Total’s Board of Directors met on October 25, 2018, to close the Group’s third quarter 2018 accounts. Commenting on the results, Chairman and CEO Patrick Pouyanné said:
“Total’s third quarter adjusted net income increased by 48% from last year to $4.0 billion, while oil prices increased by 44% to 75 $/b supported by supply tensions and the geopolitical context. Debt-adjusted cash flow (DACF) increased by 37% to $7.5 billion and return on equity rose to 11.9% over the past twelve months.
These results confirm the Group’s ability to take full advantage of the favorable environment and to deliver on its objectives for production growth and cost discipline thanks to very good operational efficiency.
Exploration & Production doubled its adjusted net operating profit to $2.9 billion in the third quarter. Production rose to 2.8 Mboe/d, an increase of 8.6% compared to a year ago. Notably during the quarter, major project start-ups included Kaombo in Angola, Ichthys LNG in Australia and the second train of Yamal LNG in Russia. Production growth for 2018 will be close to 8%.