File 10/5 I Saudi Arabia: Hasa Oil Concession; visit of Major Holmes to Saudi Arabia; Kuwait blockade. [90r] (208/496)
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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Corifeany shall not lure b tatted operations within
a period of three years from the end of September 1933
(subject to the observ tionS: of the provisions of Article 24
of this Agreement) the Government my then terminate this
Agreement. henever the Company begins boring operations
it shall continue them energetic^ lly either until it
discovers oil in commercial quantities or until the expiry
of this agreement. If the Com any fails to announce the
discovery of oil in commercial quantities at the time,then
the date to be reckoned as being the date of dis
covery of oil in commerce 1 quantities shall be th« dfcte
on which the Company sh 11 h ve completed the sinking of
a well or wells and shall hrve examined them and found
them capable of supplying not less than 2000 tons of crude
oil per day for a period of tnirty days consecutively in
conformity with the practice observed in first class oil
fields. IiawFi|^per j ti ons include the ordering of implements
and [ lant and their shipment to Sa'udi Arabia and^lso in-
cli de the making and -rep. ration of roads, eamps, buildings,
fittings, transport and communications and the erection and
runn ng of tools, machines and other means of well-sinking,
j vtide 8« Immediately after the discovery of oil in
commereifl quantities the Coapany sh 11 remit to the Go
vernment the loan which has been agreed upon, and after
one ye r shall m ke them another loan. The date of temittir^
the first loan shall be th t on which oil is discovered
in commerxi?1 quantities as laid down in this agreement,
and that of remitting the second loan shall be after one
year from that date. In both cases the Government sh 11
grant the Company a r eriod of sixty days delay in which
t o pay i t.
Art icle ^ » As it he s been agreedth t the annual
rent sh 11 be paid up to the d te of discovering oil in
commercial qu . ntities and s it has also been agreed that
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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)
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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