TotalEnergies has filed the Production Right Application for Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa, where it has made significant gas and condensate discoveries at Brulpadda (2019) and Luiperd (2020).
Along with its partners Qatar Energy, CNR International and Main Street 1549 (Africa Energy Corp,), the French major has decided to relinquish the northern portion of the block while entering into a Gas Market Development Period to confirm the economic viability of the project.
Development plans have so far focused on an early production system (EPS) targeting the Luiperd discovery to supply the domestic market in South Africa. Gas would be delivered to the Mossel Bay area, where South Africa already has key gas off-take infrastructure in place, including PetroSA’s gas-to-liquids (GTL) refinery and the 40 MW Gourikwa thermal power plant. Both plants represent 300 MMscfd of gas demand and were until now supplied by domestic fields that have now matured.