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File 10/5 I Saudi Arabia: Hasa Oil Concession; visit of Major Holmes to Saudi Arabia; Kuwait blockade. [‎56r] (140/496)

The record is made up of 1 volume (245 folios). It was created in 15 Mar 1932-9 Jan 1935. It was written in English. 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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released from the restrictions and conditions of this agreement,
but the Company will hare the permanent right to employ those
areas for the purposes of transport and communications during
the duration of this agreement, provided that this practice
should hare a slight connection only with the other form or
method in which these parts iareas) surrendered by the Company
can be used*
Article 7» The Company should begin with the operations
of digging as soon as |ixusx±kiJK it (the Company) discoyers the
place suitable for the same and in any case if the Company
fails to proceed with the operations^ within r period of three
i i
years aa from the end of September 1933 (subject to the
observation of the provisions of . rtiole 24 of this agreement)
the Government may then terminate this agreement. Whenever
the Company begins with the operations of digging it should
persevere with energy until It discovers oil in commercial
quantities or until it terminates this agreement, and if the
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Company fails to give notice regarding the date on which the
oil is discovered, then the date to be fixed for this purpose
will be counted as from the date on which the Company complete
the digging of one well or wells, examines them and discovers
that they can supply not less than 2000 tons of crude oil
daily and for a period of thirty days consecutively in conformity
with the reliable practice observed in first class oil fields
The operations of digging include the ordering of tools and other
machines and their shipment to Sa'udi Arabia and also include
the preparation of roads, camps, buildings, fittings, transport,
communications and fitting machines and otner means for well
digging.
rticle 8. Immediately after the discovery of oil in
commercial quantities the Company should give the ttovernment
the loan already agreed upon, and after one year another loan
should be given to the Government, ^he date of paying the
first loan will be the date on which the oil is discovered in i
commercial

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The volume contains correspondence between the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in London, 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 and 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 on the Hasa oil concession in Saudi Arabia, the negotiations of the Standard Oil Company of California for the oil concession in Hasa and the visit of Major Frank Holmes to Riyadh to meet Ibn Saud.

The volume includes correspondence on the Saudi blockade against Kuwait, two copies of the Hasa oil agreement between the Standard Oil Company of California and the Saudi Arab Kingdom (folios 52-68 and 87-102) and correspondence on the application of the Standard Oil Company of California for permission to fly from Basra to Bahrain, which encountered resistence of 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, against the presence of American companies in Bahrain (folios 121-123 and following).

There is an index at the end of the volume (folios 212-223).

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1 volume (245 folios)
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The documents in the volume are arranged in chronological order. There is an index at the end of the volume (folio 212-223). 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 is written in pencil in the top right corner (between 44-82 the numbering can be found at the top centre of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. ). The numbering begins on the first page of text which follows 4 blank pages and terminates on the 5th folio from the back; at the rear of the volume there are 4 blank pages. Foliation errors: 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d and 1e; 29, 29a and 29b; 137A and 137B; 159A and 159B; 169A and 169B; 171A and 171B; 179A and 179B.

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