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Timor Sea Drilling Spill – Fire Aftermath

SkyTruth just obtained several new photographs, taken from a nearby vessel shortly after the fire was extinguished, that clearly show the severe damage sustained by the Montara oil platform and the attached West Atlas drill rig. See all the photos and images in our gallery. The new ones are: Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 […]


Timor Sea Drilling Spill – What Happened?

Still smoking: fire-damaged Montara platform (left) and West Atlas jackup drilling rig (right). The $250M rig is a total loss. See more photos at WA Today and in SkyTruth’s gallery. The Montara platform operator, PTTEP, claims it knows what caused the August 21 blowout that lead to this massive oil spill, but is withholding that […]


Timor Sea Drilling Spill – Finally Stopped?

PTTEP Australasia is reporting that their fifth attempt to kill the leaking well on the Montara platform has succeeded, shutting off the uncontrolled flow of oil, gas, and natural gas condensate that has been polluting the water and air off Western Australia since the blowout occurred on August 21. The fire that ignited over the […]