TotalEnergies is set to spend up to $3 billion to bring on stream phase one of its Luiperd-Brulpadda project offshore South Africa in 2027, according to a senior executive of the country’s upstream regulator.

These two deep-water finds are located in Block 11B/12B off the nation’s south coast, with their gas expected to provide feedstock for the currently mothballed Mossel Bay gas-to-liquids plant plus power stations by maximising the use of existing offshore and onshore infrastructure.