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'File 39/24 Seabed concession, Qatar' [‎25r] (49/104)

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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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GOVERNMENT OF BAHRAIN.
No. j */S Y" V* Sf- ot 1 369
Office of the Adviser to
the Government, Bahrain
Dated, 8th Shawal, 1369
July 24, 1950.
Prom
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To
C.Dalrymple Belgrave, Esquire, C.B.E.,
Adviser to the Government of Bahrain,
Bahrain,
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. .
His Britannic Majesty’s 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. ,
Bahrain.
Sir,
I have the honour to inform you that His
Highness wishes me to enquire whether you could
obtain for him a copy of the decision of the
arbitration court which d-ealt with the case between
the petroleum Concessions Limited and the Shaikh of
Qatar. He has seen a short statement about it in
the press but it gave no details.
2. Further His Highness desires me to state that
he does not agree with the decision of His Majesty’s
Government regarding the line dividing the sea
between Bahrain and Qatar which, His Highness under
stands, was recommended by Col. Galloway at the time
that he was 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. In this
connection His Highness wishes me to remind you of
his letter dated 19th Safar, 1367.
I have the honour to "be,
(a S ir,
Your most obedient servant,
O
Adviser to the Government
4 ' c se ?
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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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1 file (50 folios)
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The papers in the file are arranged chronologically.

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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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