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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Production Hydrocarbon Measurement
Date: 1/30/2013

When we refer to hydrocarbon measurement in the production segment of the petro­leum industry, we're normally referring to the measurement of one or more fluids. Those fluids are natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), condensate, and crude oil. All of these fluids are primarily (or completely) composed of molecules contain­ing a carbon backbone with hydrogen atoms attached...hence the name hydrocarbon.

Within a reservoir, hydrocarbons exist as a gas, as a liquid, as both gas and liquid, or as a dense phase (supercritical) fluid. Hydrocarbons produced to the surface normally are in two separate phases – gas and liquid. The gas produced to the surface is called natu­ral gas. The liquid produced to the surface is called crude oil if it existed as a liquid in the formation, and wellhead condensate if it existed as a single dense phase in the forma­tion. Condensate which results from changes in temperature and pressure once the fluid reaches the surface is referred to as pipeline condensate. If a gas stream is cooled by arti­ficial means to below ambient temperature, any liquid hydrocarbons produced are NGLs.

Because of the varying nature of these produced fluids, optimal measurement requires the use of different types of primary measurement elements; e.g., orifice, turbine, coriolis, ultrasonic, etc.To determine the proper selection and configuration of measurement equipment to maximize accuracy, it's highly recommended that you consult with a hydrocarbon measurement specialist.

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