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Drilling and Completions Engineer

at Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted March 6, 2019
Category Energy & Mining
Currency UGX


JOB TITLE: Drilling and Completions Engineer
REPORTS TO: Drilling and Completions Manager
JOB PURPOSE: Design and monitor cost-effective drilling and well
completions. Devise methods to improve oil and gas well
Essential Duties;
1. Develop cost and schedules for exploration, appraisal and development wells
according to UNOC approved processes. Prepare AFE’s for the works, review invoices
and obtain appropriate approvals.
2. Design well trajectories, completions and perforations. Work with stakeholders to
develop best fit technical solutions for life of well, which considers full expected
operational envelope.
3. Prepare and monitor drilling, completions, workover and fluid programs to ensure
that operations are conducted in compliance with industry standards, regulations and
UNOC policies.
4. Provide post well support by working with the integrated project team and external
stakeholders to compile end of well documentation, in line with Company and Partner
5. Evaluate partners’ drilling and completions proposals and participate in meetings
with Partners and Authorities, when required.
6. Identify the need for change of the drilling and completion program, operation or
contract system and initiate the Management of Change (MOC) process for any
7. Collaborate with an integrated team of production engineers, reservoir engineers,
geologists and other technical disciplines to ensure that well designs for UNOC and
non-operated projects comply with UNOC Policies and Standards.
8. Supervise the removal of drilling equipment and wastes from UNOC operated assets.
9. Explore and recommend well design and new technology applications, provide
associated risk and economic analyses of their implementation where appropriate.
10. Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor.


Must possess working knowledge of Drilling and Completions Software suites
Ability to work independently, but also work effectively within a multi-disciplinary
team environment to develop appropriate work programmes.

Experience Requirements

Minimum 3 years relevant experience in Oil & Gas industry and must be well versed in all aspects of drilling, well completion and workover operations.

Education Requirements

BSc (Hons) in Drilling, Petroleum, Structural, Mechanical, or
Manufacturing/Production Engineering or related engineering field.

Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering or a any other relevant master’s degree will be an added advantage.