Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Drilling and Completions Engineer Jobs

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Drilling and Completions Engineer Jobs

Job Summary

  • The Senior Drilling and Completions Engineer will be responsible for monitoring and regulation drilling and completion engineering aspects of drilling programs and well proposals as well as well completions, workovers, well maintenance and integrity. He/she will report to Manager Operations and Surface Facilities.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the review and evaluation of drilling and completion aspects of Field Development Plans, Petroleum Reservoir Reports and any other technical proposals related to workover operations, recompletion, abandonment of wells,
    drilling, well proposals, drilling programs and advise on the issuance, renewal and revocation of licenses and facility construction proposals.

  • Responsible for the review of proposals regarding cessation of petroleum activities and decommissioning and make recommendations thereof

  • Responsible for reviewing licensee work programs related to development drilling and completions operations to support their timely review and approval.

  • Responsible for reviewing and updating drilling and completions standards and materials standards for all well and surface facility related facilities and operations.

  • Monitoring of drilling, completions, testing, work overs, well construction, and
    related petroleum operations by licensees.

  • Ensure well planned, executed and cost-efficient development drilling operations by licensees as well as optimal utilization of existing and planned wells.

  • Advise on the required procedures, policies and legislation and standards for safe and secure licensee operations related to drilling and completions operations.

  • Coordinate the preparation, documentation, review and submission of periodic progress reports related to drilling and completion to relevant internal and external stakeholders

  • Develop Performance Agreements and monitor performance to provide guidance to staff

  • Assess the training and development needs of staff in the Department and recommend appropriate interventions

  • Initiate and
    implement activities/programs intended to create and harness teamwork in the Business Unit.

  • Create and maintain a working atmosphere that fosters creativity and innovation in the team.

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    Basic Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering or related discipline from an internationally recognized institution.

  • A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Chemical, Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or physical sciences from an internationally recognized institution.


  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant working experience in the oil and gas industry.

  • Demonstrated experience in working in a team in an organization/business unit/project with diverse profession within the upstream oil and gas industry.

    Added Advantage

  • Experience in upstream petroleum industry field operations.

  • Qualification and/or experience in drilling and completions in the petroleum industry.

  • Membership to relevant professional organizations.

    Character and Competencies

  • Innovative and with proven high level of integrity

  • Ability to work independently and in a team.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Proficiency in using of relevant drilling and completions software.

  • Excellent analytical/critical thinking skills

  • Proven record of outstanding performance.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Drilling and Completions Engineer Jobs

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