Oil Careers – Senior Operations Geoscientist – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Job Title:       Senior
Operations Geoscientist
Organization: Petroleum
Authority of Uganda (PAU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
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.
Job Summary:   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 Duties 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
  • 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 organization.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Senior
    Operations Geoscientist job placement must hold 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 /
  • At least five years of 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.
  • 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:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking
on the link below.
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-> Proceed to Application
  • 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.
Deadline: 15th January 2019 by 11:59 pm.
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