Total S.A. 20-F 2007
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006
For the transition period from to
Date of event requiring this shell company report
Commission file number: 1-10888
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
2, place de la Coupole
La Défense 6
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Securities registered or to be registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act.
Securities registered or to be registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act.
Securities for which there is a reporting obligation pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Act.
Indicate the number of outstanding shares of each of the issuers classes of capital or common stock as of the close of the period covered by the annual report.
2,425,767,953 Shares, par value 2.50 each, as of December 31, 2006
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If this is an annual report, indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ¨ No x
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Basis of Presentation
In general, financial information included in this Annual Report is presented according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the European Union (EU) as of December 31, 2006. As of December 31, 2006, December 31, 2005 and December 31, 2004, TOTALs consolidated financial statements would not have been different if presented under IFRS as published by the IASB or under IFRS as adopted by the EU.
Statements Regarding Competitive Position
Statements made in Item 4. Information on the Company referring to TOTALs competitive position are based on the Companys belief, and in some cases rely on a range of sources, including investment analysts reports, independent market studies and TOTALs internal assessments of market share based on publicly available information about the financial results and performance of market participants.
This Annual Report on Form 20-F reports information primarily regarding TOTALs business and operations and financial information relating to the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006. For more recent updates regarding TOTAL, you may read and copy any reports, statements or other information TOTAL files with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All of TOTALs Securities and Exchange Commission filings made after December 31, 2001 are available to the public at the Securities and Exchange Commission web site at http://www.sec.gov and from certain commercial document retrieval services. See also Item 10. Additional Information Documents on Display.
Unless the context indicates otherwise, the following terms have the meanings shown below:
Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
TOTAL has made certain forward-looking statements in this document and in the documents referred to in, or incorporated by reference into, this Annual Report. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of the management of TOTAL and on the information currently available to such management. Forward-looking statements include information concerning forecasts, projections, anticipated synergies, and other information concerning possible or assumed future results of TOTAL, and may be preceded by, followed by, or otherwise include the words believes, expects, anticipates, intends, plans, targets, estimates or similar expressions.
Forward-looking statements are not assurances of results or values. They involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. TOTALs future results and share value may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. Many of the factors that will determine these results and values are beyond TOTALs ability to control or predict. Except for its ongoing obligations to disclose material information as required by applicable securities laws, TOTAL does not have any intention or obligation to update forward-looking statements after the distribution of this document, even if new information, future events or other circumstances have made them incorrect or misleading.
You should understand that various factors, certain of which are discussed elsewhere in this document and in the documents referred to in, or incorporated by reference into, this document, could affect the future results of TOTAL and could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements, including:
For additional factors, you should read the information set forth under Item 3. Risk Factors, Item 4. Information on the Company Other Matters, Item 5. Operating and Financial Review and Prospects and Item 11. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk.
ITEM 3. KEY INFORMATION
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA
ITEM 4. INFORMATION ON THE COMPANY
Exploration & Production
The table below sets forth the amount of TOTALs worldwide proved reserves as of the dates indicated (including both developed and undeveloped reserves).
Production by geographic area
Presentation of production activities by geographic area
The table below sets forth, by geographic area, TOTALs principal producing fields, the year in which TOTALs activities commenced, the principal type of production, the Groups interest in each field and whether TOTAL is operator of the field.
Interests in pipelines
The table below sets forth TOTALs interests in crude oil and natural gas pipelines throughout the world:
Gas & Power
The Downstream segment conducts TOTALs refining, marketing, trading and shipping activities.
Refining & Marketing
Trading & Shipping
In 2006, the principal market components stood at high levels:
(a)1st line: Quotation for first month nearby delivery ICE Futures.
(b)VLCC: Very Large Crude Carrier. Data estimated from BITRs market quotations. BITR: Baltic International Tanker Routes.
TOTALS PRODUCTION CAPACITIES BY
MAIN PRODUCT GROUPS AND REGIONS
ITEM 5. OPERATING AND FINANCIAL REVIEW AND PROSPECTS
Critical Accounting Policies