Total in Malaysia


First explorations of SNPA in Malaysia


Petrofina sells fuels and lubricants under the Fina brand


Elf discovers gaz, but then retire from the country


Total creates a JV for the sale of glues for PVC tubes

The Group’s first presence in the country dates back to 1965 with exploration campaigns led by the SNPA.


1965 - 2019

  • 1965, The SPNA explores Malaysia.

  • 1985, S. International, a subsidiary of Elf Group specialized in the development and marketing of photovoltaic-powered equipment, signs an agreement with Malaysian radio and television.

  • 1985, Petrofina establishes a joint venture in Malaysia with a regional producer of basic oleochemical products, hoping to open markets for its acid products in Southeast Asia.

  • 1987, Petrofina acquires a fuel and lubricant distribution company in Malaysia, which sells under the Fina brand.

  • 1988, In Malaysia, Elf Aquitaine renews the SK3 contract.

  • 1990, Elf discovers gas on SK3 licence in Malaysia

  • 1991, Elf Aquitaine decides to withdraw from Malaysia.

  • 1993, In Malaysia, Coates (Total subsidiary) reaches an agreement with the Research Institute of Palm Oil Producers for the development of palm oil-based raw materials.

  • 1996, In Glues, Bostik (Total subsidiary) takes over Plaskem’s PVC pipe glues business and creates a joint venture in Malaysia.

  • Today, Total is present in Malaysia, from oil and gas exploration to petrochemicals and solar to oil distribution.