We offer safe storage of data in trusted environments that includes access control, alarm systems, temperature and humidity control and fire detectors with a direct line to the fire brigade. We serve our clients with secure and reliable access to data store both offline and online according to applicable laws and regulations. Clients will have the opportunity to store their physical data (master & safety set) in two separate storage locations which eliminate the risks in case of sudden unpredicted disasters. Our digital data center holds the highest quality when it comes to both hardware and security features. Your data should always be safe with us!


We perform secure shredding of documents and all sorts of magnetic and optical media which is conducted in an environmentally friendly way. iO Data can also support you with an archive audit to uncover what materials you have that can be destroyed. This will also reduce your storage cost and save valuable office space.


We offer high-quality scanning and cataloguing services for observers logs, reports, well logs, seismic sections and maps. We have a variety of scanning equipment and can scan small format and wide format documents of any length to produce output in any standard format. Our optical character recognition (OCR) services improve the usability of documents such as tables and core analysis data. To increase the value of exploration files, we add vector data to the image files of well logs, maps and seismic sections.


We are experienced with vectorising shot point maps, cartographic data and satellite images. Our processes include correcting existing map data. We provide output in standard ASCII, ARC shape and p/190 files (shot point maps).


We use OvationData’s Diplomat Wellman software to perform data vectorising on the digital images of well logs. With our technical knowledge of well log data, we offer manual curve tracking to supplement our software's automatic curve tracking for difficult logs. Advanced image manipulation routines ensure that the image is optimised for the tracking algorithms. The vectorising process includes the ability to depth match curves, de-spike sonic curves, splice curves to produce a composite log and other curve manipulation functions.
Our well log services include vectorising dipmeter (tadpole) data, formation tops and lithology columns.


Vectorising seismic sections reconstruct the SEGY information suitably for re-processing and loading to interpretation workstations for re-evaluation using modern techniques. Ancillary data such as location information, velocity tables, field statics and elevations can all be incorporated to produce a complete data set. Our vectorising processes include:
  • Automatic vectorising of seismic traces with options for peak tracking with clipped peak interpolation and trough tracking (full waveform vectorising)
  • Interpolation of trough values if no troughs are displayed
  • Optional trace reconstruction for poor quality displays
  • Basic processing including filtering, mute, automatic gain control (AGC), trace mixing and trace interpolation

    iO Data and our partners work with significant volumes of geophysical data, enriching the value of datasets for clients in the exploration industry


    Together with OvationData we transcribe more than 500,000 tapes and cartridges every year for oil and gas exploration companies. We are experts in re-mastering seismic data and specialise in well tape and seismic tape transcription.

    Revitalising and protecting your data assets

    With the most comprehensive selection of tape drives and devices, our equipment supports more than 60 years of technology. We transcribe data from histo rical tape media to the current industry standard media. We can copy data in any format, onto any media type and incorporate real-time quality control.


    Frequent technology advances in data storage have resulted in a multitude of media types for storing data. Some of these media types, and the equipment for reading the media, are fast becoming obsolete. iO Data converts your data assets from older media to newer media, ensuring longevity and accessibility.

    Our skilled technicians perform data conversion processes using our extensive inventory of equipment and our propriety software to ensure the highest quality output.

    The SEG data format specifications (SEG-Y, SEG-D) and the acquisition formats (2D, 3D, land, site surveys, well logs or other) contribute to cataloging and storage decisions.

    Our knowledgeable technicians assess the data for the most suitable options. Identifying and addressing cataloging errors throughout the conversion, we improve the quality of the catalog and the data.


    iO Data's data duplication software and hardware facilitates bit-for-bit, direct tape copy, complete duplication, sub-setting and file selection from any media type. We are prepared to duplicate your geophysical data for a second site, joint venture sharing, disaster recovery, risk management initiatives or any other duplication purpose.
  • Bit-for-bit, byte-for-byte duplication
  • Continual 24-hour processing system
  • Quality control and validation including MD5 message digest algorithm for file comparison
  • Detailed reporting and documentation including EBCDIC header and trace processing reports

    Working with 2D and 3D seismic data sets covering large geographical areas can be difficult to navigate with efficiency. Well-defined subsets simplify the analysis activities and reduce the time required for loading and interpreting the data.

    Using mapping and seismic validations, we produce precise subsets from any form of seismic data to match any project requirement. We create subsets based on in-line or cross-line ranges, shot point ranges, coordinates, polygons, or depth ranges.

    Our thorough understanding of coordinate systems ensures the integrity of the data in relation to the datum and projections.


    Our software separates the samples to produce the best possible result from complex data


    All seismic data formats including SEG-A, SEG-B, SEG-D, SEG-Y, RODE and TAR.


    Well data formats including LIS, LAS, DLIS, BIT and LISTIF


    All data formats including UKOOA, ASCII, EBCIDC and TIF.


    After completing data processing, we perform critical validation activities and ensure the output data is clean, correct and useful. Our approach is custom for field data and processed data.

    Our quality control includes procedures for the tape, and other media, to ensure structural integrity, functionality and correct labeling.

    Validation and quality control include:

  • Tape status report for quality control pass and fail with explanation for deficiencies.
  • Summary report for each output media and file, listing total files and associated details
  • ASCII text file with the EBCDIC header for each SEG-Y file Near trace and shot gathers
  • Detailed written report Set of image files identifying the output media

    iO Data has extensive experience and success recovering and preserving data from compromised media. After extensive research into detecting and recovering damaged data, we developed custom equipment and techniques. Together with OvationData we design and manufacture containment units for treating stiction-afflicted tapes. The units include a variable temperature control, thermal cut-out protection, air circulation fan and external temperature gauge to maintain the temperature range. Our units maintain a custom environment with precision controls for the particular level of deterioration and brand of tape.


    Create a safe copy of your critical and valuable data offline. Safe, reliable and cost-effective. Many individuals store their data only on their computer at home, and perhaps some are uploaded to the external cloud, but we hear more and more instances of cunning hackers or ransomware. All types of data in poor solutions remain at risk. Your data can be delivered to us on magnetic, optical media, or directly uploaded to our secure cloud. Your data will be stored offline which eliminates ransomware or any other attempt to compromise your data.