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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The First Natural Gas Wells
Date: 4/13/2011

The First Natural Gas Wells
                        
Drilling for natural gas is something many of us believe originated during the nineteenth century. However, sophisticated drilling techniques were actually invented by the ancient Chinese in Sichuan Province as far back as 200 B.C. These early drillers developed and implemented techniques to permit boreholes to reach deep natural gas pockets, including constructing a variety of drill bits to contend with the various rock types encountered. Equally amazing is that their technology would be easi ly recognized by a present-day production engineer. The Chinese raised derricks as high as 180 feet over selected drill sites. They stacked rocks with holes in the center to use as a guide for their drills, and these donut-shaped rocks were also aligned vertically below the earth's surface down to bedrock. Using ropes and cables of hemp and bamboo, as well as cast iron drills, they were able to bore hundreds of feet to tap into natural gas reserves. Connecting pipes made of bamboo, the natural gas was then delivered to various destinations. Why did they drill for natural gas over 2,000 years ago? Although there were many uses, the natural gas primarily served as fuel to evaporate water from brine to produce a valuable commodity, critical to human survival as both a food supple-ment and preservative: salt.

 
More information on ancient Chinese drilling can be found on various sites, including http://www.epmag.com/Magazine/2008/7/item4266.php and http://www.cseg.ca/publications/recorder/2004/06jun/06jun-ancient-chinese-drilling.pdf.

 



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