Fresher Drilling Engineer Jobs – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

 

Job Title: Drilling Engineer (Fresher Jobs)

Organisation: Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reference: PAU/DP/032/600

 

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 participate in the monitoring and regulation of the well drilling engineering activities of the licensees, including aspects related to drilling design and planning, drilling operations, wells maintenance and abandonment. He/she is also involved in reviewing of the drilling engineering proposals, data, and any other submissions made by the licensees related to drilling engineering to ensure compliance with the relevant laws, regulations, Production Sharing Agreements and best petroleum industry practices.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the evaluation of the licensee applications and technical proposals related to well drilling design and planning, drilling (directional drilling, BHA & string design, well control), well maintenance and well abandonment and advise on the issuance, renewal, and revocation of licenses.
  • Provide technical support relating to drilling engineering applications, wellsite/rig operations monitoring, and ensure that the wells operations are conducted effectively in a safe, legal, and environmentally responsible manner.
  • Participate in the evaluation of the drilling, well maintenance and well abandonment aspects of Field Development Plans, Petroleum Reservoir Reports and other technical proposals to identify salient issues and advise the Authority to support regulatory decision making.
  • Participate in the review of the proposed work programmes of development and production licensees related to well planning, well design, construction, drilling (directional drilling, BHA & string design), well maintenance and well abandonment to support their timely approval.
  • Support the review of the proposed budgets of development and production licensees related to well planning, well design, construction, drilling operations, well maintenance and well abandonment to support their timely approval.
  • Participate in the monitoring of all approved work programmes related to well planning, well design, well construction, drilling operations, well maintenance and well abandonment undertaken by development and production licensees and ensure that they are executed in a timely and cost-efficient manner and in compliance with the relevant standards, legal and regulatory framework, and industry best practices.
  • Participate in the review of cement design, drilling fluids design, well control operations and procedures submitted by the licensees.
  • Participate in rig and capital well equipment audits and inspections conducted by the licensees.
  • Participate in the review of the drilling engineering related proposals regarding cessation of petroleum activities and decommissioning and make recommendations thereof.
  • Support in the follow up of timely submission of drilling data by development and production licensees.
  • Provide support in advising on the required procedures, policies and legislation and standards for safe and secure licensee operations related to drilling related operations as well as in the review and update of these as required.
  • Participate in the preparation, documentation, review, and submission of periodic progress reports related to activities under the Drilling Unit to relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the planning of activities under the Drilling Unit as well as the achievement of its agreed objectives and performance targets.
  • Participate in activities/programs intended to create and harness teamwork in the Business Unit.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant must hold an Honors Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Petroleum Geoscience and Production or Physical Sciences from an internationally recognized institution.
  • At least one year of relevant working experience in a reputable organization.
  • Added advantage: A Master’s degree in Petroleum or Oil and Gas Engineering from an internationally recognized University / Institution.
  • Analytical and Report Writing skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Stakeholder Management skills.
  • Conceptual and Analytical skills.
  • Attention and Meticulous skills.

 

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

 

NOTE:

  • 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: 5th December 2022 by 11:59 pm.

 

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Date Posted 2022-11-23
Valid Through 2022-12-05
Hiring Organization Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)
Job Location , , Kampala, 0256, Uganda