'File 39/24 Seabed concession, Qatar' [27r] (53/104)
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. ,
26th August, 1960.
Will y<^u please refer to your complimentary slip
No.431/13/60 of 28th July, about Superior Oil Company's
the arrival of the first seismic survey party yesterday,
the leader of that party had informed him that it would
be necessary to make a preliminary land base survey on
the east coast of Qatar. Sprague had a letter from the
Shaikh saying that there was no objection to this land
base survey and Jackson had confirmed tfat there was no
objection on behalf of P.D.Q. I therefore informed
Sprague that he could proceed with this survey which is
due to start on the 27th of this month. He stated first
of all that it was their intention to proceed as far south
as Wakrah, but he later said that he had advised the
survey party to restrict the area to that north of Doha
to begin with.
Sprague came in to see me today and said that on
L.A.G. Pinhey, Esq., O.B.E
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. ,
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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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