Petroleum Engineers (2)

at Petroleum Authority of Uganda
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted September 15, 2021
Category Engineering
Oil & Gas
Job Type Full-time
Currency UGX


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 mandate of the Petroleum Authority of Uganda 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.

The Petroleum Authority of Uganda now invites applications from qualified Ugandans who fully meet the required job specifications and with the right personal attributes to occupy the following positions in the Authority’s established structure.

Pau/Exp/021/604: Petroleum Engineers
Job Summary
• The Petroleum Engineer will be responsible for interpretation of data from drilling operations under Exploration and appraisal.
• He / She will be responsible for reviewing drilling plans submitted by exploration companies.
• He / She will be responsible for field monitoring of drilling operations and ensuring that the licensed companies under exploration comply with the legal framework of the country in addition to the petroleum industry best practice.
• He / She will also be responsible for receiving quality controlling of well data received from oil companies.

Key Roles & Responsibilities
• Reviewing drilling programmes proposed by exploration companies.
• Receive, quality controlling and interpret well data submitted by oil companies.
• Monitoring compliance of drilling activities of licensees with respect to the relevant laws, regulations and Production Sharing Agreements (PSAs).
• Monitoring compliance of oil companies to drilling and data submission requirements.
• Compile Monthly, Quarterly and Annual reports
• Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills And Experience
Basic Qualifications
• A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Engineering or related discipline from an
• internationally recognized institution
• Experience
• A minimum of 3 years’ relevant working experience in the oil and gas sector, in
• a busy and well-organized institution.
• Supervisory skills in the field as well as in an office-based environment.
• Knowledge in well data interpretation software.

Added advantage
• A Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from an internationally recognized
• University.
• Good knowledge of the oil and gas policies, laws, regulations and guidelines regarding petroleum exploration in Uganda
• Team working skills.
• Membership of relevant professional organizations.

Character & Competencies
• 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.

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