Reservoir Geophysicist Oil & Gas Job Careers – 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 Reservoir Geophysicist will follow up and participate in the daily monitoring and regulation of the oil and gas industry aspects of Reservoir Geophysics. He/she will be involved in monitoring and regulating of the planning and execution of reservoir development activities by production licensees to ensure optimal recovery of petroleum. He/she will report to the Senior Subsurface Geoscientist.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Receive, validate and analyse seismic, well and other geophysical data acquired by licensees under development and/or production.
  • Support in-house static and dynamic modelling of fields under development and/or production.
  • Review licensee work programs and budgets related to the development and production of petroleum reservoirs.
  • Support the review of licensee proposals/applications for approval with regard to reservoir development and/or management
  • Provide support in the review of licensee proposals for seismic and other geophysical data acquisition for fields under development and/or production.
  • Support the evaluation and approval of production permit applications by licensees.
  • 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) Reservoir Geophysicist job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in physical sciences or engineering from an internationally recognized University.
  • At least three years of relevant working experience in the oil and gas sector.
  • A Master’s degree in petroleum geophysics from an internationally recognized University.
  • Experience in petroleum geophysics, including the use of reservoir modelling other specialised petroleum industry software.
  • Membership to relevant professional organizations

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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