Oil & Gas Jobs - Petroleum Engineer at Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development (MEMD)

Organisation: Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development (MEMD)
Duty Station:  Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Commissioner, PEPD.

About Us: 
The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy & Mineral Development (MEMD) requires the services of qualified and experienced persons for the posts indicated below to work at the Petroleum Exploration & Production Department (PEPD), Entebbe.

Job Summary: The Petroleum Engineer will work with a team of drilling, reservoir and production engineers, geologists, engineering technicians, and field operations personnel to better understand reservoirs and maximize hydrocarbon recovery at minimum cost while maintaining a strong emphasis on reducing environmental impact.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate drilling/geological programs and participate in well drilling and completion operations.
  • Participate in monitoring of oil companies activities.
  • Participate in well testing operations and interpretation of well testing data.
  • Advise on field development plans presented by oil companies and participate in field development planning.
  • Advise on secondary and tertiary recovery methods.
  • Analysis of reservoir engineering data and its incorporation into 3D reservoir simulation models of petroleum fields.
  • Work with a team of Geophysicists, Geologists, and other Reservoir Engineers with the objective of providing 3D models for use in the reservoir management of fields.
  • Conduct history matching of reservoir simulation models using computer softwares.
  • Define and evaluate development wells: Location, design, incremental production profile.
  • Follow-up on wells realization and interpretation of acquired data.
  • Participate in reservoir performance analysis, and log analysis.
  • Evaluate the reservoir risks and uncertainties associated with development wells and production facilities aimed at increasing field recovery (e.g. compression, injection facilities).
  • Provide input for annual reserves forecasts for fields.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • The candidate should possess a Bachelor of Science degree (Upper Second) in Mining, Mechanical, Petroleum or Chemical Engineering.
  • Additional post graduate training in a related field will be an added advantage.
  • Strong written, verbal communication skills and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work long hours in Entebbe to meet the set deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and able to work with a multiplicity of stakeholders.
  • The applicant should also be highly innovative and creative thinker.
  • Possess excellent computer, writing, and presentation skills.
  • High degree of integrity, self-driven and able to set own work schedule with rigorous deadlines.
  • Ability to initiate and complete assignments and to work under demanding circumstances with minimal supervision.
Age: Between 25-35 years.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified job seekers should download an application form from the ministry’s website www.petroleum.go.ug in the Jobs and Tender section. The applicant should fill
this form electronically and print it for submission together with their curriculum vitae and photocopies of the academic documents to Amber House Second Floor Room, A 203, Kampala Road, Uganda.
Physical Address: 
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of  Energy and Mineral Development, P.O. Box 7270, Kampala, Uganda.
Location: Amber House, Kampala Road. Tel: 256-414-344414.
Attn:  The Principal Human Resource Officer, Room A 203

Deadline:  6th day of January, 2014 by 4PM

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