Inuvialuit Energy Security Project

The Inuvialuit Petroleum Corporation (IPC) is proposing to develop the M-18 well with technical support from Ferus Natural Gas Fuels Inc. (Ferus NGF). 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.


*Posted May 10, 2021

Request 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 Qualifications (RFQ):

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

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


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) By February 2021, engineers will have designed the plant, created construction drawings, and developed cost estimates in preparation for a Final Investment Decision (FID).

REGULATORY APPROVALS By early 2021, IPC will have completed a first round of consultations with stakeholders and have received a decision from the Environmental Impact Screening Committee. In January 2021, IPC will initiate major applications to the Canada Energy Regulator. 

WORKER TRAINING By summer 2021, IPC and Ferus NGF will begin offering training programs for Project-related work opportunities.

CIVIL WORKS AND REMEDIATION Likely in autumn of 2021, 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 delivered to the site. Commissioning will begin late that summer of 2022.

PRODUCTION By autumn of 2022, gas will be produced and trucked to consumers.

IPC and Ferus NGF are committed to ensuring residents are informed about and supportive of the Project. Front End Engineering and Design work for the processing facility is nearly complete. We expect to receive a decision from the Environmental Impact Screening Committee in January 2021.  Civil Design costs and drawings for the access road, pads and bridge are expected in January 2021. Initial cost estimates are expected in March 2021.  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!


Learn more about Ferus NGF:

To help secure our energy future, IPC, with the support of Ferus NGF, seeks to develop and produce the natural gas well known as M-18.


We look forward to hearing from you soon! Contact:

Mark Fleming, Chief Financial Officer

(867) 777-7067