Rank: 11 (Previous rank: 14)
CEO: Christophe de Margerie
Address: 2 Pl. Jean Millier
French energy company Total is growing more adventurous. In 2010, the company amped up its exploration efforts, and it outlined a $20 billion capital expenditure budget for 2011. Total is currently working on projects in Russia, Australia, Canada, and China, all of which should come on line in the next two years.
While the company has boosted its exploration agenda, it has begun to wind down its refining efforts -- the company closed major refineries in France and the UK in 2010. --S.D.
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|Company||2010 Number of Employees|
|China National Petroleum||1,674,541|