In the following video, Motley Fool energy contributors Tyler Crowe and Aimee Duffy discuss Total (NYSE:TOT) and its move to make up for its recent drop in production almost exclusively with offshore plays. Tyler tells investors why this could pay off big if it pans out, but also compares it to some other offshore projects with enormous price tags, that haven't turned out as well as anyone hoped.

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