BirdDog Version 4.0

BirdDog™ Information Systems is pleased to announce the release of Version 4.0 of Remote Data Retrieval. This newest system, to which you automatically have access when you log into our host site, provides enhanced features that are certain to make you even more productive... such as a more streamlined and intuitive user interface, the ability for end-users to perform ad hoc changes to alarm settings, and layered administration. With layered administration, end-user organizations can assign BirdDog client administrators who, in turn, will be able to add/delete other enterprise users, set each user's rights (from read-only through full editing, including use of Demand Polling), reset user passwords, add/delete Morning Report recipients, and much more.

In addition to the BirdDog Remote Data Retrieval system functional enhancements, we've also deployed new security provisions to further complement our previously implemented use of an HTTPS website to provide full SSL encryption of your sensitive and proprietary information. These enhancements include the use of unique email addresses as User IDs, as well as stronger Password requirements with history restrictions and forced routine changes. As before, with just a single account User ID and Password, your log-in will provide direct access to all BirdDog SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) systems to which you have end-user rights. And as you add or remove systems from your user profile, the single sign-on process will automatically recognize those changes.

BirdDog Security Policy Change Alert

Security Policy Change Alert - For the enhanced security of BirdDog™ Information Systems users, effective November 11, 2013, User IDs will be unique email addresses and account password requirements will be strengthened. New passwords will need to be at least 8 characters in length and contain at least one each of the following characters: uppercase alphabetical; lowercase alphabetical; numeric; and “special” (such as @, &, _, #, etc.). At the appropriate time, you will be prompted during your BirdDog log-in to click on a webpage link that will provide more details and guide you through your password change process.

BirdDog System Support

  • Log-in and system support, including password resets, are available to customers on a 24x7 basis by calling, toll-free, 800-231-9741. During business hours (8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday), your call will be directed to the appropriate technical support or customer service team member.

  • During non-business hours, callers will be presented with a main menu which includes an option to reach system support and, if appropriate, to mark your message as “urgent” for an expedited response. Non-urgent support calls will be returned the next business day.

  • System support requests or questions may also be submitted via e-mail to BirdDogSystemSupport@birddog.coastalflow.com

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News


EPA Proposes Mandatory GHG Reporting Including O&G Facilities - May 2010
Date: 5/20/2010

EPA Proposes Mandatory GHG Reporting Including O&G Facilities

With the ink barely dry on the first-ever mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirement, originally proposed in 2009, the U.S. EPA has set forth new and sweeping proposals for mandatory reporting that will significantly impact natural gas facilities, including offshore. This encompasses all equipment associated with production, collection/transmission, storage, and treatment, and will cover combustion-related, fugitive, and vented emissions sources.

With the public comment period ending on June 11, 2010 and the final rules expected in late summer or early fall, only months remain to prepare and implement a monitoring and reporting plan. Under the proposed rule, collection of emissions data would begin January 1, 2011, with the first annual reports due to the EPA by March 31, 2012.

Producers should be especially alert to the latest definition of a facility for reporting requirements, which has been expended to include all permits held by an operator within a production basin. Accordingly, one industry expert estimates that "a gas field with 34 wells and associated equipment would trigger the reporting threshold of 25,000 metric tons of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent)."

For more information go to the EPA's site:
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/subpart/w.html


Source: US Environmental Protection Agency, 40 CFR Part 98.230, Proposed Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases from Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems – Subpart W, 3/22/10.

 
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