(1) The petroleum engineer and his authorized
agents shall have access to all factual well records.
(2) The petroleum engineer and his authorized
agents shall have the right at all reasonable times to go upon and inspect any
oil and gas properties and wells for the purpose of making any investigation or
tests to ascertain whether the provisions of Title 82, chapter 11, parts 1 and
2, MCA, these rules, or any special rules or orders are being complied with and
shall report any violation thereof to the board.
(3) All owners, drilling CONTRACTORS, drillers,
service companies, and other persons engaged in drilling or servicing wells, shall
permit the petroleum engineer or authorized agents at his or their risk in the
absence of negligence on the part of the owner to come upon any lease,
property, or well operated or controlled by them to inspect the records and operation of such wells and
to have access at all times to all records of wells.