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Production Engineer

at Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted March 6, 2019
Category Science & Engineering
Currency UGX


9.1 Job Summary
The Production Engineer will be responsible for the regulatory aspects of ensuring
optimal production performance, real time production monitoring, selection and
operation of production systems including artificial lift. He/she will participate in the
planning, acquisition, validation and interpretation of production data. He/she will
report to the Senior Subsurface Engineer.
9.2 Key Roles and Responsibilities
a) Participate in the acquisition, validation and interpretation of production related
b) Undertake field monitoring and reporting on production and injection systems.
c) Review licensee work programs and budgets related to production systems and
d) Participate in measurement of produced petroleum.
e) Update and track production volumes and targets and undertake forecasting of
oil and gas production to enable regulatory decision making.
f) Participate in the development and review of workflows, procedures, guidelines
and reservoir management plans for development and production activities.
g) Participate in the management of development and production data.
h) Ensure accurate and timely submission of production data by licensees.
i) Participate in the development of an internal production database
j) Evaluate historical production data and advise on opportunities for production
enhancement and optimisation.
k) Monitor and analyse reservoir performance.
l) Participate in the evaluation and review of field development and production
programs, plans, consents, applications, permits and production forecasts
submitted by licensees.
m) Evaluate technical studies relating to production operations, production
monitoring, artificial lift systems, production optimisation opportunities and new
technologies to ensure technical suitability and regulatory compliance.
n) Perform any other duties assigned from time to time.


Computer literacy in applying various industry specific analytical software
packages for the operational effectiveness and efficiency.
Membership to a relevant professional organization.
Innovative and a proven high level of integrity.
Ability to work independently and in a team.
Proven track record of outstanding performance.

Experience Requirements

Three (3) years’ experience work in a similar role in the petroleum sector.

Education Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or
Chemical Engineering from an internationally recognized University / institution.

A Master’s degree in Production Engineering or Petroleum Engineering from
an internationally recognized institution.