Power of inspection
5. (1) For any purpose mentioned in this Act or the rules made thereunder, any person authorised by the Government in this behalf may-
(a) inspect and take extracts from and make copies of any records, returns, plans, maps and accounts which is kept or made by any person engaged in any petroleum operation;
(b) inspect the installation, well, plants, appliances and works operated or maintained by any person engaged in any petroleum operation and the state of repair and condition thereof;
(c) survey and conduct measurement in any area covered by any petroleum operation;
(d) conduct measurement of any stock of petroleum;
(e) order the production of any cores, samples, records, returns, plans, maps, and accounts relating to any petroleum operation;
(f) examine any person engaged in any petroleum operation.
(2) Any person authorised by the Government under sub-section (1) shall be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of section 21 of the Penal Code (XLV of 1860).