People enjoy working at Kairos. The positivity and motivation are infectious, and we attribute that to a few things. First, we hire brilliant, kind, and committed people. Then, we give them the agency and support they need to help solve one of the world’s most challenging problems. We encourage people to invest in relationships with their coworkers and invite them to guide our culture.
Aerial leak detection allows Kairos to easily monitor equipment that is wide-spread or difficult to access by ground. These areas are rarely surveyed, but Kairos’ scans identify and prevent worsening of leaks that would otherwise go undetected. The ability to scan more frequently from the air allows leaks to identified, precisely located and repaired faster. We know our clients are concerned with being good neighbors and corporate citizens. So are we. That’s why we alert operators immediately when we find leaks near schools or homes. Much like our clients, safety is a top priority.
BIG LEAKS MATTER MORE
Kairos is built around the principle of minimizing the total volume of methane being leaked, rather than the total number of leaks, as quickly as possible. Methane emissions are highly skewed, with a few leaks emitting large amounts of methane, which means fixing those leaks has a greater overall impact.
Since 2019, Kairos has surveyed over 20,000 square miles, prevented more than 18.3 billion cubic feet of methane from being released into the atmosphere and conducted an unprecedented survey of every production facility and pipeline across the entire Permian Basin.
Efficiency in Time, Resources
Pay less money for higher amounts of identified emissions and prioritize maintenance budgets by sending crew where they’re needed most. By using aerial surveys, Kairos can identify leaks much more quickly and at a lower cost than having crews inspect sites by foot. The resulting Kairos data is immediately actionable by operators’ existing repair crews and processes.
Accessible and Possible Now
Kairos is currently providing data to clients and can quickly onboard new ones. Operators do not need to buy equipment or train employees because Kairos handles every aspect of the data collection process. The final report identifies emissions locations for operators’ repair crews to act on.
Kairos’ ability to combine spectrometer data with simultaneous optical imagery and geo-location data makes it possible to scan production and midstream equipment for methane leaks more frequently and efficiently than ever before, raising the bar on what it means to follow best practices in methane LDAR.
Leak detection and repair (LDAR) with Kairos is twenty times less expensive than traditional, ground-based LDAR methods.
Companies using Kairos’ reports can achieve a 90-day payback solely based on the value of the product retained after fixing leaks.
Identifying and correcting the largest leaks not only allows for higher product retention, but also helps meet company emissions reduction goals and ensures compliance with air permits.
With regular, frequent surveys, companies can point to proactive efforts to adopt advanced technology to help the environment and operate according to company values.
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Aerial monitoring allows maintenance and operations employees to visit difficult-to-reach sites by foot less frequently and catches burgeoning leaks early before they worsen, reducing risk.