724. Well examination schemes in regard to offshore installations in external waters.

724.     Well examination schemes in regard to offshore installations in external waters.

The well operator1 must, before the design of a well is adopted, establish a scheme (a 'well examination scheme')2 for ensuring, by the specified means3, that the well4 is so designed and constructed, and is maintained in such repair and condition, that:

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    (1)     so far as is reasonably practicable, there can be no unplanned escape of fluids from the well5;

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    (2)     risks to the health and safety of persons from it or anything in it, or in strata to which it is connected, are