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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), 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.


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.




Request for Proposals (RFP), and see Specific Page for RFPs on this project here


Anticipated Job Opportunity with IESP:

IPC will soon provide a detailed guide designed to help interested individuals Get Ready for IESP-related job opportunities.


The Inuvialuit Energy Security Project Timeline:

FRONT END ENGINEERING & DESIGN (FEED) By fall 2020, engineers will design the plant, create construction drawings, and develop cost estimates in preparation for a Final Investment Decision (FID).

REGULATORY APPROVALS By the end of 2020, IPC will consult closely with stakeholders and submit applications for all necessary approvals.

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

CIVIL WORKS AND REMEDIATION Before the spring thaw in 2021, work will begin on the construction of the all-weather road, pads, and remediation of the existing sump.

PLANT CONSTRUCTION In fall 2021 and early winter of 2022, all major gas processing equipment will be delivered to the site and commissioning will begin.

PRODUCTION By spring 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 will be proceeding through the spring and summer. Following the period of consultation and this engineering and design work, regulatory applications will be prepared and submitted to the regulators. 

Consultations with stakeholders will begin as soon as possible and will continue throughout the development of the project.


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 TUK M-18.


We look forward to hearing from you soon! Contact:


Lucy Kuptana, Director of Operations




Kate Darling, Special Advisor

Phone: 867-678-0099