“Ready access to timely data is a prerequisite for a competitive market and this is even more important in an industry which relies on good data to create value”

Wood Review


The business case for proactive data management to transcribe archive legacy data is resounding:

Operators and partners’ legal obligations are fulfilled, storage costs are dramatically reduced, whilst the threat of technological obsolescence is removed and the risk of data loss mitigated. Redundant data are converted into live assets with tangible value and are readily accessible for analysis with the latest data processing technology.

A recent case study concluded that a client data library consisting of nearly 50,000 vintage seismic tapes, plus metadata covering 250 surveys, would be reduced to less than 400 tapes after transcription.

The nature and diversity of seismic acquisition and processing techniques, together with a litany of historical formats, means handling these data can be a minefield. Without expert personnel who posses a comprehensive experience of past field practices and procedures together with an understanding of current industry standards and technology applications, data can easily be corrupted or even lost forever during the management of this valuable commodity.

Please contact us for advice about getting your data transcribed by experts who have been at the forefront of seismic data acquisition and processing for the past 30 years and more.

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