Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Geologist - Jobs in Uganda

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Geologist - 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

  • Senior Geologist

    Job Summary

    The Senior Geologist will be responsible for evaluating and validating reservoir models, development and reservoir management plans and estimation of resource volumes.

    He/she will lead the subsurface evaluation of fields in the development and production phase.

    He/she will report to the Manager Subsurface.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and participate in the validation and interpretation of geological development and production related data
  • Coordinate and participate in the development, review and update of geological models to optimize development and maximize production.
  • Coordinate and participate in the estimation, classification and documentation of resources under development and production
  • Coordinate and participate in the development and review of workflows, procedures, guidelines and reservoir management plans for development
    and production activities
  • Participate in measurement of produced petroleum
  • Participate in the management of resources and production data
  • Coordinate and participate in the evaluation of field upside potential and improved recovery mechanisms
  • Coordinate and participate in the evaluation and review of field development
    and production programs, plans, consents, applications, permits and production forecasts submitted by licensees.
  • 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 Working Experience


  • Master’s degree in Petroleum Geosciences from an internationally recognized institution.
  • Bachelor’s degree (Honours) in Geology 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.

    Added Advantage

  • Experience in development and production geology, of which consideration should be in integrated field development planning and
    reservoir modelling and monitoring.
  • Minimum requirements: reservoir characterization; reservoir modelling;
    petroleum volumetric analysis and resource classification, structural
    geology; seismic interpretation.
  • Membership to relevant professional organizations.

    Character and Competencies
  • Innovative and with proven high level of integrity
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Ability to interpret and analyse instrumentation diagrams
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in using of relevant software.
  • Excellent analytical/critical thinking skills
  • Proven record of outstanding performance

    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 Senior Geologist - Jobs in Uganda

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