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 convert natural gas into liquefied natural gas (LNG) 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.


October 19, 2021 IESP Update and Successes Press Release

Inuvialuit Energy Security Project Benefits Poster - View on your screen or to download and print.


*Notice to register for public hearing posted August 9, 2021.

Hard copies of the Development Plan and Management Resource Plan are available 8:30am to 5pm, Monday- Friday, in English, at the Inuvialuit Corporate Group Offices, Reception Desk 867 777- 7000, address 107 Mackenzie Road, Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0


Request for Qualifications (RFQ):

RFQ: Inuvialuit Energy Security Project (IESP) Site Civil Works Construction

First Amendment and Clarification to RFQ, issued Feb 16, 2021

Posted May 10, 2021Request for Information (RFI) Instructions

Deadline May 20, 2021 at 1400 hours MDT to Inuvialuit Petroleum Corporation Attention: Mark Fleming Telephone: 867-777-7067 


Request for Proposals (RFP):

Site Works Engineering Design and Owners Engineer Support Services 

Site Works RFP - Questions and Answers


Latest Project Update:

Watch IPC Energy Center Fly Through Video

August 6, 2020- IESP Update and FAQ

Latest 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

See some photos of a LNG plant in operation and photos of the current M-18 Site


Anticipated Job Opportunity with IESP:

Get Ready Employment Poster

IPC has provided a detailed guide designed to help interested individuals Get Ready for IESP-related job opportunities. 

Energy Capacity and Training- Future Opportunities Guide



The Inuvialuit Energy Security Project Timeline:

FRONT END ENGINEERING & DESIGN (FEED) FEED was completed in March 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).  IPC will continue refining the FEED throughout 2021 until FID is complete. 

REGULATORY APPROVALS By early 2021, IPC 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, IPC initiated major applications to the Canada Energy Regulator. 

WORKER TRAINING By the end of 2021, IPC will begin offering training programs for Project-related work opportunities.

CIVIL WORKS AND REMEDIATION During Q4 2021 and Q1 2022, work will begin on the construction of the all-weather access road, pads, and remediation of the existing sump.

PLANT CONSTRUCTION In spring of 2022, major gas processing equipment and modules will start to be constructed.  Onsite construction and commissioning will take place through 2023.

PRODUCTION By autumn of 2023, 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!


We look forward to hearing from you soon! Contact:

Mark Fleming, Chief Financial Officer

(867) 777-7067