Oil Careers – Drilling Engineer – Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU)

Job Title:       Drilling Engineer
Organization: Petroleum
Authority of Uganda (PAU)
Duty Station: Kampala,
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 Drilling Engineer will report to the
Senior Operations Engineer and will follow up and participate in the daily
monitoring and regulation of drilling, completion and work over operations.
He/she will be closely involved in development & production planning &
operations by production licensees. He/she will also be involved in reviewing
proposals, data, samples and any other submissions made by the production
licensees to ensure compliance with the relevant laws, regulations, Production
Sharing Agreements and best petroleum industry practices.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support the evaluation of licensee applications/proposals on
    drilling and completions (directional drilling, casing & string
    design, completions, fluids & cementing, reservoir simulation
    technology, sand control etc.).
  • Conduct wellsite monitoring of drilling, completion and work over
    operations to ensure compliance to the various aspects of Uganda’s
    regulatory framework.
  • Review drilling and completions aspects in submissions made by
    licensees including Field Development Plans and operations and other
    technical meetings to identify salient issues and advise the Authority to
    support regulatory decision making.
  • Support the review of licensee work programs and budgets related to
    drilling, completions & work over operations.
  • Ensure timely submission of drilling and well testing data by
    development and production licensees.
  • Evaluate and advise on licensee proposals for well maintenance
    operations and other proposals for optimising well performance.
  • Evaluate licensee well proposals and drilling programmes.
  • 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) Drilling
    Engineer job placement must hold a Master’s degree in Petroleum
    Engineering from an internationally recognized University / Institution.
  • A Bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Chemical, Civil, Electrical or
    Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline from an internationally
    recognized institution.
  • At least three (3) years of work experience in well site and or
    production operations.
  • Experience in well site and / or production operations
  • Membership with a relevant professional body.
  • 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.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • 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.
Click Here (Register) -> Proceed to Application
  • 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: 15th January 2019 by 11:59 pm.
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