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Senior Petroleum Engineer

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


8.1 Job Summary
The Senior Petroleum Engineer will be responsible for coordinating drilling programs
under Exploration and appraisal and report to Manager Technical Evaluation. 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 and interpreting well data
received from oil companies
8.2 Key Roles & Responsibilities
a) Responsible for reviewing drilling programs proposed by exploration
b) Responsible for receiving quality controlling and interpreting well data
submitted by oil companies.
c) Responsible for monitoring compliance of drilling activities of licensees with
respect to the relevant laws, regulations and Production Sharing Agreements
d) Responsible for monitoring compliance of oil companies to drilling and data
submission requirements.
e) Supervise field drilling activities of petroleum companies.
f) Work with Senior Geologist and Senior Geophysicist in order to achieve
prospect evaluation, resource estimation and recommending further
exploration or appraisal programs.
g) Submit monthly and quarterly reports to Manager, Technical Evaluation
h) Plan and budget for resource requirements in the business Unit and monitor
the usage to ensure efficiency
i) Develop and monitor a Business Unit Work plan and develop performance
agreements with all the staff under supervision
j) Monitor staff performance and provide guidance and periodic feedback for
performance improvement
k) Assess the training and development needs of staff under supervision and
recommend appropriate interventions
l) Provide coaching and mentoring support to staff under jurisdiction


Good knowledge of the oil and gas policies, laws, regulations and guidelines
regarding petroleum exploration in Uganda.
Membership of relevant professional organizations
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.

Experience Requirements

A minimum of 5 years’ relevant working experience in the oil and gas sector in
a busy and well-organized institution
Demonstrated working experience in an organization /project with
diverse professionals that requires team work.

Education Requirements

A Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from an internationally recognized
A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Engineering or related discipline from an
internationally recognized institution