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'File 82/27 VIII F 91 QATAR OIL' [‎200r] (414/468)

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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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THIS AGREEMENT dated the fifth day
" —— of February One thousand
nine hundred and thirty seven is made BETWEEN " HIS MAJESTY'S
10s/-. GOVERNMENT IN THE UNITED KINGDOM (hereinafter called "His Majesty's
Government") of the one part and PETROLEUM CONCESSIONS LIMITED (hereinafter
called "the Company" which expression shall be deemed to include its
successors and/or assignees and shall also be deemed to include any subsi
diary Company) of the other part
WHEREAS Petroleum Development (Qatar) Limited and Petroleum
Development ( Trucial Coast The historic term used by the British to refer to the Gulf coast of Trucial Oman, now called United Arab Emirates. ) Limited are subsidiary companies of Petroleum
Concessions Limited
AND WHEREAS other subsidiary companies may hereafter be formed
AND WHEREAS the Company holds or may hold oil concessions 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. area (which expression shall be deemed to include the Koweit
Neutral Zone, Qatar, Bahrein, Trucial Oman and Muscat) the Company has
agreed with His Majesty's Government as follows
1. WHENEVER the production of crude oil in the areas in which the Company
holds or may hold oil concessions 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. area reaches a total
of 500,000 tons per annum the Company undertake to erect on the Arab side of
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. Yd.thin one of the said areas, or in any other place which
may be approved by His Majesty*s Government, a refinery or refineries with
a total capacity of not less than 250,000 tons of crude oil per annum,
unless the Company can show to the satisfaction of His Majesty's Government
that this would be precluded by commercial considerations,
2. IF and when the total production of 500,000 tons per annum is achieved
the Company agree to consult with His Majesty's Government as to the best
location for, and scale and products of, the refinery or refineries. The
Company undertake to complete the refinery or refineries and put and maintain
it or them in efficient working order with due diligence and dispatch but in
any event within two years from the date on which the selection of the site
or sites shall have been agreed between His Majesty's Government and the
Company,
3. IN the event of the total production exceeding 1,000,000 tons per
annum the Company agree to examine with His Majesty's Government, should
commercial conditions justify it, the question of establishing further
refineries or of increasing the capacity of any existing refinery or
refineries so as to provide for the refining of not less than one third of
the total crude oil production in the said areas.
IN WITNESS whereof John Charles Walton C e B.
on behalf of His Majesty's Government has hereunto set his hand and seal
and the Company has hereunto caused its Common Seal to be affixed the day
and year first above written
SEALED AND DELIVERED by)
P said John Charles )
|on on behalf of )
I Majesty's Government in )
ppresence of:- )
J
H. S 0 PAINTER
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. .
J. C. WALTON
(L.S.)
^ COMMON SEAL of Petroleum
jicessions Limited was here-
r a ffixed in the presence
(SEAL)
JOHN CADMAN
Director
E. J. BROWN
Secretary.

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Content

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.

Extent and format
1 volume (230 folios)
Arrangement

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.

Physical characteristics

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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English and Arabic in Latin and Arabic script
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