Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Operations Geoscientist Jobs
Petroleum Authority of Uganda Senior Operations Geoscientist JobsBackground
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
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.Responsible for reviewing and advising on the approval of seismic and other
Key Roles and Responsibilities:
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 QualificationsA 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
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: www.pau.go.ug and follow the
link to “OPPORTUNITIES-CAREERS-VACANCIES” to view details and apply for the
All applications should reach the PAU’s website www.pau.go.ug 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
“PAU is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge any money to any
applicant for employment in its Service”
Petroleum Authority of Uganda
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