NOPSEMA statement on Montara Venture incident
On Friday 17 June NOPSEMA received notification of an oil spill at Jadestone’s Montara Venture Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility, approximately 690km north-west of Darwin.
NOPSEMA immediately established a response team and liaised with Jadestone’s incident management team in Perth. Over the weekend a formal investigation was initiated.
Production at the facility was ceased when the spill was detected and on Monday 20 June 2022 a prohibition notice was issued to ensure production is not restarted until we are satisfied the structural integrity issues have been rectified and risk of further spill has been mitigated.
NOPSEMA inspectors travelled offshore to conduct an inspection of the facility on Tuesday 21 June 2022.
NOPSEMA’s inspection is now complete with investigations ongoing to determine whether any further actions are required.
NOPSEMA is satisfied the immediate risk of any further spill has been addressed by Jadestone and we will be monitoring the facility closely until the enforcements are closed out.
NOPSEMA will continue to oversee Jadestone’s response and ensure environmental impacts are being monitored and appropriate actions are being taken to address any impacts.