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 shares
the Assala Values and Spirit and is committed to:
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 to ensure long-term benefit from our operations.
Engage in robust financial management.
Commit to the application of international environmental standards and best practices.
Act with integrity by complying with our Code of Conduct and applicable laws and 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
Brice Morlot
Managing Director
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Ralph Gael Okenkali
Deputy General Manager
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Edgar Mba Ognane
New Developments and Exploration Wells Director & Operations Advisor
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Haoua Traore Ndama (ep. Milocko)
Human Resources & Occupational Health Manager
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Alexandre Torresan
Production & Projects Manager
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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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Brice Morlot
Managing Director
Brice has dedicated his career to the oil and gas industry, progressing into management roles over the years.

With more than 13 years of experience in this sector, Brice has held various positions in production and operations for a major global oil and gas company before joining Assala. Additionally, he has worked for 3 years in financing oil and gas projects through Reserve Based Lending.
 
In 2019, Brice joined Assala as the Assets Manager, overseeing the operations and projects related to the Gamba Terminal and its associated fields. Subsequently, he took on the role of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Manager, responsible for integrating Assala's ESG strategy across all departments. Throughout his tenure, Brice has prioritized Assala’s Values and Spirit, focusing on safety, environmental impact, social responsibility, and good governance, aiming to ensure positive, long-term and sustainable impacts to Assala’s various stakeholders.
 
As the Managing Director, Brice focuses on operational excellence while maintaining the health and safety of Assala Gabon's workforce as a top priority. He is dedicated to addressing social and environmental concerns and ensuring strict adherence to Assala's standards and best practices.
 
Brice Morlot is a graduate of ENSPM (École Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs, now IFP School) and holds an MSc in Petroleum Engineering. He furthered his education by obtaining an MSc in Economics.
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Ralph Gael Okenkali
Deputy General Manager
Ralph has over 15 years' experience in the oil sector in Gabon.

Ralph Gael began his professional journey in the Gabonese administration but later moved to the oil and gas sector. In 2008, he joined an oil and gas exploration and production group, where he served as an External Relations Officer. Over time, he progressed within the organization and held positions such as Advisor to the Managing Director and eventually became the Public Affairs Director.
 
From 2018 to 2023, Ralph served as the Public Affairs Manager for Assala. In his role, he was responsible for managing the company's interaction with government stakeholders.  His latest role as Assala Gabon’s Deputy General Manager, enables him to continue to represent the company’s interests in strictest compliance with international regulations and best practices.
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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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Haoua Traore Ndama (ep. Milocko)
Human Resources & Occupational Health Manager
Haoua ensures that the company lives its core value: "Empower our people to reach their potential."

Haoua is Assala Gabon’s HR Manager and has been key in developing the business’ robust HR framework, including the Assala employee’s journey from the onboarding and induction experiences, career development, remuneration, budgeting and forecasting and industrial relations.  Haoua ensures that the company lives its core value: "Empower our people to reach their potential."

Haoua has always worked in natural resources, beginning her career in the timber industry, specifically value add to raw materials at a plywood manufacturing firm. Her background is in international trade with a master’s degree acquired in Tunisia as well as a Business Management Certificate at Dam Business College in business administration obtained in South Africa.

She joined Assala in 2010, with assignments that took her to Nigeria, Netherlands and various positions within the Human Resources department. When Assala commenced its operations, Haoua became HR Payroll and Administration Lead, and since has had various promotions taking her to her current role as HR Manager.
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Alexandre Torresan
Production & Projects Manager
Alexandre has a strong 17 years’ experience in the upstream oil sector.

Alexandre graduated from the Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité (Supélec) in France, and from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs (ENSPM).

He has a strong background in the upstream oil sector, with 17 years of experience at various oil and gas companies, including a 5-year stint at Assala Gabon. In this period, he focused on on-site surface operations (both onshore and offshore) and production techniques.

At Assala, he initially served as Head of Wells Performance & Artificial Lift, later progressing as Head of Wells and Process performance. He presently occupies the role of Production and Projects Manager.