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


Job Title:       Senior
Geophysicist Technical Evaluation

Organization: Petroleum
Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Reports to: Manager Technical Evaluation


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


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 programmes. 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

Review and advise on geophysical work programs submitted
by operators

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;

Submit monthly and quarterly reports to Manager, Technical

Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

applicant for the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Senior
Geophysicist Technical Evaluation
job placement must hold a Master’s degree in Petroleum Geoscience (Geophysics),
Exploration Geophysics or Petroleum Geophysics from an internationally
recognized University.

A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) Physical Sciences or related
discipline from an internationally recognized institution.

A minimum of 5 years’ relevant working experience in the
oil and gas secto r, 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 teamwork.

An internationally recognized professional qualification
or membership of an internationally recognized professional body in the areas
of oil and gas is desired

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.


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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