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.
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Latest Project Update:
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.
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 2024 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, 2022, the CER approved the IESP Development Plan. On June 28, 2023, CER approved the Early Site Works and Well Workover Operating Authorizations. IESPL is now working on the remaining Energy Facility Operating Authorization required by the CER for construction and operations of the IESP.
WORKER TRAINING IESPL has begun training employees and contractors for the IESP construction. IESPL is open to receiving job applications for future construction and operations related roles, and will advertise training, employment, and business opportunities as they become available.
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. Starting in October 2023, IESPL and its contractors began constructing the all-season access road to M-18.
WELL WORKOVER In Spring 2024, IESPL is planning to workover and test the M-18 well for production.
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 2025.
PRODUCTION In late 2025, gas will be produced, processed, 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.