In September 2017 our department took part in Exercise Ningaloo Challenge, an opportunity to test our response arrangements in the unlikely event of an offshore petroleum oil spill.
We activated the Offshore Petroleum Incident Coordination Committee (OPICC) and worked closely with representatives from 12 Australian Government departments, the Western Australian government and industry participants.
This report evaluates the outcomes of the exercise, including:
an overview of the exercise and its objectives
an assessment of the OPICC and our department’s performance
recommendations to improve our department’s offshore petroleum incident response arrangements
departmental analysis and options for continued improvement