People: Total SA (TOTF.PA)
Mr. Marc Blaizot serves as Member of the Management Committee of Total SA since January 2, 2009 and works within the Company's Upstream business segment. He is a graduate of Ecole de Geologie de Nancy and began his career as a geologist with Elf in 1979, holding a variety of positions focusing on basin evaluation, prospect generation and appraisal of discoveries in Europe (Italy, Norway, the United Kingdom). Appointed Senior Vice President, Exploration in Angola in 1992, he headed the team of geologists and geophysicists who discovered the giant Girassol field in the country’s deep offshore. From 1996 to 2001, he conducted geoscience analyses for the Middle East (Syria, Iraq, and Qatar) and Asia at the Scientific and Technical Center (CSTJF) in Pau, France. While responsible for the management and arbitrage of the Exploration Portfolio from 2001 to 2005, and as Head of the New Business Department from 2005 to 2008, he specialized in the management of the exploration portfolio and in the selection of new opportunities worldwide. Mr. Blaizot is a Member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) and the French Association of Geologists (UFG).
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