Head of Development and Production Job Placement – Uganda National Oil Company Limited (UNOC)

Organization: Uganda
National Oil Company Limited (UNOC)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Chief Operating
Officer – Upstream
About Us:
The Uganda National Oil Company Limited (UNOC) was established under
Section 42 of the Petroleum (Exploration, Development and Production) Act 2013
and incorporated under the Company’s Act 2012. It is a limited liability
company wholly owned by the Government of Uganda. The overall function of UNOC
is; “To handle the State’s Commercial interests in the Oil and Gas industry.”
Job Summary: The Head of
Development and Production will manage the company’s development and production
operations to maximize value for the company.
Key Duties and
  • In charge of the development and
    production drilling operations; enhanced recovery operations as well as
    defining production forecasts and preparation of annual production
  • Advise on technical phases of
    exploitation, completion, fluid recovery, and remedial work. Assist with
    the planning and obtaining approval for appraisal and development
    programs. Oversee both drilling and production operations i.e.  the everyday management of producing
    fields, including drilling, well completion, production handling and
    treatment, and equipment and facilities selection and design.
  • Tasked with managing oil and gas reservoir
    performance, calculation of recovery and profitability, and devise means
    of increasing ultimate recovery for both independent and Joint venture
    Assets. Ensure that production targets, as set by the organization, are
    met or exceeded.
  • Head the preparation and evaluation of
    Field Development Plans, Petroleum Reservoir Reports, Reservoir Management
    Plans and other technical proposals and reports. Coordinate the review of
    technical reports by the Joint Venture Partners.
  • Adequately participate in negotiation of
    joint venture agreements. Participation in meetings with Partners and
    Authorities, when required.             
  • Provide support in the development of
    operational procedures and ensure that all development operations are
    conducted according to approved procedures.
  • Establish maintenance programs which will
    avoid downtime and loss of production and which will ensure that the
    surface facilities achieve their design life.
  • Supervising the Geophysical &
    Geotechnical Survey works, FEED for development and production operations.
    Ensuring data gathering for all operations is adequate and that such data
    is stored in an efficient manner.
  • Optimize costs and mitigate against
    potential overruns
  • Ensuring preparation of the Internal
    reports of estimated reserves by well, field, region, and company and work
    with independent reserves evaluation firms that prepare independent
    reports of the company’s reserves.
  • Ensure that wells are drilled, completed
    and tested in accordance with approved-work programs and budgets and in
    compliance with the Company’s procedures/ standards and the Laws of Uganda
  • Work in liaison with the Contracts and
    Procurement Department to ensure appropriate contracting and procurement
    strategies are employed on UNOC operations and effective selection and
    management of service companies and vendors.
  • Identify, promote and lead cost
    reductions, synergies, exchange of best practices both internally and
    between Joint Venture Partners.
  • Supervise the geoscience, drilling and
    Geoscience/GIS data sections
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should preferably hold a
    Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering, Petroleum Geosciences or any
    relevant degree.
  • Post graduate qualification in management
    of petroleum development and production operations will be an added
  • A minimum of eight years’ experience in
    Petroleum E&P operations.
  • Previous experience in Project Development
    & Management especially in joint venture operations is an added
  • Excellent negotiation and communication
  • In-depth knowledge of managing development
    and production operations, good knowledge of Health & Safety standards
    and operational procedures.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to send
a completed and signed applications form, download here, together with
certified copies of academic certificates addressed and submitted in TRIPLICATE
to the address below. The applications should be delivered through registered
mail, electronic mail (email) and courier will also be received. Applications
via email must be delivered as a single pdf file, in the order of cover letter,
application form and supporting documents to recruitment@unoc.co.ug
Address to:
The CEO,
Uganda National Oil Company Ltd,
Room C406, 4th Floor Amber House, Plot 29/33 Kampala Road,
P.O. Box 36316, Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 24th April 2017 by
17:00 Hrs
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