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Thierry Schuhler


Thierry Schuhler - Architect in Energy Efficiency

Thierry is a graduate of ENSCBP, part of the Bordeaux INP network of engineering schools, and the IFP School. He joined Total in 1982 and has held various process, R&D, operations and project-related positions in Petrochemicals, Refining and Exploration & Production. He has worked in refineries, chemical and petrochemical plants and affiliates and at headquarters.

Now a field development engineer and energy specialist in Exploration & Production’s Petroleum Installations Division, he also takes part in the cross-functional Energy Efficiency R&D Program.



  • Construction of the cogeneration plant at the Gonfreville site and integration of that plant into the Normandy complex (project leader).
  • Refining & Petrochemicals: Energy expertise (audits and revamping studies).



  • Former Normandy Regional Delegate to ATEE, the French energy and environment technical association.
  • Former contributor at the INSA engineering school in Rouen (Energy/Propulsion Department).
  • Former lecturer at the IFP School (Energy & Processes program).



  • Thierry has contributed to in-house books and guides (Carbon Capture and Storage – Lacq Pilot, 2006-2013, published via the Global CCS Institute) and external publications (ATEE conference papers and guides, IFP School courses).


DIESTA: Optimizing Efficiency During LNG Liquefaction