Active in Exploration and Production (E&P) in the United States since 1957, TotalEnergies has a diverse portfolio of operated and non-operated oil and gas assets, from deep offshore to onshore shale gas developments.
We have been increasing our upstream presence in the U.S. with a focus on the deep Offshore Gulf of Mexico, where we have projects in all stages of development. We participate in two producing fields, Tahiti and Jack, both operated by Chevron. We are the operator of the North Platte project and co-owners in the Chevron-operated Anchor and Ballymore developments with 37.14% and 40% working interest respectively. We also own an extensive operated and non-operated portfolio of over 50 exploration leases.
In Houston, Texas, we established an Americas Exploration hub in 2015 to further strenghten our current exploration position across the region. This hub supports the exploration activity of our E&P affiliates throughout North, Central and South America.
Our research activities are also based in Houston, Texas with our network extending to partners such as Stanford, UT Austin, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Rice University and MIT. For more than 30 years, we have partnered with strong academics, vendors, peers and startup companies to develop and pioneer solutions addressing the challenges we face in our activities. Our innovative programs include research in carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS), computer science, artificial intelligence, offshore technology and cutting-edge high performance computers. We recognize the important role Research and Development (R&D) plays in discovering new solutions and technologies that go deeper, further and are more efficient in support of our exploration and production activities.