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Exploration Geologist – Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) Limited



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Company: Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) Limited

Location: Uganda

Job Title: Exploration Geologist (1 Vacancy)

Reports To: Exploration Geologist Specialist

Job Purpose: Responsible for evaluating geoscientific data to identify, evaluate, and assess potential oil and gas resources, using geological techniques.

Essential Duties:

  1. Undertake geological data acquisition, interpretation, and evaluation to generate hydrocarbon plays, prospects, and leads.
  2. Evaluate and interpret E&P data to understand the surface and subsurface structures, develop reservoir models, and characterize reservoirs.
  3. Participate in the quality control, storage, and management of geological data and physical field samples that relate to exploration areas.
  4. Evaluate exploration prospects and opportunities to assess their petroleum potential.
  5. Evaluate and rank the resources, risks, and uncertainties of the prospects to be drilled and suggest exploration and development programs.
  6. Assist in planning exploration wells.
  7. Develop subsurface static reservoir models to understand structure, reservoir characteristics, and petroleum quality and quantity.
  8. Participate in the estimation of petroleum resources/reserves and classify the Company’s resource portfolio with prudent classification frameworks.
  9. Identify geological uncertainties and risks associated with exploration targets and propose mitigation strategies.
  10. Identify and evaluate technical, regulatory, and economic risks associated with geological aspects of exploration projects.
  11. Evaluate Partners’ technical proposals and participate in meetings with Partners and Authorities when required.
  12. Participate in the preparation of applications for petroleum exploration licenses and evaluation of geological work programs and other technical proposals.
  13. Assist in the development of operational procedures for E&P operations and ensure that all operations are conducted according to approved procedures.
  14. Participate in negotiation of joint venture agreements.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in either Geology and Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, Petroleum Geosciences & Petroleum Engineering, or other relevant honors degree.
  • Membership in the relevant oil and gas industry professional bodies like SPE, AAPG, and SEG is an added advantage.
  • Minimum of four (4) years’ experience in petroleum E&P operations.
  • Hands-on experience in geological analysis and integration software suites.
  • Relevant experience in exploration geology within the oil and gas industry.
  • Knowledge in exploration and development operations, Health & Safety standards, and operational procedures.

Skills & Competencies:

  • Ability to work independently but also work effectively within a multidisciplinary team environment to develop appropriate work programs.
  • Good negotiation and communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of Health & Safety standards and operational procedures.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Understanding of regulatory frameworks and environmental considerations in exploration.
  • Skilled in integrated reservoir modeling.
  • Knowledge in well log analysis, core description, and seismic interpretation.

Interested candidates should APPLY HERE. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for applications: 16th April 2024.

UNOC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage qualified individuals from all backgrounds to apply.

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