Oil & Gas Careers – Geophysicist (Operations and Compliance) – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)


Job Title:       Geophysicist
(Operations and Compliance) 

Organization: Petroleum
Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Senior Operations and Compliance Officer


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 Geophysicist (Operations and Compliance)
will be responsible for reviewing geophysical well proposals submitted by oil
companies. He / She will be responsible for monitoring field geophysical data
acquisition and ensure that all the data is submitted to the Authority. He /
She will supervise data acquisition operations and will report to Senior
Operations and Compliance Officer.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Monitor petroleum operations undertaken by oil companies

Supervise the acquisition and quality control of
geophysical data;

Review and advise on geophysical data acquisition
proposals submitted by operators

Participate in selection of relevant geophysical data to
be acquired in the licensed areas.

Undertake relevant research in geophysical data processing
and interpretation

Responsible for geophysical data processing

Ensures that all geophysical data approved at ACM is
acquired by the companies;

Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Geophysicist
(Operations and Compliance)
job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Petroleum Geoscience or
Physics from an internationally recognized institution.

A minimum of 3 years’ relevant working experience in the
oil and gas sector, in a busy and well-organized institution

Good knowledge of the oil and gas policies, laws,
regulations and guidelines regarding petroleum exploration in Uganda.

Proven supervisory skills in the field as well as in an
office- based environment.

A Master’s degree in Exploration Geophysics from an
internationally recognized University.

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.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

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.


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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