Oil & Gas Careers – Drilling Engineer – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)


Job Title:       Drilling

Organization: Petroleum
Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Senior Drilling and Completions Engineer


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 Drilling Engineer will report to the
Senior Drilling and Completions Engineer and will follow up and participate in
the daily monitoring and regulation of drilling, completion and work over
operations. He/she will be closely involved in development and production
planning and operations by production licensees. He/she will also be involved
in reviewing proposals, data, samples and any other submissions made by the
production licensees to ensure compliance with the relevant laws, regulations,
Production Sharing Agreements and best petroleum industry practices.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Support the evaluation of licensee applications/proposals
on drilling and completions (directional drilling, casing and string design,
completions, fluids and cementing, reservoir simulation technology, sand
control etc.).

Undertake wellsite monitoring of drilling, completion and
work over operations to ensure compliance to the various aspects of Uganda’s
regulatory framework.

Review drilling and completions aspects in submissions
made by licensees including Field Development Plans and operations and other
technical meetings to identify salient issues and advise the Authority to
support regulatory decision making.

Support the review of licensee work programs and budgets
related to drilling, completions & work over operations. 

Ensure timely submission of drilling and well testing data
by development and production licensees.

Evaluate and advise on licensee proposals for well
maintenance operations and other proposals for optimising well performance.

Evaluate licensee well proposals and drilling programmes.

Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Drilling
job placement must hold a Master’s degree
in Petroleum Engineering from an internationally recognized University /

A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Chemical, Civil, Electrical
or Mechanical

Engineering, or related discipline from an internationally
recognized institution.

A minimum of three (3) years’ work experience in well site
and or production operations.

Experience in well site and / or production operations is

Membership with a relevant professional body.

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.

Excellent analytical skills.

Proficiency in relevant industry computer packages and


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified
and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the
link below.


Click Here (Register) -> 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: 28th August 2020 by 11:59 pm.


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