We know and understand tape transcription

The most active of OvationData's oil and gas services is seismic and well data transcription. Over the past 25 years OvationData has transcribed and converted over three million data tapes and cartridge based data sets for the oil and gas industry from more than 50 countries

Safe and reliable storage for your valuable data

OvationData draws on more than 25 years of experience to assist clients in preserving and managing their data for its future. OvationData embraces the philosophy of true “Data Lifecycle Management” and recognizes that all data sets have different access and storage requirements and that these will also change over time

Oil & Gas Data Lifecycle Solutions

Drawing on more than 25 years of experience in assisting clients to preserve and manage their data, OvationData embraces the philosophy of true “Data Lifecycle Management”. We recognize that all data sets have different access and storage requirements and that these also change over time – over the life time of the data. We understand the complexities and intricacies that the management of vast libraries of exploration data can present. We don’t just recover, transcribe or copy data from one type of media to another; we understand the data itself, adding value to your data where it counts.

Geophysical Scanning – Seismic Section & Well Log Digitization

Unlock the value contained within your paper seismic sections and well logs by bringing them back to life. Have your aging, hard copy documents preserved and digitized with backup copies and then breathe new life into them by the digital conversion and enhancement of the data. This enables further interpretation and workstation processing – adding value to your existing but aging hard copy data assets.

Post Production Data Collaboration Projects

OvationData works very closely with industry and is currently involved in several Government funded initiatives set up to address challenges within the post production and video & broadcast industry. These joint venture projects bring together key players to investigate and carry out research and development and generally involve the testing of new technologies prior to commercial launch.  Some of our consortium partners include BBC, Pinewood Studios, Sohonet, Smoke & Mirrors, IT Innovations and Molinaire.

International Mobilization

The OvationData team often mobilizes to remote locations to complete large data migration projects. Our experience provides us with unique insight into the requirements for these types of projects and the readiness of spare parts, appropriate power requirements, portable stiction reversal ovens, and other related equipment. Where practical in our remote projects, OvationData always makes use of and train local staff in the services being supplied and software being used.

A Brand New Day: OvationData gets a makeover.

Marking our milestone of 25 years in business and our continued global expansion, OvationData celebrates with the launch of a new look and simplified name

Oil & Gas Services

Specialists in O&G data management solutions encompassing the full life cycle of exploration data in the E&P industry.  The services cover all forms of geophysical data be it well logs or seismic, all forms of media from any vintage including 7, 9 & 21 track tape transcription and migration, format conversion, recovery, remediation or demultiplexing. 

Video, Post & Broadcast 


Specializing in services, solutions and consultancy revolving around the preservation of video content including analog to digital data conversion/ingesting, duplication, remediation and storage.


Visit our New Video, Post & Broadcast Website: www.ovationdata.net


Data Recovery   

Data recovery services for the home user, SMEs and corporate/enterprise clients requiring physical or logical recovery of data from hard disk drives, solid state media, portable memory/storage devices and optical/magnetic tape media. From laptops and desktops to thumb drives, SD cards, RAID arrays and everything in between.

Data Storage

Providing integrated and scalable hardware and software data storage solutions for medium to enterprise level customers specific to each customer’s online, nearline and offline data storage requirements. In addition, off site physical data storage and media management solutions for all types of media and storage devices are also available.

Tape & Media

Specializing in the transfer of legacy data from any media, data format, age or condition to modern, higher density tape technology. More than 50 years’ worth of tape technology in inventory ensures the restoration, access to and future preservation of aging and decaying analog and digital data assets.