Inuvialuit Energy Security Project

The Inuvialuit Petroleum Corporation (IPC) is proposing to develop the M-18 well. 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 this page for updates, documents and RFPs for the Inuvialuit Energy Security Project.

Well Workover Service Contractor Expression of Interest (Due: August 18, 2023)

Workover Program for Tuk M-18

M-18 "As Built" 2002

Wellbore M-18 Proposed Completion


For updates and documentation related to the Project regulatory approval process with the Canada Energy Regulator, please follow the link below:

Canada Energy Regulator Commitment Tracking Table

The latest IESP Environmental Protection Plan can be found here for ease of reference: Inuvialuit Energy Security Project Environmental Protection Plan January 27, 2023


Jobs anticipated with Inuvialuit Energy Security Project,

see the: Opportunities Guide February 2023


Latest Project Update:

IESP Presentation


Why the Inuvialuit Energy Security Project?:

This project is needed in order to:

  • Provide a replacement to the diminished Ikhil gas well.
  • Reduce our reliance on expensive southern fuel and exposure to intermittent road outages.
  • Create opportunities for our local businesses.
  • Mitigate the high cost of living and doing business in the region.

How will the Project help the region?

ENERGY SECURITY The Project will result in a secure supply of local natural gas for our region for decades to come.

ECONOMIC BENEFITS The Project will result in good quality permanent jobs for residents and cost savings in heating and fuel.

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS The Project will reduce GHGs by thousands of tonnes each year, while imposing no significant impacts on the environment.



2018 Summer Field Studies

Project Description

Environmental Studies


The Inuvialuit Energy Security Project Timeline:

FRONT END ENGINEERING & DESIGN (FEED) The original FEED was completed in 2021, and the various engineering vendors have created preliminary design drawings, plans, and developed a cost estimate in preparation for a Final Investment Decision (FID).  IESPL will continue refining the FEED into 2023 until FID is complete. 

REGULATORY APPROVALS By early 2021, IESPL had completed a first round of consultations with stakeholders and received approval from the Environmental Impact Screening Committee on January 25, 2021.  In March 2021, IESPL initiated major applications to the Canada Energy Regulator (CER).  On March 8, the CER approved the IESP Development Plan. IPC is now working on the remaining authorizations required by the CER for construction and operations of the IESP. 

WORKER TRAINING Once the Final Investment Decision (FID) is reached, IESPL will begin offering training programs for Project-related work opportunities.

CIVIL WORKS AND REMEDIATION During Q4 2021 and Q1 2022, work was completed on a winter access trail to M-18 such that the M-18 sump remediation was able to be completed.

PLANT CONSTRUCTION Once FID is reached, major gas processing equipment and modules will start to be constructed.  Major onsite construction and commissioning will take place in 2024.

PRODUCTION In 2025, gas will be produced and trucked to consumers.

IPC is committed to ensuring residents are informed about and supportive of the Project.  Formal consultations with Co-management Boards, Community Corporations, Hunters and Trappers Committees, ILA and local communities were initiated in Spring 2020 and will continue through the development of the project. 


Please contact us with your ideas, questions and concerns!



Travis Balaski, P.Eng. President 

Inuvialuit Energy Security Project Ltd.