Arnaud Breuillac has been running Total’s upstream operation in the region since July 2010, and cut his teeth in the region, starting 27 years ago in Abu Dhabi, working in partnership with ADNOC as a young process engineer.
In December 2006, he became a member of the Management Committee of the Exploration & Production Division as Senior Vice-President, Continental Europe and Central Asia. On January 1st, 2011, he was appointed member of the Group Management Committee.
In the UAE, Breuillac manages the French supermajor’s long-standing projects with ADCO and ADMA-OPCO which are shortly up for renewal, and the GASCO associated gas company with which Total signed a new 20-year extension in 2008.
Total’s interests in Syria have been squeezed by international sanctions. The company has also managed to cope with production losses in Yemen after frequent sabotage and security concerns have hampered the transport of crude to refineries and export terminals. Total also has significant interests in Qatar, where it has been present since 1936.
The company holds a number of stakes in the Al Khalij field (100%), the NFB Block (20%) in the North Field, the Qatargas 1 liquefaction plant (10%), the Dolphin project (24.5%) and train 5 of Qatargas 2 (16.7%).
The group’s production was 164 kboe/d in 2010, compared to 141 kboe/d in 2009 and 121 kboe/d in 2008, production substantially increased with the start-ups of Qatargas 2.