'File 39/24 Seabed concession, Qatar' [21r] (41/104)
The record is made up of 1 file (50 folios). It was created in 23 Dec 1947-17 Dec 1950. 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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Political Agency An office of the British Government and, earlier, of the East India Company. ,
13th May, 1950.
Thank you for your letter No.37/1/50 of 4th May.
I have only one copy of the Superior Oil Company^ Con
cession, hut I am asking the Residency A diplomatic office of the British Government established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. to get one for you.
Company wanted to see the Shaikh*s copy of their Conce
ssion is that they genuinely did not have an Arabic copy
with them and they wanted to show it to the Shaikh of
Abu Dhabi who insisted upon seeing it during their nego
tiations with him - which incidentally have come to no
conclusion whatsoever. We were not of course parties to
the showing of the Qatar Concession to Abu Dhabi.
3 . I doubt whether we could bring about the state
of affairs which you urge in the last paragraph of your
letter - and even whether it would be really wise.
2. I think that the reason why the Superior Oil
A.J. Wilton, Esq.,
Political Officer, Qatar,
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The file contains correspondence, mostly in English and Arabic, between the Ruler of Qatar, Shaikh ‘Abdullāh bin Jāsim Āl Thānī (from August 1949 Shaikh ‘Alī bin ‘Abdullāh Āl Thānī); the Ruler of Bahrain, Shaikh Salmān bin Ḥamad Āl Khalīfah; the Adviser to the Government of Bahrain 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. at Bahrain; regarding the jurisdiction over the seabed adjacent to the coastline, for the purpose of oil drilling offshore. The papers include a dispute between the Ruler of Qatar and Petroleum Development Qatar Ltd on the interpretation of the oil concession with regard to the Qatar coastal waters and Decision of Arbitrators (folios 13-19).
The file also contains correspondence with the Ruler of Qatar and Superior Oil Company, concerning the Company’s request for permission to drill in the shoals represented on folio 41, and considering claims of the Ruler of Bahrain over the same shoals.
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Foliation: the main foliation sequence commences at the front cover with 1 and terminates at the back cover with 52; these numbers are written in pencil, are circled, and are located 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. An additional incomplete foliation sequence is also present in parallel between ff 2-51; these numbers are written in a combination of pencil and ink, but are not circled, and are located in the same position as the main sequence.
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