Oct 2, 2020

Kathairos Solutions and Velvet Energy Successfully Use Liquid Nitrogen to Produce Zero Methane Emission Result

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Kathairos has emerged as the leading North American solution for methane elimination from pneumatics, with more than 1,000 systems in operation across North America and over 40 major oil and gas producer partners.

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CALGARY, Alberta, October 2, 2020 — Kathairos Solutions Inc. (“Kathairos”) and Velvet Energy Ltd. (“Velvet”), both Alberta-based companies, announced today that they have initiated the first-ever well site using a liquid nitrogen-based system developed to eliminate methane emissions from routine site venting, producing an unprecedented zero-emission result, and exceeding current regulatory objectives.

Undetected and vented fugitive methane gas is more damaging to the environment than carbon dioxide emissions. Our technology moves beyond simply measuring fugitive emissions, to eliminating them, making it a step function change in the fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Kathairos is a technology company specializing in methane reduction solutions for the energy industry. Velvet is a privately held, full-cycle exploration and production company with assets spanning Alberta and BC.  Both companies share a commitment to environmental stewardship and innovation within the energy sector and have quickly mobilized to implement this novel system.

"The use of liquid nitrogen to displace fugitive methane emissions from pneumatic devices provides a ground-breaking solution to a serious environmental issue," stated Dick Brown, CEO and President of Kathairos.  

"We are exceedingly proud to pioneer this technology in Alberta and with backing from the provincial carbon offset program, will be able to support the energy industry by delivering a maintenance-free, zero-emission and low-cost solution to meet and exceed regulatory directives.”

"We welcomed the opportunity to host this pilot project in collaboration with Kathairos," said Scott James, Vice President, Capital Execution of Velvet. "Meeting greenhouse gas emission reduction targets is an industry-wide challenge and we are proud to align with this type of leading-edge energy innovation in Alberta. With the support of Kathairos’ advanced telemetry and web-based portal, we will be enthusiastically monitoring data over the coming weeks.”

About Kathairos Solutions Inc.

Alberta-based Kathairos champions imperative solutions aimed at supporting the modern energy industry in meeting aggressive fugitive methane reduction targets. Kathairos was conceived with a vision to do so efficiently and affordably through its patent-pending system and will remain grounded in its mission to address extraneous methane emissions for years to come. For more information, please visit:

About Velvet Energy Ltd.

Velvet Energy Ltd. is a privately held, full-cycle exploration and production company. Focused in the Montney light oil window of Alberta, the Company executes an organic growth business plan, including early land capture, technical evaluation, exploration and development of internally generated prospects. For more information, please visit:

October 2, 2020

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