A webmap service to improve coexistence between the fishing, oil and seismic industries

NOTE: The SAM-X service will be permanently closed from 30. June 2020.

SAM-X is designed to assist anyone involved in planning and executing seismic surveys experts on the NCS by 1) Making available relevant information from the Institute of Maritime Research and the Directorate of Fisheries to allow the personnel involved in seismic planning aware of activities that may influence the seismic survey,  2) Supporting the preparation of the notification to the NPD in SAM-X, 3) Accessing information of completed, planned and ongoing seismic activities, 4) Providing information to the fisheries by sharing information on ongoing seismic activity and the location of subsea installation and abandoned wells (this information is also made available for download to map plotters) and 5) Providing valuable information to the fishery experts onboard the seismic vessels.

SAM-X onepager

Supports the seismic planning process and shares oil related information with the fisheries

SAM-X is a webmap tailored to support the seismic planning process and to share oil related information with the fisheries. Yet, at the same time, the map infrastructure is built so that the EPIM GIS Hub can easily accommodate any geographically based information sharing between two or more oil companies or even external parties.

The core of SAM-X is a GIS (Geographical Information System) that is able to generate and present map layers on ISO standard formats (WMS, WFS), commonly used map formats such as Shape as well as xl and xml data from a standard SQL database.

Steps required to get access to SAM-X

SAM-X is an open website. Access via the link below.

For entering seismic plans you need to be a registered user.

Step 1

If your organization is new to EPIM, please complete the onboarding form on www.epim.no/onboarding.

You will then be contacted by the EPIM onboarding team.

If your organization is already subscribing to one or more of EPIM services, please contact your organization’s Contract Administrator towards EPIM, who will then log on to the self-care portal and request access to the service for your company. Contact the EPIM onboarding team at contracts@epim.no, if you don’t know who your organisation’s Contract Administrator towards EPIM is.

Step 2

Create an EPIM ID account if you do not already have one.

Step 3

Request SAM-X user.


Support: SAM-X support

Domain Responsible: Marit Bjordal | jvm-domain@norog.no | +47 415 41 019

SAM-X website