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John-Paul, Drilling & Completions Engineer

John-Paul was the first Drilling & Completions Engineer to be recruited by Total E&P Uganda. He has undergone various trainings including the Cadet Forage at IFP in Pau, France. He is currently working as a Night Drilling & Completions Supervisor in Total E&P Qatar.

What is your experience working with Total?

I joined Total E&P Uganda on 1 May 2012 as a Drilling & Completions Engineer. In this role, I have been lucky to work with a very diverse team from all over the world. What is particular about Uganda is the environment in which we operate, we are always vigilant and watchful to operate with a minimum footprint and zero pollution in the national park.

How is your experience at Total E&P Qatar going to contribute to your professional growth?

In 2013, I spent 8 months in France for my initial training. After this training I joined Qatar. This exposure has enabled me to see many different operations within Total E&P and to also meet with some of the great experts in Total. For me this is the best experience I need to position myself for greater responsibilities and growth in Total E&P Uganda. 

What can you tell us about yourself? Any hobbies or interests?

I enjoy learning and experiencing new cultures. Finding out something new about a place or trying out a new cuisine are some of my biggest interests. I also enjoy fashion, design and film.

"Fulfillment in life comes when you give your best doing what you enjoy. Until you find that which you truly enjoy, don't settle."

Short Resume


2012 – Present

Drilling and Completions Engineer TOTAL E&P



Fast Track Graduate, Standard Chartered Bank, Uganda


2007 - 2010

BEng: (Hons) Electrical and Electronics Engineering. The University of Manchester, United Kingdom


2005 - 2006

A-Levels. King’s College Budo, Uganda