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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Tightening the Measurement Belt
Date: 1/28/2016

During this period of exceptionally depressed crude oil and natural gas prices, it’s crucial for energy companies to identify innovative, impactful ways of doing business more efficiently and more economically.  With budgets being slashed and staff reductions routinely making headlines, today’s conference rooms are chock-full of operational challenges and difficult business decisions.  While these recessionary periods create substantial hardships, those of us who survive will not only have tightened our budgetary belts, but will have developed new ways of doing business through changes that produce truly cost-effective improvements.  One area of the oil and gas industry where significant advances in technology are producing bottom-line benefits is hydrocarbon measurement, whether as a service or an internal software-based solution.
 
Highly integrated measurement processes (click here to view a typical depiction) were formerly only affordable and practical for Fortune 500 companies.  However, these advanced natural gas measurement services are now available to energy companies of all sizes, in ways directly comparable to advances made in banking, data processing, telecommunications, and other fundamental business activities, with a similar benefit of substantially reduced costs.  Among the most common attributes of a fully integrated hydrocarbon measurement process are: 
  • Precise, fully accountable measurement results which are compliant with industry standards and best practices;
  • A comprehensive corporate measurement policy that provides the framework for standardized procedures which ensure accuracy, accountability, efficiency, safety, and profitability;
  • Minimized risk associated with royalty payments, sales-gas allocations, cash flow, operations, as well as regulatory and contractual compliance;
  • Streamlined and expedited measurement, accounting, regulatory, and financial processes that employ automated report scheduling;
  • Reduced "Lost and Un-Accounted For" (LUAF) quantities;
  • Secure, Internet-based access to reports and statements;
  • Measurement data archived in accordance with API Chapter 21.1 Audit Trail Requirements, for a full 7-year period; and
  • Comprehensive disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) provisions.
Hydrocarbon measurement is one of the critical business functions within our industry which continues to demonstrate significant technical advances that further the value proposition of the digital oilfield.  If your organization is not currently employing fully integrated measurement processes, a discovery assessment by an experienced and highly reputable measurement services company should be considered.

 
"Necessity is the mother of invention."
~ Plato, Classical Greek Philosopher
 
 



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