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.

Bongani Sayidini, chief operating officer at the Petroleum Agency of South Africa (PASA), said the French supermajor and its partners will invest between $2.5