Total Signs Two Heavy Oil Study Agreements with PDVSA in Venezuela

Total announces the signature of two joint study agreements with PDVSA concerning the Junin 10 block in the Orinoco Belt in Venezuela.

Signed by Christophe de Margerie, Chief Executive Officer of Total, and Rafael Ramirez, Minister of Energy and Petroleum of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and President and Chief Executive Officer of PDVSA, the state-owned oil company, the agreements call for appraising the block’s extra-heavy crude oil reserves and examining a project to produce extra-heavy oil.