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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News


Proposed Changes to BLM Onshore Orders
Date: 12/14/2016

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) provides the operational requirements for the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas on Federal and Indian onshore leases, which were collectively known as the "Onshore Orders."  The replacement for Onshore Order 4 (43 CFR 3174) was published in the Federal Register on November 17, 2016 and will become effective on January 17, 2017.

If you are currently involved with oil and gas production which is regulated by the BLM, we strongly recommend reviewing the changes to determine how they may impact your business and operations.  Listed below are some of the changes which relate to oil measurement:
  • LACT (Lease Automated Custody Transfer) unit totalizers can no longer employ automatic temperature or API gravity compensators.
  • LACT meters must be proved anytime the non-resettable totalizer reaches 75,000 bbls or quarterly, whichever comes first; the frequency, however, should not exceed monthly. 
  • Coriolis meters are permitted in lieu of PD meters, but either type of meter must first be approved by the BLM through their Production Measurement Team.  Note that the requirement to use BLM-approved equipment will not go into effect until January 17, 2019.
  • All tanks used for measurement by tank gauging must be calibrated using actual tank measurements.  Two consecutive identical manual gauging measurements are required for all tank sizes, or three consecutive measurements averaged to the nearest 1/8 inch for tanks with a capacity of greater than 1,000 bbls and to the nearest 1/4 inch for tanks of 1,000 bbls or less.
  • Oil storage tanks must be vapor-tight and all venting should be through a pressure vacuum relief valve, unless connected to a vapor recovery or flare system.
  • Automatic tank gauging is now acceptable and various makes/models of approved equipment will be posted on the BLM website prior to January 17, 2019. 
As mentioned in our most recent Statement of the Month, the final regulations are available on the BLM’s website; click here to view these.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone peace and happiness as this year comes to a close, and hope the upcoming New Year fulfills all of your wishes.
 
Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2017!
 
"I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined and that we
can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road."
~ Stephen Hawking, British theoretical physicist



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