 2020 says IMOs Edmund Hughes
December 02, 2019

In a recent interview with MarineStrategy, IMO Head of Air Pollution and Energy Efficiency, Edmund Hughes, says the maritime industry is ready for January 1.

Mr. Hughes highlighted a number of key factors that lead him to feel confident in the industry’s readiness. The top of this

Standard Club provides guidance on IMO 2020
November 12, 2019

The Standard Club has looked to provide clarity to its members on the upcoming Sulfur Cap regulation by authoring a new article ‘Use of IMO 2020 compliant fuels’.

Released in mid-October, the article summarizes the framework of the IMO 2020 regulation, in addition to exploring

First Total LNG Bunker Vessel Launched
November 06, 2019

In mid-October Total announced that its first large Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunker vessel had been launched. The news came following the signature of a long-term charter contract with Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) in February 2018.

Due for delivery in 2020, the bunker vessel will operate in

Interview: Nikolaos Kotakis, OEM Relationship Manager at Total Lubmarine
November 01, 2019

Total Lubmarine OEM Relationship Manager, Nikolaos Kotakis, discusses the technical lubricant challenges that the upcoming IMO 2020 regulation presents to operators, exploring Total’s solutions and services that cover all routes to compliance.

THE CHALLENGES

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