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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Measurement of Wellhead Condensate
Date: 5/31/2013

Measurement of Wellhead Condensate

Wellhead condensate is made up of hydrocarbons which are in the gaseous state or dense phase under reservoir conditions and become liquid when produced to the surface.  It is generally a mixture of pentanes and higher hydrocarbons (i.e., natural gasoline), but may contain substantial quantities of butane and lighter hydrocarbons.  Wellhead condensate was routinely used as fuel in early automobile and tractor engines.

Wellhead condensate has traditionally been measured at the separator using a turbine meter, with level measurement (steel tape and bob) in storage tanks, or both.  Because condensate will partially flash into a gas phase between the separator and storage tank, and even within the measurement device, high-pressure wellhead condensate can be difficult to measure and account for fully.

Coriolis measurement is often the preferred method for condensate at the separator based on increased accuracy, turndown (rangeability), and the ability to directly measure mass flow rate.  While this does not eliminate the problems associated with “flash," with proper installation and maintenance Coriolis measurement can yield more accurate and accountable liquid measurement results than turbine measurement.

To avoid excessive “Lost and Un-Accounted For” (LUAF) quantities, it is imperative that a condensate measurement process be designed to compensate for phase changes and that the associated royalty payments are consistent with the final or agreed upon product.  We highly recommended that you consult with a hydrocarbon measurement specialist to mitigate these potential problems and verify that measurement and accounting are referencing the same requirements.

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