Petroleum Authority of Uganda Data Management Officer (Geophysics) - Jobs in Uganda

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Data Management Officer (Geophysics) - Jobs in Uganda


The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) is a statutory body established
under Section 9 of the Petroleum (Exploration,Development and Production)

Act 2013, and in line with the National Oil and Gas Policy for Uganda which was approved in 2008.

The mandate of the PAU is to monitor and regulate the exploration, development and production, together with the refining, gas
conversion, transportation and storage of petroleum in Uganda.

This includes ensuring that petroleum operations in Uganda are carried out in accordance with the relevant laws, regulations, guidelines, statutes and in line with international best practice for the petroleum industry.

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda now invites applications from qualified Ugandans who fully meet the required job specifications and with the right
personal attributes to occupy the following positions in the Authority’s established structure.

Job Summary

The Data Management Officer (Geophysical Data) will be responsible to and report to the Senior Data Management Officer (E&P).

The incumbent will be responsible for managing geophysical data in accordance with PAU Data Management Policy as part of the team supporting the PAU’s’ data management mandate.

He /She will also provide application support for the Geophysical and Geological (G&G)
interpretation and mapping systems used by technical teams in the Authority.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the management of geophysical data
  • Responsible for receipt of geophysical field data submitted by licensees, spec survey companies or PAU field teams and QC for content, data format,
    readability among others prior to archival/storage, cataloguing and maintenance
  • Responsible for electronic geophysical data QC., upload onto the server/database and data maintenance
  • Responsible for transcription of seismic data from obsolete media to acceptable media types
  • Participate in the data dissemination process to stakeholders by ensuring timely response to data requests, quality control, speedy packaging and
    pricing of the data.
  • Participate in the review and development of relevant policies, legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines pertaining to the management of petroleum data.
  • Provide support, advice & guidance on G& G application usage and maintenance
  • Set up and manage user accounts and permissions on the workstations
  • Load seismic and potential field data on the workstation
  • Provide user mentoring in application usage, data loading and workflows.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Attributes

    Basic Academic Qualifications

  • An Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum Geoscience, physical
    sciences, from
    an internationally recognized institution.


  • At least three (3) years of relevant professional work experience in the oil and gas

    Added Advantage

  • A Master’s Degree in Petroleum Geophysics, Petroleum Geoscience, Petroleum Data Management or related discipline from an internationally
    recognized institution
  • Membership to relevant professional organizations.

    Competencies and Character
  • Demonstrated knowledge of seismic data types and loading, and project creation within G&G applications (Petrel, Geographix, etc).
  • Knowledge of project backup, archival and restoration procedures in the main G&G applications.
  • Understanding of data and workflows within the G&G application suite and between 3rd party applications.
  • Working knowledge of well data types and well data loading to workstation
  • Must be self-motivated and interested in working in a busy and dynamic
    environment where quality, attention to detail, customer service, are essential values.
  • Proven high level of integrity.
  • Innovative
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and be very flexible.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proven track record of outstanding performance
  • Proficiency in relevant industry computer packages and software

    How to Apply:
  • PAU will only consider online applications submitted through her website.
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 18th March 2019
  • Only online applications will be considered.
  • Applications submitted by e-mail will not be accepted
  • Applicants are required to scan and attach certified copies of the required academic documents only e.g. Degree, Transcript, Diploma, A-level and O-level certificates and PLE results slip.
  • Academic documents for the successful candidates will be vetted and background
    checks conducted before they are considered for appointment into the Authority.
  • Only short listed and successful candidates will be contacted
  • Please forward any enquires regarding this advert to or call
    telephone number 0414231924.
  • PAU is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any money to any applicant for employment in its Service
  • For more information and job application details, see; Petroleum Authority of Uganda Data Management Officer (Geophysics) - Jobs in Uganda

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