Born from an Energy Company

We deliver expert Data Management & Storage Solutions

Why Choose Us

Merlin Datawise has been very successful at achieving trusting relationships with clients and this has enabled Merlin Datawise to fulfil the data management needs for many companies. The Datawise team is a group of enthusiastic and highly motivated professionals. We thrive on a technical challenge, but also relish the buzz provided by a team-working environment. Our ethos is built around the establishment of a close working relationship with our clients so for us, the team includes you!

Our Mission

Established in 1999, Merlin Datawise is a business division of Merlin Energy Resources Limited. Born from an energy company and advanced by a team of industry professionals, we strive to deliver expert data management and storage solutions at every stage of the data life cycle from data planning, audits & storage to digitisation, tailored inventory solutions & future proofing. At Merlin Datawise we understand that data is the life blood of any knowledge-based industry. We take pride in well maintained data assets which increase productivity and underpin valuable projects.

What We Do

Merlin Datawise provide robust data management & storage solutions. Services can be selected "stand-alone", or as part of integrated data service solutions. For example, we can provide a one-off scanning project, data integrity check or undertake your data consolidation exercise. Services can also be stacked to form bespoke data solutions to plan, store, refine, enhance and support data assets. Click here to view Merlin Datawise services for more information.

Storage Facility

The Merlin Datawise storage facility is located at the foot of the Malvern Hills, just by the main line London (Paddington) to Hereford station of Colwall and some five miles from Merlin's Ledbury geoconsultancy office. We own five small warehouses equipped for the storage of digital and hard copy data with office space to accommodate our busy Data Services team plus a meeting room for clients to view their data.

  • Secure site - 24-hour monitoring of sophisticated intruder and fire detection systems
  • Secure environment - rigorously controlled temperature and humidity
  • Separate digital media storage
  • Open shelf option for client browsable library facility

Merlin Datawise Storage Facility

What Clients Say?

  • Alpha Petroleum Resources Limited (formally ATP Oil & Gas) has used Merlin Datawise as its data storage repository for a number of years and has found the services provided by Datawise to be not only very efficient but most importantly cost effective too.

    The services have been customised to meet Alpha's needs and the company provides excellent turnaround for its digital and hardcopy data, copying and distribution. The expert team at Merlin understand all the data types and always ask the right questions to ensure first rate data entry and excellent search and retrieval. Useful review meetings are provided to make sure data that the storage needs of Alpha Petroleum are being fully met.

    Alan Bird, Data Manager, Alpha Petroleum Resources Limited
  • Spectrum Data Management has always found the staff at Merlin Datawise to be very pleasant, helpful, and knowledgeable about archiving seismic data. When performing our annual offsite storage audit of our data at Merlin Spectrum Data Management staff has always received a warm welcome and valuable feedback of our archive process. For this audit process Merlin provided British Standards Institute recommendations for digital media preservation and detailed records of compliance with these standards. Their historical knowledge of seismic data surveys, thorough inventory, and willingness to share their experience has aided in Spectrum's development of Seismic Data Inventory Policies and Procedures.

    Kathy Burris, Multi-Client Data Manager USA, Spectrum Geo Inc.
  • One of the most important Merlin's strength is communication even in complex topics. Over the past few years I was dealing with few service companies and with Merlin I know that all will be done right because of their quality and responsiveness.

    Anna Kordek, Multi Client Data Manager, Spectrum Geo Ltd
  • Summit Exploration and Production Ltd has been a customer of Merlin Datawise for ten years, and I have personally used them for longer than that when I worked for other companies. I have found the staff to be extremely knowledgeable about the data that they are storing. This makes information searches and retrievals efficient and rapid when requested.

    We found their service to be much better than other offsite suppliers with the result that we have now consolidated all our offsite data storage with Merlin.

    Richard Inwards, IT Manager, Summit Exploration and Production Limited

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The Office

  • Address: Merlin Datawise, Unit 3, Station Yard, Colwall, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6RN
  • Phone: +44 (0) 1684 540091
  • Fax: +44 (0) 1684 541308
  • Email:

Business Hours

  • Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm