Assala Gabon
Assala Gabon is committed to
the future of Gabon’s energy sector.
Assala Gabon employs over 470 Gabonese and strives for strong performance enabling it to participate in the local and national economies, in accordance with its ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) commitments.
Operations
The company is committed to the future of Gabon’s energy sector
Find out more about Assala Gabon
Find out more about Assala Gabon

Assala Gabon has six production licences: Rabi Kounga II, Toucan II, Bende M’Bassou Totou II, Koula/Damier, Gamba/lvinga and Atora II. We also have a stake in a production licence we do not directly operate (Tsiengui).

In 2019, four of these onshore production licences were renewed for 25 years, and the acquisition of three onshore exploration licences (Mutamba-lroru II, Nziembou II and Ozigo II) has opened up new development opportunities.

Assala Gabon also operates production support infrastructure, including an onshore pipeline network and an export terminal in Gamba.

Assala Gabon supports its host country in its social and environmental ambitions, which reflect the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.

It is committed to investing in our company’s performance and therefore the production of the energy we need.
Assala can in turn contribute to socio-economic development and the Paris Agreement on greenhouse gas emissions.

Values
Assala Gabon partage
les Valeurs et l’Esprit Assala et s’engage à : 
Operate responsibly and safely.
Empower our employees to reach their potential.
Increase field life cycles and production through asset integrity and strategic investment.
Build win-win partnerships with governments and local communities to ensure long-term benefit from our operations.
Engage in robust financial management.
Commit to the application of international best practice environmental standards.
Act with integrity by complying with our Code of Conduct and applicable international compliance regulations.
Team
Assala Gabon puts its 470 employees at the forefront of its business. We empower our employees to reach their full potential while applying best practice safety standards.
Assala Gabon supports fair and equitable access to job opportunities.
The Assala Gabon management team boasts extensive experience in the oil sector, particularly in Africa.
Management team profiles
Daniel Marini
Managing Director
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Ahmed Assele
Stakeholders, Environment Senior Advisor
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Edgar Mba Ognane
New Developments and Exploration Wells Director & Operations Advisor
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Peter Compton
Finance and Administration Director
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At Assala, we know that our 470 employees are our most important asset. We want to develop their talent with a tailored training and support approach to successfully complete our projects.
Employee testimonials
La rationalisation des processus et des solutions pragmatiques sur le terrain sont les meilleurs moyens pour permettre à Assala d’enrayer le déclin de la production et d’être performant sur le plan opérationnel.
Lucie Ebozoo
Real Estate Representative 
The Assala project has a promising dynamism for the company's future, with real ambitions for the development of production tools.
Bernard Okere
Field Production Supervisor
The name Assala reflects the flexibility and freedom of action that the company is committed to give its employees to increase collective performance.
Germain Ngwa Eyeghe
Superviseur mécanicien, Toucan
By giving priority to operational activities, Assala has placed boldness and flexibility at the heart of its management.
Jasmin Ollomo Nguema
HSSE Assurance Lead
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Daniel Marini
Managing Director
Daniel’s career spans the extractive industry, starting in oil and gas, then moving to mining in senior leadership roles. His professional origins are in geoscience and he holds two PhDs in Geology and Mining.

Daniel’s academic strengths were complemented by his work with the United Nation’s Development Programme in East Africa, which examined the extractive industry from a government’s perspective, with an aim of using revenues to achieve sustainable local and national socio-economic growth.

For over ten years, Daniel has held positions as a Country Manager for several companies in the extractive industry, most recently in Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Senegal and New Caledonia.

His work demonstrates a focus on achieving business objectives by putting Safety first. Daniel attributes his successes to the people with whom he has worked, to his insistence on skills development, on strong cost management, and on the importance of projects to extend asset life cycles as well as proactive, constructive engagement with all stakeholders, ensuring long-term benefits for all.
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Ahmed Assele
Stakeholders, Environment Senior Advisor
Ahmed has more than 20 years of experience in our assets.

Ahmed began his career as a technical production engineer, already working on Assala’s assets. Over the years, he worked his way up the ladder, taking on responsibilities that included Toucan Asset Manager and Greater Gamba Area Asset Manager. His focus throughout was on safety and environmental standards, ensuring a critical foundation to increasing production. As Assala HSSE Manager, he coordinated cross-disciplinary teams to work with every employee and service provider to put Safety first.

In his current role as Stakeholders, Environment Senior Advisor, Ahmed capitalises on his deep knowledge of the assets he helped to build and the stakeholders he has known.
Ahmed holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Birmingham, as well as a Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Imperial College London.
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Edgar Mba Ognane
New Developments and Exploration Wells Director & Operations Advisor
Edgar has 17 years of experience in the energy industry.

He is an expert of Gabonese onshore oil resources, who also benefited from international exposure to Deepwater Projects and Developments.

Before being appointed New Developments and Exploration Wells Director & Operations Advisor, Edgar was Operations Director. Previously, he was Drilling, and then Wells Manager at Assala Gabon.

Edgar spent his early career with Shell in Gabon and Nigeria, where he built up his experience in well delivery for development fields, exploration, appraisal drilling and workovers, with an unwavering commitment to Health, Safety, Security and Environmental standards.

Edgar holds a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering from the university of Bath.
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Peter Compton
Finance and Administration Director
Peter is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 30 years’ experience, of which the last 18 have been in the oil and gas industry.

Peter has worked in a number of countries, most recently Tunisia, Kurdistan, Cameroon and Algeria. Following a PhD in economic history, Peter started his career as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand. After spells working as an auditor in the UK and France, and experience in financial management in an American group and a renewable energy start-up, Peter began his oil industry career with Burlington Resources in London.

He has since held a variety of Senior Finance Manager and Country Manager roles in the energy industry. He has focused on improving processes, controls and implementing robust value protection and management strategies, as well as ensuring excellent working relationships with host governments and other stakeholders.

Prior to joining Assala Energy, Peter held the position of Finance Manager with Petrofac in Tunisia.