Inuvialuit Energy Security Project (IESP)

The Project involves the construction of a gas plant that will produce natural gas, propane, and synthetic diesel, which can then be transported to customers for power and heating applications.

Visit the IESP page by clicking the title for updates, documents and RFPs for the Inuvialuit Energy Security Project.

The drone photo shows the M-18 site and the remediated sump from the summer of 2022.

Ikhil / Inuvik Gas Project

Until recently, the Inuvik Gas Project has been the mainstay of IPC’s work. This project was initiated in 1997 in order to supply Inuvik with natural gas from two wells at the Ikhil reservoir, located approximately 50 kilometers northwest of Inuvik on Inuvialuit lands. The Ikhil Joint Venture (IJV) owns and operates the well and pipeline and Inuvik Gas Limited (IGL) distributes the commodity to customers throughout Inuvik. IPC has a one-third interest in each of the IJV and IGL.

Unfortunately, the reserves of the K-35 well can no longer be accessed and the reserves of the J-35 well have been in critical decline for the last several years. In the fall of 2011, IGL installed a synthetic natural gas (SNG) system as back-up to the Ikhil natural gas supply. In 2012, the decision was made, in consultation with representatives of the Town of Inuvik and the Government of the Northwest Territories, to switch to the SNG system as a primary energy source for customers in Inuvik in order to preserve the remaining natural gas reserves for periods when road closures interfere with propane supply and as emergency back-up.

Fortunately, IPC’s Inuvialuit Energy Security Project is now underway. It is anticipated that the IESP will serve as a replacement for the Ikhil well and as a secure supply of energy for the region in 2025.

Contact Information

Inuvialuit Petroleum Corporation
3rd Floor, Inuvialuit Corporate Centre
107 Mackenzie Road
Bag Service #7
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0

Phone: (867) 777-7067
Fax: (867) 777-3256