Total E&P Canada

Total E&P Canada

October 31, 2011 13:06 ET

Total Invites Students Worldwide to Meet the Energy Challenges of the Future

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 31, 2011) - Total today launched an international contest for students who want to explore the world of energy and become familiar with its challenges. Total's online strategy game, Total Genius Campus, is an original way of getting young people to think about possible energy scenarios of the future.

Players take on the role of Energy Minister in an imaginary country called Genius Land. Their job is to meet the country's energy needs by using the various energy sources available and taking into account realistic constraints. That means limiting carbon emissions and working within the government's budget. The winner will be the player or team who comes up with the best "energy mix".

The contest will be open from October 31 to November 28, 2011, and participants can play individually or in teams of four. There are many prizes to be won, including Total stock portfolios worth up to €1,500 and the possibility of attending the next session of the Total Summer School, a week-long event that brings together around more than a hundred students from around the world to discuss corporate social responsibility and the future of energy.

"Energy is one of the major issues of the 21st century. We felt that a strategy game was an innovative and effective way to educate the next generation of graduates about the challenges involved" explains François Viaud, Total's Senior Vice President, Human Resources. "It also gives us an opportunity to raise Total's profile among students in a wide range of disciplines worldwide, who are curious and concerned about the issues facing their generation."

Genius, Play the Energy Mix!

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 23,000 b/d. Phase 2 development began recently, 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 49 per cent interest in the Voyageur Upgrader and 39.2 per cent interest in the Fort Hills Project.

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 largest integrated oil and gas companies in the world, with activities in more than 130 countries. The Group is also a first rank player in chemicals. 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, new energies, trading, and chemicals. Total is working to help satisfy the global demand for energy, both today and tomorrow.

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