'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [69r] (150/468)
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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PC.30/82. PETROLEUM CONCESSIONS LIMTBD.
2nd September, 1936.
Dear Mr. Giffard,
In confirmation of our telephone conversation this
afternoon^ Petroleum Development (Qatar) Limited is now
formed. The Chairman will be Sir John Cadman, and the
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Board will be identical with the P.C.L. Board, which is
itself identical with the I.P.C. Boards minus the Iraq
If the 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. permit the transfer of the Qatar
Concession, obtained and now held by the Anglo-Iranian 3
to Petroleum Development (Qatar) Ltd. as is proposed > the
latter would, of course, feel itself bound to accept all
the obligations imposed on the Anglo-Iranian in the
Political Agreement between it and H .M .G. dated June 5th,
1935. These include the obligation to be a British
Company with a British Chairman, and not to transfer
otherwise than to a British Company with a British Chairman,
Petroleum Development (Qatar) Ltd, will not be
controlled by PoC.L., although the control of the two
Companies will be identical. I doubt, therefore, whetner
there is any value in formally imposing the obligations
of the Qatar Political Agreement upon P.C.L, I am sending
a copy of this letter to Mr, Clauson at the 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. .
H.P.VY. Giffard Esq.,
Petroleum Dept. (Mines Dept.)
Dean Stanley Street,
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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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