Petroleum Authority of Uganda Geophysicist - Operations - Jobs in Uganda

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Geophysicist - Operations - 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

  • Geophysicist - Operations

    Job Summary

    The Geophysicist will support the monitoring and regulation of geophysical data planning and acquisition, and processing and support the interpretation.

    He/she will report to the Senior Operations

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Participate in monitoring and regulating petroleum development and production activities related geophysical surveys.
  • Advise on and monitor the planning, acquisition and interpretation of geophysical data.
  • Participate in reviewing petroleum development and production programs, plans, consents, applications, permits and production forecasts submitted by licensees before approval.
  • Participate in the review of reservoir management programs.
  • Responsible for evaluating results from geophysical surveys and geotechnical investigations.
  • Participate in the evaluation, review and interpretation of well proposals and
    drilling programs in the development and production phase
  • Responsible for identifying key uncertainties in evaluating geophysical data and recommend alternative possibilities for mitigate.
  • Contribute in identifying possible actions to ensure maximum efficiency in the development plan.
  • Perform any other duties assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in
    physical sciences with a bias in Physics from an internationally recognized University / institution.


  • Three (3) years working experience in a similar discipline in petroleum operations.

    Added Advantage

  • Master’s degree in petroleum geophysics or petroleum geosciences from an internationally recognized institution.
  • Membership to relevant professional organization

    Character and Competencies
  • Innovative and a proven high level of integrity.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Proven track record of outstanding performance.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • 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 Geophysicist - Operations - Jobs in Uganda

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