'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [52r] (114/468)
The record is made up of 1 volume (230 folios). It was created in 24 Jul 1935-15 May 1937. 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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;yigl Q-Iran ian Oil Gotmpany Limited to the Sli ailch o f Qatar .
(To be written by Abadan)»
After coaipliiiients o
We trust that Your Excellency is enjoying good health
and that the future will bring to you and your people great
A company, in which we are partners, named Petroleum
Development (Qatar) Limited, has been formed in London to
explore for oil in the territory over which Your Excellency
was good enough to grant us a concession*
This company is desirous of sending geologists, who
are to arrive in Qatar during the month of October next, to
examine more closely the land under concession, together with
engineers and drilling materials, in order that the company
may be better informed as to the actual places where it may be
advisable to drill.
We are transferring to Petroleum Development (Qatar)
Limited, the agreement -flfade with Your Excellency on the 17th
day of May, 1935, corresponding to the 14th day of Safar, 1354,
in order that our partners may take over all our responsibilities
and become possessed of all our rights under that agreement.
The company, Petroleum Development (Qatar) Limited, will
send out in October a representative, Mr. Packer, who is
well conversant with the Arabic language and with the customs
oi the Arab people, and we desire to commend Mr. Packer to
Your Excellency's goodwill and confidence.
In accordance with the terms of our agreement we beg that
you will be good enough to express your assent and
acquiescence to our transfer, and we undertake that the company.
Petroleum Development (Q^tar) Limited, is a commercial company
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The volume contains 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. at 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. at Bushire, Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) representatives and ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī, Sheikh of Qatar, in regard to the oil concession and the beginning of the oil exploration in Qatar. The volume includes: Programme of operations in Qatar from November 1936 to May 1937 (folios 110-118) and 'General and brief note on the water drilling operations of Petroleum Concessions Limited in Qatar' (folios 209-212).
There are some letters in Arabic, to and from the Sheikh of Qatar.
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- 1 volume (230 folios)
The documents in the volume are mostly arranged in chronological order. There are notes at the end of the volume, (folios 215-221). The file notes are arranged chronologically and refer to documents within the file; they give a brief description of the correspondence with reference numbers in red crayon, which refer back to that correspondence in the volume.
There is also an brief index at the beginning (f. 2) indicating the main topics covered in the volume.
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The main foliation is written in pencil, circled, and can be found in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. side of each folio. The numbering commences at the title page with 1, then 2-37; 38 and 38A; 39-55; 56 and 56A; 57-198; 199 and 199A; 200 and 200A; 201-217; 218 and 218A and it carries on until 225, which is the last number given to the back cover. There is also a second foliation sequence, incomplete.
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