Arnaud Breuillac


President, Exploration & Production

Arnaud Breuillac, 62, graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Lyon in 1981. He joined TOTAL in 1982 and has served in various positions in its Exploration & Production Division, including Abu Dhabi, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and Angola as well as the Refining Division in France. From 2004 to 2006, he held the position of Vice President, Middle East ‐ Iran. In December 2006, he was appointed to the Management Committee of the Exploration & Production Division, concurrent with a new role as Senior Vice‐President, Continental Europe & Central Asia. In July, 2010, he was appointed President, Exploration & Production, Middle East and in January, 2011, became a member of the Group’s Management Committee. In 2014, Arnaud Breuillac became Member of Total Executive Committee and President, Exploration & Production, responsible for the Company’s increasingly diverse portfolio around the world.

Sessions With Arnaud Breuillac

Tuesday, 2 March

  • 10:45am - 11:15am (CST) / 02/mar/2021 04:45 pm - 02/mar/2021 05:15 pm


    Resilient Upstream Portfolios: Weathering the cycles

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy Upstream Oil & Gas
    2020 was a dramatic year for the global upstream industry, with an unprecedented 9 mbd demand drop and the Brent price falling from $64/bbl in January to $18/bbl in April and WTI going negative for a day. Long-term expectations for the industry suffered as peak oil demand scenarios became more common and countries and companies made net-zero commitments. Companies slashed capital spending; some made emissions reduction commitments that will require them to pivot their portfolios away from oil; and some even announced production decline targets. Resilient upstream portfolios with low cost and low emissions are the new goal. Are these trends here for the long term? To what extent will companies be able to lower costs and protect margins? How will they build resilient portfolios that can weather future cycles? Will digital technologies help? What does it all mean for the future of upstream?