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

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Flow Extensions - What Do They Mean To Me?
Date: 8/28/2015

In orifice measurement, the flow extension represents the major contribution of the flow variables (static pressure, differential pressure, and sometimes temperature) to the overall flow calculation.  While not normally used by most downstream Electronic Gas Measurement (EGM) systems, this value can be utilized to manually calculate gas volumes for a differential meter over a specific time period with minimal added uncertainty.
The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) now asks producers to include the flow extensions for their monthly gas production volumes reported on their monthly volume statements.  This value is one of the mandatory items in the BLM list of regulatory requirements for a comprehensive measurement audit trail.
Though flow computers from different manufacturers vary in how flow extensions are generated, they're generally stored in the flow computer's logged electronic data and available for producing a volume statement in a downstream data management application such as the Flow-Cal® Enterprise system.  However, be aware that not all data collection systems are routinely configured to download flow extensions or export them to the software used for generating the volume statements.
If you are operating on BLM-administered properties, we strongly recommend that you confirm that you're properly logging this number in your measurement process and including it in your reports...before the BLM performs an audit.  The flow extension is just one of the many requirements needed to comply with the BLM.  For more information on all of the BLM's current requirements for your production operations, visit their web site at  As an example, if you are operating in NM, OK, TX, and KS, the BLM Onshore Orders for that region may be found by clicking here, and the BLM's latest standards for EGM are available by clicking here for the document in PDF file format.

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