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How can Mist help?

Mist allows users to understand, estimate, and tackle methane emissions by addressing some key challenges typically facing oil and gas companies. Mist:

- Provides emission estimates, data quality assessment, abatement potential and abatement cost estimates.

- Allows the user to start simple and then improve the results as more inputs are made available.

- Gives an initial overview of the emissions and abatement potential with very few inputs.

- Is customizable and allows companies to use their own data, if and where available (e.g. emission factors, costs, abatement potential, etc.)

So is Mist only an inventory tool?

Beyond methane inventory, we have seen that users are leveraging Mist to:

- Prioritize abatement projects to focus resources where they can have the most impact

-  Communicate better internally on the issue of methane, engage more people in the process

-  Run workshops and create interactive exercises for capacity building

-  Prepare for verification

-  Support their NOJVs to report methane inventories

How can I get access to Mist?

Are you an oil & gas company? Are you interested in creating a methane inventory and plan for mitigation? Then contact our team and we will grant you access to Mist and be glad to support you on your methane journey.

How much does Mist cost?

Access to Mist is free for all oil and gas operators globally.

What if there is a feature missing in Mist?

Specific updates and new features can be created for Mist (including for example automatic import of data or hosting on the operator's server), and Mist can be translated to additional languages, based on requests from individual companies. However, if these are not part of the product roadmap, financial support for their development might be required.

How long does it take to learn to use Mist?

Mist's users feel that it is quite intuitive and most people learn to use many of the functionalities after just one demo. The User Guide and useful tips within the tool typically allow users to its more advanced functionalities. More thorough training can be provided on request.

Is Mist following any standards and reporting frameworks?

Mist relies on the best available international knowledge to quantify emissions.

Mist understands the importance of OGMP 2.0 ’s reporting framework for methane emissions in the oil and gas industry. The tool is thus aligned with OGMP level 3 and level 4 reporting. Mist will soon be upgraded to align with OGMP level 5 reporting!

However, the use of Mist is not limited to OGMP member companies and is currently used by a number of operators that are not part of OGMP.

I do not have emission measurements or factors, can I use Mist?

Yes. Mist allows you to create your first emission inventory with very few inputs, which can be improved over time. This provides the user with ample time to explore the tool and develop the inventory as more information becomes available. Mist provides emissions estimates for all actors, no matter where they are in their methane journey, from the very first steps to detailed estimates using on-site measurements.

What emission factors does Mist use?

Most of the data used for emission factors in Mist comes from publicly available documentation, such as the IPCC, EPA, API, IPIECA, EDF and academic studies. In certain cases, Mist applies emission factors developed by Carbon Limits based on a combination of extensive field experience and literature review.

Mist’s User Guide provides a comprehensive and transparent list of the sources for default emission factors and assumptions used in Mist to calculate methane emissions estimates, abatement potential and abatement costs.

Can I use my own emission factors and measurements in Mist?

Yes. As a user of Mist, you can always enter your own emission factors, and they can be independent for each emission source (e.g. two compressors can have different emission factors). Your emission factors will only be available in your organization and will not be shared with other organizations.

It is also possible, and even encouraged, to enter your own emission measurements for your emission sources in Mist. This will result in a higher level of data quality (and OGMP 2.0 reporting level). Mist’s User Guide can provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to progress from default emission factors to more accurate quantification methods and achieve a higher standard of reporting.

Can Mist directly retrieve info from an existing input database?

As each input database may be different, this function is not available by default on Mist. But do contact us and we will explore together options to minimize data input time.

Can Mist manage inventories in several subsidiary companies, facilities, and for different users?

Yes. If your organization requires an inventory with assets and facilities in various subsidiary companies, Mist can be configured to manage those centrally. Users can be granted global or specific access to companies and/or facilities and what each user is permitted to do (e.g. view, create, update, delete emission data, etc.) can be configured individually

Is it possible to export my data from Mist, e.g. for reporting?

Yes. Users can export all the inputs entered in Mist as well as the outputs that Mist provides: list of emission sources, emission estimates, abatement potential, abatement cost. If the user is interested in OGMP reporting, data exported from Mist can be automatically converted to an OGMP-ready report.

Is there documentation for the assumptions and methodologies behind Mist?

Yes. We wanted to ensure that Mist is not a “black-box”. This is why we have created the User Guide. If you are committed to deploying Mist, but suddenly unsure about how to set up your facility, what information is required, what are the default values behind the emissions and abatement estimates, the User guide can help you answer these questions. If you require access to the User guide, please contact our team

How secure is Mist?

Access to Mist is granted through a standard username and password, with the option of two-factor authentication. The passwords are encrypted using a state-of-the-art password hasher, ensuring that even if the database is lost and decrypted, passwords are unreadable. Data used by the application is only available to browsers that support and use modern encryption. Data stored in the database is also encrypted.

For more technical questions regarding security and data handling, please contact our team.

Is Mist available in my language?

Mist is available in English, Spanish, Arabic and Russian. Need another language? Contact our team

Who is funding Mist?

Mist was developed to support scalable climate action, helping companies develop their methane inventory as a first step to identify and prioritize mitigation actions and, thus, access to Mist is free for all oil and gas operators. This is thanks to funding that Carbon Limits has received to develop and maintain the tool.

Philanthropic funding has been provided by the Quadrature Climate Foundation, McCall MacBainFoundation, and ClimateWorks Foundation. The industry has also provided funding, namely through the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGC) and Methane Guiding Principles (MGP).

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