Independent Review Report: Review of PTTEP Australasia's Response to the Montara Blowout

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During the course of the Montara Commission of Inquiry, PTTEP Australasia's parent company PTTEP developed the Montara Action Plan (the Action Plan), which detailed the changes that had to occur and how those changes could be achieved for PTTEP Australasia's operations to meet industry best practice standards. An independent review was commissioned and considered whether implementation of the Montara Action Plan would ensure that the operations and procedures of PTTEP Australasia meet industry best practice standards.

The Independent Review Report: Review of PTTEP Australasia's Response to the Montara Blowout (the Report) and the Minister's response were tabled in Parliament today.

The independent review concluded that the Montara Action Plan effectively responds to the issues identified by the Montara Commission of Inquiry and sets PTTEP Australasia on the path to achieving industry best practice standards for both good oil field practice and good governance.

The independent review report also makes several recommendations for the offshore petroleum industry to consider. The Department is working with the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority (NOPSA) and industry through the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) to progress these recommendations.

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