Tape Copy and Data Duplication Services

Tape Ark is the world leader in seismic and subsurface data duplication, tape copy and replication services for the oil and gas industry.

We have more than 25 years of experience in tape duplication, data processing and the digitizing of subsurface data for our customers with a deep understanding of geological and geophysical data. Tape Ark uses advanced checksum algorithms to ensure that the tape duplication process produces identical copies.

Tape Ark has the most cost effective solutions using automation, robotics and advanced software to carry out projects rapidly.

Why make copies?

Companies exploring new energy sources around the world, often work in partnerships or consortiums with both public and private sector companies. This often means that tapes need to be replicated for sharing with joint venture partners and government authorities. However, with the advent of the cloud, tapes can be shared in a range of new ways that help reduce costs, reduce the use of plastics in tape media and ensure that data delivery is far faster than most other methodologies.

The types of duplication services we offer:

  • Bit-for-bit duplication (exact copies) (tape or HDD copies)
  • Tape or HDD to the cloud for data sharing to Azure, AWS, Google, Wasabi, Backblaze, or any other S3 interfaced appliance or repository
  • Customized labeling for each output
  • Enhanced metadata listing to accompany the tapes or the cloud data
  • The output of data in different formats, if required (LTFS, seismic conversions, etc.)
  • Subsetting of 3D seismic survey data or 2D lines by a range of parameters:
    • Shot points
    • FFID’s (Field ID’s)
    • Latitude – Longitude (Lat Lon or XY’s)
    • By depth (time or sample)
  • Media independent – 3590, 3592, LTO1, LTO2, LTO3, LTO4, LTO5, LTO6, LTO7, LTO8, and LTO9, hard disks, USB disks, and optical media. (Full list here – Formats and Media types)
  • One off jobs or scheduled supply of media to third parties like airlines, newsrooms, etc
  • Options for file and tape concatenation or file joining of spanned files
  • Extensive and reliable quality control (QC) and data validation

Quality control

Quality control and data validation are all part of the standard data handling process using MD5, SHA256, or any other requested algorithm.

What industries does Tape Ark perform duplication and replication for?

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Trying to find a fast way to get your data into your cloud account from on-premise devices or duplicate your tapes? Remove the hassle of using limited bandwidth connections or transfer devices, by using Tape Ark’s leading data ingest technology and high bandwidth connectivity to perform these major imports for you. Tape Ark is the world’s only dedicated tape and disk to cloud and tape to tape mass migration experts.

To find out more about how we can help you, get in touch with us today.


Tape Ark prides itself on its technical capability. Customers feel assured their objectives and unique challenges are well understood – what’s important to them, where they’re headed, and the opportunities that lie ahead.

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