Company: Assala Energy
Skills: Captain / Master, Marine Supervisor, Port Operations
Other Skills: Crude lifting, master mariner, french, gabon, marine operations, SPM
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Gamba, Ogooue-Maritime, Gabon
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Assala Energy is a young and dynamic Oil and Gas Exploration and Production company with an exciting operated asset base in Gabon, firm core values and a keen sense of responsibility to our employees and stakeholders.

We are currently seeking to identify and attract a colleague who can join us in Gamba, as Head of Marine Operations/ Marine Pilot.

As the Head of Marine Operations with Marine Pilot responsibilities, you will be accountant for offshore crude oil export operations from the Gamba Terminal SPM including:

  • Oil export system maintenance (Front Line Barrier Manager for the oil export system equipments)
  • Tankers pilotage
  • Berthing and Mooring activities
  • Loading activities
  • PFSO certified of the Single Point Mooring of the Gamba Terminal.
  • Marine Subject Matter Expert (technical support) for production operations, drilling and project activities.
  • Contract Holder for marine services contracts linked to oil export activities.
  • Oil Spill Response Management in Marine environments.
  • Offloading Tankers claims management including demurrage claims.


  • Master Mariner, with Class 1 Certificate, endorsed for carriage of oil.
  • Seasoned marine professional with a minimum of 15 years' experience in marine management with at least 10 years' experience in a senior supervisory/management role.
  • Advanced ship handling skills in order to act as marine pilot for tanker berthing/loading at offshore SPM.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience as technical support in marine logistics for exploration / production activities.
  • Familiarity with international rules such as: OCIMF, ISGOTT, MARPOL
  • Excellent experience with relevant marine procedures including: ERP, pollution response plan, lifting procedure, etc.
  • Contract and contractor Management experience and skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and motivational skills.
  • Proficiency with computer based applications.
  • Fluency in French is mandatory, and English proficiency is highly desirable.


This is a permanent staff role, offered on a rotational basis of 28/28, and you will be based in Gamba, Gabon, where you will be joining a dynamic team of professionals, focused on delivering exceptional results, safely and in line with our values.

In addition to a competitive salary, your employment will be also subject to a yearly performance bonus.