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Montara Commission of Inquiry: Australian Government reports

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Publication Date: 
October 2017

The Australian Government Report on the Implementation of the Recommendations from the Montara Commission of Inquiry outlines the actions taken to implement the accepted recommendations from the Inquiry report.

The Government, through its commitment to apply the lessons from the 2009 Montara and 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill incidents, has implemented the 92 accepted recommendations from the Inquiry.

Montara Commission of Inquiry

An oil and gas leak took place in the Montara oil field in the Timor Sea, off the northern coast of Western Australia on 21 August 2009. The leak was the result of a wellhead accident on an offshore drilling platform owned by PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) Australasia. The leak was stopped on 3 November 2009.

The then-Minister for Resources and Energy announced a commission of inquiry into the incident.

The Inquiry was established under Part 9.10A of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.

The Commissioner David Borthwick AO PSM provided the Montara Commission of Inquiry Report to Minister Ferguson on 17 June 2010.

The Australian Government released the Report of the Montara Commission of Inquiry and a draft Government response on 24 November 2010.

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