Friends of the Earth and a second group called Survie are seeking a court order requiring Total to disclose how it is addressing the adverse impact of its activities, citing an obligation to do so under French law.
Total rejected allegations that it had infringed on human rights in a statement, saying its project had been conceived with the aim of minimising the impact on residents in the area as much as possible.
It said no-one had had to leave their land without appropriate compensation, and that it was looking to introduce a system of interim payments after the coronavirus pandemic caused delays to the project.
The campaign groups, along with Ugandan activists, have alleged that Total intimidated and failed to properly compensate local landowners affected by work on its Tilenga project in Uganda, and said environmental safeguards were insufficient.
They added in their latest report that the situation was also disrupting access to education and healthcare in some cases.
One French court previously ruled it was not within its remit to judge the case. The activists appealed the decision, and another ruling is due next week.
(Reporting by Benjamin Mallet and Sarah White; Editing by Lisa Shumaker and Alexandra Hudson)