Petroleum Geo-Services Implements Adonis AS Personnel Manager to Automate Crewing Processes

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Adonis Personnel Manager enables Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) to support streamlining of crew rotations and centralize administration of crew-related work, e.g., VISA handling, work permits and maritime compliance, on a single platform.

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Going forward, Adonis will allow us to effectively automate processes and create a platform for improved connectivity and improved efficiency in communication across our entire fleet.

Adonis AS (Adonis), leading providers of global maritime HR solutions, today announced that Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) has implemented Adonis Personnel Manager (APM) to automate crew planning processes for their multinational maritime workforce. The Adonis solution will enable PGS to simplify the management of crew rotations and centralize major crewing processes, such as Visa applications, work permits and compliance with maritime requirements (offshore certificates, valid medical certificates, etc.), all from a single platform.

PGS is a major player in the seismic industry, providing a broad range of seismic and reservoir services, including acquisition, imaging, interpretation, and field evaluation. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, PGS has over 600 seismic crew living in 47 countries. Previously, PGS managed rotations using spreadsheets for each onboard seismic department. The goal was to find and implement a central system that could handle current and future complexity, integrate with web services and other systems within the company's firewall (HR database, payroll system), reduce the need for double entry in various systems, and automate all related processes.

"We looked at a lot of different software, including airline software, but it was either too complex or not complex enough -- Adonis struck the right balance," said Mark Jack Smith, VP of HR Operations for PGS. "Whereas crew planning was often inefficient and an iterative process, APM flags people during the planning stages, letting us know the issues and needs without interrupting workflow. Going forward, Adonis will allow us to effectively automate processes and create a platform for improved connectivity and improved efficiency in communication across our entire fleet."

Erick Meijer, Adonis Product Director, said, "PGS vessels are crewed by multi-national teams with highly specialized skill sets, from mechanics to geophysicists, posing a number of difficult challenges, from assuring efficient crew rotations to compliance with a broad range of maritime requirements. We worked closely with PGS's team in integrating APM with their other HR and payroll systems, and customizing the platform to meet their highly specialized crewing demands. We look forward to supporting PGS as their needs evolve and in helping them achieve their business goals and research objectives."

About Adonis AS

Adonis ( is the leading provider of Human Resource and Payroll solutions for the global maritime industry. Based outside Bergen, Norway, Adonis develops and implements integrated, centralized and scalable solutions covering the entire range of business processes for maritime Human Resource Management, including Payroll, Time & Attendance, Crew Planning, and Recruitment. For a selection of the company's global maritime clients, please visit the Adonis References page at .

For more information, e-mail sales(at)adonis(dot)no.

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