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'File 10/1 XI Bahrain Oil Concession' [‎71r] (158/494)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (245 folios). It was created in 24 Dec 1934-8 May 1935. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers.


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be diverted (except for ©ireulating purposes)
from the sea line. from actual observation
and practice 1 am of the opinion that the
system of operating is satisfactory and that
the diagram provided by the Company is an
accurate representation of the lay out.
4. The amount of oil on which royalty
is due to the State is 14,976.708 tons after
corrections had been made from the results
of tests taken, i.e., specific gravity, tem
perature and centifruge.
5. Before loading commenced the sealed-
off tanks were gauged and the above tests were
taken by the State Engineer, representing the
Bahrain G-overnment and Mr. Dale Nix representing
the Bahrain Petroleum Company, who agreed on
their accuracy. When the ship was loaded and
pumping had ceased the tanks were again gauged
in the same way, the difference in the two
readings showed the gross barrells loaded.
.Ihe final figure was arrived at after the cor
rections which are mentioned above had been made.
6. The following point has arisen which
needs a decision if possible before the next
tanker arrives. After the ship has been loaded
and the sea line has been closed a considerable
quantity of oil, on which royalty has been paid,
remains in the pipe. It has been suggested
by the Company that they should be credited with
the royalty on the oil inside the loading line
when the next shipment occurs. in principle
this —

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The volume contains minutes of meetings at Office of the Secretary of State for India in London, and correspondence and telegrams between the Political Agent A mid-ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Agency. in Bahrain, the Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in Bushire, the Financial Adviser to the Government in Bahrain, Charles Darlymple Belgrave, and representatives of the Bahrain Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO) on the Mining Lease and on personnel, infrastructures and facilities of the BAPCO's terminal on Sitra Island.

The volume incluses:

  • mining cease contract signed by the Sheikh of Bahrain, Hamad Bin Issa Al-Khalifah on 29 December 1934 (f. 30);
  • technical drawing of 'Diagram of SITRA TERMINAL TANK LINK-UP' (ff. 58-66A);
  • 'Abstracts of accounts of oil measured during 1934';
  • 'Statement on Royalty due to the Sheikh of Bahrain for the year 1934' (ff. 169-171).

There are letters in Arabic, to and from the Sheikh of Bahrain.

There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 218-234).

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1 volume (245 folios)

The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 218-234). The index is arranged chronologically and refers to documents within the volume; it gives brief description of the correspondence with a reference number, which refers back to that correspondence in the volume.

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The foliation starts on the first page with writing (5th folio) and ends on the last. Numbering is encircled, in pencil in top right corner of recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. .

Written in
English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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