Notice Notice of Hearing
Commission of the Canada Energy Regulator
Notice of Hearing MH-002-2022
Inuvialuit Energy Security Project Ltd. (IESPL)
Inuvialuit Energy Security Project (IESP)
Applications for Authorizations for Early SiteWorks, Well Workover,
and Installation and Operation of the IESP Energy Centre
The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) is the regulator which administers the Northwest Territories Oil and Gas Operations Act (OGOA)
with respect to oil and gas activities within the onshore of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in the Northwest Territories.
The Early Site Works Authorization Application is to construct the necessary civil foundations for the IESP including, construction of a
4 km all-weather gravel access road, placement of a 33.5 m long bridge, construction of Energy Centre pads and installation of adfreeze
piles for some of the Energy Centre structures or modules.
The Well Workover Authorization Application is to prepare the TUK M-18 well for gas production for the IESP, including, extending the
wellhead and cellar to adjust for additional fill around the pad, constructing the well pad as a work area protecting the permafrost, installing
blowout prevention equipment, drilling out existing cement and plugs, circulating the well to remove debris, installing production tubing
and a subsurface safety valve, insulating gas production from the permafrost, installing connections for the subsurface safety valve
control line, re-installing the wellhead and securing the well for future tie-in with the Energy Centre.
The purpose of the Installation and Operation Authorization Application is to install, commission, and operate the IESP Energy Centre,
including, installation of modules and plant infrastructure, commission and operate the gas plant for 50+ years, and transport LNG and
other fuels by truck to regional users.
Participation in the Hearing
The Commission of the CER (Commission) intends to assess the Applications for Authorizations and subsequent applications together
through a single public hearing to maximize regulatory efficiency and to be responsive to the needs of all participants.
If you are interested in the proposed Inuvialuit Energy Security Project and wish to participate in the hearing, register online. There are
two ways in which you can participate in the hearing:
Commentor – share your views with the Commission in a letter of comment; or
Intervenor – ask questions, provide evidence, answer questions about your evidence, and make final argument.
Intervenors need to register at www.cer-rec.gc.ca/en/applications-hearings/participate-hearings/applyparticipate/ between
7 October 2022 and 25 October 2022 at 4:00 MDT.
If you need support in registering, please contact Tony Epp, Process Advisor, by mail at IESP.ProcessHelp@cer-rec.gc.ca or by telephone
Indigenous people and organizations potentially affected in the project area can apply for a grant to participate. Send your request by
25 October 2022 by email at PFP_PAFP@cer-rec.gc.ca or call 1-800-899-1265 (toll-free). Information can also be found on our website
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