Geoscience Manager Employment Opportunity – Uganda National Oil Company Limited (UNOC)

Job Title:     Geoscience Manager
Organization: Uganda
National Oil Company Limited (UNOC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Head of
Development and Production
About Us:
The Uganda National Oil Company Limited (UNOC) was established under
Section 42 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act 2013
and incorporated under the Company’s Act 2012. It is a limited liability
company wholly owned by the Government of Uganda. The overall function of UNOC
is; “To handle the State’s Commercial interests in the Oil and Gas industry.”
Job Summary: The Geoscience
Manager will oversee the technical aspects of the company’s resource profile
through Leading a multidisciplinary team and coordination of the same with the
Joint venture partners.

Key Duties and
  • Tasked with monitoring the acquisition of
    geoscience data to ensure quality
  • Responsible for interpreting data to
    determine subsurface geology and resource base
  • Developing geological reservoir models to
    understand structure, reservoir characterisation and petroleum quality and
  • Estimating the petroleum
    resources/Reserves and classifying the company’s resource portfolio with
    prudent classification frameworks
  • Heading multidisciplinary geoscience team
    to give optimal solutions to field development of UNOC oil and gas assets.
  • The incumbent will coordinate with Joint
    Venture Partners on jointly operated assets
  • The jobholder will work in liaison with
    drilling engineers to determine drilling locations on the basis of the
    interpretation of the data and models developed;
  • Tasked with planning and undertaking
    Development drilling programme, after collecting and modelling all
    available data, including planning locations and trajectory of development
    wells and putting well proposals together in conjunction with the
    multidisciplinary team;
  • Develop reservoir management and
    surveillance programs and identifying further opportunities in fields on
  • Responsible for the development of
    proposals for field development including enhanced oil recovery.
  • Assist the exploration team in evaluating
    and ranking the resources, risks and uncertainties of the prospects to be
    drilled and suggest technical exploration and development programs.
  • Interpretation and integration of well
    results, analysis and interpretation (final well reports and postmortem)
    into geological studies including modeling studies.
  • Issue and defend recommendations jointly
    with geophysics, reservoir, subsurface and drilling operations to the
    technical management.
  • Guide on optimal geoscience interpretation
  • In charge of managing and mentoring of the
    geoscience team.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Masters of Science in Petroleum Geosciences, Petroleum Engineering or any
    relevant Degree.
  • Possession of a post graduate
    qualification in management of petroleum exploitation operations will be
    an added advantage.
  • At least eight years’ experience in
    petroleum exploration and/or development operations.
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    resource estimation and evaluation of petroleum Assets.
  • Prior experience in leading geoscience
  • Significant experience gained through
    fieldwork, well-site operations and/or research as well as providing
    valuable hands-on experience.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a completed and signed applications form, download here, together with
certified copies of academic certificates addressed and submitted in TRIPLICATE
to the address below. The applications should be delivered through registered
mail, electronic mail (email) and courier will also be received. Applications
via email must be delivered as a single pdf file, in the order of cover letter,
application form and supporting documents to
Address to:
The CEO,
Uganda National Oil Company Ltd,
Room C406, 4th Floor Amber House, Plot 29/33 Kampala Road,
P.O. Box 36316, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 24th April 2017 by
17:00 Hrs

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