A consortium led by French supermajor TotalEnergies has decided to proceed with the delayed expansion of an offshore gas development in the extreme south of Argentina, according to one of the project partners.

“Wintershall Dea and its partners TotalEnergies and Pan American Energy have decided to develop Fenix, the world’s southernmost gas project, offshore Tierra del Fuego,” the German company announced on Monday.

During a first development phase, three wells will be drilled from an unmanned wellhead platform installed 60 kilometres from shore, at a water depth of 70 metres.