Oil Jobs – Data Management Officer (Geophysics) – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

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Organization: Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

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 Data Management Officer (Geophysical Data) will be responsible to and report to the Senior Data Management Officer (E&P). The incumbent will be responsible for managing geophysical data in accordance with PAU Data Management Policy as part of the team supporting the PAU’s’ data management mandate. He /She will also provide application support for the Geophysical and Geological (G&G) interpretation and mapping systems used by technical teams in the Authority.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for the management of geophysical data
  • Responsible for receipt of geophysical field data submitted by licensees, spec survey companies or PAU field teams and QC for content, data format, readability among others prior to archival/storage, cataloguing and maintenance
  • Responsible for electronic geophysical data QC., upload onto the server/database and data maintenance
  • Responsible for transcription of seismic data from obsolete media to acceptable media types
  • Participate in the data dissemination process to stakeholders by ensuring timely response to data requests, quality control, speedy packaging and pricing of the data.
  • Participate in the review and development of relevant policies, legislation, standards, regulations and guidelines pertaining to the management of petroleum data.
  • Provide support, advice & guidance on G& G application usage and maintenance
  • Set up and manage user accounts and permissions on the workstations
  • Load seismic and potential field data on the workstation
  • Provide user mentoring in application usage, data loading and workflows.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) Data Management Officer (Geophysics) job placement must hold an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum Geoscience, physical sciences, from an internationally recognized institution.
  • At least three (3) years of relevant professional work experience in the oil and gas industry.
  • A Master’s Degree in Petroleum Geophysics, Petroleum Geoscience, Petroleum Data Management or related discipline from an internationally recognized institution Membership to relevant professional organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of seismic data types and loading, and project creation within G&G applications (Petrel, Geographix, etc).
  • Knowledge of project backup, archival and restoration procedures in the main G&G applications.
  • Understanding of data and workflows within the G&G application suite and between 3rd party applications.
  • Working knowledge of well data types and well data loading to workstation
  • Must be self-motivated and interested in working in a busy and dynamic environment where quality, attention to detail, customer service, are essential values.
  • Proven high level of integrity.
  • Innovative
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and be very flexible.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Proven track record of outstanding performance
  • Proficiency in relevant industry computer packages and software

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online by clicking on the link below.


  • 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: 18th March 2019 by 11:59 pm.

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