Ivanhoe Energy Inc. is an independent international heavy oil development and production company. Ivanhoe�s core operations are in Canada, Ecuador, China and Mongolia, with business development opportunities across the world. The Company�s Technology Development segment captures HTL activities. In April 2005, Ivanhoe merged with Ensyn and thereby obtained an exclusive, irrevocable license to the HTL process for all applications other than biomass. Ivanhoe Energy�s HTL process is intended to provide an alternative to the traditional approach to the transportation of heavy crude oil. HTL aims to convert heavy, viscous crude oil into lighter, stable, more valuable and easily transportable products. The essence of the process undertakes rapid thermal conversion of heavy oil into high value Synthetic Crude Oil (SCO).