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Seismic and Geophysical Data
Our transcription software has been developed to handle every input tape format. At Data Conversion Specialists we deal with all formats – for example Seismic Multiplexed Formats (SEG-D & SEG-Y), Well Log Formats (LIS, LAS & DLIS) and Seismic Trace Sequential Tape Formats (SEISCOM, CGG Exchange & Western Code). Satisfied customers include Fugro, CGGVeritas, Petrobras & the Portuguese Ministry of Defence.
We can transcribe all seismic and geophysical media formats including:
 1/2" 9-track and 1" 21-track
 IBM 3592 3590 3490E & 3480 cartridges
 DLT SDLT & LTO cartridges
 DDS DAT 4mm & Exabyte AIT 8mm cartridges
 CD DVD hard & optical disks
The services cover all forms of geophysical data, from well logs to seismic, all forms of media from any vintage, including 7, 9 & 21 track tape transcription and migration, format conversion, recovery, remediation or demultiplexing. 
We specialise in the transcription and re-mastering of seismic data from old tape media for output on to the latest industry-standard media. To do this, we maintain a comprehensive selection of tape drives - from open reel tapes to closed reel 4mm and 8mm Exabytes, through to 3480/ 3490/3590 tape technologies, specifically adapted to suit the requirements of the exploration industry.
Data Conversion Specialists can copy data in any format, and onto virtually any media, while ensuring real-time quality control throughout the transcription process.   Once transcribed, exploration data can then be converted and reformatted as required.  This is why we employ geophysicists, to ensure an in depth understanding of seismic data formats.  This is an important factor in deciding how data should be catalogued and stored. We are not restricted to SEG data format specifications such as SEG-Y or SEG-D. We also have experience of acquisition formats of 2D, 3D, land, site surveys and well logs.



Free Data Recovery Evaluation

Our free data recovery evaluation service will tell you whether your data can be recovered, exactly how much it will cost and how long the data recovery will take.   

Industry Leading Diagnostics

Class 100 clean rooms, specialised platter removal jigs and specialised software applications allow us to provide the most comprehensive service in the industry.

Excellent Service

You will be appointed your own consultant, who will offer you a fixed price quotation, free return shipping and after sales support.

Established and Trusted

40 years experience in the industry and ISO 9001 accreditation, ensures the highest success rates in the industry.

Don't just take our word for it!

"Thank you so much for all your help - Data Recovery Specialists are a real life saver!  I do not know what I would have done without the data you recovered.  We would have probably had to re-record all the location shots, which would have been time consuming and very expensive"  BBC Wales

See what our clients say!


"Thank you for solving our stiction issues so promptly from our reel to reel tapes.  We were expecting to lose some of the data, so we were extremely happy when you recovered the full survey.  The data has proved invaluable"  Regal Petroleum
Don't just take our word for it!


"Thank you for processing the 3590 tapes from our marine survey and copying to HDD.  Your unique NavMerge service combining the navigation information with our 3D seismic data saved us a huge amount of time"  Portugese Ministry of Defence
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"I thought we would never get our CT scans converted into DICOM and imported onto PACS, but you came to our rescue" NHS