Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Two Australian Maritime Safety Agency (AMSA) officials have arrived here to share the results of the agency`s investigation on the Montara oil spill with the Indonesian government.

"The AMSA officials will meet with Indonesian government representatives, including me, tomorrow to share the findings of their investigation into the Montara oil spill," Transportation Minister Freddy Numberi said here on Wednesday.

Freddy made the statement after a meeting with visiting Australian Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Anthony Lebanese.

Freddy expressed hope that AMSA`s findings would support Indonesia`s effort to obtain compensation for the envornmental damage caused by the oil spill from the Montara oil field`s operator, PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) Australasia.

Meanwhile, Minister Anthony Lebanese said Australia had conducted an open investigation into the Montara case some time ago and was willing to share its findings with tge Indonesian government.

"We will make sure that all data and findings from the investigation conducted by AMSA are made available to the Indonesian government," Lebanese said.

Oil spilled from the Montara wellhead platform after an explosion on August 21, 2009 and the leak continued over a period of time. By August 24, 2009, the oil slick resulting from the spill was estimated to be 14 km (9 mi) long and 30 m (100 ft) wide.

On August 29, the slick was estimated to have reached a length of 180 km (110 mi) at a minimum, measured east to west, according to media reports in Australia.