Petroleum Authority of Uganda Geophysicist - Operations and Compliance - Jobs in Uganda

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Geophysicist - Operations and Compliance - 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 Title

  • Geophycisist (Operations and Compliance)

    Job Summary

    The Geophysicist (Operations and Compliance) will be responsible for reviewing
    geophysical well proposals submitted by oil companies.

    He / She will be responsible
    for monitoring field geophysical data acquisition and ensure that all the data is
    submitted to the Authority.

    He / She will supervise data acquisition operations.

    Key Roles & Responsibilities

  • Monitor petroleum operations undertaken by oil companies
  • Supervise the acquisition and quality control of geophysical data;
  • Review and advise on geophysical data acquisition proposals submitted
    by operators
  • Participate in selection of relevant geophysical data to be acquired in the licensed
  • Undertake relevant research in geophysical data processing and interpretation
  • Responsible for geophysical data processing
  • Ensures that all geophysical data approved at ACM is acquired by the companies;
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Petroleum Geoscience or Physics from an internationally recognized institution.


  • A minimum of 3 years’ relevant working experience in the oil and gas sector, in
    a busy and
    well-organized institution
  • Good knowledge of the oil and gas policies, laws, regulations and guidelines
    regarding petroleum exploration in Uganda.
  • Proven supervisory skills in the field as well as in an office- based environment.

    Added advantage

  • A Master’s degree in Exploration Geophysics from an internationally
    recognized University.
  • An internationally recognized professional qualification or membership of an internationally recognized professional body in the areas of oil and gas

    Character & Competencies
  • Innovative and with a proven high level of integrity.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer packages

    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 Geophysicist - Operations and Compliance - Jobs in Uganda

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