Duties of persons engaged in petroleum operation
6. (1) It shall be the duty of any person engaged in any petroleum operation-
(a) to ensure that such petroleum operation is carried on in a proper and workmanlike manner and in accordance with good oil-field practice;
(b) to carry on petroleum operation in any area in a manner that does not interfere with navigation, fishing, and conservation of resources of the sea and sea-bed;
(c) to consider factors connected with the ecology and environment.
(2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing provision, a person engaged in any petroleum operation shall, in carrying on such operation in any area,-
(a) control the flow, and prevent the waste or escape, in that area of petroleum or water;
(b) prevent the escape in that area of any mixture of water or drilling fluid with petroleum or any other matter;
(c) prevent damage to petroleum bearing strata in any area, whether adjacent to that area or not;
(d) keep separate each petroleum pool discovered in the area;
(e) prevent water or any other matter entering a petroleum pool through wells in that area, except when required by, and in accordance with, good oil-field practice.