'File 10/1 II Bahrain Oil Concession' [20r] (54/495)
The record is made up of 1 volume (246 folios). It was created in 1 Feb 1933-23 Jun 1933. 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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2. THE following shall be substituted
for the existing Article IX of the Second
Schedule to the said Agreement that is to
" IX. The right to win up to one
"hundred tons of oil free of payment
" and further quantities of oil on payment
" of a royalty of Es. 3-8-0 per ton of net
" crude oil got and saved (i.e. after deducting
" water and foreign substances and oil re-
" quired for the customary operations of the
" Company's installations in the Shaikh's
3. THERE shall be inserted in Sche
dule 2 of the said Agreement immediately
after Article IX two new Articles as follows :—
" IX A. For the purposes of such royalty
" payments the Company shall measure by a
" method customarily used in good oilfield
" practice all crude oil won and saved and
"the Shaikh by his Representative duly
" authorised by 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 the
" Persian Gulf Historically used by the British to refer to the sea area between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. Often referred to as The Gulf or the Arabian Gulf. shall have the right to
" examine such measuring and to examine
" and test whatever appliances may be used
" for such measuring. If upon such exami-
" nation or testing any such appliance shall
" be found to be out of order the Shaikh may
" jtaquire that the same be put in order by and
" at the expense of the Company and if such
" requisition be not complied with in a
" reasonable time the Shaikh may cause the
" said appliance to be put in order and
" may recover the expense of so doing from
" the Company and if upon any such exami-
" nation as aforesaid any error shall be dis-
" covered in any such appliance such error
" shall if the Shaikh so decide after hearing
" the Company's explanation be con-
" sidered to have existed for three calendar
" months previous to the discovery thereof
" or from the last occasion of examining the
" same in case such occasion shall be within
" such period of three calendar months and
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The volume contains telegrams and correspondence exchanged between Major Frank Holmes, Chief Local Representative of the Bahrein Petroleum Company Limited (BAPCO), the Colonial Office, 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 and 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. . Most correspondence is about the discovery of oil in well number 2, the negotiations for the oil concession and the method for measuring oil for royalty purposes.
The volume also contains some documents in Arabic: several letters from the Sheikh of Bahrain Hamad Bin Issa Al-Khalifah and an indenture between BAPCO and the Sheikh (folios 19-21).
There are file notes at the end of the volume (folios 229-236).
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- 1 volume (246 folios)
There are file notes at the end of the volume (folios 229-236). The notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the volume; they give brief description of correspondence with a reference number which refers back to that correspondence in the file.
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There are two foliation sequences. The most complete sequence is encircled, in pencil, at the top of each folio. It begins on the second folio, on number 2, then it continues with 2A, 2B; 3-122; 123, 123A, and runs through to 242, which is the last number given, on the back cover of the volume. Another sequence, which is incomplete, is written in pencil, in the top right corner.
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