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    ALLOTTED TO EXTERNAL DEPARTMENT (B) . CYPHER (O.T.P.) i ■ r ' FROM: POLITICAL RESIDENT IN THE tesfeN-GW D, BAHREIN 1?*30 hours, 20th March, R% 23*50 hours, 20th M ,f No. 248, 9.'^ ■ iut. ^tov*. Your telegram No> 61 February 28th, . ^ ^ P.C,L, operations in Qatar* 2* It is unlikely that Saudi Arabia ...

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    haria » HiB the Sheihh Of Abu dSLi le Jt, Z lwe ^ZTZ^L'S 1 ^* 8 t0 ite oecmpat,Ion by anycsie eia« S!^1?S. „* Ptooit to I^went the ahelk of Qatar^££*ntinn **? 8 ®o v « t ^at proialsed attaoha « his Wi?o?J if 118 f 111 i 2 rr&^ 4 Ss«fe^*s SJJSVS: stpcoff claim to Lffifl?* ‘' or f lly » i‘Ow»ver, the Shaikh has ...

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    if ft DEPTL. No DRAFT TELEGRAM CODE' CYPHER XXX No.. From So.cre.tary...of ... in Qatar. 2. fe have delayed reply pending discussion of possible treaty with Saudi Arabia which might raise question of frontier relations with Sheikh doms. It now seems likely that treaty negotiations ...

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    in Qatar. I am told that the programme envisaged for this winter is to extend the work southwards from ... it is proposed that the party should survey some lines right across the Qatar Peninsula. At present it is, ...

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    of the Qatar Oil CompanyV'*up , ' , to its southern limit, and the Sheikh of Abu Dhabi’s claim to territory within the Qatar Peninsula. 2. The Qatar - Abu Dhabi boundary has never been found. In 1906 we recognised the Sheikh of Abu Dhabi’s title to the Khor al Odeid but we have never recognised any territory to the noth ...

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    than an attempt on his part to benefit from oil development in Qatar. Our view is therefore that of their survey up to the southern limit of the Qatar Concession. 4. I should be glad to know whether you agree with the enclosed draft which we propose to send to the Political Resident in reply to his telegram, I am « sending ...

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    .The.. S e.Q retary.. of.. .St at e. for. • • ■ Commonwealth Relations. To The..Political..Resident., ... December. Qatar Oil. 2. Iraq Petroleum Company have-informed us-fhet Sheikh of Abu Dhabi has informed Bahrain Office of Petroleum Development (Qatar) Ltd. , and also Political Agent, Bahrain, that he ...

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    D. 7.30 p*m* 3rd December 1947 R. 10.50 p*m* 3rd December 1947 No* 1266. Petroleum Development (Qatar) Limited havel addressed Political Agent Bahrain to the effect that Seismic party is shortly arriving and have asked if they may extend their survey to their southern limit as marked on map which ...

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    coast of the Qatar Peninsula, are within his territory. The Shaikh has, we understand, made a similar ... Dhabi - Qatar - Sa’udi Arabian boundaries has been referred to London. Umin Said is situated over ten miles north of the Southern boundary shown, on the map attached to the Qatar Concession,and we should ...

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    Dhabi, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, although the point 50 kms due south of longitude 52° 20’ E. seems ...

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    the opportunity should be taken to tell him of the prospective British drillings in the Qatar peninsula. (Copy ...

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    inland from the coast running i rom khs Abu Dhabi town to wards the Q,atar penin sula, and has asked for a ruling on how far their survey Party can penetrate westwards towards the base of the Qatar pepinsula where the Abu Dhabi - Saudi Arabian - Qatar boundaries converge. 2 . xt is obviously desirable that Petroleum ...

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    W TT gjit, IhXjh/ 19^7. By the courtesy of P. C.L. on the X8th Jane I was 2^ over 1 UOGC of the Qatar peninsula. I was shown Ilamlah 2 l * a ^./Cfary^port is to he constructed and flew south somevvuer-e ri the vicinity of Jebel mksh which I could * iaent.i.j.y iron the. air* I was also showiLthe site ...

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    the intention of P.C.L. to drill in the Nikyan Hills on the east side of the Qatar peninsula. If you see ...

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    and Qatar# It appears from ./cirie-reeh 51 of i.C.DoeuEiont i# 2203/2203/25 of the 30 th June 1940, ...

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    M 1 believe their puted land areas around the Qatar/baudi-Arahian border 3 1 area of development at pf sent ...

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    the suggestion that an Anglo-Smidl pirty should insxiect th© topographical future of th© Base of the Qatar ...

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    reach an agreement for joint working and d! should pjs&vide royalty payments between the Sheikh of Qatar ... that the contribution should not come only froia our side. That is to say Qatar and Petroleum Concessions I would ...

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    — Baud on condi tion that the ^ti*oXewa Oonaesaior Am _ Limited's ccmos#ion goes with it* file Sheikh of Qatar of course have to he c^pensated. It i© true that complaints might he m&cle hy the rican-Aamhlan Company that the ceded territory was covered by their concession from Urn Baud* The answer ...

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    to King Ibn Saud east again of the Riyadh line (i#e. Jebel Kakhsh) was territory which could only be acknowledged to he under hi© sovereignty on the clear understanding that the instrument of recognition (!) tifeDle it clear that this was territory which had legally been Qatar territory previously and was now ...

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    of 7th February to Wrie Be-rthoad enclosii^ a copy of.l^fiTis 1 letter about the question of oil drilling ... between Saudi rabia and Qatar, has been considered bore interdepart- mentally and I am writing b,Agreement ... the iUiler of Qatar Should b® stirred up by any independent action of this kind on the part of the oil ...

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    are aware that this Company and/or its subsidiaries hold oil Concessions from the Shaikh of Qatar ... Concession, have never been delimited. In the case of Qatar, the Company's Concession indicates, by a line on an attached map across the Qatar Peninsula from hast to West towards its base, the boundary of the area ...

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    in the frontier area between Saudi Arabia and Qatar, We agree your draft for Washington; except that 1 ) we ... be amendeo., 2 ) we suggest there should be an insertion to the effect O' that the S heikh of Qatar would tell ...

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    tost undesirable that trouble be tree! Xun ..auc and Qatar suoul . ot stirred up in lhl» way, end ...

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    Cypher/OTP DEPARTMEMTAL NO. 1 FRO M J33)DA TO PORNTO W OFFICE Mr. Grafftey Smith No. 150 6th April, 1947. IMPORTANT D. 1.00 p.m. 6th April, 1947. R. 2.55 p.m. 6th April, 1947. Your telegram No. 179; Qatar ... of prospective British drillings in Qatar peninsula. [Copy sent to Middle Bast Secretariat. ] ...

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    ’i/d. 4- X • / 438 Vf-nV Your' telegram No. 45 39 dated Ap ril 9th * Saudi Arabia-Qatar frontier. 2* ... drillings in Qatar Peninsula, I see no reason why we should give him information about these drillings which ...

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    or development they might wish in territories which !8 J 33?S*rof' ... the question of the frontier between Saudi Arabia and Qatar has come up here in connexion with the activities of Petr ole he Concessions Limited in Qatar and the Arabian American Oil Company in Saudi Arabia, and you ...

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    in the neck of the Qatar Peninsula might also force the issue by arousing ILn Laud to claim that they were ... in the Nikyan Hills on the Last side of the Qatar Peninsula a little North of the khor kL Odeid (see map ...

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    3 No, E 1521/160/25 \ [of the 22nd March: Bau^>Qatar frontier questin-nl ... ^rabia and Qatar./ ^ It seems undesirable that the issue should be forced in this way; ... that no action should be takento accentuate the divergence of view about the Saudi-Qatar xroncioi, and to suggest ...

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    ) Decisions were reached on -two points. 1. Bahrein Qatar frontier: to follow a median line drawn between tlie main Behrein island and the Qatar mainland, deviating in order to five the Hawar islands and the Dibal ... continental shelf principles. There should be no Qatar water between Bahrein and the ilawar islands or between ...

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    FORK ION OFFICE, 1at March, 1947 (S 1521/160/25) restricted i^eaA. Sf-oe/'C , With reference to your letter P0 ^36/24 ■ to Donaldson of the 22nu,January about the Saudi Arab!a-Qatar boundary, I enclose a copy of a letter we have now had from .Vsshington Chancery on the subject together with a copy ...

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    and prospecting in so-called n no man’s land” between Saadi Arabia and the Qatar Peninsula and in the territorial ...

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    a similar assurance being given ^ ria P P T’s operations under their Qatar concession. be prepared to give ...

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    state. In view of the developments in Middle East pipeline schemes and the linking up of* the Standard ... ■ if f r . 2 - uf'j ■. ^ '1 Perhaps you and the Foreign Office will let us know in due course how you think this problem of the Qatar/Saudi Arabian boundary can best be tackled with the Saudi AraM ...

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    Ck'afftey-Smith' last letter on this subject (of July 8 th* : 19 R 5 ) was pessimistic and the general concensus ... DRAFT LETTER : i K.3j, Stock, Esq., Ministry of Fuel & Bower, ( J' a /' 4 ’ * (• c^'J- ✓ A/r^ ) ■ Jt l 4? ~ t Many thanks for your letters of 28th November and 7th December about the Qatar ...

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    what the Saudi Governments lu definition of_"disputed area” then was , / v ^ and this is clearly a crucial point. ... as marking the western boundary of the disputed area and Ibn Baud’s red line claim in Qatar as marking ...

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    Saud*s claim in Qatar must be unacceptable to H.M.G. including as it does not only the Khor SI C^feid which we have recognised as belonging to Abu but also^Jebel Nakhsh which H.M.Ch have recognised as P.C.L’s Qatar concession. We feel, therefore, that if H.M.G. are going to define a ^neutral aone ...

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    ■ ^ 5. v inclined to think that it would be rvt» UmaJI better to restrict any neutral «cne-to the Qatar area and to try and get tbe Riyadh line accepted as the frontier elsewhere. operating well outside the line claimed by Ibn Saud, but in Lhofar their In Qman ; P.C.L. are exploration programme for the next ...

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    7, Millbank, London, S.W.i. 7th December, 1%-6. lu_■ 85 Qatar/£ audl Arab^s^Boundhir V Would you ... at the base of the Qatar Peninsula, and to inform us accordingly* We have told him of the present pro gramme of P.C.L. in Qatar, as outlined in the second paragraph of my letter under reference. Loftus was inclined ...

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    the appropriate definition. This would encroach Slightly on the area defined in P.C.L’s Qatar concession, ... in the neighbourhood of the Qatar Peninsula and I said I thought that P,C # L, also were in some doubt, though they had ...

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    If an arrangement on these lines appears satisfactory ?to you and the Foreign Office, it will have .the effect; defining '"i--' a "neutral zone", not only between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, but i' between all the P.C.L. concessions in the Trucial Sheikhdoms and Oman on the one hand, and Aramco’s Saudi ...

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    the Persian Gulf, and on the question of th e Qatar/Saudi Ara b i a bou ndary . On the latter question ... in the "no-man * s-land” at thb base of the Qatar Peninsula. It has been agreed that the State Department and the British side respectively would ascertain from the oil con cessionaires in Qatar and Saudi Arabia whether ...

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    - 2 - exploration and possible .discoveries in the n no-*ian f s~land ,! area between Qatar ... in a little more detail with the State Department the uncertainty about the Qatar/Saudi Arabia boundary line. ... to know within what sphere P.C.L. would be free to operate under their Qatar con cession and we would ...

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    .V, — Second fold here— - 2 - exploration and possible discoveries in the "no-man 1 s~land n area between Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Do you think that something on the following lines would be worth while ? . (a) To discuss in a little more detail with the State Department the uncertainty about the Qatar ...

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    In essence, it amounts to this; oil has been proved in Qatar in the Jebal Dukhan area and more structures may wr be proved anywhere along the coastal strip on the West; side of Qatar* Elsewhere the oil ... of the Bahr As Salwa which is, of course, quite close to the Qatar concession boundary; it is natural ...

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    the Qatar peninsula through the Trucial Sheikhdoms, Muscat and Oman. Their views may change as they gather ...

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    I In essence ? it amounts to this; oil has been proved in Qatar in the Jebal Dukhan area and more structures may wr be proved anywhere along the coastal strip on the West/ side of Qatar* Elsewhere the oil possibilities are specu lative until the Company’s programme of geophysical exploration has been completed ...

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    theAJLO.C’s (present V ‘ Petroleum Concessions Ltd’s) Qatar concession and Lord Cadman strongly opposed any concession on the point; and +C- the Khor El Odeid because of a promise in 1906 to the Sheikh of Abu Dhabi ... and P.C.L. in Qatar, the Trucial Coast ...

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    the Qatar itontier as we gather that P.C.L. are now going ahead in the^febel Dukhan Jrea which contains ... about the frontier in the Qatar ^rea ao a reouI-4—ef the A f Xivt-' '-Vi *%->< ^ discussions with Lord ...

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    allegiance argument applies with less force to the crucial strip at the ■Pr,n+. nf the Qatar peninsula, ...

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