Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Geophysicist - Technical Evaluation - Jobs in Uganda

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Geophysicist - Technical Evaluation - 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

Directorate of Exploration

  • Senior Geophycisist (Technical Evaluation)

    Job Summary

    The Senior Geophysicist (Technical Evaluation) will be responsible for coordinating
    geophysical data interpretation and will report to Manager Technical Evaluation.

    He / She will work closely with Senior Geologist in order to achieve lead and prospect evaluation,
    resource estimation and recommending exploration and appraisal programs.

    He / she will be responsible for reviewing and advising on the geophysical data proposals submitted by oil companies.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for geophysical data acquisition, processing, interpretation and
  • Review and advise on the acquisition parameters of geophysical data
  • Quality control geophysical data during acquisition
  • Contribute to resource assessment of the Country
  • Contribute to prospect evaluation and related risk assessments;
  • Review and advise on geophysical work programs submitted by operators
  • Selection of exploration priority targets within licensed blocks and advise
  • Participate in selection of relevant geophysical data to be acquired in the licensed
  • Coordinate relevant research for recent technologies in data acquisition and
  • Evaluates geophysical data acquired by the companies;
  • Submit monthly and quarterly reports to Manager, Technical Evaluation
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    Basic Qualification

  • A Master’s degree in Exploration Geophysics from an internationally recognized
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) Physical Sciences or related discipline from an internationally recognized institution.

    Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years relevant working experience in the oil and gas sector, in
    a busy and well-organized institution.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in Geophysical data interpretation.
  • Good knowledge of data interpretation software.
  • Demonstrated working experience in an organization /project with diverse professionals that requires team work.

    Added Advantage

  • An internationally recognized professional qualification or membership of an
    internationally recognized professional body in the areas of oil and gas.

    Character and Competencies;
  • Innovative and with 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.
  • Track record of training and mentoring others.
  • 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 Senior Geophysicist - Technical Evaluation - Jobs in Uganda

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