Oil Jobs – Senior Geophysicist (Technical Evaluation) – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

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 Geophysicist (Technical Evaluation)
will be responsible for coordinating geophysical data interpretation and will
report to Manager Technical Evaluation. He / She will work closely with Senior
Geologist in order to achieve lead and prospect evaluation, resource estimation
and recommending exploration and appraisal programs. He / she will be
responsible for reviewing and advising on the geophysical data proposals
submitted by oil companies.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for geophysical data acquisition, processing,
    interpretation and archiving
  • Review and advise on the acquisition parameters of geophysical data
  • Quality control geophysical data during acquisition
  • Contribute to resource assessment of the Country
  • Contribute to prospect evaluation and related risk assessments;
  • Review and advise on geophysical work programs submitted by
  • Selection of exploration priority targets within licensed blocks and
    advise management;
  • Participate in selection of relevant geophysical data to be acquired
    in the licensed areas.
  • Coordinate relevant research for recent technologies in data acquisition
    and interpretation;
  • Evaluates geophysical data acquired by the companies;
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports to Manager, Technical

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant for the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Senior
    Geophysicist (Technical Evaluation) job placement must hold a Master’s
    degree in Exploration Geophysics from an internationally recognized
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) Physical Sciences or related discipline
    from an internationally recognized institution.
  • At least five years of relevant working experience in the oil and
    gas sector, in a busy and well-organized institution.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in Geophysical data interpretation.
  • Good knowledge of data interpretation software.
  • Demonstrated working experience in an organization /project with
    diverse professionals that requires team work.
  • An internationally recognized professional qualification or
    membership of an internationally recognized professional body in the areas
    of oil and gas.
  • Innovative and with a proven high level of integrity.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Proven track record of outstanding performance.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Track record of training and mentoring others.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in the relevant computer packages.
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
  • 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
Deadline: 18th March 2019 by 11:59 pm.
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