Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Operations Geoscientist Jobs

Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Operations Geoscientist Jobs


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 PAU’s mandate 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.

Senior Operations Geoscientist

Job description

The Senior Operations Geoscientist oversees the monitoring and regulation of the collection, processing and interpretation of geological, geophysical and geochemical data during the development and production of petroleum. The Senior Operations Geoscientist reports to the Subsurface Manager.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for reviewing and advising on the approval of seismic and other
    geophysical and geological data acquisition, processing and interpretation
    programs proposed by development and production licensees.
  • Contributes to the review and approval of geoscience aspects of well
    proposals, drilling program and applications for consent to drill.
  • Responsible for monitoring of field operations related to acquisition of
    geoscience data including seismic, well data and any other geophysical and geological data to ascertain the quality thereof and to ensure effective and cost-efficient operations
  • Responsible for monitoring the performance of development wells for optimal
    resource recovery and cost-efficient operations
  • Responsible for advising on the quality, standard and format of data required
    for submission by licensees and development of the related data submission
    guidelines and forms
  • Responsible for reviewing operations reports submitted by licensees and the
    preparation of independent reports on licensee field operations to aid in regulatory decision making
  • Contributes to and advises on development and production data management
  • Ensures compliancy by operators to the requirements of the relevant laws,
    regulations and the production sharing agreements with regard to submission
    of data, samples and other technical information
  • Coordinates the preparation, documentation, review and submission of periodic progress reports to relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Plans and budgets for resource requirements in the business Unit and monitors the usage to ensure efficiency
  • Manages performance of both the business unit and the staff under jurisdiction
    and implements initiatives that foster staff capacity building and career development
  • Implements
    succession planning and any other staff related programs as
    introduced and approved in the organization.
  • Implement any other staff related programs as introduced and approved in the
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    Basic Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in either; physical sciences, engineering or Petroleum
    Geosciences from an internationally recognized University / institution.
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in either; physical sciences, engineering or
    Petroleum Geosciences from an internationally recognized University /

  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant working experience in the upstream oil and gas industry, 3 of which should have been served at supervisory level in a reputable organization.
  • Work experience within the upstream business covering reservoir and

    Added Advantage
  • Experience in upstream petroleum industry field operations.
  • Membership to relevant professional organizations.

    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.

    How to Apply:
  • PAU will Only consider online applications submitted through the PAU website.
    Interested persons are invited to visit the PAU website: and follow the
    link to “OPPORTUNITIES-CAREERS-VACANCIES” to view details and apply for the
    available opportunities.
  • All applications should reach the PAU’s website by Tuesday
    15th January, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Operations Geoscientist Jobs

  • Only online applications will be considered.
  • 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.
  • All appointments shall be subject to a probationary period of not more than six months
    and subsequent confirmation in service will be based on satisfactory performance of
    the individual.
  • “PAU is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any money to any
    applicant for employment in its Service”
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  • Petroleum Authority of Uganda

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